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PSAI Annual Conference: Bulletin No. 3

(Date posted: 08 August 2018 | Last updated: 27 September 2018)

19 September 2018

This seminar will discuss the contextualization of data analysis with location. Participants will learn how to calculate and map basic spatial statistics using ArcGIS.

Resource Person:
DENNIS DIZON is an Esri-certified GIS specialist and is currently the manager of the Training Division of Geodata Systems Technologies, Inc. He has been working in the geospatial technologies industry since 2006 where he has been mainly involved in GIS training and capability development. Aside from being a GIS Instructor and training manager, he is also engaged in GIS project implementation and management for organizational customers of Geodata, which has so far already included Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Roadboard of the Philippines, Cagayan de Oro Power and Light Company (CEPALCO), and the National Housing Authority (NHA) among others. For a time during his career, he was also a lecturer of quantitative analysis at the University of the Philippines Department of Geography from 2008 to 2011, and a GIS technical supervisor for the Esri Support Services account of Concentrix Philippines from 2009 to 2011. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Geography, and Master of Statistics, both degrees earned from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

This will enable the participants to learn how to clearly and concisely present  data to a general audience in an interesting and insightful  way; and, will also teach the participants some tips and tricks in creating information dissemination materials.

Resource Person:
GIAN LOUISSE ROY is an Instructor and Information Officer in the UP School of Statistics. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and currently finishing his MS Statistics degree. He handles courses in elementary statistics, mathematical statistics, and probability theory. He has been an active member of the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. in the Training Committee and Social Media, Information, and Communication Committee. He conducts trainings with private and government institutions with focus and expertise on infographic and factsheet design and principles. In addition, he has held several talks on different issues and topics such as proper data presentation, career talks, research writing, and many more. His interests include mathematical statistics and inferential thought.

This seminar is an introduction to data science analytics that will apply descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis (EDA) in R software.

Resource Person:
CHARLENE MAE CELOSO is an Instructor from the UP School of Statistics. She obtained her BS Statistics degree from UP Diliman in 2015, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is also working towards her MS Statistics degree from the same institution. As an instructor, she has handled courses in elementary statistics, introduction to programming, introduction to exploratory data analysis, and introduction to regression analysis. She has also served as a resource person in workshops on introduction to R programming and time series analysis.

This seminar will elucidate common statistical concepts by discussing their underlying  theories and correct common misconceptions. Topics include hypothesis testing, p-value, Sloven's formula,  among others.

Resource Person:
JOSEFINA V. ALMEDA, PhD is the head of agency and Executive Director III, of the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute, one of the two major statistical agencies created under RA 10625, also known as the Philippine Statistics Act of 2013, with the other one being the Philippine Statistics Authority.

She assumed office on August 9, 2017 but PSRTI has worked with Dr. Almeda in the past in the conduct of its research and training activities where she was a resource person of various statistical courses of the then Statistical Research and Training Center or SRTC, the predecessor organization of the PSRTI.

Dr. Almeda is a faculty of the UP School of Statistics Diliman where she held numerous positions such as College Secretary, Director of the Undergraduate Studies and technical consultant for statistical projects of several international and local organizations. A recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Philippine Statistical Association, Fajardo Foundation, Department of Science and Technology, and the University of the Philippines where she received the 2009 President’s Award for Innovation in Teaching for enriching learning through evidence-based instruction. She has been involved in local and international fora and conferences in statistics where she was a paper presenter, discussant, or main facilitator, the latest of which is her Invited Paper Session on APPETIZERS AND DESSERTS IN TEACHING STATISTICS for the International Conference on Teaching Statistics 10 (ICOTS10) held July 13, 2018 in Kyoto Terrsa, Japan.

She holds a PhD in Education with specialization in Research and Evaluation from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD). She finished her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Statistics in the same university, and has likewise taught in the Graduate programs of the College of Education and School of Statistics.


