This chapter introduces the 2023 Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) and explains its general and specific objectives. It also discusses the uses and importance of CBMS data, scope and coverage, and other relevant facts about the CBMS data collection operation such as the reference period, enumeration period, legal bases, data privacy, confidentiality of information, obligation of the respondents to give truthful and complete information, and the organizational set-up.

1.1 The 2023 CBMS

The CBMS refers to 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 entails a census of all households in the community, wherein individual- and household-level information are obtained by face-to-face interview of a responsible member of each household in the community. Through the conduct of the CBMS, several local-level key development indicators that capture various aspects of quality of life in cities and municipalities will be gathered and compiled, particularly on: (a) health, (b) nutrition, (c) housing, (d) water and sanitation, (e) basic education, (f) income, (g) employment, and (h) peace and order.

Under Republic Act (RA) No. 11315 or the Community-Based Monitoring System Act, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) shall lead the implementation of CBMS. Initial preparations for the conduct of the 2023 CBMS have commenced since September 2020 to further develop the data collection system for the conduct of the CBMS in the succeeding years. Through the improvement of the design of the CBMS, the PSA will be able to institutionalize and synchronize the conduct of the CBMS as well as generate more relevant and more locally disaggregated statistics on poverty such as the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).

The PSA, in partnership with the local government units (LGUs), will conduct the 2023 CBMS in 331 cities and municipalities whose LGUs had expressed their intentions to join simultaneously with the 2023 CBMS operations. These LGUs are to be given technical assistance by the PSA. The various CBMS instruments and applications needed for the CBMS implementation will be shared with these LGUs. The PSA field offices will oversee the conduct of the CBMS in their area of jurisdiction.

The Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) focal person/s on the CBMS, CBMS provincial statisticians (CBMS Focal Persons in the PSO, including the Statistical Specialist II or Senior Statistical Specialist) and Information Systems Analysts in the PSA field offices will undertake oversight, monitoring and supervisory functions to ensure an organized 2023 CBMS operations. Head CBMS Area Supervisors will also be engaged for each city/municipality with 2023 CBMS operations.

The 2023 CBMS will be the 3rd CBMS to be led by the PSA in the Philippines. The 1st CBMS was conducted in 2021 covering nine (9) LGUs for purposes of finetuning the CBMS tools, applications and systems.

The 2023 CBMS will adopt the Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) technique, which will involve the gathering of information through the use of an electronic questionnaire contained in an electronic gadget (tablet) to cover households and barangays in the PSA-funded LGUs, and other LGUs will finance their own CBMS. In addition, a Computer-Assisted Web Interview (CAWI) application will also be used to complement data collection through the CAPI of the Barangay Profile Questionnaire (BPQ). As the need arises, the 2023 CBMS will also adopt the traditional Paper and Pencil Interview (PAPI) technique for both the Household Profile Questionnaire (HPQ) and BPQ.

The 2023 CBMS HCAS and CBMS focal persons in the PSA will make use of the CBMS Management Information System to assist in the monitoring and management of 2023 CBMS operations.

1.2 Objectives of the 2023 CBMS

The general objective of the 2023 CBMS is to conduct a full-scale enumeration in selected areas nationwide to:

a. generate updated and disaggregated data necessary in targeting beneficiaries;

b. conduct more comprehensive poverty analysis and needs prioritization;

c. design appropriate policies and interventions;

d. provide mechanism for impact monitoring over time;

e. provide information that will enable a system of public spending that warrants government allocation on areas and populace that are most wanting;

f. establish a data collection, data sharing, and information management system which shall respect the fundamental human right to privacy, ensure data quality, and uphold data protection principles of legitimate purpose, transparency, and proportionality;

g. establish CBMS database at the national and city/municipal level; and

h. generate relevant statistics at higher levels that will complement and supplement the local level data.

