The list of successful applicants for the 2022 Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) in the Municipality of Baao is set for release this 2nd week of August 2022.

What is CBMS?
According to the law, CBMS is an organized technology-based system of collecting, processing, and validating necessary disaggregated data that may be used for local planning, program implementation, and impact monitoring while empowering communities to participate in the process. It involves generation of data at the local level which serves as a basis in targeting households for government programs geared towards poverty alleviation and economic development.

As a statistical activity, the CBMS entails a census of households undertaken by the local government units (LGUs) with the participation of the community using accelerated poverty profiling systems in the data. Data that will be generated by the CBMS are 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.

Implementation of the CBMS in the local level is being spearheaded by the Office of the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator.