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City, PSA, DILG ink MOA on CBMS

THE 19th City Council on its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy authorized the City Mayor to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The MOA covers the collaboration of the parties in the implementation of the Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) in Cagayan de Oro City.

The CBMS is 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 shall serve as an economic and social tool towards the formulation and implementation of poverty alleviation and development programs which are specific, targeted and responsive to the basic needs of each sector of the community.

It also aims to generate updated and disaggregated data necessary for targeting beneficiaries, conduct more comprehensive poverty analysis and needs prioritization and provide information that will enable a system of public spending that warrants government allocation on areas and populace that are most wanting.

Under the MOA, the PSA shall develop standard protocols, data collection and processing systems, questionnaires, forms, manuals, and other instruments and materials relevant to the CBMS operations.

It shall also issue memorandum circulars and advisories, and monitor the city’s compliance on the CBMS implementation in coordination with the DILG, provide the city the CBMS IEC materials and assist in its campaign in the locality such as posting of IEC materials on various PSA media platforms, among others.

For its part, the DILG shall assist the PSA in providing capacity building assistance such as providing trainers and manpower for the city, provided that expenses incurred in this relation shall be borne by the PSA, except for mobilization expenses such as transportation and representation expenses of DILG personnel, among others.

Finally, the city shall attend and actively participate in coordination meetings and trainings on CBMS data collection, data processing, data validation/evaluation and data analysis.

It shall also shoulder all financial requirements for the CBMS operations in the locality such as printing costs, salary and wages of hired personnel, training expenses and other supplies as deemed necessary, among others.

The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on planning, innovation and development and on laws and rules both chaired by Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya.


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