Republic Act No. 10625, mandates the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) to formulate a comprehensive statistical program that will address the information requirements of the country’s national development plan as well as provide for activities that will promote the development of an efficient statistical system to ensure reliability, relevance, quality, and accessibility of information generated. The Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP) 2018-2023 outlines the statistical programs as well as the corresponding budgets required to finance the statistical activities of the PSS in the medium term. It embodies the statistical thrusts and strategies towards strengthening and improving the operations of the PSS and in developing sectoral statistics in the country.
The RSDP 2018-2023 is a comprehensive planning mechanism that is meant to set the directions and strategies of the Regional Statistical System (RSS) of CALABARZON. It complements the Regional Development Plan (2017-2023) and other local plans, by accounting for the inter-related aspects of the statistical data generation process of both regional and local statistics. Consequently, it identifies the Statistical Development Programs (SDPs), which can address the issues and concerns of both statistical producers and users at the local level.