The 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) Celebration in Eastern Visayas kicked - off with the Consumer and StatMan Fun Run 2019 on 29 September 2019. Over
400 participants from various government agencies, private institutions and the academe joined the fun run. This event was conducted in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry – Regional Office VIII (DTI – 8) in celebration of the 2019 Consumer Month.
A short program was held at the Tacloban City Hall Grounds before the fun run. Opening messages were given by the Philippine Statistics Authority – Regional Statistical Service Office VIII (PSA – RSSO 8) Regional Director Wilma A. Perante, and DTI – 8 OIC Regional Director Celerina T. Bato. A 30-minute Zumba prepped the participants before the gun start.
Cash prizes and medals were awarded to the top three (3) male and top three (3) female finishers for the 5k and 3k categories, respectively. Special awards were also given to the young runners (aged 3 – 11 years) and oldest runner, while the rest of the finishers received certificates. Free hot arroz caldo for everyone was sponsored by Tingog Partylist.
This activity was also made possible in cooperation with the City Government of Tacloban and the DTI – 8 Employees Credit Cooperative. This year’s NSM celebration is anchored on the theme, “Data Innovation: Key to a Better Nation.”
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