The Institute of Local Government Administration (ILGA) is one of the Offices
under the Vice President for Research, Extension, and Development (VP-RED), which
seeks to promote responsive, morally accountable and competent public servants among
Local Government Units (LGUs) through short courses to contribute to self-reliant
and nationalistic regional and national development; pursue and conduct relevant,
development-oriented research, that would promote community and national goals;
and promote research and extension services among LGUs to help improve the quality
of life of the residents of various communities.
The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS)
One of the ways by which ILGA seeks to achieve its goals, specifically for the
period January to December 2008, is to assist in the Province-wide implementation
of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS).
CBMS is an organized process of data collection and processing at the local level
and integration of data in local planning, program implementation and impact monitoring.
It is a system that promotes evidence–based policy making and program implementation
while empowering communities to participate in the process. CBMS supports the decentralization
process by capacitating LGUs to collect, analyze and use data in local planning
and program implementation. The activities to be undertaken for CBMS implementation
necessitates collaboration with the different stakeholders of the province to include
local government units, national line agencies, non-governmental organizations,
the private sector, and the academe.
The Provincial Government of Tarlac has tapped the Tarlac State University, through
the Institute of Local Government Administration (TSU-ILGA) Office, to assist in
the province-wide implementation of CBMS for the Province of Tarlac. The framework,
methodologies, and contents of CBMS are contained in the guidelines prepared by
the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) in coordination with the Angelo King