PSA includes Sual as pilot area for dis-aggregated survey

By November 21, 2021Business

THE municipality of Sual is among the only two local government units in the Ilocos Region to be included for the pilot areas of the community-based monitoring system (CBMS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

In a media forum on Wednesday, Regional Statistical Services Office Region 1 CBMS focal person Teresa Olarte said the other is San Gabriel town in La Union.

She said pilot surveys in the two local government units started in October this year and will end on December; and, results will be released in March 2022, before the nationwide launch in July 2022.

“CBMS is an organized technology-based system of collecting, processing, and validating necessary dis-aggregated data that may be used for planning, program implementation, and impact monitoring at the local level while empowering communities to participate in the process,” she said.

It will serve as an economic and social tool for the formulation and implementation of poverty alleviation and development programs that are specific, targeted, and responsive to the basic needs of each sector of the community.

Olarte said that except for the population survey which is specific to a local government, all other PSA surveys done in the past are limited to regional information which is not reflective of a particular local jurisdiction.

“Policy and program planners will be able to conduct more comprehensive poverty analysis for establishing priorities in allocating public resources and go to areas that are most wanting,” she said.

Among the information to be obtained include: health, nutrition, water, shelter, education, income, employment, security, participation, location of buildings, housing units, service institutions, infrastructure, natural resources, government project; and status of government projects.

The CBMS is pursuant to Republic Act No. 11315, which was approved on April 17, 2019. (Jerick Pasiliao)

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