PSA puts on hold conduct of 2020 nationwide census
Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is putting off the conduct of the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), originally scheduled in May, until the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is lifted.

As such, recruitment and hiring of census workers as well as the series of training and preparations for the conduct of the census has been temporarily suspended.

“This measure is being done to help protect the health and safety of the public, PSA employees, census workers including those from the Department of Education, and other partners and stakeholders,” the PSA said.

PSE said it would adjust its field operations for the 2020 census as guided by national and health authorities.

Since the start of the ECQ, the PSA has shuttered all of its frontline services nationwide to conform with the stringent social distancing measures implemented across the country.

Online application for civil registry documents such as birth, marriage, certificate of no marriage, and death certificates has also been suspended as of March 17 and will remain so until further notice.

It has also implemented flexible work arrangements for its central offices.

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