About the Conference

The annual CBMS conference gathers partners and stakeholders from national and local government units, non-government organizations, academe and development partner agencies to discuss latest developments, findings, and best practices on the uses of CBMS for local planning and budgeting, program implementation and impact monitoring in the context of various thematic concerns including poverty reduction/eradication, gender and development, migration and development, disaster-risk reduction management and climate change adaptation, and meeting global goals (MDGS and now the SDGs) among others.

Since 2000, CBMS has been adopted by local government units in the Philippines as a tool for local planning and budgeting, poverty diagnosis, program targeting and implementation, and monitoring. The CBMS has also provided the necessary organized platform to build capacities of LGUs to produce relevant disaggregated data and establish local level databases to localize the millennium development goals (MDGs), and facilitate the implementation of other initiatives including bottom up planning and budgeting and preparation, hazard and vulnerability mapping, and preparation and implementation of disaster risk reduction management and climate change adaptation plans among others. CBMS has been also been developed and pilot tested in at least 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America, and has been used as a tool to generate necessary disaggregated data for analyzing policy issues on multidimensional poverty, gender responsive planning and budgeting, monitoring the global goals (MDGs/SDGs), social protection in the informal sector, youth unemployment, financial inclusion and entrpreneurship, among others. CBMS has also been used to examine policy shocks including food and fuel crisis, and global financial crisis and impacts of climate change.

This year’s conference with the general theme, Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the Community-Based Monitoring System, aims to feature and discuss the uses of the CBMS for identifying priority needs, and implementing program interventions in line with meeting the SDGs. This year’s conference with the theme “Localizing the SDGs through CBMS”, generally aims 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 to address identified needs and challenges. Aside from presentations from selected LGU-CBMS partners in the Philippines, this year’s policy conference will also include presentations from invited CBMS research teams from partner institutions in 7 countries that are currently being supported and mentored by the CBMS Network Office in their pilot adoption and use of the CBMS methodology for localizing the SDGs and for examining thematic issues relating to financial inclusion and entrepreneurship, youth unemployment, women empowerment, agricultural productivity and poverty reduction among others.

The conference is being organized by the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Network Office based at the De La Salle University–Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies in Manila, Philippines in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).


Messages from Conference Partners:



Related Links:

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)'s Memorandum Circular on the 15th CBMS Philippines National Conference



March 13, 2019 (Day 1)

8:30 am Invocation/National Anthem
8:40  Welcome Remarks

Dr. Tereso S. Tullao Jr.
Director, DLSU-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies

Dr. Celia M. Reyes
President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
And CBMS Network Team Leader

9:00 - 10:00 am Session 1: Keynote Addresses






Introduction of Keynote Speakers

Fostering Security, Peace and Development through Participatory and Responsive Governance
Secretary Eduardo M. Año
Department of the Interior Local Government

Institutionalizing CBMS for Poverty Reduction
Honorable Jose Enrique S. Garcia III
Representative, 2nd District, Province of Bataan
House of Representatives of the Philippines

9:45  Open Forum
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 nn


Session 2: Fostering Inclusive Development and Poverty Reduction Through CBMS
Chairperson: Governor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo
                      Province of Camiguin

10:30  Overview of the Session and Introduction


Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso
Province of Benguet
Represented by: Ms. Jeanira G. Okubo, Executive Assistant III



Governor Edgardo M. Chatto
Province of Bohol
Represented by: Engr. Gerry V. Araneta
                           Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator



Governor Edgardo A. Tallado
Province of Camarines Norte
Represented by: Ms. Marilyn Asis, CBMS Focal Person
                            Provincial Planning and Development Office



Governor Steve C. Solon
Province of Sarangani
Represented by: Mr. Nonito V. Nuñez
                            Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator
                            Municipality of Malungon, Sarangani


