During the committee’s second quarter meeting held on 13 May 2022 via Zoom, Ms. Arlene Torrico of the Philippine Statistics Authority discussed the importance of CBMS for LGUs in targeting beneficiaries for poverty alleviation and identifying sectors for improved infrastructure support and social assistance. The CBMS also serves as an evidence-based planning and budgeting tool for the preparation of various plans such as the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Comprehensive Development Plan, and Local Development Investment Program.