1.3 Uses and Importance of CBMS

The Philippine Statistical Development Program 2018-2023 includes the CBMS as one of the key data collection activities that will enable the generation of more locally disaggregated statistics essential for targeting the poor and vulnerable in the country as well as for use in local policymaking and program implementation. As cited in the DILG-NEDA Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, s. 2018, the CBMS also has great potential for providing statistics on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and indicators on the Regional/Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023-2028 at the local level. The PDP also cites the importance of local local-level data to provide a basis for mainstreaming social protection systems, strengthening health-related programs, supporting micro, small and medium enterprises, and enhancing the efficiency of public goods and service delivery. Such development programs relate to the 10-Point Socioeconomic Agenda of the current administration, particularly on increasing competitiveness of cities and municipalities, increasing investments in human capital development, improving social protection programs, and empowering families through financial planning and widened access to health facilities.

The recent public health crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic further played the importance of having community-level data for the programming and targeting of beneficiaries of social assistance packages of the government. The implementation of the CBMS by the PSA starting 2021 among the poorest municipalities of the country is essential and indispensable to be done the soonest. Obtaining the community-level data from the CBMS at the earliest possible time will greatly enhance local level planning and development, programming of socio-economic interventions and correctly hitting the program-purposed beneficiaries. Recognizing this undeniable importance and the figured outcome, the CBMS has been declared a designated statistical activity under the System of Designated Statistics in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 11315.

The following are the expected outputs from the data to be collected from the nationwide rollout of the CBMS:

  1. CBMS database lodged at the respective Local Government Units (LGUs)
  2. Poverty statistics and statistics on other statistical indicators at the city/municipality level for LGUs that will be stored in the National CBMS Databank
  3. CBMS microdata
  4. Inputs to the annual accomplishment report for submission to the offices of the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives

Such data from the CBMS are also important to LGUs, National Government Agencies (NGAs), and PSA for various reasons as follows:

Data UsersPossible CBMS Data Uses
LGUs and NGAs
  • Delivery of public services
  • Allocation of resources and infrastructure for the cities, municipalities, and barangays
  • Assessment of ICT capacity of barangays identification and location of beneficiaries for social development programs
  • Formulation of LGU and NGA policies and plans concerning various segments of the population (i.e., children, youth, elderly, women, farmers/fisherfolk, persons with disability, among others)
  • Development and improvement of programs and processes relative to the delivery of basic services, such as health, education, employment, housing, agriculture, infrastructure, disaster risk response and management, and other socio-economic concerns
  • Tracking progress and local data governance
  • Monitoring of status of their constituents and area of jurisdiction vis-à-vis the national/local development plans, SDGs inputs to registries maintained by the LGUs and NGAs
  • Promotion of data use in decision-making towards LGU and NGA innovations and improved competitiveness digitalization of local data ecosystems adherence of the LGUs to key statistical standards
  • Statistical coordination
  • Nationwide promotion of the use of statistical standards designs and implementation of the statistical capacity development programs for the LGUs integration of geospatial information with statistical information
  • Data quality inputs to the updating of the list of households and establishments
  • Compilation of more locally disaggregated statistics that can address a variety of data needs of the policymakers and development planners and program implementers

Statistics from the CBMS can also be used by the private sector. But the extent of the use of the CBMS data by the researchers is to be defined by the data sharing protocol, which will be approved by the CBMS Council.

Another vital piece of information which can be obtained from the CBMS operation is the generation of digitized maps of all households, government services and natural resources. Geotagging is the process of creating vector data by marking building structures such as households and housing units, service facilities, government projects, and natural resources as points, lines, and polygons in the digitized maps. This enables the mapping of all areas in the Philippines and allows the government, the citizenry, and other stakeholders to be informed on the progress of projects.

1.4 Scope and Coverage

Enumeration Units

The enumeration units for the 2023 CBMS are the households and housing units as well as the barangays in the cities and municipalities whose LGUs will join the simultaneous 2023 CBMS operations. All of these will be listed and enumerated. Homeless, households in temporary shelter (or evacuation centers), and Filipinos residing in Philippine embassies, missions, and consulates abroad will be enumerated.

