Statistics Toward Achieving Economic and Social Transformation

The UP Los Baños Institute of Statistics, the UP Diliman School of Statistics, and the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute enjoin all students and faculty to participate in the 24th National Student-Faculty Conference on the Statistical Sciences (SFCon) to be held on 16 October 2023 (Monday) at the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

Theme Explanation

Data plays an essential component in achieving a national development plan. Without it, any government’s initiatives, strategies, and efforts for its people’s future growth and welfare cannot transpire into a reality. However, turning data into valuable information is necessary to gradually and clearly recognize the existing economic and social situation, make reasonable and valid inferences on economic and social change, and subsequently provide guidance for future economic and social growth. Hence, timely, accurate, reliable statistics are crucial in formulating sound economic and social development policies.

Considering the achievements of the previous Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017–2022 and learning the lessons brought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the PDP 2023–2028 moves to higher gear toward economic transformation for a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient Philippines. The PDP 2023-2028 of the current administration centers on economic and social transformation in which dynamic and robust institutions and a resilient environment shall empower and uplift the social and production sectors. Through this, services, goods, and high-quality jobs will be provided that transform the quality of life of our fellow Filipinos. Moreover, the PDP 2023-2028 identifies metrics and mechanisms to evaluate and monitor its implementation and progress. Statistics, on this point, help generate facts, determine needs, set goals, and track the progress of the Plan. Without statistics, the development progress is flawed.

Hence, the UPLB Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), UP School of Statistics (UPSS), and other universities/colleges that mold future statisticians realize this aspect as the appropriate theme for its 24th SFCon. The conference theme will lens and transcend how significant and powerful statistics are in achieving the PDP 2023-2028 that can uplift every Juan and Juana’s life.

Plenary Speakers

Irene Angela V. Cuya

Supervising Economic Development Specialist
National Economic and Development Authority

Michelle Alarcon

President, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Association of the Philippines
President, Z-Lift Solutions, Inc.

Parallel Sessions

The Mediating Effect of Digital Finance on the Household Food Consumption Expenditure in the Philippines by Ian Carlo L. Naguit

 Assessment on the Frequency of Usage of Coping Strategies and their Relationship to the Perceived Sales Performance of Garment Stallholders in Taytay Mega Tiangge During COVID-19 Pandemic by Alyssa D.L. Pinote

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Actual Monthly Prices for Milkfish, Round Scad, and Tilapia in Philippine Provinces from May 2020 to December 2022 by Aeram Clester A. Albo, Lance R. Fernando, and Catherine Joy A. Villaflor

Forecasting Agricultural Product Export in the Philippines using Time Series Analysis by Jeremiah B. Ferrer, Micaela Beatrix A. Castro, Alyssa A. Gregorio, Dulce Amor G. Alipio, Mark Jeric C. Cardenas, Glyzel Grace M. Francisco, Anna Maria Lourdes S. Latonio

Forecasting Rice Production in Nueva Ecija: A Time Series Approach by Maricar D. Zabat, Michael Angelo G. Payabyab, Genisis C. Garcia, Fritz Gerald F. Claros

Forecasting Dairy Production in the Philippines using Time Series Analysis by Genesis M. Torres, Rosheina S. Asirot, Glaiza S. Billato, Donnie B. Corpuz, King Jordan A. Lagasca, Abegail C. Pecayo, Glyzel Grace M. Francisco, Anna Maria Lourdes S. Latonio

A Look on the Effects of Treatment Noncompliance in the Multivariate CACE Analysis via Bayesian Approach by Joseph P. Abordo, Bernadette F. Tubo

Modeling of Total Renewable Surface Water Resource by Country Using Selected Indicators under Hydrogeological, Climate, and Anthropogenic Conditions by John Lothar P. Baal, Leian P. Lavarias, Carl P. Cristobal

Prediction of Daily Minimum and Maximum Temperature Measurements in the Greater Manila Area using Gaussian Process Modeling for Bias Correction and Artificial Neural Network Methods by Alyanna Marrielle C. Gammad, Jo-Anne April P. Mejia, Frumencio F. Co

Modeling the Disaster Preparedness of Households in the Philippines by Francis Gian M. Yutuc

Kundiman Tayo Sa Huli: A Spotify-Based Multivariate Analysis on Modern and Popular Original Pinoy Music in the Digital Streaming Age by Joshua R. Castillo, Mary Joy Gutierrez, Lauren Mariel T. Inguito, Christine Isabel A. Sta. Mina

