(Personal Engagement by Eileen Ortega-Gamo with the Local Government of Malaybalay City)
The Integrated Survey System was first developed in Malaybalay City as a solution to the challenges of the local government in data collection and management.
The ISS provided the local government the integrative approach in implementing surveys, standardizing data that is needed by all front-line service departments and the method by which data is collected, generated and processed. It also helped the local government address the problem of redundancy of surveys conducted by each department by integrating it in one system that will generate information that is most useful for all end-users in the LGU.
Responsive and context-based programs were identified and implemented by the City Planning and Development Office, City Veterinary Office, City Health Office and the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
The Malaybalay Integrated Survey System (MISS) has likewise enabled the local government to build its soft infrastructure and human capital through empowering barangay health workers who were tapped to be the enumerators and data encoders of the city-wide census survey.
Malaybalay City local government was recognized and awarded by the Galing Pook Foundation in 2009 for its Malaybalay Integrated Survey System.