Six exhibitors showcased Cagayan Valley Region’s talents through exhibit of various products, innovations and technologies
during the 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) Opening Ceremony on October 08, 2019 at Robinsons Place Tuguegarao, Tuguegarao City.
The opening ceremony for the 30th NSM commenced with a thanksgiving mass and followed by the ceremonial ribbon cutting
led by Regional Statistics Committee 2 (RSC2) Chairperson and National Economic and Development Authority Regional Director (NEDA)
Dionisio C. Ledres, Jr. and RSC2 Vice Chairperson and Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office 02 (PSA RSSO2)
Regional Director Marilyn T. Estrada.
Rev. Father Carlos Evangelista then blessed the products, technologies and innovations from various sectors. Isabela State University- Echague Campus brought with them goat and cacao products and Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus displayed their peanut sheller and peanut stripper which were developed by their research department, while the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 02 displayed their mushroom products. Meanwhile the Cagayan State University – Carig Campus displayed two electronic tricycles
or the E-Trike. The said technology was developed with the help of Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
and the University of the Philippines. On the other hand, students from Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS)
of the Cagayan National High School showcased their invention which can be used to charge smartphones.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas- Tuguegarao Branch put up its booth to replaced and redeemed coins and notes considered
unfit for circulation while the PSA regional office displayed various statistical information through publications, special releases, infographics and other advocacy materials for information of the general public regarding the activities of the office
including its civil registrar services.
During the symposium proper, Sixty (60) students from the University Of Saint Louis Tuguegarao (USLT), Isabela State University
– Cabagan Campus, Quirino State University and Cagayan National High School actively listened to the topics discussed
by the invited speakers.
DOST Assistant Regional Director Teresita A. Tabaog shared some of their agencies best practices and highlighted certain products
and services of the DOST such as the Project Diwata and their scholarship program. RD Dioniso Ledres in his message highlighted
the importance of big data in support to improving information towards intelligent decision. City Councilor Atty. Raymund P. Guzman
also graced the event in behalf of City Mayor Atty. Jefferson P. Soriano.
RD Marilyn T. Estrada in her message thanked everyone who attended the symposium and highlighted the importance of data
in making sound decisions,” as what Vice President Leni Robredo have said during the recently concluded National Convention on Statistics,
data is the lifeblood of decision-making let’s make use of these smartly to be able to achieve economic growth and nation building,”
RD Estrada said.
In his closing message, SOCD Chief Engr. Girme M. Bayucan shared that the symposium cum data exhibit was a remarkable success
in promoting the use of innovative data in our technologies. “All items that are featured today prove that innovative data is a vital element
in coming up of such products or services. One cannot come up with such innovations without carefully studying a collected data
and incorporating new and innovative ways to generate a corroborated output,” Bayucan said.
The display of exhibit lasted until 6:00 o’clock in the evening.