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Philippines: PHL Labor and Employment Statistics Office holds internal workshop for data archiving ( March 2014)

Country / Regional Activity: Philippines
Date of Event: 25/03/2014

Since the launch of the BEAMS (, which is the national NADA of the Philippines, in 2010 the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES) of the Philippines has regularly added to the holdings of their online catalogue of surveys. The agency has successfully institutionalized microdata documentation and archiving. To ensure that they are well-equipped to carry on the good practice, an internal workshop was conducted on March 25 - 27, 2014 to build data archiving capacity and to be updated with the new version of the metadata editing tool. Thirteen  participants attended the workshop.

As part of the three-day event BEAMS was also upgraded from version 3.2 to the very recently released version 4.2. ADP Asia provided facilitators for the documentation workshop and the NADA upgrading.

In December 2013, the President of the Philippines signed a bill into law, which reorganizes the Philippine Statistical System by merging four major statistical agencies into the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). BLES is one of these agencies. The staff of the former BLES aims to continue the best practice of microdata documentation and archiving in the PSA.