After almost 7 months of census covering all 30 barangays of Dumaguete City, a comprehensive database system has completed the capture of relevant population and household data that can be utilized in policy-making, program planning, poverty alleviation, calamity management and other local government initiatives to better serve the public.
Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo commended the conclusion of the project that will now provide reliable and credible data of Dumaguete City to guide local officials and even national government agencies in the correct evaluation and review the programs, projects and policies that will boost the delivery of basic social services, make our community resilient from disasters, calamities and climate change, maintain peace and order, improve the education and health care system, address unemployment and lack of opportunities, enhance waste management, utilities and infrastructure.
Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President Renz Macion will propose a Data Bank Ordinance to make certain that the collected and analyzed data are properly maintained and in the custody of the appropriate department of the City Government.
The newly completed census capture essential data and information of 29, 164 households that included the demographic profile of Dumaguete City, housing characteristics, agriculture, utilities, disaster preparedness, poverty indicators, income report and other relevant data necessary for the formulation of economical, efficient and effective policies not only for the local government but also for those in the national government.
This project is undertaken as Community-based Monitoring System with Disaster Risk Reduction and Management/Climate Change Adaptation Indicators of the CDRRM Office to gather household data and analytics using ByteLOGS technology as a means to produce credible, accurate, valid and consistent baseline data to ensure that programs, policies and projects of the government are appropriate, effective and truly responsive to the needs of the citizenry.