National Statistics Office (Philippines)

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National Statistics Office
Pambansang Tanggapan ng Estadístika
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Logo of National Statistics Office
Agency overview
Formed August 19, 1940 (1940-08-19)
Preceding Agency Bureau of Census and Statistics
Type Statistics
Jurisdiction Government of the Philippines
Headquarters Ground Floor Solicarel Building I, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Santa Mesa, Manila 1016
14°36′04″N 121°00′15″E / 14.60111°N 121.00417°E / 14.60111; 121.00417
Agency executives Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, National Statistician and Civil Registrar-General
Atty. Maribeth C. Pilimpinas, Director of General Administration Department
Parent agency Philippine Statistics Authority
data collected are from the Official Website of the agency.

The National Statistics Office (NSO) (Filipino: Pambansang Tanggapan ng Estadístika), formerly known as Bureau of Census and Statistics is the Philippine government's major statistical agency responsible in collecting, compiling, classifying, producing, publishing, and disseminating general-purpose statistics. The NSO also has the responsibility of carrying out and administering the provision of the Civil Registry Law including the archiving of birth, death and marriage and servicing requests for copies and certifications based on these documents as provided for in Act No. 3753 dated February 1931.[1]

The organization assumed its responsibilities when Commonwealth Act (C.A.) No. 591 was approved on August 19, 1940. It was then known as the Bureau of the Census and Statistics (BCS). It became the National Census and Statistics Office (NCSO) in 1974 until was renamed to be the National Statistics Office.[2]

On September 12, 2013, Republic Act No. 10625 otherwise known as the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013 was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III[3] merging the National Statistical Coordination Board together with the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics to form the Philippine Statistics Authority.


National Statistics Office
2007 Census notice posted on a residents' gate. 

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  1. ^ Commonwealth Act No. 3753, National Statistics Office
  2. ^ "Did you know: Philippine Statistics Authority". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Philippine Statistics Authority formed". Yahoo Philippines News. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 

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