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The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NPAC) in partnership with the local government unit of San Jose under the administration of Mayor Antonio B. Chavez, conducted a 3-day Enumerators’ Training Workshop on Rapid Community- Based Monitoring System (RCBMS) at the Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall last July 20-22, 2016.

The training was participated by 26 potential enumerators coming from the different barangays of San Jose. The guest trainor was the NAPC Senior Technical Consultant, Mr. Jake Sabdao while the training was facilitated by the IT Group under the Office of the Mayor and staff of the Municipal Planning and Development Office under Engr. Jose Chito C. Milante, who delivered a short message.

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The Acting Municipal Administrator discussed the RCBMS Principles and Standards followed by the discussion on the RCBMS Process done by Information Officer, Mr. Gil L. Gregorio. Meanwhile, Mr. Clidoro extensively discusses the importance of the RCBMS using the Android-based mobile gadgets which would certainly make the NAPC survey to be easy and quick for both the enumerator and the respondents. He further said that the data collected will be processed at the NAPC Headquarters and the same will be available online for LGU-San Jose.

On the other hand, the RCBMS process was shortly discussed by Mr. Gregorio taking into consideration the technical process while using the Android-based mobile gadgets that will be provided to all the enumerators. He specifically lectured on the way RCBMS activities to be undertaken and the wholehearted cooperation of the enumerators in taking the necessary data to be collected and a short purview on the data cleaning, processing and validation, as well as in the data utilization process, documentation and monitoring.

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During the training sessions, Mr. Sabdao shared the instructional videos that will guide the participants in answering the questionnaires and simulated on their own using their personal data as the first step towards the advance collection process with the actual respondents. Subsequently, brief discussions on the actual survey were also discussed to acquaint all the potential enumerators the likelihood of encountering different problems during the conduct of the survey.

On the last day of the training, July 22, a mock survey was conducted among residents of barangay San Vicente of San Jose. The survey was personally supervised by Mr. Sabdao and Mr. Gregorio with the technical assistance provided by Mr. Jojo Pervera, Head of the Technical Group and Mr. Rigor Ablao Jr., of the Municipal Planning and Development Office (MPDO).

During the after-survey discussion, the enumerators discussed with Mr. Sabdao the problems they encountered in the course of conducting the survey and it was immediately resolve by suggestions, as well as further instructions and directions. They were also instructed that their certificate of completion will only be given after the conduct of the survey as proof of their graduation.