The city government of Tacurong is the first LGU in Region XII to use the CBMS-APP or Community-based Monitoring System Accelerated Poverty Profiling, an Android tablet-based survey developed by the Community-Based Monitoring System Network Team.

LGU-Tacurong will pilot test the CBMS-APP on December 1-5, 2014 in selected barangays in the city.

With the CBMS-APP, survey forms are deployed in Samsung Android tablets. Enumerators will use these tablets in collecting household data. CBMS-APP also uses web technology for faster and easier storage and retrieval of collected data.

The use of CBMS in LGUs is part of a program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD).

CBMS is a census that provides timely inputs in local development planning of LGUs. Prior to the pilot survey, thirty-two individuals who will serve as enumerators, editors, and supervisors were trained on CBMS-APP on November 24-28, 2014.

The training aims to equip participants with necessary skills in data collection using the CBMS SCAN and CBMS Portal.

DILG and LGU-Tacurong through the City Planning and Development Coordinating Office invited two resource speakers namely LGOO Evelyn Castro, a CBMS National Trainer from the DILG Central Office and LGOO Philip Cuevas, Regional CBMS Focal Person of DILG IX, Pagadian City. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)