CENSUS 2010: BE COUNTED
Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. has encouraged the officials and employees of the Local Government of Olongapo City to lead the dissemination of information on the General Census on Population and Housing (CPH).
‘’Dapat ay manguna tayong mga nasa pamahalaan pagdating sa information dissemination upang sa gayo’y malaman ng mga kababayanan natin ang kahalagahan ng census,’’ Mayor Bong Gordon said.
In a statement, City Civil Registry officer Keren Cajudo informed the government officials and employees that Census started on May 17, 2010 and will end on June 9, 2010, adding that, ‘’Ang sensus ay batay sa Article I, Section 2 ng Saligang Batas, isinasagawa ito isang beses bawat limang taon batay sa tinatakda ng Census Bureau na bilangin ang bawat indibidwal na naninirahan sa isang bansa, anuman ang pagkamamamayan (citizenship) o estado.’’
‘’Dapat sana ay year 2005 ang huling sensus ngunit dahil sa kakulangan ng pondo ng pamahalaan kaya year 2007 na ito natuloy at ngayong 2010 ay nasa tamang schedule na. Mahigit walumpu’t limang (85) libong census personnel na kinabibilangan ng mga enumerator, team supervisors, census area supervisors at assistant census area supervisors ang ipinakalat para isigawa ang pagdadatos,’’ Cajudo added.
Every household will be given Census 2010 form while those who are not given the form may get their forms at ‘Be Counted Sites’ around the community.
“The 2010 Census form consists of ten (10) easy questions that can be answered in 10 minutes. 10 basic questions, including name, sex, age and date of birth, race, household relationship and if a person owns or rents their home. The 2010 Census does not ask about bank account information, salary or income, citizenship or immigration status. Make sure that everyone in the household will be counted,” Cajudo said.
“The Census data collected is important because this determines how much money to allocate to a city or province for projects and services like road construction, vocational education, and small-business development centers,” Mayor Gordon concluded.