PSA turns over 2023 Community-Based Data to Talisay City

BACOLOD CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) marked another significant milestone with the turnover of the 2023 Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) data to the City of Talisay, Negros Occidental.

The ceremony, held on May 24, 2024, at Nature’s Village Resort, was attended by department heads and city officials, including representatives of the City Mayor, Honorable Nilo Jesus Antonio Neil E. Lizares III, who was represented by Atty. Jose Jonathan N. Ealdama.

The PSA, in collaboration with the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) of Talisay, spearheaded the collection, processing, and validation of the CBMS data. Marmelo J. Sausi, the City Planning and Development Coordinator, played a key role in this endeavor.

The data was officially handed over by PSA’s OIC – Regional Director of the Regional Statistical Service Office (RSSO) VI, Nelida C. Amolar, who was accompanied by Chief Statistical Specialist of the Provincial Statistical Office (PSO) of Negros Occidental John F. Campomanes and CBMS Focal Person, Senior Statistical Specialist Jerome C. Cadayona.

With the updated database now in the hands of Talisay City officials, the data will be instrumental in planning and implementing various programs, including social protection initiatives and disaster risk reduction efforts.

The comprehensive data reaches down to the barangay level, ensuring that local government units can make informed decisions to address the specific needs of their communities.

“We are pleased to have successfully completed this phase of the CBMS and look forward to seeing how the City of Talisay will leverage this data to improve the lives of its residents,” said PSA’s OIC – Regional Director Nelida C. Amolar.

City Planning and Development Coordinator Marmelo J. Sausi expressed his gratitude for the PSA’s efforts, emphasizing the importance of the data for the city’s future plans.

“This data will be a cornerstone for our planning and development projects, allowing us to tailor our programs to better serve our constituents,” Sausi said.

The CBMS is a critical tool for local governments in the Philippines, providing a reliable and comprehensive database that supports evidence-based planning and decision-making.

The turnover ceremony in Talisay City underscores the PSA’s commitment to empowering local governments with the information they need to foster sustainable development and improve public welfare.

As Talisay City integrates this new data into its planning processes, it is expected to enhance the effectiveness of its social protection programs, address vulnerabilities, and build resilience against disasters, ultimately contributing to the city’s overall growth and development.

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