QC TO START DATA GATHERING BY Q1 2019
QUEZON CITY – The Quezon City will commence data gathering on various concerns of residents by the first quarter of 2019, a report by Manila Standard said.
Earlier, Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina Belmonte said they earmarked P20 million for the city’s data collection to come up with comprehensive records on several concerns such as health, education, and livelihood.
“I have already allocated P20 million for us to have a data gathering component so there will be some person who will ask the people about their health conditions and any other concern,” Belmonte said at that time.
Data collected from constituents would then be used by the city government to determine the areas requiring further action.
The city, Belmonte said, has insufficient data on current status of the constituents on different facets, making it difficult to craft decrees addressing these problems.
“Without accurate data, it is hard to create projects we are supposed to give to the public. For example, in health, we do not know the usual causes of death in our city; we do not know the most common illnesses among our people and because of that, we can’t provide programs that can better promote the prevention of those illnesses,” she added.