The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) releases the 2020 Advance Release Calendar (ARC) for designated statistics of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS).
The ARC is a mechanism designed to promote transparency, timeliness, and accessibility of government statistics by providing advanced information to the public as to what, when and from what official source the statistics will become available. It indicates the specific dates when the various statistics will be released by the concerned government agencies for reference of the data users.
The PSA monitors a total of 58 designated statistics/statistical activities that are most critical and essential for social and economic planning analysis outlined in the System of Designated Statistics (SDS). The SDS defines the frequency of data production, schedule of data dissemination and the geographic levels of disaggregation, among others, of the various designated statistical activities per Executive Order No. 352 “Designation of Statistical Activities that will Generate Critical Data for Decision-Making of the Government and the Private Sector.” The system also establishes priorities for data production and hence provides a means for more rational resource allocation among government statistical activities.
The 2020 Advance Release Calendar for Designated Statistics is available on the PSA website at https://www.psa.gov.ph/philippine-statistical-system/release-calendar.
CLAIRE DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General