The Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office MIMAROPA announces the conduct of the 2022 Updating of the List of Establishments (ULE). Data collection will be on 15 August to 15 October 2022.
The ULE is a regular undertaking of PSA which aims to provide an updated and reliable sampling frame for the census and surveys of establishments and enterprises. Nationwide updating is usually undertaken a year prior to the conduct of the Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI).
However, in 2021, a nationwide ULE was conducted mainly to assess the changes in business operations in the country brought by the pandemic and by some natural calamities.
For the 2022 ULE round, the updating will involve field verification of establishments whose business operations have temporarily stopped based on the results of the 2021 ULE. This is to determine the current status of these establishments as to whether they already resume operation, or were already permanently closed, or still temporarily stopped. Also, to further assess the operation of these establishments after the pandemic, a supplementary questionnaire will be administered. In addition, verification of barangays without listed establishments in the LE will be made.
Data from LE are used as inputs in the policy and program formulation of the government as well as in the monitoring of trade and industry development. These may also be used to analyze current development in the region or province and provide basis of the implementation of government projects.
(SGD) LENI R. RIOFLORIDO