DILG R1 orients 14 LGUs on BuB- CBMS 2016

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The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 1 (DILG R1) oriented 14 local government units (LGUs) on the implementation of the Community- Based Monitoring System (CBMS) funded under the Bottom- Up Budgeting (BuB) FY 2016 last July 14, 2016 at the Oasis Country Resort, City of San Fernando, La Union.

The 14 LGUs are Laoag City, Badoc, Paoay, and Solsona of Ilocos Norte; Balaoan and San Juan of La Union; and Bautista, Laoac, Mangaldan, San Fabian, San Manuel, Sto. Tomas, Tayug, and Umingan of Pangasinan. These LGUs were represented by their Local Planning and Development Coordinators, Budget Officers and City / Municipal Local Government Operations Officers.

These LGUs identified CBMS as one of the priority projects in their respective FY 2016 Local Poverty Reduction Action Plan (LPRAP).

In her Opening Message, DILG R1 Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag said that the CBMS is an essential tool in the LGUs’ planning and project implementation processes.

“We believe that you [LGUs] programmed this in your Local Poverty Reduction Action Plan (LPRAP) for FY 2016 because you want complete, comprehensive, and up- to- date data that would guide your future decision- making processes since the CBMS is an organized system of data gathering, validation, and implementation of development programs and projects”, RD Daquioag said.

The DILG R1 oriented the participants on the documentary requirements, timelines, implementation arrangement, reporting and liquidation, monitoring and evaluation, and grounds for the cancellation and termination of the program.

The LGUs are expected to complete the implementation of the program by 1st Quarter of 2017.

The CBMS is an organized process for data collection, processing, validation and use of data for various development processes. It is a tool for evidence- based planning that seeks to know the nature and extent of poverty and identify who the poor are, where they are and why they are poor.

Recognizing its use in poverty diagnosis, the CBMS was included in the Department’s menu of poverty- reduction programs eligible for funding under the BuB FY 2016. It is being implemented by the Department in partnership with the CBMS Network Group of the Angelo King Institute of the De La Salle University- Manila.

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