Zonia C. Salazar, Supervising Statistical Specialist of
PSA-RSSO 8; Ms. Mae R. Almonte, Chief Statistical Specialist
of PSA-RSSO 8 SOCD; First Placer JB Hariz B. Alido; Second
Placer Narciso Aljun S. Cemanes; Third Placer Fritz A.
Dapdap; Ms. Thea C. Galos, Director of EVSU-UQAAC; and Ms.
Hanna Rachel A. Gohil, Instructor I of EVSU.
the first ever data cartooning contest in Eastern Visayas
February 18, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY –
Three males bagged the highest awards in the first ever Data
Cartooning Contest in Eastern Visayas organized by the Philippine
Statistics Authority - Regional Statistical Services Office VIII
(PSA-RSSO8), in collaboration with the Eastern Visayas State
University (EVSU) and the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. -
Region VIII Chapter (PSAI-Region 8) last Friday, 15 February 2019,
at the Eastern Visayas State University Engineering Building.
Among the 13 BS Statistics
and BS Math students from EVSU, JB Hariz B. Alido was awarded first
place. Completing the top three winners were Narciso Aljun S.
Cemanes - second place, and Fritz A. Dapdap - third place. Winners
were awarded with cash prize, certificate, and USB flash drive.
Data cartooning is
illustrating data concisely into a visually appealing and
informative picture. It is one of the most exciting ways to express
insights and knowledge in interpreting data by sketching or drawing
comical images. The objective of this activity is to encourage the
youth to express their views on the importance of statistics, to
appreciate the vital statistics generated by the PSA from the civil
registry documents, and likewise to promote the importance of civil
registration in the lives of every Filipino.
The first ever Data
Cartooning Contest is one of the activities of PSA-RSSO 8 in
celebration of the 2019 Civil Registration Month with the theme,
“Inclusive and Responsive Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS):
Working Smarter Through Innovation”, and also in support to the
112th Founding Anniversary of the EVSU. This contest was conducted
as a dry run in preparation for the First Regional Data Festival in
Ms. Mae R. Almonte, Chief
Statistical Specialist of PSA-RSSO 8 Statistical Operations and
Coordination Division (SOCD); Ms. Thea C. Galos, Director of EVSU -
University Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center (UQAAC); IDr
Alejo G. Surpia, Instructor I of EVSU; and IDr Aaron M. Rebato,
Instructor I of EVSU, sat as board of judges. Criteria of the
competition included, originality/uniqueness (20 points), relevance
and implications (30 points), visual quality and creativity (30
points), and accuracy of data presented (20 points).