COP-BIDANI successfully conducts BMIS training of four barangays in San Dionisio, Iloilo

COP-BIDANI successfully conducts BMIS training of four barangays in San Dionisio, Iloilo

The Community Outreach Program—Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (COP-BIDANI) of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the Philippines Visayas conducted the Barangay Management Information System (BMIS) Training on March 22 at Sealips Restaurant and Inland Resort, Barangay Poblacion, San Dionisio, Iloilo.

Barangay Chairpersons, Barangay Secretaries, and data encoders from the selected four barangays of San Dionisio, Iloilo, namely Barangay Agdaliran, Barangay Capinang, Barangay Moto, and Barangay Tiabas participated in the BMIS Training.

The training aims to equip the participants with the necessary information and skills needed for the successful implementation and completion of BMIS in the selected barangays.

Mr. Marianito M. Ramirez Jr., University Extension Associate II of the Office of Continuing Education and Pahinungod and former University Extension Associate of COP-BIDANI, served as the resource speaker for the training, sharing his knowledge on BMIS with the participants.

According to Mr. Ramirez, BMIS is a way to gather accurate data from the barangay and must serve as the baseline for the formulation of barangay development plans.

“Ang Barangay Management Information System, ini siya isa ka pamaagi para maka-gather sang data kag impormasyon sa mga matuod-tuod nga nagatabo sa aton barangay,” he said during his talk.

“Tapos amo ni ang dapat nga tani basehan naton sa aton mga development plans,” he added.

Asst. Prof. Jeena A. Amoto, the newly appointed Faculty-in-Charge of COP-BIDANI, said in her opening remarks that she hopes BMIS will help the barangays in planning and implementing various programs.

“Ang akon lang ginapangabay, kung tani makabulig man kami halin sa College of Arts and Sciences sang University of the Philippines Visayas para sa inyo pagplano kag pag-implementar sang mga programa ninyo diri sa inyo barangay,” Asst. Prof. Amoto expressed.

Seven selected Community Development (CD) 180 - Introductory Supervised Fieldwork students, under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Josephine T. Firmase, namely Miah Camille S. Dagohoy, Kate R. Echanojaurique, Czarina Dianne C. Leguip, Johnalyn S. Lim, Aiah Elaika E. Mindanao, Carl Andrei M. Palomar, and Jilyn Rose R. Yap served as facilitators and the preparatory support team for the training.

Moreover, the students were tasked with collaborating with their respective barangay assignments in the completion of the BMIS implementation.

Asst. Prof. Firmase expressed her gratitude to the Municipality of San Dionisio for giving the Community Development Program of the Division of Social Sciences the opportunity to immerse with and serve the people in the municipality.

“Sa parte sang Community Development Program sang Division of Social Sciences, we would like to thank the Municipality of San Dionisio. Thank you gid for the partnership and for the opportunity to be of service to the Municipality of San Dionisio,” she said in her closing remarks.

The training was made possible through the collective efforts of COP-BIDANI, the Local Government Unit of San Dionisio, the Municipal Planning and Development Office of San Dionisio, CD 180 students and their adviser, and the participants from the four barangays.

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