Schedule of Scientific Sessions


October 1, 2019 (Day 1)
Plenary Session 1 Session 1 Session 2
11:00 - 11:45 am 1:30 - 3:00 pm 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Grand Ballroom Innovations on Official Philippine Statistics
(Usec. Claire Dennis S. Mapa)

Economic Progress
(Usec. Rosemarie G. Edillon)

  • Demystifying the Household Final Consumption Expenditure (HFCE) in the Philippine System of National Accounts (PSNA)
  • Achieving Exhaustiveness in the Measurement of the Non-observed Economy in the Philippines
  • Unmasking the Middle Class in the Philippines: Aspirations, Lifestyles, and Prospects for Sustainable Consumption

Economic Progress
(Usec. Rosemarie G. Edillon)

  • Measuring the Ocean Economy: Towards the Compilation of the Philippine Ocean Economy Satellite Accounts
  • Impact of Gross Domestic Product to Water Consumption of Manila Water (2010 to 2017)
  • Adopting the System of Health Accounts (SHA) 2011 in the Compilation of the Philippine National Health Accounts (PNHA)

Financial Education and Financial Inclusion
(Dir. Pia Bernadette R. Tayag)

  • What Determines Financial Inclusion in the Philippines? Evidence from a National Baseline Survey
  • Beyond the Classroom: Evidence on New Directions in Financial Education

Poverty Statistics
(Dr. Celia M. Reyes)

  • Monitoring Child Poverty and Exclusion through the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS)
  • When it Rains, it Pours? Analyzing the Rainfall Shocks-Poverty Nexus in the Philippines
  • Estimates of Vulnerability to Poverty: Trends from 2003 to 2015

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Statistics
(Mr. Romeo S. Recide)

  • Evaluation of the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture
  • CAR Assets Accounts for Timber Resources
  • Land Asset Accounts: The Cordillera Experience
  • Improving the Estimation Methodology of Cultivated Assets in the Philippine System of National Accounts (PSNA)

Food Security Statistics
(Asec. Mercedita A. Sombilla)

  • The National Food Consumption Quantification Study: An Attempt to Utilize Data and Statistics for Policy Formulation Towards Food Security
  • Philippine Rice Trade Liberalization:  Impacts on Agriculture and Economy, and Alternative Policy Actions
  • Estimating the Benefits of Coastal Resource Management (CRM) Programs: Implications for Planning and Financing Towards Blue Economy Aspiration in the Philippines
  • Impact of Tax Policies and Trade Reform to Food Security in the Philippines: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

Disaster Statistics
(Dir. Ryan Christopher Viado)

  • Statistical Approaches for Improving Landslide Disaster Preparedness 
  • Harnessing Exposure Data from National Census Data for Hazard Impact Estimation
  • What are Disasters and How Do We Count Them?

Environmental Accounts
(ANS Vivian R. Ilarina)

  • Accounting the Mineral Resources of the Cordillera Region
  • Caraga Land and Timber Asset Accounts: Challenges and Approaches
  • Measuring the Level of Water Stress Using Physical Asset and Flow Accounts for Water Resources of the Philippines

Science, Technology and Innovation Statistics
(Usec. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.)

  • Challenges in Designing and Implementing Research and Development Surveys in the Philippines
  • Factors Affecting the Integration of ICT in Science and Mathematics Teaching in Selected Science, Technology, and Engineering (STE) – Implementing Schools in the Philippines
  • Analysis of Factors Affecting the Efficiency of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program, 2019
  • Expenditure Analysis on PCIEERD-DOST-GIA Fund

Governance Statistics
(Dir. Thelma C. Manuel)

  • Development of a Philippine Dimensional Model for National Values
  • Assessment of the Anti-Red Tape Act Implementation for the Ease of Doing Business Act: Lessons from a Mixed Method Approach

Analytics for Decision Making
(Business Intelligence)

(Dr. Joseph Ryan G. Lansangan)

  • Statistical Inputs in Deciding Go/No Go for Generics and Biosimilars in Early Development
  • The “Milk Tea War”: A Case Study on Using Social Media as a Source of Business Intelligence
  • Improving Hit Rates for and Operational Efficiency in Detecting Solar PV Panel Installations in the Philippines

Statistical Literacy
(Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales)

