February 24, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority - Regional Statistical Services Office 8 (PSA-RSSO 8) successfully conducted the first ever Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Jingle Dance Contest on 22 February 2018, at PSA-RSSO 8 Training Room.
Two (2) secondary schools from Tacloban City, Leyte National High School and Sagkahan National High School, showcased the dancing skills of their students to the tune of CRVS jingle and vied for the 2018 CRVS Jingle Dance Champ.
Sagkahan National High School emerged as winner after garnering an average score of 90.3 percent.
The CRVS Jingle Dance Contest was organized by PSA-RSSO 8 as part of the 2018 Civil Registration Month (CRM) celebration and the CRVS Decade 2015-2024. The contest aimed to encourage the youth to participate in the global advocacy of getting everyone registered and of promoting awareness on the importance of civil registration in the lives of every Filipino.
Ms. Zonia C. Salazar, OIC-SOCD of PSA-RSSO 8, Ms. Judith Joy D. Avila, Administrative Officer I of PSA-Leyte, and Ms. Matilde A. Dacullo, Administrative Officer IV of PSA-RSSO8, sat as board of judges. Criteria of the competition included, choreography (50%), execution (30%), costume (10%), and over-all impact (10%).
Winners were awarded with cash prizes, certificates, and PSA tokens. They will once again perform during the 2018 CRM Closing Ceremony.
The years 2015-2024 was declared as CRVS Decade pursuant to Proclamation 1106 issued on 20 August 2015 and signed by then President Benigno S. Aquino III.