Presentations

Plenary Session 1

About the Philippine Statistical System and the Philippine Statistics Authority

Ms. Gina Perido and Ms. Lotis I. Ira
Philippine Statistics Authority

This session provides an overview of the Philippine Statistical System, its composition, and its function in providing statistical information and services to the public.  It will also present the functions of the PSA as the central statistical authority of the Philippine government on various statistical activities including data collection, statistical coordination, and civil registration, among others.

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Meet and Greet

Usec. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, Ph.D., National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Philippine Statistics Authority

This session will provide an overview of the PSA as well as its latest innovations and projects/activities in the medium-term. Participants are enjoined to partake through asking questions and by having a quick photograph opportunity with the National Statistician.

How Private Are Your Data?

Mr. Jonathan Rudolph Y. Ragsag, National Privacy Commission

This session aims to increase awareness on Freedom of Information as a government mechanism, which allows Filipino citizens to request any information about government transactions and operations, provided that it shall not put into jeopardy – privacy and matters of national security. This session also involves discussion on the Data Privacy Act which is to protect the fundamental human right of privacy, of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth.

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Battling Fake News with Real Data

Ms. Lala Rimando, Freelance Business Journalist

This session will involve a discussion on data journalism reflecting the increased role that numerical data are being used in the production and distribution of information in the digital era. Presentations will reflect the increased interaction between content producers (journalists) and several other fields such as computer science and statistics.

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Plenary Session 2

Sustainable Development Goals: Where Are We Now?

Ms. Wilma A. Guillen, Philippine Statistics Authority

This session talks about appreciation on the solid framework of indicators and statistical data to monitor progress, policy and accountability of all stakeholders in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Love, Sexual Health and More: Statistics and Facts

Ms. Minerva Eloisa P. Esquivias and Ms. Plenee Grace J. Castillo

Philippine Statistics Authority

Interested in finding the love of your life? Using the data from the 2015 Census of Population, this session offers information on one’s future “prospect” based on their sex, age, and geographic location, among others. Additionally, it also expounds on other interesting trends using relevant statistics derived from the population data, health surveys.

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Breakout Session 1

What You Need to Know About Civil Registration and the Philippine Identification System?

Ms. Marizza B. Grande and Mr. Edgar M. Fajutagana

Philippine Statistics Authority

This session provides statistics on live births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, etc. The most common way of collecting information on these events is through civil registration, an administrative system used by governments to record vital events which occur in their populations.

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Game: Stats and Ladders (Elimination Rounds)

Sharing the same concept as the board game classic “Snakes and Ladders”,

Stats and Ladders is a “life-size” board game comprised of two or more players all sharing the same objective of reaching the last board tile. All players can navigate the board through by rolling the die after answering a set of statistics questions.)

Statistics and Facts on Youth

Mr. Teodolfo F. Bonitez, National Youth Commission

Prof. Nimfa B. Ogena, Ph.D., University of the Philippines Population Institute

This session tackles various issues and interesting facts on the Filipino youth through statistics.

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Breakout Session 2

Contest on Data Cartooning

An on-the-spot contest on the illustration of the data into more visually appealing and concise but informative way. During the contest proper, participants will be given data or statistics produced by PSA which will be used in illustrating cartoons or set of image/s.

Game: Stats and Ladders (Final Round)

Sharing the same concept as the board game classic “Snakes and Ladders”,

Stats and Ladders is a “life-size” board game comprised of two or more players all sharing the same objective of reaching the last board tile. All players can navigate the board through by rolling the die after answering a set of statistics questions.

Contest on Data Storytelling

An on-the-spot contest on the preparation of articles using official statistics will be conducted. The pointers they got during the plenary session on Data Storytelling will be used in this contest. During the contest proper, participants will be given a topic or set of statistics as their basis in crafting their article.

Breakout Session 3

Success in Statistics: Position Yourself for the Future

Mr. Arturo M. Martinez, Jr., Asian Development Bank

Ms. Ma. Pamela Katrina M. Cabudoy, Globe Telecom, Inc.

