March 14, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will conduct the 2018 Comprehensive Updating of the List of Establishments (ULE) starting 16 April 2018. This will be the first ULE operation that will use tablets as substitute for the usual pen-and-paper.
Around 39,000 establishments in Region 8 will be visited for enumeration. They will be interviewed by hired field interviewers using the ULE App, an android tablet-based application developed by PSA. This is part of the agency’s strategic thrust goal to use innovative procedures and technology to speed up data collection and data processing.
The ULE is the First Phase of the 2018 Census of Philippine Business and Industry. It is a nationwide survey conducted by the PSA to provide an updated and reliable sampling frame for various business surveys and censuses. The data that will be collected also serve as (1) guide to government planning, policy making and monitoring; (2) basis of marketing plans, opportunities and prospects; and (3) input to evaluation, market research and comparative studies.
The PSA appeals to the public, especially the business sector, 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.
The Regional Statistics Committee VIII, through Resolution No. 2 Series of 2018, enjoins all Local Government Units and the Business Sector to support the conduct of the 2018 Comprehensive Updating of the List of Establishments in Region VIII.