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Imee appeals for extensive data gathering in barangays

“STRONG data gathering is critical for building excellence in governance in which we all are trying to aspire and achieve. And, it is the responsibility of every barangay to ensure that data is gathered.”

This was the call of Councilor Imee Rose Moreno, during the regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Bebot Rodriguez, as she proposed for the institutionalization of baseline monitoring and mapping of the marginalized sector in all barangays of the city.

The councilor lamented the lack of budget for Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) in the city this year but is hopeful that in 2024, it will be thoroughly implemented.

She cited that data enabled the government to identify and respond to evolving societal needs that can enhance the quality of life and create evidence-based policies and effective programs.

“Governments are among the world’s largest producers and largest users of data as they aim to deliver better and more efficient public services. Data has become a baseline capability of effective government initiatives and projects and through data we are capacitated in formulating development plans and poverty reduction programs,” Moreno added.

Even with the suspension of the CBMS, Councilor Moreno is still grateful for all the efforts of the barangays in gathering data through their BHWs, BNS, and all others including DepEd in gathering these data needed for the effective implementation of some of the programs of the government.

“Unfortunately, naay mga barangay nga dili makasumite sa data. And with all the data being gathered, ang kinahanglan ma-update ang tanang data,” she said.

“But, still, the Oro Youth Development Office (OYDO) was able to submit data on out-of-school youths in the city aged 15 years and older and the City Planning and Development Office assured that they will work with CSWD and OYDO in creating more tools to address the lapses,” Moreno concluded.


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