By Teng Lauban Datu
Cotabato City Bureau Chief
Cotabato City — The Philippine Statistics Authority of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PSA-Barmm) will further enhance its mechanism for collecting data by using advanced technologies such as the unmanned aerial vehicle, popularly known as drones, and Global Positioning System devices.
This was announced by PSA-Barmm Regional Director Razulden Mangelen during the region’s kickoff celebration of the 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) this week, at the Bangsamoro Government Center.
“In the near future, we will also venture into other statistical innovations such as business intelligence, analytics, visualization, machine learning, and internet of things for the overall improvement of data in the system,” Mangelen said.
“Through effective innovations, the Bangsamoro people will be assured of the achievement of its long-term vision of a simple and comfortable life for all Barmm constituents,” he added.
Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority Acting Executive Director Engr. Mohajarin T. Ali highlighted the importance of the said innovations in the statistical system that will help in developing “effective policies and decision making for the Bangsamoro.”
The NSM celebration is conducted in October every year pursuant to Proclamation No. 647, s.1990, signed by then President Corazon Aquino. This year’s celebration is anchored to the theme “Data Innovation: Key to a Better Nation” (with reports from bpi barmm)