Mayor Maria Isabelle G. Climaco
Zamboanga City



Awarding of Plaques of Recognition to the LGUs /Ceremonial Launching of Many Faces of Poverty Volume 10
Turn-Over of the CBMS Publication

Conference Delegates Group Photo

12:00 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm


Session 3: Monitoring and Addressing SDG Targets on Good Health and Well Being
Chairperson: Ms. Rosalinda P. Bautista
                      OIC - Deputy National Statistician
                      Philippine Statistics Authority for Sectoral Statistics Office

1:30  Overview of the Session and Introduction of Speakers


Healthy Living for a Livable San Remigio
Mayor Mariano R. Martinez
Municipality of San Remigio, Cebu



Improving Health and Well Being through the Dia Del Alcaldeza Program
Mayor Maria Isabelle G. Climaco
Zamboanga City



Using CBMS for SDG Profiling of Danyi and Tsevie Townships in Togo
Dr. Dandonougbo Yevesse
Université de Lomé, Togo



Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana using the CBMS
Dr. Nana Yamoah Asafu-Adjaye
Principal Technologist
CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Ghana

2:35  Open Forum
3:00  Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:35 pm

Session 4: Innovations and Tools for Implementing Programs on Health, Livelihood and Poverty Reduction
Chairperson: Dr. Tereso S. Tullao, Jr., Director, DLSU-AKI

3:30  Overview of the Session and Introduction of Speakers


Are the Things You Consume Safe?
Dr. Shirley T. Palisoc
Full Professor, Department of Physics
De La Salle University Manila



Is your livelihood project sustainable enough?
Ms. Maria Carmen S. Apuli
Academic Service Faculty–Resource Mobilization Coordinator
Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA), De La Salle University

Mr. Norby R. Salonga
Development Specialist
Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA), De La Salle University



Examining Chronic and Transient Poverty using the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Data: The Case of the Municipality of Orion
Dr. Alellie B. Sobreviñas
Associate Professor, School of Economics
De La Salle University Manila



The Use of Smart Devices for the Detection of Aflatoxin in Grinded Corn Feeds
Dr. Gil Nonato C. Santos
Vice Chancellor for DLSU Laguna Campus, and Full Professor 7, Physics Department Head, Solid State Physics Lab/iNano Research Facility

4:35  Open Forum
5:00 - 5:30 pm

Session 5: 8th CBMS Special Awards: LGU Entries Presentation

March 14, 2019 (Day 2)

8:30 am Invocation/National Anthem
8:40          Recap of Day 1 and Overview of Day 2 Program
9:00 - 10:00 am

Session 6: Keynote Addresses

9:00           Session Overview/Introduction
9:05 Keynote Speakers:

Fostering Environmental Sustainability and Poverty Reduction to Achieve the SDGs
Mr. Titon Mitra
Resident Representative
UNDP Philippines

9:25 Local Capacity Building Initiatives and Strategies for Localizing the SDGs using CBMS
Dir. Anna Liza F. Bonagua, CSEE
Director, Bureau of Local Government Development
Department of the Interior and Local Government
9:45  Open Forum
10:00  Group Photo/Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 nn


Session 7: Strategies for Institutionalizing Programs to Address the SDGs
Chairperson: Dr. Josephine Almeda
                      Director, Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute

10:30 Overview of the Session and Introduction of Speakers


Convergence Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: The Welfare, Health, Agriculture, Peace & Order, Education and Employment (WHAPEE) Program of Panabo City
Dr. Joseph Raymund A. Sumabal, AR-ENP

City Planning and Development Coordinator
Panabo City



Implementing CBMS Based Local Legislation to Foster Disaster Preparedness and Building Resilient Communities: Experience from Tabaco City
Councilor Raul Roi B. Borejon, Tabaco City



From Seclusion to Inclusion: Carmona's Journey in Empowering the Persons with Disability
Mayor Dahlia A. Loyola
Municipality of Carmona, Cavite
Represented by: Mr. Dindo Diago
                           Municipal Information Tourism Culture and Arts Officer

