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The Philippine Statistical System (PSS) through the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) issues the 14th National Convention on Statistics (NCS) Bulletin No. 1 – Call for Papers for the 14th NCS. The 14th NCS, which will be held on 01-03 October 2019, will feature plenary sessions, invited/contributed paper sessions, poster sessions, panel discussions, statistical trainings (e.g., Stata, Infographics, Data Analytics), and the Statistical Information Management Exhibit (SIMEx).

Statisticians, statistical practitioners, researchers, academicians, students, and the media from both the government and private sector will once again gather for this triennial event to present and discuss recent theoretical developments in the field of statistics as well as innovations in official statistics geared towards the development of the PSS.

The 14th NCS will coincide with the Opening Ceremony of the 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) in October 2019.

The PSS is now inviting interested paper presenters for the 14th NCS to submit papers on the following initial topics:

  1. Statistical Theory and Methodology
  • Computational Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Small Area Estimation
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Time Series Analysis
  1. Innovations and Improving Business Processes
  • Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Non-Official Data, Citizen-Generated Data, Big Earth Data
  • Use of Administrative Data
  • Use of Technology in Data Collection, Dissemination, and Data Preservation
  1. Statistical Applications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Decision Analysis and Risk Management
  • Insurance Statistics
  • Mapping, Data Visualization, and Analytics
  • Market Research
  1. Economic Statistics
  • Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Statistics
  • Banking and Finance Statistics
  • Economic Progress
  • Financial Education and Financial Inclusion
  • Industry 4.0 / Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Industry, Trade, and Investment Statistics
  • Information Society Statistics
  • Labor, Employment, and Productivity Statistics
  • Leading Economic Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Price Statistics and Inflation
  • Statistics on Colored Economies: White, Black, Brown, Grey, Blue, Green
  • Statistics on New Economies: Digital, Sharing, Gig
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Statistics
  • Tourism Statistics
  • Transport Statistics
  1. Demographic and Social Statistics
  • Basic Sectors (Senior Citizens, Persons with Disability, and Indigenous Peoples)
  • Child and Youth Development Indicators
  • Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
  • Demographic Statistics
  • Education Statistics (Higher Education, K to 12, and TVET)
  • Gender Statistics
  • Health and Nutrition Statistics
  • Housing Statistics
  • Hunger Statistics
  • Informal Sector Statistics
  • Population and Migration Statistics
  • Peace, Justice, and Security Statistics
  • Poverty Statistics
  • Social Protection Statistics
  1. Multi-Sectoral Statistics/Other Concerns
  • Careers in Statistics
  • Data Privacy, Confidentiality, and Protection
  • Governance Statistics
  • Innovations in Official Statistics
  • Local-Level Statistics
  • Quality Assurance Framework
  • Spatial Analysis/Geoinformation Systems
  • Statistical Capacity Building and Statistical Network
  • Statistical Indicators for Philippine Development
  • Statistical Literacy
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  1. Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistical Methods in Genetics and Bioinformatics
  1. Sustainability, Environment, and Energy
  • Disaster Statistics
  • Energy, Gas, and Water Statistics
  • Environment Accounts
  • Statistics on Environmental Sustainability

Interested paper presenters must submit the title of the paper together with the abstract not later than 03 June 2019. The 14th NCS Secretariat will send the notice of acceptance/non-acceptance through email by 28 June 2019. The deadline for submission of the manuscripts is on 16 August 2019. Updates and guidelines on the sessions, topics and paper format, among others, will soon be posted on the NCS website at

The Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Program, a flagship program of the Department of Science and Technology thru the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), aims to bring innovations with great potential to its intended market through financial grant and technical assistance. To extend this opportunity to eligible proponents, the TECHNICOM Program Unit is currently disseminating the official call for proposals for CY 2019 funding opportunity.
Thru TECHNICOM Program, the potential project will have access to other technology transfer and commercialization programs of TAPI including the Intellectual Property Assistance Program that provides support for drafting and filing of IPRs and the Venture Financing Assistance Program that provides seed-funding for local enterprises. Ultimately, the goal of the TECHNICOM Program is to establish a way for Agencies to create income-generating projects which will benefit the institutions, innovators and the country.
Deadline of  TECHNICOM concept proposal on or before 15 April 2019. For further inquiries, your staff may directly get in touch with the TECHNICOM Program Unit at telephone numbers (632) 837 2071 local 2167 or telefax (632) 838 1127 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Below are the following pertinent documents for your reference and guidance:
a) Official call for proposal highlighting the scope of assistance and submission process
b) Project Concept Proposal Format

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) will celebrate its 37th anniversary with the theme “Health Research and Industry 4.0,” on 15 March 2019, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

One parallel session we will be organizing is a competition, “3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers.” The competition will focus on the presentation of successfully completed health research studies with aims of exercising and cultivating researchers’ presentation and research communication skills.

The participants should be able to present their completed research in a three-minute, one-slide presentation for a non-specialist audience based on set criteria. 

All 17 regional health consortia are expected to submit their entries on or before February 21, 2019.


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