2 Isabela towns win CBMS video, photo search

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — At least two municipalities in the Province of Isabela were hailed over weekend as 1st and 2nd Best Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) video and photo search categories, respectively.

Michael Angelo Benigno, Local Government Operations Officer II and designated information officer of DILG- Isabela, said the town of Angadanan was awarded 1st place in the Search for Best CBMS advocacy video while the town of San Mariano was 2nd place as Best in CBMS photo and video category.

Benigno said the awarding ceremony was held at the 13th Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Philippines National Conference at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City.

He said the CBMS Special Awards was launched in 2012 in the Philippines by the CBMS Network Team of the De La Salle University-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies (DLSU-AKI) to document and recognize best practices of Local Government Units in the implementation and use of CBMS.

Benigno said the selection of winners were based on online voting (50%) and on-site votes of the delegates during the conference (50%).

He said the CBMS is an organized process of data collection, processing, validation and integration of data in the local development processes.

He said the goal of the award is to improve local governance, foster transparency and accountability in resource allocation and empower communities to proactively participate in the development process by providing policy makers and program implementers with a regular source of information that can be used to track micro impacts of macroeconomic shocks on the vulnerable groups in the society. PNA-northboundasia.com