Regional Statistics Committee
The reorganization of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) through the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013 paved way to the reorganization of the former Regional Statistical Coordination Committee (RSCC) of all regions in the country to address the need to enhance the subnational statistical system.
The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) is the highest policy-making and coordinating body on statistical matters in the MIMAROPA Region. It was created through PSA Board Resolution No. 5, series of 2015 which mandates the PSA Board to establish RSC to provide direction and guidance to regional/local statistics development activities. The committee aims to strengthen the capability of the subnational statistical system in producing and disseminating timely, reliable and relevant data. It also prescribes appropriate frameworks for the improvement of statistical coordination down to the local government unit (LGU) levels.
The committee is mandated to create task forces/technical working groups to attend to technical issues and problems and set priority on statistical activities. Committee work includes the resolution of issues, formulation/adoption of policies, establishment of linkages among government and non-government agencies and the promotion of statistical awareness among the citizenry. The Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) serves as the technical secretariat of RSC.
The Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority MIMAROPA act as the Chairperson of RSC MIMAROPA while the Regional Director of PSA MIMAROPA serve as the Vice Chairperson. The Division Chief of the Statistical Operations and Coordination Division of PSA RSSO serves as the Head of RSC Secretariat. The committee is composed of members from regional line agencies, Provincial Planning and Development Offices of the five provinces in the region, Academe/SUC representative, and private sector representative. From an initial membership of 16, RSC MIMAROPA has 28 members as of May 17, 2019.