Data Collected

The 2023 CBMS aims to list buildings, housing units, and households through 2023 CBMS Form 1 (Listing Record of Buildings, Housing Units, and Households). Data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the households as well as selected household-level and housing characteristics, on the other hand, will be collected through CBMS Form 2 (Household Profile Questionnaire). CBMS Form 3 (Waiver/ Consent Form) will also be administered to solicit the consent of the household respondent for LGU and PSA to be able to share their personal and household data to other NGAs with social development programs that may/might help them.

Moreover, CBMS Form 4 (Barangay Profile Questionnaire) will collect data on general information about the barangay LGU, physical characteristics of the barangay, service institutions, and infrastructure.

Location data of households and barangay LGUs will be recorded in accordance with the geotagging mandate of the PSA and LGUs pursuant to RA 11315.

1.5 Reference Period

March 1, 2023 (Wednesday) at 12:01 A.M. will be the reference date and time for the 2023 CBMS, on which the enumeration of the population and collection of pertinent data on housing in the areas will refer.

Furthermore, reference dates in each section in the Household Profile Questionnaire (HPQ) are generally moving unless otherwise stated.

Examples of moving reference dates are past week, past month, and past 12 months. On the other hand, examples of fixed reference dates are as of March 01, 2022, from December 2022 - February 2023, and past 12 months (March 01, 2022 - February 28, 2023).

However, there are exceptions. To wit:

  1. The reference date for the whole Section G is fixed.
  2. For Section M, items M07, and M19 - M28 have moving reference dates; the rest are fixed.

Table 1. Section G reference dates

Reference DatesData Items
July 01, 2021 - June 30, 2022G01 - G16, G19 - G22, G27 - G29, G34 - G42, G47 - G53
As of July 01, 2022G17 - 18
July 2019 - June 2022G23, G30, G43, G54
2019 and 2022G24 - G26, G31 - G33, G44 - G46, G55 - G57

Table 2. Section M reference dates

Reference DatesData Items
July 01, 2019M01
2019 and 2023M02 - M03
July 01, 2021 - June 30, 2023M05, M10 - M18
July 2019 - June 2023M06, M08 - M09
As of date of visitM07, M19 - M22, M27 - M28
Past 12 months from date of visitM23 - M26

1.6 Enumeration Period

The period of enumeration for the 2023 CBMS is from March 01, 2023 (Wednesday) to June 03, 2023 (Saturday). This is approximately 82 working days (including Saturdays).

1.7 Authority for the Conduct of the 2023 CBMS

RA No. 11315, also known as the Community-Based Monitoring System Act, which was signed into law on April 17, 2019, mandates that the PSA shall serve as the lead agency in the implementation of the CBMS. Key functions of the PSA include the setting of standards, review, and development of data collection forms; capacitating the cities and municipalities in the collection of the poverty data at the local level; monitoring of data collection activities of the LGUs; act as the national repository of poverty data collected from the CBMS; and processing and generation of poverty statistics using CBMS data collected from the CBMS, among others. The Act also provides for the regular and synchronized conduct of the CBMS every three (3) years.

Section 3(b) of RA No. 11315 also stipulates that the CBMS involves geotagging activities. “Geotagging refers to the process of adding metadata about government projects, households/housing units, service facilities, and natural resources to various media and of uploading to a web-based application. This enables the mapping of all areas in the Philippines and allows the government, the citizenry, and other stakeholders to check the progress of projects in real-time.” The PSA through its Geospatial Management Division (GMD) “shall be in charge of the development and implementation of operational plans for the creation, continuous updating, and improvement of CBMS digital maps and data visualizations. It shall likewise manage and maintain the geospatial information system for CBMS.”

