March 15, 2019 - Three (3) Municipalities in Region 02 showcased their best practices on the implementation of Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) during the 15th CBMS National Conference on March 13-15, 2019.
These practices are centered in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their respective Municipalities anchored on this year’s theme “Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through CBMS”.
Dir. Elpidio A. Durwin, CESO V, DILG Region 02 Assistant Regional Director served as session chair in the presentation of Region 02’s best practices using the CBMS data entitled “CBMS: A Vehicle towards achieving inclusive growth and development”.
Mr. Joey Gamboa, Secretary to the Sanggunian and concurrent Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO) of Saguday, Quirino, presented the best practices of the Municipality through a presentation entitled “Sustaining Inclusive Growth and Development through CBMS”.
Meanwhile, Ms. Leonile Dolores Aure, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC) of Cabarroguis, Quirino presented Cabarroguis’ best practices through a presentation entitled “CBMS Bringing Access to Manageable Safe Water System for Cabarroguis”.
Mr. Wilson P. Gabatin, MPDC of Benito Soliven, Isabela, presented the best practices of the Municipality through a presentation entitled “Achieving Development Goals through grassroots mechanism in LGUs”.
During the open forum, the CBMS Network commended the presenter-municipalities of the region for the successful implementation of CBMS.
“Continue to be an inspiration to other LGUs [Local Government Units]”, a participant enthused to the presenters.
Meanwhile, the CBMS Network in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) conducted the endeavor.
The conference aimed to feature and discuss the use of CBMS for identifying priority needs and implementing program interventions in line with meeting SDGs.
Also, it aimed to feature good practices and strategies of LGUs in various socioeconomic, demographic and geographical contexts to meet the different SDG targets and discuss areas for possible collaboration with development partners, private organizations and non-government organizations (NGOs) to address identified needs and challenges.
Aside from presentations from selected LGU partners in the country, this year’s policy conference will also include presentations from invited CBMS research teams from partner institutions in seven (7) countries.
These countries are currently being supported and mentored by the CBMS Network in their pilot adoption and use of CBMS methodology for localizing SDGs and for examining thematic issues relating to financial inclusion and entrepreneurship, youth unemployment, women empowerment, agricultural productivity and poverty reduction, among others.
Moreover, these countries include Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nicaragua, Togo and Uganda.
During the activity, Ret. Gen. Eduardo M. Año, Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, gave a message which centered in fostering security, peace and development through participatory and responsive governance.
He encouraged the participants to not just be responsive but be proactive. He shared that CBMS bridges the sentiments of community to the government to address the different sectoral concerns.
Meanwhile, the activity was participated by different CBMS practitioners, LGU Functionaries and Representatives from different National Government Agencies (NGAs) and NGOs.