  • Statistics Literacy in the Changing Data Landscape


Room October 2, 2019 (Day 2)
Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6
8:30 - 10:00 am 10:30 am - 12:00 nn  1:30 - 3:00 pm 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Computational Statistics
(Dr. Erniel B. Barrios)

  • Nonparametric Test of Assumptions of Spatiotemporal Model with Mixed Frequencies
  • Semiparametric Mixed Analysis of Covariance Model for a Nested Design
  • Inference on High Dimensional Discrete Choice Model

Computational Statistics
(Dr. Erniel B. Barrios)

  • Comparing Item Response Theory Subscoring Approaches: An Application to Senior High School Statistics and Probability Achievement Test
  • Comparison of Three Different Bootstrap Techniques to Estimate the Average Household Food Expenditures
  • An Analysis of Clinical Data: Illustrating Equivalence of Unidimensional Item Response Theory and Cognitive Diagnosis Models

Education Statistics (Higher Education)
(Dir. Nelson G. Cainghog)

  • Tutorial Program and Mathematics Performance of College Students
  • The Internship Performance of BSHRM of Apayao State College-Conner Campus A.Y. 2016-2017
  • Students Use of Social Media: Its Relationship to Academic Performance and Technology Ethics Decisions

Education Statistics (K to 12)
(Usec. Jesus L.R. Mateo)

  • School Hardship Index: A Metric for Assessing Multiple Dimensions of Service Deprivation Among Schools
  • Examining Factors Influencing Students’ Achievement in Mathematics Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling 
  • Development of a Prototype of a Visualization Tool for Assessing the Efficiency of Primary and Secondary Public Schools in the Philippines

Price Statistics and Inflation
(Asec. Rosalinda P. Bautista)

  • Forecasting the Philippine Inflation Rate Using Box-Jenkins Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average and Multi-Layer Perceptron Neural Network Techniques
  • Regional Food Price Differentials in the Philippines
  • Comparison of Arima and Singular Spectrum Analysis in Forecasting the Philippine Inflation Rate

Health and Nutrition Statistics
(Asec. Enrique A. Tayag)

  • Lung Cancer Stage Classification Using Random Forest and Artificial Neural Network
  • Risk Factors of Breast Cancer among Women: A Meta-Analysis
  • Level of Knowledge and Attitude Towards Diabetes Mellitus (Type II) Among Selected Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs) Employees in Makati

Health and Nutrition Statistics
(Asec. Enrique A. Tayag)

  • Modeling Contraceptive Use Among Currently Married Reproductive Women in the Philippines
  • Determining the Nutritional Status and Severity of Undernutrition Among Children Aged 0-5 Years Old Using Binary Logistic Regression and Adjacent-Categories Logit Models
  • Health in the Workplace: Examining the Contribution of Organizational Factors on the Occurrence of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the Philippines

Migration Statistics
(Dr. Nimfa B. Ogena)

  • Climate Change and Internal Migration in the Philippines: Preliminary Assessment of Evidence for Policy and Governance
  • Establishing and Utilizing Registry of Barangay Inhabitants and Migrants for Local Development Planning

Social Protection Statistics
(Asec. Joseline P. Niwane)

  • Prevalence of Disability Among Filipino Individuals
  • Rapid Qualitative Assessment of the Impact of 4Ps on Nutrition Outcomes in Selected Municipalities
  • Social Inclusion for Inclusive Development: Are the Poor Isolated from the Rest?

Sustainable Development Goals
(Usec. Rosemarie G. Edillon)

  • The Sustainable
    Development Goals (SDGs):
    Three Years On, Where Do We Stand?
  • Rapid Qualitative Assessment of the Impact of 4Ps on Nutrition Outcomes in Selected Municipalities
  • Challenges and Opportunities
    in Meeting the Sustainable
    Development Goals (SDGs) in
    the Philippines

Gender Statistics
(Ms. Anita E. Baleda)

  • Reframing Gender Disparities in Basic Education in the Philippines
  • Impact of Violence Against Women on Reproductive and Child Health in the Philippines
  • Women Empowerment and Correlates: Evidences from the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey

Gender Statistics
(Ms. Anita E. Baleda)

  • Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation in the Philippines
  • Examining the Women’s Low Labor Market Participation Rate in the Philippines: Is Housework the Missing Link?
  • In Search of Women in the Sandwich Generation
  • Social Protection of Women in the Philippines


