The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) is an organized technology-based system of collecting, processing, and validating necessary disaggregated data at the local level. The CBMS data may be used as a basis in targeting Philippine households in planning, budgeting, and implementing government programs geared towards poverty alleviation and economic development.

In May 2022, the 2022 CBMS data collection will commence with the collection of data from the various barangays, cities and municipalities. Meanwhile, from July to December 2022, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will conduct the household interviews and data verification on barangay, city and municipal LGU data submitted. This activity entails geotagging households and facilities per enumeration area, collecting individual information, and analyzing and disseminating the collected data. Hence, a clear understanding of various supervisory functions is important in ensuring that all interrelated activities in the CBMS are promptly and properly operationalized, guided by standard procedures, and implemented with sufficient knowledge of CBMS operations.

All supervisors who will be involved in the CBMS operations are to use this Supervisor’s Manual as reference in the performance of their duties and responsibilities. This manual presents extensive background information on the nature of CBMS operations and instructions that would enable supervisors to accomplish tasks assigned to them and solve problems that they may encounter in their course of work.

To be an effective supervisor, it is imperative that they fully understand the role of enumerators during this undertaking. Therefore, this manual should be used together with the Enumerator’s Manual, which discusses the detailed duties and functions of the enumerator. The supervisor plays a critical role in the execution of each CBMS process, which will ultimately affect the quality and timely release of CBMS data. Hence, it is expected from the supervisors to carry out dutifully the functions assigned to them to ensure the success of the CBMS operations.

National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
Quezon City, Philippines, July 2022

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