DILG 10 HOSTS VISAYAS-MINDANAO CLUSTER TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON COMMUNITY-BASED MONITORING SYSTEM (CBMS) ACCELERATED POVERTY PROFILING MODULE 1: DATA COLLECTION USING CBMS SCAN AND CBMS PORTAL
With increasing number of Local Government Units (LGUs) requests for technical assistance, promotion/deployment actions in the DILG field offices and the establishment of the DILG CBMS portal, the Regional Office conducted a 5-Day Training of Trainers on April 1-5, 2019 at Chali Beach Resort and Conference Center, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.
The Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD)-DILG trained forty-six (46) participants which was composed by DILG-CBMS Focal Persons of Regions 6,7,8,9,10,11,12, and 13.
Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe, CESO IV, on his opening remarks, shared that CBMS provides correct information through scientific approach, not patronage, to identify poverty levels, which then used to formulate priority projects that are responsive to community’s needs. He added that LGUs are now requesting CBMS technical assistance because this will help them on the formulation of the local development plan. He quoted from an anonymous source, “Kapag namulat ka sa katotohanan, kasalanan na ang pumikit,” and then encouraged the participants to do what is expected from them, and to do the extra mile when they can. He shared Ambisyon Natin 2040, “Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag na Buhay,” and the success of Bottom-up Budgeting.
Assistant Regional Director for Operations Hazel L. Occeña, on her opening message on the third day, shared her experience as an enumerator and advised friendly manner of convincing the Local Chief Executives (LCEs) to support CBMS.
Local Development Planning Division Chief of BLGD Jennifer Galorport, together with her team of CBMS trainers, on her presentation of CBMS, shared that the CBMS law, in time, will be signed mandating every LGU to have CBMS. She added that as of November 2018, CBMS portal has data from 15 countries, 9.5M households, 714 LGUs.
Meanwhile, the participants had a simulation of pen-and-paper CBMS and the mobile-based CBMS. They shared that the latter is easier to use than the former. A roleplaying simulation was also conducted to develop good rapport with the respondents.