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PH EMBASSY CELEBRATES NATIONAL STATISTICS MONTH, CONDUCTS ADVANCED EXCEL TRAINING FOR EMBASSY PERSONNEL

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PR-057-2022

17 October 2022, Singapore – In celebration of the 33rd National Statistics Month this October, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore organized an Advanced Excel Training for the Philippine Embassy personnel on Saturday, 15 October 2022.

The training, entitled “Smarter Spreadsheets: Spreadsheets for Productivity”, aimed to upskill the Embassy personnel with advanced features of Microsoft Excel, including statistical and data functions, to enable them to analyze, interpret, organize and sort data faster, easier and in a meaningful manner. The training also included showcasing data in dynamic visualizations and dashboards through Google Data Studio.

In her welcome remarks, Acting Head of Post Joyleen E. Santos said that the course was designed to increase the productivity and efficiency of Embassy personnel in their  work-related tasks and to enhance their appreciation for data-driven policy and decision making. These would be relevant in the implementation of the Embassy’s mandate, especially in the service of kababayans  in Singapore.

The training was conducted by Singapore-based Filipino educational technologist, Certified Master Level in Microsoft Office Specialist, and Google for Education Certified Trainer Mr. Angelo Anthony Agujo and his wife, fellow educational specialist, Ms. Charina Li Ong.

The National Statistics Month (NSM) was first observed in 1990 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647 signed by then President Corazon C. Aquino on September 20, 1990, declaring the month of October of every year as the National Statistics Month. This year’s theme is “Boosting the Country’s Recovery with Informed Decisions, Better Policies’. (END)

 

Mr. Angelo Agujo and Ms. Charina Ong (3rd and 2nd from left, respectively) receive Certificates of Appreciation from Embassy Administrative Officer Ms. Gloria Jean Castaño-Zafra (leftmost) and Head of Consular Section, Vice Consul Renee Gayle Chua (rightmost).

Embassy personnel during the Advanced Excel Training