The conduct of the CBMS by the PSA is also supported by RA No. 10625, also known as the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013, which was approved on 12 September 2013. The law states that:

“The PSA shall be primarily responsible for all national censuses and surveys, sectoral statistics, consolidation of the administrative recording system, and compilation of national accounts.” Specifically, Section 6(b) of this Act mandates the PSA to “prepare and conduct periodic censuses on population, housing, agriculture, fisheries, business, industry, and other sectors of the economy.”

As per Section 4 of RA 11315, each city and municipality is the primary data collecting authority within its locality. For this purpose, city/municipal LGUs will have an active role in the CBMS operations. In particular, their CBMS focal teams in the LGUs will closely collaborate with the PSA to undertake the various training programs, provision of spaces for CBMS local headquarters, and other materials and ICT equipment necessary in the conduct of the 2023 CBMS.

1.8 Data Privacy

RA No. 10173, also known as Data Privacy Act of 2012, stipulates that “It is the policy of the State to protect the fundamental human right of privacy, of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth. The State recognizes the vital role of information and communications technology in nation-building and its inherent obligation to ensure that personal data in information and communications systems in the government and the private sector are secured and protected”.

Corollary to the above, Section 4(e) of RA 10173 states that the right of privacy does not apply to “information necessary in order to carry out the functions of public authority, which includes the processing of personal data for the performance by the independent agencies of their constitutionally and statutorily mandated functions.” Moreover, Section 12(e) of this Act states that the processing of personal information shall be permitted only if not otherwise prohibited by law, and when the processing is necessary to fulfill functions of public authority, which necessarily includes the processing of personal data for the fulfillment of its mandate.

In this regard, Section 10 of RA No. 11315 recognizes that “the right to privacy of every respondent remains inviolable. The citizen participating in the data collection shall be fully informed of the nature and extent of processing intended for his or her personal data. Participation in all data collection activities is purely voluntary. Notwithstanding Section 4 of this Act, respondents may refuse to answer any question or reveal any information at any point or terminate data collection activities with no further action needed”.

In this respect, the data collectors who will cover households will be describing the purpose of the CBMS before the conduct of interview and will be administering the CBMS Form 3 after the household respondent accomplishes the CBMS Form 2. If the respondent signs the CBMS Form 3, it signifies that he or she is making an explicit waiver to authorize the PSA and the LGU to disclose their identity and other relevant information about their household to the government entities which provide social protection programs for them. The administration of the waiver is done under Section 10 of RA No. 11315.

Relatedly, respondents for the CBMS Form 4 will be informed about the objectives of collecting information about the barangay and the extent to which their personal information will be used for the CBMS purposes. Specifically, their personal information will be made known and used only by the PSA through its hired personnel for data collection purposes for follow up/callbacks and reference as the PSA hired personnel undertakes the geotagging activities of community/service facilities, government projects and natural resources using the CBMS Forms 5 and 6. All barangay LGUs are likewise enjoined to participate in the CBMS for inclusive local development.

1.9 Confidentiality of Information

All personnel involved in the 2023 CBMS are required to keep in STRICT CONFIDENCE any information obtained during the CBMS that pertains to any household or individual person.

Section 26 of RA No. 10625 stipulates that “individual data furnished by a respondent to statistical inquiries, surveys, and censuses conducted by the PSA shall be considered PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION and as such shall be inadmissible as evidence in any proceeding”. Section 3(k) of RA No. 10173 defines privileged information as “to any and all forms of data which under the Rules of Court and other pertinent laws constitute privileged communication”.

Meanwhile, Section 19 of RA No. 10173 states that “the personal information shall be held under STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY and shall be used only for the declared purpose. Likewise, the provisions on data privacy are not applicable to processing of personal information gathered for the purpose of investigations in relation to any criminal, administrative or tax liabilities of a data subject”.