11:20  Open Forum
12:00 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm


Session 8: Using CBMS for Implementing Programs on the Environment, Disaster Preparedness, and for SDGs Monitoring
Chairperson: Mr. Jay T. Beltran, LGOO VI
                      Assisant Division Chief, LGCDD
                      Department of the Interior and Local Government - CALABARZON

1:30 Overview of the Session and Introduction of Speakers


Upland Sustainable Agri-Forestry Development Implementation Using CBMS
Governor Adolph Edward G. Plaza
Province of Agusan del Sur



Using CBMS for Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Climate Change Adaptation
Mayor Emmanuel L. Maliksi
City of Imus, Cavite
Represented by: Mr. Gerardo C. Faz, Administrative Officer 2
                           Head, Research Planning and Command Center Monitoring Division
                           Imus City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office



Monitoring the SDGs in Rural Nicaragua through the Community-Based Monitoring System
Dr. Selmira Flores
Director of Research Program, NITLAPAN
Universidad Centroamericana, Nicaragua



Monitoring the SDGs in Selected Sites in Ethiopia through CBMS
Mr. Degife Ketema
Head of Department and Management and CBMS Ethiopia Project Team Leader
Arsi University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2:35  Open Forum
3:00 Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm


Session 9: CBMS, A Vehicle Towards Achieving Inclusive Growth and Development
Chairperson: ARD Elpidio A. Durwin, CESO V
                      Assistant Regional Director, DILG Region 02

3:30 Overview of the Session and Introduction of Speakers


Sustaining Inclusive Growth and Development Through CBMS
Mayor Marcelina M. Pagbilao
Municipality of Saguday, Quirino
Represented by: SB Sec. Joey Gamboa
                            Sangguniang Bayan Secretary



CBMS Bringing Access to Manageable Safe Water System for Cabarroguis
Mayor Avelino N. Agustin, Jr.
Municipality of Cabarroguis, Quirino
Represented by: Ms. Leonila Dolores Aure, EnP
                           Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator



Achieving Development Goals Through Grassroots Mechanism in LGUs
Mr. Wilson P. Gabatin
Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator
Municipality of Benito Soliven, Isabela


Open Forum

5:00 - 5:30 pm

Session 10: 8th CBMS Special Awards: LGU Entries Presentation

March 15, 2019 (Day 3)

8:30 am
Invocation/National Anthem
Recap of Day 2/Overview of Day 3 Program
9:00 - 10:00 am

Session 11: Keynote Addresses

9:00  Introduction of Keynote Speakers



Strengthening MSME Development for Achieving Inclusive Growth
Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya
Regional Operations Group, Department of Trade and Industry
Represented by: Dir. Alicia M. Opeña, Director III
                            Assistant Director
                            Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development



Fostering Technological Innovations for MSME Development
Undersecretary Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano
Regional Operations, Department of Science and Technology
Represented by: RD Jose B. Patalinjug III
                           Regional Director
                           Department of Science and Technology, National Capital Region

9:45  Open Forum
10:00  Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 nn


Session 12: Enhancing Access to Education Using CBMS Data
Chairperson: Engr. Luis Banua
Regional Director
                      National Economic and Development Authority - CALABARZON



Using CBMS for "Abroad sa Bawat Pamilya Program" (with Training Component and Employment Assistance) in Veruela, Agusan del Sur
Mayor Myrna S. Mondejar
Municipality of Veruela, Agusan del Sur



Using CBMS for Expanding Support to Improve Accessibility to Basic Education: Experience of LGU San Jose
Ms. Catherine Mae O. Makalintal
Community Affairs Officer
Municipality of San Jose, Batangas



Using CBMS for SDG Profiling: Case of Gikindu Location, Murang'a County
Dr. Phyllis Machio
Lecturer, School of Economics and CBMS Kenya Project Team Leader
University of Nairoba, Kenya



