National Census kicks off amid concerns

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/1 Aug) – “Be counted and give the right answer,” census takers appealed Wednesday as the government starts its nationwide census today, two years after the original 2005 schedule was delayed because of budgetary woes.

The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), which is coordinating the country’s statistics agencies, said the census will help the government identify long term programs for the poor.

Nicasio Angelo Agustin, NEDA Southern Mindanao regional director, announced 25 days of field work for around 2,500 enumerators and supervisors starting today to interview residents about population and other demographic information.

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