SING or DANCE: A Multiple Linear Regression Analysis on the Effects of Audio Features on the Number of Streams of K-pop Songs by Lucia Emille L. De La Torre, Angel Mae S. Pailden, Fidel Victor P. Tacardon

POV: You’re Doing a Regression Analysis on Song Popularity Using Song Characteristics, Artist Popularity, and TikTok Virality by Zoe Ezra B. Huertas, Jacqueline L. Carpio, Katherine Mae G. Gonzalvo, Crysania Felicia B. Tronqued

Ready, Set, Play!: Modeling Indie RPG Game Popularity on Steam Using Multiple Linear Regression by Astrud Stella Maris R. Pabelonio, Iana Patricia Camille Q. Noblejas, Avian Faye B. Vital

Investigating the Relationship Between Breast Cancer Incidence and Satellite-Derived UV Index (UVI) and Non-Climate Datasets in Remote City Centers of the Philippines by Shaira G. Estrella, Migel Antonio P. Catalig, Astrid Korina S. Gabo-Gianan, Derick Erl P. Sumalapao

Estimating the Risk of Covid-19 in Laguna using Bayesian Spatial Conditional Autoregressive Leroux Model by Hennesy G. Mitabtab

Measuring Spatial Accessibility of Radiation Therapy Centers and its Correlation with Malignant Neoplasm-Related Mortality by Jericho Joege G. Paler, Jo Maline D. Mamangun, Matthew Louis M. Olaer, Mary Grace Kim M. Cobre, John Nemuel S. Fajutagana, Migel Antonio P. Catalig

Does Bionic Reading Work? An Experimental Study on the Effect of Bionic Reading Using A Balanced Mixed-Design ANOVA by Joshua R. Castillo, Pamela P. Cunanan, Lawrence Gabriel C. Dy, Kiara Ysabel N. Syquia

Poverty Classification: A Comparative Analysis of Classification Algorithms on Poverty in Households in the Top Three Richest and Poorest Regions in the Philippines using the Family Income and Expenditure Survey 2021 by Chrisha Mae T. Butardo, Jonathan Arthur L. Dy, Aaron Anthony M. Hernandez

Swinging for Success: A Regression Analysis in Predicting Team Win Percentages in the 2023 MLB Season by Juan Miguel Encabo, Wren Ivan Galingana, Kim Aldrinne Pinca

Forecasting HIV Cases in Western Visayas Using Google Trends Data by Daniel David Pamplona, Jaser John Dago-oc, Kingsley de los Santos

Determinants of International and Internal Migration Among Filipinos: Evidence From the 2018 National Migration Survey by Gia Mizrane D. Abubo, Lorenzo Faustino Baquiran, Pamela P. Cunanan

Spatial Dimensions of Voting Participation in the Philippines: A Comparison Between the 2016 and 2022 Presidential Elections by Vianne Yzabelle L. Redoblado

Ending the Philippine Game of Thrones: A Multiple Regression Analysis of the Factors Affecting the Political Dynasty’s Power Transfer in Successive Electoral Cycles by Jerico C. Alvaran, Christian B. Mendoza, Ralph Vincent A. Togmoy

Estimation of the Total Number of Filipino Women who Underwent HIV Testing among Provinces and NCR Districts in the Philippines by Angelica Joie L. Zamoranos

The Effects of Social Media Usage on Consumer Impulse Buying Behavior in Online Shopping by Lasker A. Belleza

Factors Contributing to the Success of Increasing the Number of Recovered School-Based Feeding Program Beneficiaries by Kimberly Joy B. Gerpacio

A Multivariate Analysis on the Writing Perceptions of UP Diliman BS Statistics Students by Diether B. Candelario, Noeliano A. Ocorro, Junela Melanie A. Ordonio

The Organizers

Institute of Statistics,
UP Los Baños

School of Statistics,
UP Diliman 

Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute


University of the Philippines
Office of the President

DOST Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)

UP Los Baños
Office of the Chancellor

UP Los Baños
College of Arts and Sciences
Office of the Dean

Ms. Aizobelle Huelgas Fernan
UPLB BS Statistics Batch 2004, UPLB MS Statistics Batch 2009, Kinesso Philippines

UPLB Statistical Society