Moreover, only those households whose respondents have signed the CBMS Form 3 will have their data shared with the NGA that provides social protection programs for them, as provided under Section 10 of RA No. 11315. Otherwise, those data collected from households whose respondents have not signed the CBMS Form 3 will be processed only for purposes of generating statistics aggregated at the city/municipal and barangay levels.

Personal information of CBMS Forms 4 respondents shall also be kept confidential and shall be used only for follow-up/callbacks and reference of the PSA hired personnel for the geotagging exercise.

Oath of Data Privacy shall be accomplished by the PSA regular personnel, hired enumerators, and supervisors before they proceed to collect data using the CBMS applications and tools. Penalties will be applied according to the contract and based on pertinent laws that sanction negligence, breach of confidentiality of information, improper disposal, behavior with malicious intent, unauthorized access or the intentional breach, and unauthorized disclosure of CBMS data.

1.10 Responsibility of the Respondents to Provide Truthful Information

The participation in the conduct of CBMS is purely voluntary. The right to privacy of every respondent remains inviolable. The citizen participating in the data collection shall be fully informed of the nature and extent of processing intended for his or her personal data.

Truthful and complete responses to the CBMS data collection forms are important for the LGUs and NGAs to craft appropriate policies and programs for inclusive and equitable development. Thus, notwithstanding Section 10 of RA No. 11315, CBMS enumerators must establish trust and confidence from the respondent prior to and during the interview to draw in truthful and comprehensive information.

1.11 Organizational Setup for the 2023 CBMS

The 2023 CBMS will entail use of large manpower and financial resources. Hence, an organizational set-up designed primarily to cater to the needs of the 2023 CBMS is necessary. Furthermore, data to be collected from the households will also be provided to the LGUs as reference for registries and as a data source for targeting beneficiaries for social development programs. Data quality shall likewise be a priority to ensure that CBMS data will be useful to the various data stakeholders.

As mandated by RA 11315, the CBMS Council, composed of the PSA, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), shall serve as the decision and policy-making body for the implementation of the CBMS.

Through the CBMS Council, Technical Working Groups (TWGs) shall be created to assist in resolving issues related to the overall implementation of the CBMS. Moreover, a pool of resource agencies from both the private and public sectors shall be consulted by the said deliberative body to provide relevant information and other considerations to be covered in the data collection and implementation initiative.

The PSA, headed by the National Statistician and Civil Registrar General (NSCRG), is the agency mandated to lead the implementation of the CBMS. All directives pertaining to this undertaking will emanate from the Office of the National Statistician (ONS). The NSCRG will be assisted by the Deputy National Statistician (DNS) of the Censuses and Technical Coordination Office (CTCO). Specific instructions and orders shall be delegated to the field supervisors through a chain of command shown in Figure 1.1.

The DNS of the CTCO, together with the Interim Assistant National Statistician (IANS) of the Community-Based Statistics Service (CBSS) will supervise the entire operations of the CBMS. Under the supervision of the IANS of the CBSS are the CBMS-Planning and Coordination Division (CBMS-PCD), Community-Based Statistics Division (CBSD), and Geospatial Management Division (GMD), which will be responsible for the planning, implementation, mapping, and technical supervision of the CBMS operations. The CBSS thus makes up the National CBMS Core Team (NCCT) that spearheads collaboration with various government agencies and stakeholders at the national level.

The Assistant National Statistician (ANS) of the Information Technology and Dissemination Service (ITDS), on the other hand, will oversee the operations of the Systems Development Division (SDD), the unit responsible for the development of the electronic data gathering and processing systems of the 2023 CBMS. Quality checks in the applications to be used shall be undertaken by the Systems Quality Assurance Division (SQAD), whereas assistance for the inputs to the geotagging exercise and allocation of tablets, desktop computers, data servers, and other ICT equipment to all PSA personnel for the CBMS shall be extended by the Systems Operation and Infrastructure Division (SOID).
The ANS of the Finance and Administrative Service (FAS), under the Civil Registration and Central Support Office (CRCSO), meanwhile, will be responsible for the transfer of funds from the Central Office (CO) to the Field Offices (FOs) and other logistical requirements. Both the ITDS and FAS will closely coordinate with the CBSS on all 2023 CBMS concerns to ensure the smooth flow of operation.