Mr. Socrates L. Ramores, Philippine Statistics Authority

Mr. Mark C. Pascasio, Philippine Statistics Authority

This session provides career development guidance designed to prepare students to better understand career opportunities and to assist them in making meaningful and informed career choices in the field of statistics.

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Economic Statistics 101 for Juan and Juana

Mr. Florande S. Polistico and Dr. Rosalinda C. Apura

Philippine Statistics Authority

A briefing/orientation for media practitioners will be conducted for better appreciation to data produced by the PSA and other statistics from various agencies. Topics for this session are National Accounts and Price Statistics.

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How Open are Philippine Data?

Mr. Gideon Gale E. Ponio, Department of Information and Communications Technology

Mr. Noel G. Perez, Philippine Statistics Authority

Ms. Michelle Manza, Presidential Communications Operations Office

This session will involve a discussion on Open Data which allows anyone to search, access, and use government data for free for your research, reports, projects, or applications.

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Breakout Session 4

Integrating Statistics and Geospatial Information I

Ms. Elaine B. Ocampo, Geodata Systems Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Florante C. Varona, Philippine Statistics Authority

Mr. John Santiago F. Fabic, National Mapping and Resource Information Authority

This session involves a discussion on the use of mapping techniques to present data.

 

The Future of Big Data in the Philippines

Mr. Erniel B. Barrios, Ph. D., University of the Philippines School of Statistics

Mr. Erik Wetter, Ph.D., Flowminder.org

Ms. Ruby Jean L. Ocenar, goFluent, Inc.

This session presents Big data as an evolving term that describes any voluminous amount of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data that has the potential to be mined for information.

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The Philippines and the ASEAN in Figures

ANS Candido J. Astrologo, Jr., Mr. Benjamin Arsenio Y. Navarro and

Mr. Justin Angelo O. Bantang

Philippine Statistics Authority

This session presents comparative statistics on the different regions of the Philippines and among ASEAN member states.

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Breakout Session 5

Integrating Statistics and Geospatial Information II

Ms. Mabelline T. Cahulogan, PHIVOLCS-DOST
Ms. Ma. Josefina J. Faulan, MMDA
Mr. Gene V. Lorica, PSA

This session involves a discussion on the use of mapping techniques to present data.

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Game: Stat Genius

Patterned from a TV show game “Pinoy Henyo,” the participant is given a statistical term to be identified based on the clues mentioned to be confirmed by his/her teammate by answering “Oo”, “Hindi” or “Pwede”.

Social Statistics 101 for Juan and Juana

ANS Wilma A. Guillen and Ms. Bernadette B. Balamban

Philippine Statistics Authority

(A briefing/orientation for media practitioners. Topics for this session are Social/Poverty Statistics, Labor and Employment Statistics and the Human Development Index.

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Plenary Session 3

Circle of Life: Vital Events in Numbers

Ms. Aurora T. Reolalas, Philippine Statistics Authority

This session highlights some of the fun and entertaining facts and figures derived from civil registration data.  It also underscores the latest developments in civil registration and vital statistics.

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Launching of Enhanced OpenSTAT

Ms. Simonette A. Nisperos, Philippine Statistics Authority

This session introduces to the public the improved and more responsive OpenSTAT portal of the Philippine Statistics Authority. With the PSA as the primary statistical arm of the government responsible for the conduct and content of all national censuses and surveys, PSA’s Open Data Portal or OpenSTAT aims to make the statistical data collected and compiled by the PSA be available to the general public. OpenSTAT contains datasets on various statistical subject matters with corresponding metadata for the public to use for free.

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Contact Information

The Philippine Data Festival Secretariat
c/o Statistical Standards Division
Philippine Statistics Authority
17th Flr Eton Centris Cyberpod 3,
EDSA corner Quezon Avenue,
Diliman, Quezon City, 1101

Mr. Candido J. Astrologo, Jr.
Overall Coordinator

Ms. Patricia Anne R. San Buenaventura
Overall Secretariat

Tel. No. (632) 3761928
Email address: ssdss.staff@gmail.com

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