MOA for CBMS up for discussion

THE City Council committees on planning, research and innovation and people’s organization accreditation and on social services, respectively chaired by Councilors Ian Mark Q. Nacaya and Joyleen Mercedes L. Balaba, will have a joint meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, to discuss the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) by and between the city government, 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 the city pursuant to Ordinance No. 14235-2022.

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.

Under the MOA, the PSA shall be the lead agency in the implementation of the CBMS as provided for in RA 11315 also known as the CBMS Act.

Meanwhile, the DILG will develop and implement information and education campaign relating to CBMS, ensure compliance of the LGUs in the various CBMS activities, and extend assistance to PSA in the conduct and implementation of the CBMS in accordance with Rule VI Section 7 of the IRR of the CBM Act.

For its part, the city government shall be the primary data collecting authority within its locality as provided in Section 4 of the CBMS, The Gavel learned.

The members of the committee want to determine the status of the implementation of the said MOA.

Invited to attend the meeting are representatives from the City Administrator’s Office, PSA-10, DILG, City Treasurer’s Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Budget Office, City Planning and Development Office, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development-10.