LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The provincial government headed by Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas and 11 Benguet towns signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday, August 25, in Baguio City for the implementation of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) in the province.
Two other towns, Sablan and Tublay, have earlier had their MOA signing with the agencies.
CBMS 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 while empowering communities to participate in the process.
This system which is required by Republic Act 11315 entails the generation of local data that is used as basis in targeting households for government programs aimed at reducing poverty and fostering economic growth.
Governor Diclas said the provincial government has earmarked funds to be used for the training of trainers as he underscored the importance of generating accurate data. It is imperative that the enumerators go through extensive training to achieve quality and accurate statistics for a more effective and productive decision-making, he added.
The training for the trainers are scheduled on September 13-20 while the enumerators’ training is slated for September 23-30.
The province has a total of 495 enumerators, 104 Team Supervisors, and 25 CBMS Area Supervisors.
Data gathering for the 11 towns will start on October 17 and will run for 52 straight days. Sablan and Tublay have already started theirs having had their MOA signing and training earlier.
By SAP Jr.