July 9, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) enjoins the public to cooperate in the National Migration Survey (NMS) which will be conducted starting 9 July 2018.
A total of 2,703 systematically and randomly selected sample households in Region VIII were identified as respondents. These households will be visited by hired statistical researchers and will be interviewed using tablets guided by Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) System.
The National Migration Survey (NMS) is the first nationwide survey on migration in the Philippines. The survey will be undertaken by the PSA in collaboration with the University of the Philippines System (UP System) through the University of Philippines Population Institute (UPPI).
The NMS aims to provide information on the mobility of Philippine population in order to assist policymakers and program managers in evaluating and designing strategies for improving services and assistance to people going abroad or moving within the country.
Apart from the household questionnaire (NMS Form 1) which gathers information on household members and housing characteristics, the survey will also involve interviewing all household members aged 15 years and over who have ever experienced international or internal migration using the individual questionnaire (NMS Form 2). In addition, one randomly selected member aged 15 years and over without experience of migration will be selected using the Kish Method and will be interviewed using the same form.
The PSA appeals to the public 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. Data generated from this survey will be disseminated in statistical summaries without reference to any individual person or household.