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PSA-Normin enjoins public to support migration survey

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA-10) encourages the public, especially the sampled households and local officials, to support and cooperate in the National Migration Survey (NMS).

The NMS aims to provide information on the mobility of Philippine population in orders to assist policymakers and program managers in evaluating and designing strategies for improving services and assistance to people going abroad or moving within the country.

The Region 10 team started the enumeration on June 25 and will end on Aug. 30, 2018.

The survey is being conducted by the PSA in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) in 45,000 housing units over 900 cities and municipalities across the country.

In Northern Mindanao, the UPPI through its partner, Xavier University-Research Institute for Mindanao Culture (Rimcu) hired 20 enumerators and four field supervisors to collect information in 2,543 housing units region-wide.

The UPPI/XU-Rimcu team will be visiting 389 housing units in Bukidnon, 192 in Camiguin, 403 in Lanao del Norte, 389 in Misamis Occidental, 390 in Misamis Oriental, 395 in Iligan City and 385 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The PSA-RSSO 10, through its five Provincial Statistics Offices, will assist the UPPI/Rimcu team during the enumeration period.

Households within the 2,543 housing units will be interviewed using the Household Questionnaire (NMS Form 1) to collect demographic and socio-economic information on all usual members of the household. The respondent for this questionnaire is the head of the household. In case the household head is absent, any responsible adult member of the household who is knowledgeable of information pertaining to the household members will be interviewed.

The NMS Form 1 permits the interviewer to identify household members eligible to be interviewed with Individual Questionnaire (NMS Form 2). All the household members 15 years old and over with migration experience, and one non-migrant household member are eligible to be interviewed using NMS Form 2. (psa x)

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