NSCB Resolution No. 9
Series of 2012
APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE OFFICIAL CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES SECTOR – BATCH 3 (LAND/SOIL AND WATER RESOURCES SUBSECTORS)
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 121 mandated the NSCB to prescribe standard concepts and definitions to ensure harmonization and comparability in the generation of official statistics in the country for national and subnational development planning;
WHEREAS, the prescription of standard concepts and definitions for statistical purposes would allow for comparability of statistics across national and international boundaries;
WHEREAS, the various NSCB interagency/technical committees on statistics are working towards the formulation of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes based on the following criteria: (1) the terms should be statistical and should refer or relate to statistical indicators; (2) used in censuses and/or major surveys and administrative records based on Executive Order No. 352 and those that come out in the publications of the Philippine Statistical System; and (3) based on official United Nations standard concepts and definitions but adapted to the Philippine situation, and existing legal documents;
WHEREAS, the Board approved the first and second batches of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the environment and natural resources sector thru NSCB Resolution No. 17, s. 2009 (15 terms) and No. 7, s. 2010 (7 terms);
WHEREAS, after a thorough review, the Interagency Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Statistics has recommended for approval of the Board the third batch of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the environment and natural resources sector – land/soil and water resources subsectors;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Board approve the eleven (11) official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the environment and natural resources sector – land/soil and water resources subsectors (Annex BR-09-20120809-01a and Annex BR-09-20120809-01b) for adoption by all concerned government agencies.
Approved this 9th day of August 2012, in Pasig City.
LINA V. CASTRO
Office of the Secretary General