Tabuk City aims to reduce poverty rate by 3%

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Mar. 8 (PIA) – City development planners here aim to uplift the people’s standard of living this year by reducing poverty rate by at least three percent using data gathered in the recent Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS).


Eisenhower Bucalen of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) explained the CBMS is an established poverty assessment tool that guides policy makers and program implementers in drafting impact programs. To do this, first-hand information from the grassroots is needed to reflect their actual needs.

In the preparation of the City Development Plan, the CPDO regularly holds barangay visits to gather directly from the people their pulses and voices in line with bottom-up planning.

Bucalen said barangays in Tabuk were already oriented of the CBMS last year and will integrate the system in their program planning starting 2017. Barangay plans are used as input to the city development plan.

Economic upliftment covers basic needs including health, nutrition, housing, water, sanitation, education, income, livelihood, peace and order. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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