The National Statistics Month (NSM) was first observed in 1990 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647 signed by then President Corazon C. Aquino on September 20, 1990, Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month.
The NSM celebration aims to:
1. promote, enhance and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society; and
2. to elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country.