PSA VI spearheads 2022 Community-Based Monitoring System rollout in W. Visayas

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) spearheaded the regionwide rollout of the 2022 Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) that will commence in August 2022.

The PSA serves as the implementing agency of CBMS under Republic Act No. 11315.

The CBMS refers to an organized technology-based system of collecting, processing, and validating necessary disaggregated data that may be used for planning, program implementation and impact monitoring at the local level while empowering communities to participate in the process.

It involves a census of all households in the community, wherein individual- and household-level information are obtained through face-to-face interview of a responsible member of the household.

Through the conduct of CBMS, local-level key development indicators on (a) health, (b) nutrition, (c) housing, (d) water and sanitation, (e) basic education, (f) income, (g) employment, and (h) peace and order are captured.

Further, it will also generate relevant and locally disaggregated statistics including Multidimensional Poverty Index (MDPI).

The 2022 CBMS will adopt the Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) technique, which will involve the gathering of information through the use
of an electronic questionnaire contained in handheld tablets to cover households and barangays in the PSA-funded and local government units (LGUs).

A Computer-Assisted Web Interview (CAWI) application will also be used to complement data collection through the CAPI of the Barangay Profile Questionnaire (BPQ).

As the need arises, the 2022 CBMS will also adopt the traditional Paper and Pencil Interview (PAPI) technique for both the Household Profile Questionnaire (HPQ) and BPQ.

The enumeration units for the 2022 CBMS are the households, housing units, barangays, and select city/municipal LGUs.

The period of enumeration for the 2022 CBMS is from 08 August 2022 to 06 October 2022.

In Western Visayas, about 29 LGUs will participate in CBMS undertaking. Ten of which are PSA-funded LGUs, while 19 city/municipal LGUs are LGU-funded.

The public are enjoined to support the 2022 CBMS.

For questions and clarifications, please contact the Statistical Operations and Coordination Division of PSA VI at telephone numbers (033) 335-0316 and email address