Dog attacks and security-conscious attitude by residents are hampering the ongoing national census particularly in Metro Manila and some urban areas.
The National Statistics Office (NSO) admitted this Tuesday as it appealed to the public to be considerate with census workers and cooperate with them.
“Dito sa urban areas mahirap, security-conscious ang mga tao. Kung may kumakatok di sila basta-basta humaharap. In that sense napakahirap mag-census lalo sa Kamaynilaan(In urban areas it is hard to conduct the census. People are more security-conscious. If our census workers knock, they are not greeted immediately. In that sense it is hard to conduct the census in Metro Manila),” NSO administrator Carmencita Ericta said in an interview on dzXL radio.
“Kung pwede, ilayo ang aso ninyo dahil may report sa amin kinagat ng aso (If possible, we ask residents to keep their dogs away from census workers. We have received reports of our census workers being bitten by dogs),” she added.
Ericta said the teachers conducting the census have conspicuous ID cards as well as questionnaires.
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