In time with the enactment of Republic Act No. 11315 or "An Act Establishing a Community Based Monitoring System and Appropriating Funds Therefor", the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan conducted a five-day training on Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Module 1 to capacitate newly-hired workers towards accurate data gathering.
Said event was held on July 29 to August 2, 2019 at the Ground floor of Starmall, City of San Jose Del Monte. Aside from the technical-know-hows and discussion of actual questions involved in data gathering, participants were also given scenarios that they may encounter on the actual data gathering. The importance of CBMS in planning and program implementation was also given emphasis to remind the participants on how crucial their roles are towards the success of the said program. The benefits that they may get as residents of the city were also highlighted.
CBMS, as referred under the law, is an organized technology-based system of collecting, processing, and validating necessary disaggregated data that is used in monitoring the situation and the actual needs of the people at the local level.
Using CBMS as a device for an effective planning will be of great use for the City to meet the rising needs of their constituents and to determine and tender long term solutions to the pressing issues in the locality.