On the other hand, the PSA Regional Statistics Service Office (RSSO) and Provincial Statical Office (PSO), through their designated members of the Regional/Provincial CBMS Core Team (R/PCCT) will be responsible for the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of the entire CBMS operation in the areas under their jurisdiction, including data review and evaluation, and issuance of certification pass. The regional CBMS core team shall include the RSSO CSS, CBMS Focal Person/Senior Statistical Specialist/Statistical Specialist II, and Information Systems Analyst I.

The PSO Chief Statistical Specialist (CSS) and/or the PSO CBMS focal person/team will also supervise the operations in the Provincial Processing Center (PPC). He/she will have direct supervision over the operations, encoding, coding, key verification, and archiving of the questionnaires, forms, and maps. The provincial CBMS core team shall include the PSO CSS, CBMS Focal Person/Senior Statistical Specialist/Statistical Specialist II, Information Systems Analyst I and HCAS.

In the city/municipal level, the City/Municipal CBMS Core Team (C/MCCT) will be formed to function in the coordination and implementation of CBMS activities in their area. They will be monitored by the concerned R/PCCT through the PSO Representative and the HCAS. The C/MCCT shall be composed of city/municipal LGU staff-in-charge of the CBMS coordination.

Alongside with the respective organized actors in the regional, provincial, and city/municipal levels, and the existing Regional Statistics Committees (RSCs) and Provincial/City/Municipal CBMS Coordinating Boards (P/C/MCCBs) will be created to play an instrumental role in providing guidance and direction to local statistical activities, and to serve as policy-making body on logistical issues and matters within their jurisdiction. On May 26, 2021, the CBMS Council issued CBMS Council Resolution No. 06, s. 2021, Approving the Establishment of the Provincial and City/Municipal CBMS Coordinating Boards and their Terms of Reference. These P/C/MCCBs will be responsible in ensuring logistical and other requirements are in place prior and during the CBMS operations, as well as in resolving provincial/city/municipal-wide issues and concerns encountered in the conduct of CBMS in their areas of jurisdiction.

The CBMS Area Supervisor (CAS), will be responsible, on a full-time basis, for the supervision, monitoring, and coordination of CBMS activities in big cities or clusters of smaller cities/municipalities within a district. He/she will supervise all the TSs assigned in his/her area/s of assignment.

The CAS will be responsible for a group of five (5) teams, with each team consisting of one (1) Team Supervisor (TS), and five (5) Enumerators (ENs). Generally, his/her teams will cover a city/municipality. However, in big cities or municipalities, two (2) or more CASs may be assigned.

The TS will take charge of the supervision of about five (5) ENs. He/she will update his/her CAS about the problems encountered and the progress of enumeration in the areas assigned to him/her.

The EN, meanwhile, will be responsible for the complete enumeration in the barangay or enumeration area/s (EA) assigned to him/her. He/she will seek the help of his/her TS regarding the problems which he/she himself/herself cannot resolve.

Prior to the start of the enumeration, the EN together with his/her TS and or CAS will conduct an ocular inspection in his/her area/s of assignment. They will pay a courtesy call to the Punong Barangay and other incumbent barangay officials and ask for their cooperation and assistance in the CBMS activity. A short briefing will also be organized to orient the barangay officials and staff about the CBMS and its operations, including the geotagging activity and how to accomplish/update the responses in the CBMS Form 4 (Barangay Profile Questionnaire).

