BUTUAN CITY -- The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Caraga regional office has scheduled the conduct of surveys for the year 2023. Surveys include the Labor Force Survey (LFS), Farm Price Survey (FPS), Enhanced Rice and Corn Stocks Survey for Households and Commercial (RCSS:H/C).
In order to gather a sufficient and accurate data from the surveys, PSA Caraga regional director Dr. Rosalinda C. Apura enjoins the cooperation and support from sample households and respondents and assures them of the confidentiality of the data gathered.
According to Apura, for the period of January 9 to 31, PSA will hold the LFS with an approximately 2,144 sample housing units in the region to be conducted by the 47 statistical researchers (SRs) and field personnel employing an integrated Computer-Aided Data Collection System.
The LFS is a nationwide quarterly survey of households to gather data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population.
Also, during the last 10 days of every month of this year, PSA will conduct the Farm Price Survey (FPS) covering the major and priority crops with a maximum of 25 farmers per commodity per province. It will gather price information for the last transaction of the sample farmer happening within the survey month, said director Apura.
During the first quarter of this year, PSA will also conduct the Enhanced Rice and Corn Stocks Survey: Household/Commercial (RCSS:H/C) that aims to generate rice and corn stocks inventories for the household and commercial sectors at the national and regional levels and assess the stocks levels compared to the same period in the previous year, and months as well.
“The RCSS:H will employ the same sampling design of the current RCCS:H but with an improved estimation procedure, a sampling frame for non-farming households source out from the 202 Census of Population and Housing,” said Apura.
For the RCCS:C, a new sampling design and sampling frame will be used for establishments engaged in palay, rice and/or corn trading from the 2021 Updated List of Establishments, Apura added.
For both the RCSS household and commercial, the collection of data will be undertaken from the first day to the fourth day of the months of January, February and March by the hired SRs and/or regular staff through face-to-face paper and pencil interview (PAPI).
The lady director assured that before the conduct of the surveys, hired SRs will undergo orientation and training to have a uniform understanding of the concepts, definitions and terminologies used in the survey. (NCLM/PIA Caraga)