Dinagat municipal planners train on CBMS–Module III

The Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators of the Province of Dinagat Islands are now on training on the Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Module III which focused on Data Processing and Mapping.

It aims to orient the participants on the appreciation of Statistics Simulator that includes Processing and Tabulation; and the application of CBMS NRDB and Cross-tabulations using CSPro.

This 3-day training is facilitated by Ms. Charity Agbayani and Ms. Lucita dela Pena, both from DILG Central Office assisted by Ms. Mary Jane Lepiten of DILG Surigao del Norte. Said activity is initiated by the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) at NEWS-MPC Function Hall, Poblacion, San Jose, Dinagat Islands that has just started yesterday June 8 and will end on June 10, 2009.

During the opening of the activity, Vice Governor Elvis A. Dela Merced emphasized on his message the importance of the said training as all developmental efforts of the province basically rely on this CBMS output. He further stressed to take this work seriously as the latter’s data would serve as the tool and basis in coming up with the executive and legislative agenda of the province.

PPDO secretariat disclosed that this CBMS has five (5) modules to be eventually completed by MPDCs of the province. This computer-based information system applies an organized way of collecting information at the local level using a household survey questionnaire for use of LGUs, national government agencies, non-government organizations, and civil society for planning, program implementation and monitoring. The core set of indicators have been chosen based on the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty and have been confined to output and impact indicators. (PIO-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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