Figure 1.1

Illustration of the {{$theme.cbmsYearDate}} CBMS Operational Setup


1.12 Communication Flow

All 2023 CBMS communications emanating from the CO will be transmitted to the FOs through channels. Conversely, communications from the FOs to the CO will be addressed to the ONS using the email address: and

A forum for PSA CBMS personnel is included in the 2023 CBMS Management Information System (MIS) intended to facilitate and organize filing of questions and concerns as well as the responses/answers and recommendations. Instructions on how to use the 2023 CBMS MIS will be discussed in Chapter 15 of this Manual.

1.13 CBMS Operational Framework

The PSA together with DILG and LGU implements the following operational framework for CBMS implementation:

First, there will be planning and coordination among the CBMS stakeholders. A memorandum of agreement will be signed by PSA, DILG and LGU to facilitate the conduct of CBMS in their locality.

Second, there will be assessment of the knowledge and skills of stakeholders to determine the LGUs training needs as well as their capacity in implementing the CBMS.

Next, there will be recruitment and hiring personnel that will be involved in CBMS data collection. It includes enumerators, supervisors, and data processors. The hiring process should follow the qualifications standards set by PSA.

This will be followed by the training of Barangay Officials and Personnel on the BPQ. There will be three (3) modes of data collection for the BPQ: CAWI, CAPI, and PAPI. After that there will be a series of trainings for the preparation of CBMS data collection activity. All personnel that will be involved will have to undergo training on field operations, concepts, and definitions of terms to be used in CBMS, how to collect data for HPQ, how to geotag buildings, housing units and households.

Then there will be almost two (2) months of field operations to gather and collect data for the households and perform geotagging activities among buildings, housing units and households. It will be immediately followed by processing of data collected which includes verification of data, completeness, and consistency checks.

All BPQ-listed service institutions and government projects will be geotagged thereafter. In addition, geotagging will also cover mapping of city/municipal government projects and natural resources. Map processing will be done to ensure quality in map data files.

All the processed data will be stored in a database that will be established and maintained by PSA and LGU. For organized storage and handling of CBMS data, the LGU may have their own local CBMS databank pursuant to Section 8 of the CBMS Act, provided they would comply with the data sharing and privacy protocol.

When the data collected was cleaned, validated, and stores in the database, PSA and LGUs can generate statistical tables and descriptive statistics. LGU will also be capacitated on how analyze, interpret, and present the data. Furthermore, thematic maps can also be generated from the data, and LGUs’ concerned staff/officials will be required to participate in the capacity development activities to ensure understanding, knowledge, and right interpretation of CBMS data and maps.

Lastly, those data generated will be used as input in the plan formulation and budgeting of LGUs. They may use it as reference for their Annual Investment Plan, Comprehensive Development Plan, Comprehensive Land Use Plan, and other local government plans and programs for development.

There will be information, education, and communication (IEC), monitoring and evaluation, and the feedback mechanism within CBMS operations. This means that all throughout the CBMS operations, there should be an IEC campaign and strategies to ensure high participation of all stakeholders. Also, the monitoring and feedback mechanism would ensure compliance with standard protocols at all phases and enable continual improvement of the CBMS operations.

Figure 1.2

CBMS Operational Framework


1.14 Timetable of Major Activities for the 2023 CBMS

All 2023 CBMS personnel shall be aware of the timetable of the following major activities:

