Upgrading of Oro’s database system pushed

THE city needs to pursue its Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS).

Councilor Girlie Balaba pointed this out during the regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy saying the program was put on hold because of the pandemic.

As cited in Republic Act No. 11315, 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 involves the generation of data as the basis in targeting households in the planning, budgeting and implementation of government programs geared towards poverty alleviation and economic development. It entails a census of households undertaken by LGUs with the participation of the community using accelerated poverty profiling system in the data collection, processing, mapping and analysis of data.

It may be recalled that Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya, chair of the committee on planning and development, has pushed for the implementation of the CBMS for effective governance.

In 2017, the councilor filed resolutions declaring as a matter of policy that the Community-Based Monitoring System program shall be undertaken every five years to be supervised by the City Planning and Development Office.

A resolution was also passed urging barangays of the city to support and participate in the CBMS program of activities in their respective areas of responsibility.

In 2019, through Resolution No. 13397-2019, the city council urged the CPDO to provide the Sangguniang Panlungsod copies of the results of the CBMS.

Concerned departments were requested to look into the upgrading of the city’s database system for possible inclusion in next year’s budget.