This virtual event is the last of the three-part webinar series organized by PIDS in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government. It will feature the study “The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) as a Local Planning Tool”.

The study examined how the CBMS is being used and implemented in local government development planning. The results showed that majority of municipalities utilize the CBMS, not just for ecological profiling but also for LGU budget preparations and priority setting. However, fewer municipalities allocate funds for CBMS data collection (primarily to hire data enumerators). At the same time, the study found some areas for improvement such as the need to conduct reorientation sessions for LGUs and local planners to update them of the features of the tool, and to guide them on how to use and access CBMS data.


Assessing the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) as a Tool in Local Development Planning by PIDS Research Fellow Dr. Charlotte Justine Sicat and former PIDS Research Associate Catharine Adaro

Comments on the PIDS Discussion Paper The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) as a Local Planning Tool by DLSU School of Economics Associate Professor Dr. Alellie Sobreviñas

Implementation of The Social Amelioration Program (SAP) through CBMS by 5th District of Cavite Representative Dahlia Loyola

The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) as a Local Planning Tool in the Municipality of Magallanes by Magallanes Municipal Mayor Jasmin Angelli Maligaya-Bautista

The recording of this webinar may be viewed at

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