The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Iloilo turned over the data from the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) to the local government unit of San Rafael, Iloilo.
San Rafael was one of the participating LGUs in the 2022 CBMS roll-out.
The turnover happened at the Municipal Hall of San Rafael on December 28, 2023 through the joint efforts of the PSA- Regional Statistical Services Office (PSA-RSSO VI) and the local government unit of San Rafael.
Among the officials in attendance were the Coordinator Gold Rose P. Gonzales, and Municipal Civil Registrar Annabelle A. Batiller; Chief Statistical Specialist Nelida C. Amolar, PSA RSSO VI officer-in-charge, and Supervising Statistical Specialist Jerry L. Dolutan, PSA Iloilo Officer-in-Charge.
Also in attendance were municipal Department Heads and other PSA and LGU personnel.
Senior Statistical Specialist Stephen C. Araña presented the highlights of the results from the Household and Barangay Profile Questionnaire.
The presentation included data about basic services such as electricity, internet, water, toilet facilities, safety, food insecurity, and disaster preparedness.
The CBMS covered 9 barangays of San Rafael with 4,421 responding households with a total of 16,962 individuals covered.
Municipal Mayor Roberto T. Belleza Jr., thanked the PSA for fully funding the CBMS rollout of the Municipality of San Rafael.
According to him, he wants to implement many projects and with the CBMS data, it will be easier for him to carry out these projects in their Municipality.
He said that the data that was turned over was a Christmas blessing to their municipality. He assured his constituents that the data gathered in the CBMS is in safe hands.