Dates Details
July 31, 2018 Deadline for submission of Executive Summary  for Conference Paper
Deadline for Full Paper for Best Student Paper Competition
August 10, 2018 August 10, 2018 Deadline for Full Paper for Conference Papers
August 14, 2018 Notification of Authors of the accepted papers for presentation in the Annual Conference
August 22, 2018 Presentation of Best Student Paper before the Panel of Judges
August 28, 2018 Notification of Authors of chosen finalist papers for presentation in the Annual Conference

Note: Training participants are enjoined to bring their laptop computers.


Install R:

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  2. Download R based on your operating system: choose from Linux, Mac, or Windows.
  3. Install the "base" distribution.

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Prices below are for reference only. Please contact the hotels for the latest prices and promos.

Name of Hotel Location Daily Rate per night Contact No.
Bohol Tropics Resort
(Conference Participants will be given a
10% discount on cash basis payment
on room accommodation)
Graham Ave., Tagbilaran City Php2,650 - Php4,850
Php750.00 - extra bed
(038) 411-3510 to 14
(038) 411-3019
09988841900 or
Arabelle Suites New Calceta St. Tabilaran City Php1,498 - Php3,208 (038) 411 0607
Belian Hotel Graham Ave. Tagbilaran City Php1,113-Php3,393 (038)411-1507
Chriscent Ville Hotel CPG Ave., Tagbilaran City Php2,000 - Php3,000 (038)411 3070
Constrell Pension House New Calceta St. Tabilaran City Php800 - Php1,500 (038) 501 8419
Darunday Manor Pension House J.A Clarin St. Tagbilaran City Php1,000 - Php3,200 (038) 412 2512
East Coast Tourist Inn M. Parras St, Tagbilaran City Php1, 900 09067074106
El Portal Inn Belderol St., Tagbilaran City Php888 - Php1,094 (038) 411 2144
GV Hotel J. Borja St., Tagbilaran City Php623 - Php789 (038) 501 0399
Imperial Ridge Pension House New Calceta St. Tabilaran City Php878 - Php1,400 (038) 411 0848
JJ's Seafood Village K of C Drive, Tagbilaran City Php1,500 (038)-412 3756
Kew Hotel J.A Clarin St. Tagbilaran City Php2,500 - Php8,500 (038) 501 0730
Le Pension de San Jose San Jose St., Tagbilaran City Php800 - Php3,000 (038)422 8315
MetroCentre Hotel CPG Ave., Tagbilaran City Php2,270 - Php10,110 (038)411-2599
Reynas Haven and Garden New Calceta St. Tabilaran City Php850 - Php1,800 (038) 412 0825
Stay Lite Bed and Breakfast Pamaong St., Tagbilaran City Php850 - Php1,750 (038)422 8073
Sun Avenue Pension Gallares St., Tagbilaran City Php1,551 - Php2,781 09338515514
Vest Grand Suites Tamblot St. Tagbilaran City Php1,000 - Php2,500 (038) 501 8079
Via Hotel Tourist Inn Graham Ave. Tagbilaran City Php900 - Php2,000 (038)501 8361
Wregent Plaza Hotel CPG Ave., Tagbilaran City Php1,551 - Php2,781 (038) 411 3144
The Bellevue Resort Barangay Doljo, Panglao IslandBohol Php6,500 - Php7,500 (038) 422 2222
(6338) 422 2202


Countryside Tourists Spots Panglao Island Tourist Spots Island Hopping and Dolphin Watching
Blood Compact Shrine
Baclayon Church Ruins
Python Viewing
Loboc River Floating Restaurant
Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park
LobocWildlife and Nature Park
Tarsier Viewing
Man-Made Forest
Butterfly Garden
Chocolate Hills Complex
Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
Aproniana Souvenir Shop
Danao Adventure Park
Sagbayan Peak
Dauis Church & Miracle Well
Hinagdanan Cave
Bohol Bee Farm
Dumaluan Beach
Alona White Beach
Nova Shell Museum
Panglao Church & Watch Tower
Balicasag Island
Virgin Island Sand Bar
Isola Di Francesco
Pamilacan Island

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