CBMS MONTH-LONG CENSUS TO END ON JUNE 7
For years, about 1,987 families in the island of San Miguel have gambled themselves and their little ones into the dangers of consuming unclean water. Four years ago, only 404 households have access to safe drinking water. In 2010, 1,554 families are now enjoying clean, safe, drinking water.
This project in the island of San Miguel is just one of the huge milestones, since CBMS has encroached the City of Tabaco.
Tabaco City Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) is currently on its third round of month-long census of the locality which ends on 07 June 2012. About 190 enumerators have been released to go house-to-house to update the CBMS databank and monitor the sustainability of the programs of the local government.
Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro has her little soldiers who are playing vital roles in making CBMS felt and implemented in every corner of Tabaco City. These CBMS-enumerators are students who are under Government Internship Programs and DOLE’s Special Program for Employment of Students.
CBMS is a system of collecting and processing of information to identify priority programs of the local government through the participation of the members of the community.
The barangays of San Miguel Island are just five of the forty-seven barangays in Tabaco that are beneficiaries of having the CBMS in the city.
“Without the comprehensive information provided by the CBMS, we will not be able to address the water problems in San Miguel,” said Mayor Lagman-Luistro, who was so thankful that CBMS-Tabaco was established in her term.
Just recently, the City Government of Tabaco has championed the CBMS Advocacy Video Competition featured on Facebook, a social networking site of the worldwide web. CBMS-Tabaco was also awarded ‘Best in CBMS Photo’.