LGU-KALIBO: Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) will help strengthen data collection in efficiently addressing the different concerns of Kalibonhons

By Aianne Rey and Vilrose Cual

The LGU-Kalibo, through the Office of the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC), prepares for the implementation of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) that entails a census of all households in the community.

In an interview with the Municipal Planning Officer of LGU-Kalibo, Engr. Marlo B. Villanueva, he explained the importance of implementing CBMS, its benefits for the LGU, and what agencies are involved in its execution.

“Through the use of CBMS we can ensure a comprehensive analysis and needs prioritization in designing projects and policies to help poverty alleviation. This is also in partnership with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT),” Engr. Villanueva said.

According to Engr. Villanueva a Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) National Rollout Municipal Level Training will be conducted on July 21, 2022 until July 28, 2022.

The CBMS, as defined under Republic Act (RA) No. 11315, otherwise known as the CBMS Act, is an organized technology-based system of collecting, processing, and validating necessary disaggregated data that may be used for planning, program implementation, and impact monitoring at the local level.

The law mandates that data collection using the CBMS shall be synchronized, conducted regularly, and will be undertaken in every municipality and city every three years.