Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647, issued on 20 September 1990 by then President Corazon C. Aquino with the objectives to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society; and to elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country.
The overall theme for this year's celebration is "FACTS AND FIGURES FOR THE FUTURE: Statistics for Evidence-Based Decisions Towards AmBisyon Natin 2040." For the whole month of October, various activities will be conducted by the different national government agencies (NGAs), government-owned and controlled corporations, local government units, academe, as well as private companies and organizations. Thes activities include symposia, workshops, orientation-seminars, exhibits, audio visual and powerpoint presentations, publications of statistical reports, indicators and other relevant information, among others, with particular emphasis on the theme. Streamer/tarpaulin will also be posted on the building facade of the Departments/agencies at the central and regional levels and local government units throughout the month of October. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph