In a press conference held at the PSA-Quezon Provincial Office in Lucena City on August 15, Provincial Statistics Officer Airene Pucyutan said five class municipalities such as Agdangan, Jomalig, Perez, Plaridel, Quezon and Sampaloc and sixth class city of Tayabas joined this project through PSA funds.
Areas including the three LGU funded municipalities of Real, Pitogo and Polillo started the initial phases of the CBMS operation.
“The CBMS aims to gather comprehensive data from households which can be used by local planners in their social protection and welfare programs,” PSO Pucyutan said
Data for collection include key development indicators on health, nutrition, housing, water and sanitation, basic education, income, employment and peace and order at the barangay level.
Household information will be gathered through a face to face interview using an electronic questionnaire installed in a handheld tablet.
Pucyutan also said, it is envisioned that CBMS will institutionalized and that all LGUs will conduct it regularly and the PSA will establish the CBMS databank at the national level and synchronized it with local CBMS databanks.
According to PSA-Quezon, this year’s CBMS rollout will cover 220 barangays from the ten participating municipalities/ city and the conduct of 2022 CBMS is pursuant to Republic Act No. 11315 otherwise known as CBMS Act approved on April 17, 2019.
A total of 440 personnel were hired by the PSA-Quezon to do the field operation from August 8 to October 5, 2022. Sixteen (16) of them will act as census area supervisors , 71 as team supervisors, and 353 enumerators.
Provincial Statistics Officer Pucyutan encouraged the public to support the 2022 CBMS by providing necessary information to authorized PSA and LGU interviewers who will visit the households in the said municipalities and city to conduct the personal interview. (Ruel Orinday/PIA Quezon with reports from PSA-Quezon)