Thursday, December 11, 2008

Community Volunteers Network

Direct Link to Households and Individuals

Program Secretariat

Excerpts from the Executive Order No. 98-02 dated October 5, 1998 issued by Municipal Mayor Rodolfo G. Villar entitled Approving and Directing the Implementation of the Municipal Government's Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB describes the composition of the operational network that matters most in the implementation of the program.

For the Program Secretariat of Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB, it was composed of the SDAO, the Assistant SDAO and the Community Volunteer Monitors (CVMs) as members.

Function

The Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB Program Secretariat under the SDAO acted as Secretariat to the Executive Committee and the MTWG.

The Barangay Secretary acted as the Secretariat to the Barangay Development Network and the BTWG at the Barangay Level.

The Program Secretariat took care of the day-to-day operations and activities necessary for the implementation of the Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB Program at the municipal and barangay levels. As such they performed the following functions and tasks as part of their operation:

  • Provide the necessary technical and administrative suport to the Executive Committee and the MTWG/BTWG.
  • Spearhead and monitor the implementation of the Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB Program at the municipal and barangay level.
  • Provide the feedback and recommendations to the MTWG/BTWG regarding the progress of the Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB Program.
  • Submit periodic reports to concerned government agencies with regard to the implementation of programs and projects under the Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB Program at the municipal and barangay levels.
  • Ensure and assist the integration of Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB Program into the Municipal and Barangay Development Plans.

Barangay Health Workers

In practice, the Municipality of Rosario, Batangas tapped the existing Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) supervised by the Municipal Health Officer of the Office for Health Services of the Municipality of Rosario, Batangas and the Rural Health Physician, who is the Department of Health Representative in the municipality.

Doing so made the Barangay Health Workers (BHW) synonymous with the Community Volunteer Monitors (CVM) of Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB Program. The better description is that the CVMs are BHWs and the BHW are the CVM for all practical purposes. In other words, the CVMs and the BHWs are one and the same persons.

The CVM-BHW are the backbone, the network and the direct link of the Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB Program to the individuals, families, households, pangkat leaders, purok leaders, barangay officials and other entities in the grassroots communities.

The Barangay Health Workers were totally integrated in the installation of the Minimum Basic Needs - Community Based Information System (MBN-CBIS) beginning in 1996.

Capability Building

To achieve this purpose, the Training on Minimum Basic Needs Situation Analysis, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (SAPIME) and Women Empowerment was conducted on October 28-29, 1996 at the Rosario East Central School (RECS), Poblacion A, Rosario, Batangas. The resoure persons who participated in the training were:

The Secretariat

The CVM-BHW were distributed in all the 48 barangays of the municipality. Originally, they total 186 when the MBN-CBIS started in 1996.

For effetive supervision and control, the SDAO selected 14 CVM-BHW to perform the role of Barangay Cluster Coordinators. The SDAO and the Barangay Cluster Coordinators meet weekly every Monday after the regular Flag Ceremonies for municipal employees of the municipal government. These group became known as The Secretariat, the implementing and monitoring arm of the SDAO.

In these meetings were discussed the strategies and tactics of how to better implement the commitments, projects and activities essential for the implementation of Aksyon ng Bayan Rosario 2001 AB Program at the Pangkat Level.

CBIS Installation

There were 14,277 households in Rosario according the 1995 Census of Population by the National Statistics Office. Using this number as a proxy for the number of families, the 1996 MBN-CBIS Baseline Survey of Rosario, Batangas covered about 85% of families in 40 out of 48 barangays of the municipality.

PSGC, Barangay Cluster, Number of CVM-BHW and
Number of Monitored MBN-CBIS Families by Barangay
Municipality of Rosario, Batangas, Philippines
as of December 31, 1996

Barangays

PSGC

Barangay
Cluster

Number
of
CVM-BHW

Number
of Monitored
MBN-CBIS
Families

Alupay

041021001

4

3

828

Antipolo

041021002

1

3

120

Bagong Pook

041021003

5

8

736

Balibago

041021004

4

3

264

Bayawang

041021005

3A

4

206

Baybayin

041021006

5

3

352

Bulihan

041021007

3A

4

504

Cahigam

041021008

3A

4

315

Calantas

041021009

1

1

251

Colongan

041021010

8

2

272

Itlugan

041021011

6B

5

-

Lumbangan

041021012

3A

7

-

Maalas-as

041021013

6B

4

246

Mabato

041021014

4

5

-

Mabunga

041021015

3B

4

263

Macalamcam A

041021016

4

2

172

Macalamcam B

041021017

2B

4

242

Malaya

041021018

8

2

200

Maligaya

041021019

4

2

125

Marilag

041021020

8

4

313

Masaya

041021021

8

6

407

Matamis (Malinao)

041021022

1

1

92

Mavalor

041021023

5

3

229

Mayuro

041021024

3B

11

309

Namuco

041021025

6B

5

-

Namunga

041021026

6B

4

497

Natu

041021027

4

4

267

Nasi

041021028

2A

3

266

Palacpac

041021029

1

2

146

Pinagsibaan

041021030

2B

7

-

Poblacion A

041021031

7A

2

167

Poblacion B

041021032

7A

4

-

Poblacion C

041021033

7A

2

228

Poblacion D

041021034

6A

2

86

Poblacion E

041021035

6A

2

-

Putingkahoy

041021036

2B

3

363

Quilib

041021037

7B

3

389

Salao

041021038

2B

4

282

San Carlos

041021039

5

8

479

San Ignacio

041021040

8

4

278

San Isidro

041021041

2A

9

428

San Jose

041021042

5

4

201

San Roque

041021043

7B

5

454

Sta. Cruz

041021044

7B

2

-

Timbugan

041021045

8

3

301

Tiquiwan

041021046

5

3

255

Leviste (Tubahan)

041021047

1

6

239

Tulos

041021048

1

1

324

ROSARIO

041021000

1

187

12,096




Sources

  • 1996 Human Resource Development Program Seminars and Training Annual Report by the Office for Sustainable Development, Municipality of Rosario, Batangas, Philippines
  • 1996 Minimum Basic Needs Baseline Survey Consolidated Report by the Office for Sustainable Development, Municipality of Rosario, Batangas, Philippines

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