Brief Historical Background

The Genesis

On December 22, 1951, the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) was organized in Manila by nineteen (19) professionals from the government, the business community and the academe who were interested in the production of goods statistics. These 19 professionals became the founding members, some of whom became the first officers of the Association:

  • Mr. William I. Abraham
  • Dr. Manuel Ma. Aycardo - 2nd Vice-President
  • Mr. Inocente Campos
  • Dr. Amando Dalisay
  • Dr. Meredith B. Givens
  • Dr. Leon Ma. Gonzales - Board of Director
  • Dr. Manuel O. Hizon - Secretary-Treasurer
  • Dr. Trinidad J. Jaramillo - Board of Director
  • Dr. Horacio C. Lava
  • Mr. Benito Legarda, Jr.
  • Prof. Cesar M. Lorenzo- President
  • Mr. Vicente Mills - Board of Director
  • Mr. Damaceno Ramos
  • Mr. Rosendo Regalado - Board of Director
  • Mr. Federico Roa
  • Mr. Ceferino Santiago
  • Mr. Exequiel S. Sevilla - 1st Vice- President
  • Dr. Enrique T. Virata - Board of Director
  • Mr. Angel Q. Yoingco

The first meeting of the Officers and Board of Directors was held on December 29, 1951 at the residence of the PSAI President Cesar M. Lorenzo where a resolution was passed announcing the organization of the PSAI, its objectives as well as invitations for membership in the Association.

The first Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the PSAI were formulated and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 24, 1952.

Through the years since its approval, the By-Laws had been amended several times. The PSAI, as a professional association, has consistently played a significant role in drawing key policies that influence the growth and development of the Philippine Statistical System.

PSAI Presidents (From 1952 to Present)

  • Cesar M. Lorenzo (1952-1955, 1961-1963, 1970-1972)
  • Enrique T. Virata (1956)
  • Exequiel S. Sevilla (1957)
  • Manuel O. Hizon (1958-1959)
  • Bernardino G. Bantegui (1960 Jan.-Aug.)
  • Bernardino A. Perez (1960 Sept.-Dec.)
  • Domingo C. Alonzo (1964)
  • Tito A. Mijares (1965, 1974-1975, 1976)
  • Cristina P. Parel (1966, 1969)
  • Burton T. Onate (1967)
  • Paz B. Culabutan (1968)
  • Marcelo M. Orense (1973)
  • Pablo Q. Samson (1977)
  • Angeles R. Buenaventura (1978)
  • Edgardo P. Zialcita (1979, 1980)
  • Elpidio D. Makanas (1981)
  • Aida R. Saldua (1982)
  • Angel Q. Yoingco (1983-1984)
  • Vicente B. Valdepenas, Jr. (1985-1986)
  • Isidoro P. David (1987)
  • Tomas P. Africa (1988-1989)
  • Romulo A. Virola (1990-1991)
  • Mercedes B. Suleik (1992)
  • Nelia R. Marquez (1993-1995)
  • Margarita F. Guerrero (1996-1997)
  • Romeo S. Recide (1998)
  • Ana Maria L. Tabunda (1999-2000)
  • Carmelita N. Ericta (2001-2002)
  • Romeo S. Recide (2003)
  • Jose Ramon G. Albert (2004 - 2005)
  • Isidoro P. David (2006-2007)
  • Nieves L. Osorio (2008-2009)
  • Vicente B. Valdepenas, Jr. (2010-2011)
  • Nieves L. Osorio (2012-2013)
  • Jose Ramon G. Albert (2014-2015)
  • Dennis S. Mapa (2016-2017)

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