Sustainable development making statistics count was the theme of the 13th National Convention on Statistics held on October 3-4, 2016 at the ISLA Ballroom of EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City. The convention was attended by more than a thousand participants from the national government, academe, private sector, and international community.

Dr. Pernia, Director General of NEDA mentioned that without statistics monitoring and evaluation of development programs are impossible. On the other hand, Dr. Bersales, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General discussed the challenges of sustainable development goals to the Phillippine statistical system.

The two-day statistical event had several scientific sessions one of which was the Environmental Statistics chaired by ASEC Bresilda M. Gervacio of the DENR Central office.

ERDB’s research results were presented on the said session and these include: Rural coastal households’ cognition of sea level rise; The case of Zambales by C. G. Taguiam and C. B. Quiambao-Marquez; Assessment of solid waste management (SWM) schemes in selected high-end subdivisions in Region XI for environmental protection and conservation by Grace P. Moralde and Salvacion T. Orobia; and, Improved rehabilitation strategies, schemes and technologies for highly vulnerable and severely eroded watersheds in Region XI by Lyrae A. Casidsid and Alma S. Uddin.

Ms. Jenneza Castro and Mr. Aldrin de Roxas of ERDB also attended the said convention. Carmela G. Taguiam, UERD