ILOILO CITY, Nov. 9 (PIA) -- The celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month in Western Visayas culminated, October 29, on a high note with the announcement of winners of the seven statistical contests conducted by member agencies of the Regional Statistical Committee.
The contests include Statistics Quiz, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Exhibits, Statistical Bulletin Board, ECStatistakes, Best NSM T-shirt Design and Best 29th NSM Agency.
For the Statistics Quiz, the top three winners are Hua Siong College of Iloilo - Ledesco campus, Iloilo Scholastic Academy and Philippine Science High School for the first, second and third places, respectively.
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 6 conducted the Statistics Quiz on October 26, this year which was participated in by 20 public and private junior high schools in the region.
The University of San Agustin won again to remain first place in the Statistical Analysis Contest for College Students conducted by the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office VI.
Following USA was West Visayas State University that placed second and Central Philippine University as third place winner.
The Philippine Statistics Authority 6 was declared top winner in this year's Statistical Exhibit with Philippine Health Insurance Corporation as second placer and the Commission on Higher Education as the third placer.
The People's Choice Award for the Statistical Exhibit was garnered by the Department of Health 6.
For the Statistical Bulletin Boards contest, the Iloilo Provincial Population Offices bagged the first place, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation as second place, and Ignacio L. Arroyo District Hospital as third place winner.
Ivanne Joepert Idorot of West Visayas State University took home first place in the EcStatistakes. Cathlyn Ann Ganancial, Nueva Valencia National High School got the second place and Nikki Faye Cambel of Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus won the third place.
The Best NSM T-Shirt Design went to Lester Adrian Segovia of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation 6, which was also declared as the Best NSM Agency for this year.
Philippine Statistics Authority 6 Director Fred Sollesta presented the trophies, certificates of recognition and cash prizes to the winners during the closing and awarding ceremonies of the regional celebration hosted by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Iloilo Branch held at the Social Hall of Casa Real de Iloilo, Iloilo City.
Assisted Sollesta during the awarding were BSP Iloilo Acting Deputy Director Anna Clara Oville, Prof. Jonny Pornel and DENR 6 Assistant Regional Director Jesse Vego who keynoted the event carrying the theme "Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics Towards Sustainable Tourism Development." (JBG/laf/PIA6-Iloilo)