A total of 90 Local Government Units (LGUs) in Eastern Visayas will implement the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – led Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) starting 08 August 2022. By province, CBMS will be undertaken in 22 LGUs in Samar, 18 LGUs in Leyte, 17 LGUs in Northern Samar, 15 LGUs in Southern Leyte, 11 and 7 LGUs in Eastern Samar and Biliran, respectively.
Of the 90 LGUs, 36 LGUs are 5th Income Class, 24 LGUs are 4th Income Class, 12 LGUs are 1st Income Class while 11 and 7 LGUs belong to the 3rd and 2nd Income Class, respectively. About two-thirds or 60 LGUs are PSA-funded, and the rest (30 LGUs) are LGU-funded. There will be 74 LGUs that will commence its CBMS operation in August, while the other 16 LGUs will start their operation in October.
Pursuant to RA 11315 or the “Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Act” signed into law on 17 April 2019, PSA is mandated to implement the CBMS through its Community-Based Statistics Service of the Censuses and Technical Coordination Office. The law states that regular and synchronized data collection shall be conducted by LGUs every three (3) years. The LGUs may collect data through the CBMS at shorter intervals at their own expense if they need to.
As a statistical activity, the CBMS entails a census of households using accelerated poverty profiling systems in the data. Data generated from CBMS will serve as the compendium of localized facts, figures, and maps on the different dimensions of poverty such as health, nutrition, water, sanitation, shelter, education, income, employment, security, and participation.
The CBMS Council oversees the performance of the implementing agencies and facilitate cooperation, data collection and provide recommendations on the outputs of the CBMS, among others. It shall institute policies for standards in data quality, estimation process, and data flows. The CBMS Council is composed of the National Statistician of PSA as the Chairperson; and Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) or their designated representative, as Council Members. The DILG is tasked to ensure compliance of the LGUs in various CBMS activities. Meanwhile, DICT is the primary administrative body of the government that provides technical assistance in the development and maintenance of the CBMS portal and databank.
The CBMS started in the 1990s as part of the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies (MIMAP) Project-Philippines as a development project under the CBMS Network Philippines. Since 2000, CBMS has been adopted by LGUs through the authority of various issuances from DILG, National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), and National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).
Under RA 11315, the PSA-led CBMS will be synchronized and standardized across all cities and municipalities in the country to ensure the generation of updated and disaggregated data necessary in targeting beneficiaries, conducting more comprehensive analysis and needs prioritization, designing appropriate policies and interventions, and monitoring impact over time – all towards the fulfillment of the State Policy to uplift people out of poverty.
PSA – RSSO 8 with LGUs in the region, enjoin the public to support the 2022 CBMS nationwide rollout by providing truthful information. All authorized PSA and LGU-hired field personnel have undergone rigorous training prior to enumeration and have been briefed on the strict implementation of RA 10173 or the Data Privacy Act and RA 10625 or the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013. All information gathered will be held strictly confidential and data will be released in statistical summaries only.
The office and LGUs also assure the public that required public health and safety measures to contain COVID-19 will be strictly observed in all phases of field operations. All PSA and LGU-hired field personnel who will be deployed are in good health condition, fully vaccinated and will strictly follow precautionary measures against COVID-19, such as wearing of face mask, physical distancing, proper hygiene and sanitation, and wearing of PSA ID. They shall likewise observe all protocols laid down by the LGUs.
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