CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, July 1 (PIA) — With the aim of providing benchmark information that will measure the impact of typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) formerly National Statistics Office (NSO) is set to conduct the 2015 pilot census of population on August this year.

According to Provincial Statistics Officer Leticia Chu, the pilot census also aims to test the operational procedures and census instruments for actual census and make necessary improvements accordingly.

Moreover, the list of households from the pilot census shall serve as a sampling frame for areas where there is no list of households from the 2012 census of agriculture and fisheries or where the list cannot be used as a frame due to considerable displacement of households caused by typhoon Yolanda Chu added.

Selected municipalities of Samar such as Basey and Marabut are chosen as pilot areas.

Meanwhile, PSA in Catbalogan City announced that population census 2015 is now accepting applicants for enumerator and supervisor.

The minimum qualifications for applicants must be a college graduate, or has completed at least second year college, not more than 50 years old, with legible handwriting (preferably in printed capital letters), able to speak the local dialect.

Completing the requirements, applicants must be physically fit for field work, if female, must not be pregnant, good moral character, pleasing personality and ability to deal with the public tactfully, preferably a resident of the barangay, city or municipality in Eastern Visayas, willing to be assigned in any province in the region, when needed, willing to work on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and beyond 5:00 PM, if necessary and with mobile cellular phone, if selected as supervisor.

Chu said that the selection of supervisors is from among the enumerators that will be done by the trainers and the Provincial Statistics Officer at the end of the second or third level training.

Deadline for submission of applications is on July 4, 2014 at PSA Noble bldg., Rizal Avenue, Catbalogan City. (PIA 8- Samar Avha H. Ebalde)