Community Response to the Localization of Sustainable Development Goals Using CBMS: Case of Selected Sites in Uganda
Mr. Johnson Kagugube
Executive Director and CBMS-Uganda Project Team Leader
Development and Training Institute, Uganda

11:25  Open Forum
12:00  Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm


Session 13: Accelerating Poverty Reduction and Improving Governance
                     Chairperson: Mr. Ramon M. Falcon
Chief, Housing and Human Settlements Division
                     National Economic and Development Authority

1:30 Overview of the Session and Introduction of Speakers


"Magburublig kita" – A Continuing Call to Action to Fight Poverty Through CBMS in Laoang, Northern Samar
Mayor Hector L. Ong
Municipality of Laoang, Northern Samar



Lawisnon on Effective Local Governance Thru CBMS
Mayor Jay River S. dela Fuente
Municipality of Madridejos, Cebu



Monitoring the SDGs in Selected Sites in Botswana
Ms. Mavis Kolobe
Lecturer, Economics Department
University of Botswana

2:20  Open Forum
3:00 - 4:00 pm


Session 14: Promoting Decent Work for Sustainable Development
Chairperson: Dr. Romulo Emmanuel M. Miral Jr.
                      Director General
                      Congressional Planning and Budget Research Department

3:00  Overview of the Session and Introduction of Speakers


Initiatives towards the Prevention and Elimination of Child Labor in the Philippines
Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla
Director IV, Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns
Department of Labor and Employment



Small Scale Mining Laws and Updates on “Minahang Bayan”
Engr. Joven T. Battung, Engr. III
Mines Technology Division
Mines and Geosciences Bureau



CBMS Study on Child Labor in Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining
Dr. Celia M. Reyes
President, PIDS and CBMS Network Office

3:50  Open Forum
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Session 15: Next Steps and Ways Forward
                     Dr. Celia M. Reyes
                     President, PIDS and CBMS Network Team Leader

                     Institutionalizing CBMS: Ways Forward
                     Dir. Anna Liza Bonagua
                     Director, Bureau of Local Government Development
                     Department of the Interior and Local Government

                     Accreditation of CBMS Trainers

                     Recognition and Awarding of Winners of 8th CBMS Special Awards

Masters of Ceremonies:
Ms. Jasminda A. Quilitis, CBMS Network Office
Ms. Charity V. Agbayani, Department of the Interior and Local Government
Mr. Gladstone A. Cuarteros, De La Salle Philippines/De La Salle University



The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Special Awards were 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 at the local level, particularly of local government units, in the implementation and uses of the CBMS.

Best CBMS Photo Category

2019 Best CBMS Photo Finalists:

- Municipality of Argao, Cebu (1 | 2 | 3)
- Danao City (1 | 2 | 3)
- Municipality of Dinalupihan, Bataan (1)
- Municipality of Manay, Davao Oriental (1)

- Palayan City (1 | 2 | 3)
- Municipality of Tabogon, Cebu (1 | 2 | 3)
- Muncipality of Tulunan, North Cotabato (1 | 2 )
- Zamboanga City (1 | 2 | 3)

1st Place - Municipality of Dinalupihan, Bataan

2nd Place - Palayan City

3rd Place - Zamboanga City


Best CBMS Advocacy Video Category

2019 Best CBMS Advocacy Video Finalists:

- Municipality of Argao, Cebu
- Tanauan City
- Zamboanga City


1st Place - Zamboanga City

2nd Place - Municipality of Argao, Cebu

3rd Place - Tanauan City

Conference Secretariat

CBMS Network Office
De La Salle University (DLSU)-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies
10th Floor Angelo King International Center, Estrada Cor. Arellano Ave., Malate, Manila
E-mail: cbmsphilnatcon@benilde.edu.ph; cbms.network@gmail.com
Tel. Number: (02) 526-2067 or 2305100 loc. 2461
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