UST journalism instructor bags three-peat in PSA’s best statistical reporting award

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A JOURNALISM instructor from the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters has been recognized by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for the third consecutive year for her outstanding reporting on statistics.

Marie Carisa ‘Cai’ Ordinario, also a BusinessMirror reporter, won the “Best Statistical Reporting in Print Media” award during PSA’s 34th National Statistics Month Media Awards on Monday, Oct. 2.

She obtained the award for her article, “70% of children already working in 11 regions—PSA,” published in BusinessMirror last March.

“I see economic stories, and business stories in general, as a means to help Filipinos understand what is happening to the economy and society everyday,” Ordinario told The Flame.

The Artlet instructor added that learning statistics is “inescapable,” citing its importance as a policymaking tool for governments to respond to economic shocks and developments.

Ordinario first received the “Best Statistical Reporting in Print Media” award in 2021, followed by another win in 2022.

This year’s entries were evaluated based on their quality (50%) and effectiveness and relevance (50%).

The National Statistics Month, which is celebrated nationwide every October, seeks to promote the significance of statistics in society. This year’s theme, “Accelerating Progress: Promoting Data and Statistics for Healthy Philippines,” centered on the significance of data and statistical reporting in boosting health outcomes. F — with reports from Bianca Ysabel Abrencillo

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