9th CBMS Philippines National Conference

January 22-24, 2013 at SMX Convention Center Pasay City, Philippines


The 9th Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS)-Philippines National Conference will be held on January 22-24, 2013, in Manila, Philippines.  The event is a gathering of about 600 delegates composed of local and national partners and stakeholders in the country to discuss and share latest developments and emerging issues in the implementation and uses of community-based monitoring system.  Aside from 3 full-days of plenary sessions on featured topics, the activity will also feature an exhibit of photos, videos and publications on CBMS.

This year’s convention will feature presentations from local government units, policymakers, and development partners on the actual applications of CBMS for poverty monitoring, local planning and budgeting, for program impact-monitoring and analysis, for meeting the millennium development goals (MDGs), and for disaster risk reduction management and climate change adaptation.  Among the highlights of the conference is the awarding of best practices among LGUs in their CBMS implementation, and the launching of the latest CBMS publication on the Many Faces of Poverty Volume 4. This annual CBMS conference is being organized by the CBMS Network Office of the De La Salle University (DLSU)-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), League of the Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) and the League of Cities of the Philippines. Highlights of previous CBMS national conferences may be viewed here.


The CBMS was first adopted as a tool for local planning in the Philippines in the year 2000 in the Province of Palawan. As of January 2013, CBMS is being implemented by LGUs in 67 provinces (32 of which are province-wide) covering 794 municipalities, 63 cities and 21, 895 barangays as a tool for poverty diagnosis, for localizing the MDGs and for local planning and budgeting.    Further details about CBMS may be obtained at this page.  See memorandum circular from DILG here.

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Conference Program and Presentations

CBMS Philippines Special Awards for LGUs 2013

In connection with the 9th CBMS‐Philippines National Conference on January 22‐24, 2013, the CBMS
Network Team will be giving recognition to its partner local government units (LGU). The entries have been uploaded in the CBMS Philippines Official Facebook Page. Everyone can vote for the entries in the following categories (Note: click the link to redirect you to the uploaded entries):
1. Best CBMS Advocacy Video

a.) Entry of the Province of Batangas b.) Entry of LGU-Minalabac, Camarines Sur 2. Best CBMS Photo
3. Best CBMS Enumerator’s Uniform
4. Best CBMS Household Sticker
5. Best Documentation of the Use of CBMS for the Implementation of a Specific Development
Program* Voting period is from January 14-23, 2013. Winning entries will be announced during the last day of the conference, January 23, 2013. *The winning entry will be selected through a screening committee

Registration Details

The conference registration fee (live‐out) is P 4,500/person

Payment of Conference Registration:

Registration fee can be made in cash or check deposit or electronic fund transfer through the following bank details: Bank Name: UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK Account Name: DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY
Account Number: 120‐1147119
Account Type: Peso‐Savings Account Bank Name:LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES Account Name: DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, INC.
Account Number: 0592-1063-61
Account Type: Current Account Branch name: Taft Avenue Branch Check payments must be issued to De La Salle University.


Submission of Conference Registration Forms:

Please download this file for the general registration form. Completed registration forms together with the registration payment details can be submitted to the CBMS‐Philippines National Conference Secretariat through any of the following: Email: cbms.network@gmail.com            cbms@benilde.edu.ph Fax:   (02)-5262067 Postal Mail: PEP Asia- CBMS Network Office                      DLSU Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies                      10th Floor Angelo King International Center                      Estrada cor. Arellano Ave., Malate, Manila See list of accommodations here. Latest conference program can be downloaded here


Contact Details of the Conference Secretariat:

For further inquiries about the conference, interested participants may contact the conference
secretariat through: Email: cbms.network@gmail.com            cbms@benilde.edu.ph Phone: (02)-5238888 loc. 274              (02)-5262067 Like us on Facebook   for more updates!



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