Gov’t urges public to answer online surveys for COVID-19

Published April 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Chino Leyco 

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is urging consumers as well as small and medium business owners to participant in two online surveys being conducted by the agency to better assess their situation during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

NEDA said that the consumer and business surveys are aiming to assess the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and ECQ on the public and come up with appropriate policy recommendations to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

According to the NEDA, results of the surveys will help the government in drafting the needed policies to stimulate the economy and adapt to the “new normal.”

For consumers:

For micro, small, medium sized business owners:

NEDA, meanwhile, assured that the confidentiality of the responses will be maintained, and data will only be used for coming up with policies.

“NEDA respects and protects the privacy of its data subjects (employees, clients, service providers, and other stakeholders) in accordance with Republic Act No. 10173, or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations,” it said.

The agency is appealing to the public to complete the surveys before noon of April 7. 2020.