Activity Start Date End Date
  1. Data collection
  1. Data processing and evaluation
  1. Data processing (PSA-funded)
24 Oct 202231 Jan 2023
  1. Data processing (LGU-funded)
16 Jan 202317 Feb 2023
  1. Data verification, certification pass, and completeness checks at the Provincial Statistics Office
16 Jan 202317 Feb 2023
  1. Data verification, certification pass, and completeness checks at the Provincial Statistics Office
16 Jan 202317 Feb 2023
  1. Data evaluation and tabulation
16 Jan 202317 Feb 2023
  1. Prework
08 Jul 202224 Feb 2023
  1. Operational Trainings
  1. Task Force Training
27 Feb 202303 Mar 2023
  1. Regional Level Training
06 Mar 202310 Mar 2023
  1. Geotagging and processing of CBMS Form 5
13 Mar 202331 May 2023
  1. Geotagging and processing of CBMS Form 5
03 Jul 202329 Sept 2023
  1. Prework
15 May 202316 Jun 2023
  1. Operational Trainings
  1. Task Force Training
19 Jun 202323 Jun 2023
  1. Regional Level Training
26 Jun 202330 Jun 2023
  1. Geotagging and processing of CBMS Form 5
03 Jul 202330 Sep 2023
  1. Creation of data visualizations and maps
01 Sep 202330 Nov 2023
COMMUNITY VALIDATION02 May 202328 May 2023
Writing and release of key findings and preliminary reports
  1. Final report writing
02 May 202330 Jun 2023
  1. Release of final report
01 Jun 202330 Jun 2023
  1. Final preparation of data for release
15 May 202330 Jun 2023
  1. Data dissemination forum
24 Jul 202331 Aug 2023
  1. CBMS Portal
30 Jun 2023
  1. CBMS Databank
31 Jul 2023
  1. Release of microdata (non-anonymized and PUF)
07 Aug 2023
  1. Module II-B: Data processing 2: CBMS data tabulation and analysis using descriptive statistics
    1. Training of trainers / regional level training
    2. Provincial level training
    3. LGU training
03 Apr 202326 May 2023
  1. Module III-A: Uses and applications of the CBMS data I: Poverty indicators and thematic mapping
    1. Training of trainers / regional level training
    2. Provincial level training
    3. LGU training
05 Jun 202314 Jul 2023
  1. Module III-B: Uses and applications of the CBMS data II: Local government planning and budgeting using the CBMS data
    1. Training of trainers / regional level training
    2. Provincial level training
    3. LGU training
10 Jul 202311 Aug 2023
  1. Module III-A: Uses and applications of the CBMS data I: Poverty indicators and thematic mapping
    1. Training of trainers / regional level training
    2. Provincial level training
    3. LGU training
05 Jun 202314 Jul 2023
  1. Module III-B: Uses and applications of the CBMS data II: Local government planning and budgeting using the CBMS data
    1. Training of trainers / regional level training
    2. Provincial level training
    3. LGU training
10 Jul 202311 Aug 2023
  1. Module IV: Management and security of the local CBMS databank
    1. Training of trainers / regional level training
    2. Provincial level training
    3. LGU training
08 May 202323 May 2023
  1. Coordination with LGUs (submission of requirements)
24 Oct 202303 Feb 2023
  1. Finalization of participating LGUs
03 Feb 2023
  1. Recruitment of COSWs and Field Personnel
02 Jan 202303 Feb 2023
  1. Updating of CBMS applications
09 Jan 202313 Feb 2023
  1. Operational trainings
  1. BPQ and C/M data sheet training (any 2 days)
30 Jan 2023 10 Feb 2023
  1. Provincial Training
08 Feb 2023 16 Feb 2023
  1. C/M Training
17 Feb 2023 25 Feb 2023
  1. Data collection
01 Mar 202303 Jun 2023
  1. Data processing trainings
  1. Provincial Training
02 May 2023 06 May 2023
  1. C/M Training
15 May 2023 19 May 2023
  1. Data processing
22 May 202330 Jun 2023
  1. Data evaluation and tabulation
21 May 202305 Jun 2023
  1. Geotagging trainings
  1. Provincial Training
12 Jun 2023 24 Jun 2023
  1. C/M Training
19 Jun 2023 30 Sep 2023
  1. Geotagging and processing of geospatial data
03 Jul 202330 Sep 2023
  1. Creation of data visualizations and maps
  1. Community validation
02 Oct 202327 Oct 2023
  1. Final report writing
06 Nov 202322 Dec 2023
  1. Release of final report
12 Jan 2024
  1. Data dissemination forum
19 Jan 2024
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