The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), as the lead agency to implement the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), per Republic Act 11315 also known as the CBMS Act, held its first convening of the Municipal CBMS Coordinating Board (MCCB) on January 15 at the Manapla Municipal Hall.
The participants were different representatives of offices headed by their local chief executive officer.
Also present were representatives from the Department of Education, Municipal Health Office, Philippine National Police, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office.
Manapla Mayor Manuel Escalante III called the meeting to order. Afterwards, John Campomanes, officer-in-charge of Provincial Statistical Office (PSO), presented the CBMS objectives, its scope and coverage for the 2024 CBMS, the legal basis, data privacy and confidentiality of information, the roles and responsibilities of the members of MCCBs and possible assistance of the members of MCCBs to the CBMS operations. Jerome Cadayona, senior statistical specialist, also presented the 2024 CBMS timetable of activities.
The 2024 CBMS aims to update the social registries of national government agencies and to collect data to capture several factors that can be used for multi-dimensional poverty analysis, policy formulation, poverty alleviation, and economic development in cities and municipalities nationwide. The MCCBs shall be responsible for overseeing the CBMS operations in their respective locality, ensuring logistic and other requirements are in place prior to and during the CBMS operations, and resolving issues and concerns encountered in the conduct of CBMS in their jurisdiction.*