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MAASIN CITY, Feb 18 (PIA) – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Southern Leyte Office is now preparing for the Census of Population this coming May 2020.

In a meeting held with the members of the Provincial Census Coordinating Board, Provincial Chief Statistical Specialist Eutemio Llevado Jr. said that the statistics department will be hiring more than six hundred teachers as enumerators.

“We will be conducting an orientation this April 2020 for the teacher-enumerators in preparation for the coming national census which will start on May 4, this year, “ Llevado disclosed during the meeting held recently at the Provincial Boardroom here.

Though, there will be additional enumerators that will also be hired, he said. “More than one hundred enumerators will also be hired that are non-teachers.”

Southern Leyte has a total of five hundred barangays, those bigger barangays will have more than one enumerator, Llevado added.

Llevado reported that in 2015, the province of Southern Leyte has a total of 421,750; Eastern Visayas has a total population of 4,440,150 while the Philippines has 100,981,437 total population of the same year. (ldl/esg/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)