Tourism Statistics
(Asec. Roberto Albado III)

  • Towards the Development of Sustainable Tourism Indicators for the Philippines
  • Participation in Tourism: Cases on Community-Based Tourism (CBT) in the Philippines

Market Research
(Mr. Nicco De Jesus)

  • Measuring Customer Traffic Using Computer Vision
  • Ano ang Klase Mo?: Updating the Philippine Unified Socioeconomic Classification (1SEC)  and Profiling the Different Classes

Industry, Trade and Investments Statistics
(Asst. Dir. Agnes R. Legaspi)

  • Philippine Metalcasting Industry 2017: A Status Report
  • Estimating the Duration of Construction Projects: A Multiple Regression Analysis of S-Curves
  • Statistical Indicators of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization

Banking and Finance Statistics
(Asec. Theresa S. Habitan)

  • Productivity Effects of Cross-border M&As: Evidence from Japan
  • Durations of Trade in the Philippine Stock Market: An Application of the Markov Switching Multi-Fractal Duration (MSMD) Model
  • Determinants of Banking Profitability in the Philippines

Statistics on Colored Economies
(Dr. Marian Delos Angeles)

  • Cost Valuation of Water Provisioning Services of Mt. Matutum and its Surrounding Areas as Basis for Establishing Payment for Ecosystems Services (PES) Arrangements with Local Water Utilities
  • Estimating Blue Carbon of the Philippines: Status, Challenges and Opportunities
  • The Socioeconomic Assessment and Monitoring System (SEAMS): A Comprehensive and Easily Accessible Baseline Socioeconomic Database for Effective Protected Area Management in the Philippines

Local-level Statistics
(Dir. Mylah Faye Aurora B. Cariño)

  • Harmonization and Localization of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 Results Matrices (RM) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators at the Regional and Sub-Regional Levels:  The Northern Mindanao Experience
  • Advancing the Agenda of Subregional Economic Accounting for Better Policy Analysis: Developing Framework for the Provincial Product Accounts (PPA)
  • Inclusive Growth and its Implications to Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Pioneering the Formulation of Regional Statistical Development Program (RSDP)

Geoinformation Systems and Mapping/Geotagging
(Dr. Louie P. Balicanta)

  • Framework for Physical Monitoring and Evaluation Using Geomatics for Irrigation Networks
  • Digitizing and Geotagging of Palay and Corn Parcel
  • A Geoinformation Framework for HLURB’s Decision Mapping System

Time Series Analysis
(Dr. Genelyn Ma. F. Sarte)

  • Stochastic Gradient Hamiltonian Monte Carlo on Bayesian Time Series Modeling
  • A Structural Change of Distributed Lag Model in Bayesian Perspective: Its Impact to Economics
  • On Hybridization of Time Series and Bayesian Regularization Neural Network Models

(Mr. Manuel Leonard F. Albis)

  • Bayesian Estimation of the GJR-GARCH (p, q) Model
  • Bayesian Estimation of A-PARCH Model: An Application to Jollibee Food Corporation Stock Market
  • Forecasting Extreme Economic Misery Indices
  • Linkage Between Stock and Commodity Markets' Volatility in the Philippines

Housing Statistics
(ANS Minerva Eloisa P. Esquivias)

  • Unintended Consequences of Rent Control in the Philippines

Housing Statistics
(ANS Minerva Eloisa P. Esquivias)

  • Incorporating Transportation Information in Housing Database System
  • Updated Local Shelter Planning Manual

Statistical Indicators on Philippine Development
(ANS Wilma A. Guillen)

  • Tracking Government Performance through StatDev

 Statistical Methods in Genetics and Bioinformatics
(Dr. Abubakar S. Asaad)

  • Mapping of Vector-Borne Disease Hotspots in the Philippines: Constructing a Vector-Borne Disease Vulnerability Index Using AHP
  • Assessment of a Proposed BMI Formula in Predicting Body Fat Percentage Among Filipino Young Adults
  • Spatial Clusters of Under-five Malnutrition in the Province of Marinduque
  • Does a DNA Barcoding Gap Exist in Bioactive Marine Bacteria? Evidence from Analyses of 16S rRNA Gene Sequence Data of Pigmented Pseudoalteromonads

