LGU – Palayan City to conduct Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) project, creates ICT council.

Jul 21, 2019 Local, Tech

LGU – Palayan City to conduct Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) project, creates ICT council.

Republic Act 11315

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the community based monitoring system into law on April 17, 2019.

This mandates every local government to generate “updated and disaggregated data necessary in targeting beneficiaries, conducting more comprehensive poverty analysis and needs prioritization, designing appropriate policies and interventions, and monitoring over time”.

Its directives include the regular data collection by LGUs every three (3) years. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will be spearheading the implementation of the law.

In compliance with the law, the local government of Palayan City will be conducting CBMS project for the 2nd time. On June 26, 2019, the city government started the recruitment for field enumerators and editors as posted on facebook group “Isyu Palayano” .

According to CPDO LGU – Palayan City Facebook page, the project will be launched on Aug 1, 2019.

Executive Order No. 10 S. 2019

On the latter, the city government of Palayan identifies the vital role of Information and Communication Technology. The LGU recognizes “that the development of ICT will have a higher chance of success and sustainability if it is private sector-led, market based and government-enabled.”

Snapshot of Executive Order No. 10, Series 2019

Mayor Adrianne Mae J. Cuevas, inked the Executive Order no. 10 s. 2019 creating the City Information and Communications Technology Council. The council consists of the city mayor, committee on education, various government offices, DepEd, private entities and NGAs.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology – Nueva Ecija (DICT – NE) thru the partnership of the City Government of Palayan will be conducting DIGITAL JOBS PH Technical Training. This will be the 1st ICT campaign after the signing of EO no. 10 s 2019.

According to DICT-NE, the said training will help the trainees to become a successful online worker/freelancer. Modules include Digital Marketing, Content Development and Web Development.

Online application here.

On my perspective

The signing of EO 10 s. 2019 could be the start of wide IT infrastructure in Palayan City. The partnership between the government and private sectors could be a game-changer. IT infrastructures include city-wide connectivity, online-government services and ICT command center.

The building of Palayan City Business Hub made the city government of Palayan fell behind in terms of ICT implementation. The convergence of the government and private sectors could help the city’s comeback.

I hope that these events would commence my envision of ICT-powered, ICT-enabled city of Palayan.

My goal is to make this city smart, Smart City of Palayan, sounds great!


Author: Engr. Oscar P. Oganiza


Oscar is an introvert type of person and the sole administrator of this site. He loves to play AutoChess during his free time.

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