The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Guimaras Provincial Statistical Office and the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of San Lorenzo Municipality joined forces for the 2022 Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Roadshow on the 4th day of August of the current year.
“The 2022 CBMS Roadshow aims to secure stronger support and higher participation rate from each household residing in the locality during the data collection phase of the 2022 CBMS operations,” Statistical Analyst Roney E. Genanda, CBMS Focal Person, said.
“This is also one of the strategies to inform the general public and elicit their support and participation, and their role of providing reliable data,” Genanda added.
The roadshow started at 8 am and was supported by the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Guimaras, Mayor Ninfa Gajo, together with the 8 Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Members and the 12 Barangay Captains of the town.
“The activity kicked off at the Municipal Complex of San Lorenzo, traversing the route of 12 Barangays while playing the CBMS Jingle and finally ended in the Evacuation Center in Barangay Cabano for a short program and appreciation of all the participants,” Genanda said.
The Municipal Local Government Operations Office of San Lorenzo, Leonisa D. Anib also expressed her appreciation to the PSA, the lead agency of the said project, mandated by the Republic Act No. 11315, also known as the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Act, signed into law on 17 April 2019.
“I do believe that through the efforts of the PSA, the lead agency in the implementation of the CBMS, the generation of updated and disaggregated data for policies and programs at the national and local levels to alleviate poverty and promote socio-economic development will be done smoothly, and residents of San Lorenzo will surely reap the best policies and programs from our government,” Anib said.
“We are glad that the roadshow was conducted, providing wider coverage of information dissemination in the implementation of the project, thus this kind of Information, Education, and Communications (IEC) campaign plays a significant role in increasing the awareness and knowledge of CBMS and its advocacy,” Anib added.