Data Visualization
(Mr. Bruce T. Rodriguez)

  • The ABS-CBN Data Analytics Team’s Visual Storytelling of 2018 Inflation
  • Thematic Mapping: A New Way to Visualize Data

Quality Assurance Framework
(Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales)

  • Evaluating the Quality of Statistics Produced by the Philippine Statistics Authority Using the UN NQAF Assessment Tool
  • Registers and Administrative Forms Review System: Assessment of the Quality and Potentials of Administrative Data in the Philippine Government
  • BSP Implementation of IMF’s
    Data Quality Assurance

(Dr. Ferchito L. Avelino)

  • NCD Mobile Phone Survey in the Philippines
  • Smart Verbal Autopsy (SmartVA) in the Philippines

Open Data
(Panel Discussion)

(Usec. Denis F. Villorente)

  • Open Data in the Academic Sector
  • Open Data Trends in the Private Sector
  • Open Data Portal
  • Towards Institutionalizing Open Data Processes

Spatial Analysis
(Mr. Francisco De Los Reyes)

  • Integrated Remote Sensing in Determining Areas of High Geothermal Potential in the Exploration of the Amacan Geothermal Prospect, Philippines
  • A Spatial Econometric Model for Household Electricity Consumption in the Philippines

Tutorial Session on R



Careers in Statistics
(Dr. Josefina V. Almeda) 

  • So… You Want to be a Data Scientist?

Innovations in Collection, Dissemination and Preservation of Official Statistics
(Ms. Josie B. Perez)

  • Developing a Framework for Monthly Indicator of Economic Growth in the Philippines: A Guide for Better Policies
  • Visualizing Official Statistics Using Power BI
  • Location-based Sample Survey and Census Data Collection Using Modern GIS Platform
  • Enhancing the Compilation of Economic Indices in the Philippines: From Quarterly Economic Indices (QEI) to Monthly Economic Indices (MEI)

(Dir. Benjamin Arsenio Y. Navarro)

  • Export Geographical Diversification and Economic Growth Among ASEAN Countries
  • Data Diplomacy within ASEAN Countries and Beyond
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Room October 3, 2019 (Day 3)
Session 7
8:30 - 10:00 am
Session 8
10:30 am - 12:00 nn 
Panel Discussion/
Plenary Session 2
1:30 - 3:50 pm 
Grand Ballroom     1:30 — 2:30 pm
PSS Five-Year Accomplishments under RA 10625
(Panel Discussion)
2:30 — 2:45 pm
Open forum

(Moderator: Philippine Statistical Association, Inc.)

3:05 — 3:50 pm
Plenary Session 2

(Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian)

3:50 — 4:00 pm
Open Forum 


Demographic and Population Statistics
(Dr. Maria Midea M. Kabamalan)

  • Demographic Data and Methods for Public Policy and Planning
  • The Commuter-adjusted Population of Metro Manila: A New Methodological Approach

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
(Ms. Carmelita N. Ericta)

  • Trends on Birth Registration in the Philippines (Using Various Censuses of Population and Housing)
  • A Quick Review of the CRVS Decade in the Philippines, 5 Years After
  • Valenzuela City: A Smart City - Utilizing Technology in Service and Governance

Statistics on New Economies: Digital, Sharing, Gig
(Mr. Kevin C. Chua)

  • Measuring the Digital Economy in the Philippines

Industry 4.0 / Fourth Industrial Revolution
(Dr. Jose Ramon G. Albert)

  • Distributional Analytics for Large Scale Pedagogical Effectiveness: The CVIF Dynamic Learning Program Experience
  • DOST-ASTI Science Infrastructure: Data and Computing as Fuel for the FIRe
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe): Impact on Education and Skills Development

Small Area Estimation
(Dr. Zita VJ. Albacea) 

  • Small Area Estimation of Underemployment in the Bicol Region Using Spatial Model Based Approach
  • Small Area Estimation of Comprehensive Knowledge of Women Ages 15 to 49 Years on Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Philippines

Basic Sectors
(Usec. Paterna M. Ruiz)

  • Profile of Geriatric Wards and
    Accessibility of Health Services for
    Senior Citizens
  • Documentation on Basket Weaving
    Among Negritos
  • Making the Invisible Visible! The
    Significance of an Integrated Data
    Management System for Persons with Disabilities

