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The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Bataan at Barangay Tortugas

posted Aug 30, 2015, 4:16 AM by Barangay Tortugas
BALANGA CITY, Bataan - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Bataan made its 2nd visit and mangrove planting activity to Balanga City Wetland and Nature Park (BCWNP), Barangay Tortugas Balanga City, as part of its corporate social responsibility program for the year 2014-2015 on March 13, 2015, 7:30AM. Led by Provincial Statistics Officer Ledesma L. Morante, PSA employees eagerly planted more than 50 mangroves to help protect the environment from the adverse effect of global warming.

“Brgy. Tortugas is our adopted barangay for the whole year. We’re here to support the initiative of the City Government of Balanga in caring for Mother Nature.To become a partner agency to an existing program will create a bigger impact, instead of starting a different project on our own” said SCO Richard T. Guevara when asked by a park guest on why the agency chose to conduct the tree planting activity in the area.

Punong Barangay Victor A. Baluyot Jr. was very welcoming in all activities of PSA in the barangay. PSA first had its mangrove planting activity in August 2013 as part of NSO Anniversary Celebration. The official partnership happened in December 2014, when PSA entered into a letter of agreement to make Tortugas as its adopted barangay where clean and green activities shall be undertaken in December 2014 and March, May and September 2015.

The activity likewise coincides with the celebration of the 2015 National Womens Month. Tortugas is one of the coastal villages in the City where BCWNP is situated. The development of the park started in 2010 with the emergence of migratory birds during October to March of the following year.

PSA, formerly known as the National Statistics Office (NSO) is the major statistical agency responsible in collecting, compiling, classifying, producing, publishing, and disseminating general-purpose statistics as provided for in Republic Act 10625. Beyond that, PSA extends the commitment in undertaking activities that foster social responsibility and promote development and good governance of the employees.