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PSA-10 urges cooperation for 2020 population, housing census

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 26 (PIA)–To provide government executives, policy makers, and planners with population and housing data as guide to social and economic development plans, policies and programs, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-10 urges the public to support and cooperate in the conduct of the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), September 1-29. 

PSA-10 Regional Director Ruben Abaro said the census, which can be completed within 15-30 minutes per household, will be administered through face-to-face interview, but he assured that minimum public health standards will be strictly adhered by the enumerators and supervisors.

“There are 1,120,348 target households for the 2020 CPH in the region,” Abaro said. 

Abaro added that the households could also opt for self-administered questionnaires if they will not allow face-to-face interviews. 

The enumerators will be wearing PPEs such as face mask, face shield as well as they will be carrying disinfectants. They are also required to have a certification that they are COVID-19-free. 

While conforming to social or physical distancing, the members of the team are also not allowed to enter homes. 

If the household concerned is not around during the interview, they will be asked to call back the interviewer and the latter will go back to the household for the agreed interview schedule.

Originally scheduled May 4, the 2020 CPH sets the release of results by the first quarter of 2021 instead of December 2020.

Conducted every five years, CPH is a nationwide government undertaking that involves the collection, compilation, evaluation, analysis, publication, and dissemination of data on population count, demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population, housing characteristics, household characteristics, and barangay characteristics in each barangay, city/municipality, province and region in the country. (RTP/PIA10)

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