Social Security Statistics
(Ms. Teresita B. Deveza)

  • Uncovering the Social Security Coverage of Informal Sector Operators and Workers Using the Philippine Consumer Finance Survey
  • Are Filipino Retirees and Would-be Retirees Sufficiently Protected?: Evidence from a Household-based Survey

Statistics on Environmental Sustainability
(Ms. Bresilda M. Gervacio)

  • Assessment of Water Quality in Laguna De Bay and its Tributary Rivers by Examining Physiochemical Parameters Through Geostatistical Analysis
  • 2019 Compendium of Environment Statistics: The Bicol Region Experience
  • Institutionalizing the Philippine Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management and Reporting System

Transport Statistics
(Dir. Josefina J. Faulan)

  • Current State of Transportation Data and Statistics in the Philippines and Opportunities for Improvement Towards Usability
  • Using Spatial Microsimulation for Integrated Land Use and Transport Modelling in Metro Manila: Improving Transport

Decision Analysis and Risk Management
(Mr. James Roldan S. Reyes)

  • The Effect of Terrorism to Stock Market in the Philippines
  • Climate Risk Management through Weather Index-based Insurance for Rainfed Rice Production in Selected Areas in the Philippines

Information Society Statistics
(Dir. Ma. Teresa M. Garcia)

  • National ICT Ecosystem Framework
  • Civil Registration in the 21st Century: Probing ICT Sustainability

Peace, Justice and Security Statistics
(Mr. Ryan C. Thomas)

  • Crime Information Reporting and
    Analysis System (CIRAS)
  • An Analysis on the Location and Type of Index Crimes in the Philippines
  • Alcohol Consumption and Crime Incidence in the Philippines

Child and Youth Development Indicators
(Mr. Isy Faingold)

  • Inequality of Opportunity Among Children: Measuring Regional Human Opportunity Index in Mindanao 
  • Are the Filipino Children Developmentally on Track?
  • The Longitudinal Cohort Study on the Filipino Child (LCSFC): Examining the Dynamic Processes of Child Development within the Pubertal Transition

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Statistics
(Mr. Romeo S. Recide)

  • Impact Assessment of Community-Based Forest Management Agroforestry Development Program of Tagbao Farmers Association, Marilog District, Davao City
  • The Effects of Climate Change on Rice Yield of Pampanga
  • Effect of Soybean-based Semen Extender on Goat Artificial Insemination (AI) Conception and Factors Determining Conception Rate
  • Focus Group Discussion on the Structural Characteristics, Production and Trading Practices of Commercial Fishing Operations

Exploring the Uses and Potentials of Administrative Data Sources for Official Statistics and Policy Purposes
(Ms. Patricia Anne R. San Buenaventura)

  • Usefulness of Annual Hospital Statistical Reports of the Philippine Department of Health Hospitals 
  • How Useful are Administrative Data for Economics Literacy and Communication?
  • Perspectives on the Use of Routine Health Information for Research, Policy and Practice
  • Entry, Survival, and Exit of Firms in Global Value Chains: Evidence from a Unique Integrated Transactions and Firm Survey Panel Dataset from the Philippines

Data Revolution: Big Data, Non-Official Data, Citizen-Generated Data, Big Earth Data, Data Analytics
(Dr. Erniel B. Barrios)

  • Topic Modelling on Consumer Feedback Data
  • Identification of Oncodomains using Bayesian False Discovery Rate
  • Mining Insights from Research Publications of Top Universities in the Philippines
  • An Alternative Method to Estimate Consumer Satisfaction Using Social Media Data: The Case of the Department of Foreign Affairs

Labor, Employment and Productivity Statistics
(Asec. Alex V. Avila)

  • On the Gender Pay Gap in the Philippines and the Occupational Placement and Educational Attainment Levels of Men and Women in the Labor Force
  • Analysis of Labor Market Situation in the Philippines
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14th National Convention on Statistics Culminating Video

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Deadline of Submission of Abstract 28 June 2019
Notice of Acceptance/Non-Acceptance of Abstracts 29 July 2019
Deadline of Submission of Convention Papers 30 Aug 2019
Last day of Online Registration 27 Sep 2019




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