SLSU hailed champ in ‘Statistics on Air’

Post date: 31-Oct-2018 15:56:22

The Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) team bagged the first place in the Statistics on Air: A Radio Hosting Competition held as part of the Philippine Statistics Authority’s celebration of Statistics Month, Oct. 31, 2018.

The team SLSU, comprised of students and faculty from the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, tackled the significance and contribution of tourism statistics in the growing economy of the Philippines.

Geanno Ramon Zurbano and Jay Myreen Miso, students of BA Comm, served as hosts of the program. They interviewed Prof. Jed Frank Marqueses, a faculty member of BS Mathematics. Jeaniel Perez, another BA Comm student, served as the technical assistant. They were trained by Ms. Mary Jane Camarador, the team’s coach.

The team SLSU hosted a public affairs program that centered on the theme “Pagtuklas sa Ganda ng Pilipinas sa Pamamagitan ng Numero: Estadistika para sa Likas-Kayang Pag-unlad ng Turismo.”

The tandem of Zurbano and Miso, dubbed as Kuya Kiko-mambo and Ate Maya Lakwatsera, delivered a lively and informative discussion on how statistics is utilized in improving the tourism industry of the country. Miso was hailed as second best host for her excellent hosting of the program.

On the other hand, Prof. Marqueses provided a clear, factual and informative discussion of tourism statistics and its practical applications. He also cited research-based examples where statistics was used to predict tourist flow and business trend, as well as to help improve the agri-business industry.

Meanwhile, AMA Computer College finished second while Calayan Educational Foundation Inc. (CEFI) secured the third spot in the team competition. A student from CEFI was hailed as best host, while the third spot for hosting was grabbed by Maryhill College.

Statistics on Air was organized by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and Radyo Pilipinas Lucena in cooperation with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) – Lucena Chapter.