Philippine Statistics Authority
|Pambansang Tanggapan ng Estadístika|
Logo of Philippine Statistics Authority
|Formed||August 19, 1940|
|Preceding agencies||Bureau of Census and Statistics
National Census and Statistics Office
National Statistics Office
|Jurisdiction||Government of the Philippines|
|Headquarters||Ground Floor Solicarel Building I, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Santa Mesa, Manila 1016
|Agency executives||Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, National Statistician and Civil Registrar-General
Atty. Maribeth C. Pilimpinas, Director of General Administration Department
|data collected are from the Official Website of the agency.|
The Philippine Statistics Authority was created on September 12, 2013 when the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10625) was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III. The new government authority was created by merging the National Statistics Office, the National Statistical Coordination Board, the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics.
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.
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.
- "Philippine Statistics Authority formed". Yahoo Philippines News. 3 January 2014.
- Commonwealth Act No. 3753, National Statistics Office
- "Did you know: Philippine Statistics Authority". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 18 August 2014.