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Bucay hosts Community-Based Monitoring System training

BUCAY, Abra, July 4(PIA) - - The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)  conducted  the third batch of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Accelerated Poverty Profiling training in this town recently.


Mayor Bernadette C. Baroña generously allowed the use of town’s state-of-the-art Evacuation Center at the Borokibok Resort for the training   of planning officers, social welfare officers, engineers, and other mandatory officers of the local government units of Bucay, La Paz, Daguioman, Bucloc, Sallapadan and Tineg.

Rolando Gonzales and Mary Ann Griba of the DILG-Cordillera served as the main resource speakers and facilitators of the one-week training-workshop.

Like the first two batches of the CBMS-APP trainings, the participants were taught how to administer the questionnaire set inside the CBMS Scan using tablets. This mechanic is employed to fast-track data collection and processing by encoding data while interviewing household respondents.

The use of the CBMS Scan likewise allows the location of the households to be taken because of the application of GPS with the use of Android tablets. It also ensures security measures that maintain confidentiality of information while facilitating census management.

The information gathered establish a clearer and more reliable poverty profile of the communities that are needed as basis in the planning process and determination of appropriate responses that address the real problems in the localities.

The LGUs provided the logistics needed in the conduct of the training including the training materials especially the gadgets needed in the implementation of the CBMS-APP. Maria Teresa B. Benas  (JDP/MTBB - PIA CAR, Abra)