PSA conducts 2018
comprehensive Updating of the List of Establishments (ULE)
March 14, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will conduct the 2018
Comprehensive Updating of the List of Establishments (ULE) starting
16 April 2018. This will be the first ULE operation that will use
tablets as substitute for the usual pen-and-paper.
establishments in Region 8 will be visited for enumeration. They
will be interviewed by hired field interviewers using the ULE App,
an android tablet-based application developed by PSA. This is part
of the agency’s strategic thrust goal to use innovative procedures
and technology to speed up data collection and data processing.
The ULE is the First Phase
of the 2018 Census of Philippine Business and Industry. It is a
nationwide survey conducted by the PSA to provide an updated and
reliable sampling frame for various business surveys and censuses.
The data that will be collected also serve as (1) guide to
government planning, policy making and monitoring; (2) basis of
marketing plans, opportunities and prospects; and (3) input to
evaluation, market research and comparative studies.
The PSA appeals to the
public, especially the business sector, to cooperate and support the
conduct of this survey. The office also assures that all information
gathered will be held strictly confidential and shall not be used as
evidence in court for purposes of taxation, regulation or
investigation as provided for in RA 10625.
The Regional Statistics
Committee VIII, through Resolution No. 2 Series of 2018, enjoins all
Local Government Units and the Business Sector to support the
conduct of the 2018 Comprehensive Updating of the List of
Establishments in Region VIII.