Highlights of the RPMC 2nd Quarter Accomplishments

The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) secretariat reviewed and consolidated29 progressmonitoring reports of projects implemented in the region by the national government agencies.. The projects include flood control/drainage and road projects of DPWH, Laguna De Bay Institutional Strengthening and Community Participation Project (LISCOP) of LLDA, Public-Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) Phase 1 of DepEd and Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) of DOH, among others.

RPMC Meeting

The RPMC held its Second Quarter Meeting for CY 2014 onMay 22. The progress of ongoing major programs/projects that were presented to the RPMC were: a) PPP For School Infrastructure Project (Phase 1); b) Health Facility Enhancement Program; c) PantawidPamilyang Pilipino Program and; d) Status of Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process Projects. Likewise the Committee supported and adopted the: a) Proposed Purchase of a Regional Project Development, Appraisal, Monitor and Evaluation Service Vehicle Under DOE ER 1-94; b) Revitalization of the Calabarzon Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) through Web Based Technology; c) 2014 Project Monitoring Plan/Schedule of Project Visits/Inspection; and d) Selection of PSR and NGO members ofthe RPMC.

Major Programs and Projects Public-Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) Phase 1

The PSIP Phase 1 is a Php 16.28 Billion project of the Department of Education which involves the design, construction, maintenance and financing of 9,300 classrooms in one and two-story buildings in Regions I,III and IV-A under Build-Lease-and Transfer (BLT) scheme.

As of June 2014, there are 5,038 classroomsor 1,540 sub-projects thatare already completedand3,365 classrooms or 733 sub-projects have started construction in the three regions. Specifically, Calabarzon has been a major recipient of the project where 1,454 classrooms were already completed and 1,911 classrooms are being constructed (as of April 30, 2014). The proponent’s target to construct the remaining classroomsis until November 2014.

The project will help supplement the current initiatives of the Department of Education on classroom construction nationwide thereby expanding the supply of classrooms in all public school system as fast as it could be reasonably done to cut the current shortage of around 66,800 classroom units nationwide.

 
 
 

Health Facility Enhance Program (HFEP)

The HFEP is one of the banner programs of the Aquino Administration aimed at improving the access of people to quality health carethrough upgraded health facilities, improved delivery of basic and specialized health services, as well as provision of training to health professionals.

DPWH handles the construction of new health facilities while DOH is in charge of the rehabilitation, renovation and extension of an existing health facility. As of April 15, 2014, there are 31 facilities already completed, 24 facilitiesare being constructed and 2 facilitieshave yet to be constructed in Calabarzon.

hfep2The success of the program can be attributed to the various consultations among the LGUs and the implementing agency in carrying out the tasks within the prescribed time. The RPMC is set to visit the Gumaca District Hospital as this health facility is considered one of the best in the country according to the DOH-CHD IV-A.

The program will continue to revitalize and improve the primary health care facilities, especially for the marginalized sector of the population for them to access and experience safe and quality health services.

 
Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

The PantawidPamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a human development program of the government that invests in health and education of poor households particularly of children aged 0-18 years old. The PantawidPamilya provides cash grants to eligible beneficiaries provided that they comply with the set of conditions required by the program.

The program has two major objectives namely, social assistance and social development. The objective on social assistance involves cash assistance to the poor families to alleviate their immediate need (short term poverty alleviation). On the other hand, social development involves investment in human capital aimed at breaking the intergenerational poverty cycle.

The PantawidPamilya operates in 79 provinces covering 1,484 municipalities and 143 cities in 17 regions nationwide. The program has 4,090,667 registered households as of June 25, 2014. In Region IV-A, all provinces, municipalities and cities are 100 percent covered while 80 percent are covered at the barangay level. As of March 2014, DSWD reports showed a total of 306,197 households including 1,420 IP households in the region are registered under the program.

The program is considered to significantly contribute inthe country’s commitment to meet the Millennium Development Goals specifically on poverty, education, gender and equality, child mortality and maternal health.

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NEDA IV-A Conducts RPMES Consultation

The orientation cum consultation workshop is a major activity in the Re-entry Project (ReP) of Engr. Josephine Hapilentitled “Revitalization of Calabarzon Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) through Web-based Technology”. It primarily aimed to gather comments and suggestions from the stakeholders on the development of the online monitoring system as well as advocate RPMES. A short survey was also conducted to the participants to gauge their awareness on RPMES and online systems. The survey questionnaire was given together with the invitation of participants.

The orientation and consultation workshop was conducted by NEDA Region IV-A on August 6, 2014 at Bayview Park Hotel, 1118 Roxas Boulevard corner United Nations Avenue, Manila. It was participated in by 51 stakeholders in the region and 12 from NEDA Regional Office. The total attendees per stakeholder group are as follows; a) 17 from the regional line agencies; b) two (2) from the government owned and controlled corporations; c) 24 from the local government units; d) four (4) from the state universities; and e) four from the private sector representatives of the Regional Development Council.

The major recommendations from the participants after the workshop are: a) reactivate and improve capabilities of the local project monitoring committees; b) reiterate on the Memorandum Circular Order No. 175. S. 1988 for the creation of the project monitoring committees in the provinces and municipalities; c) standardize the reporting format of project progress reports of LGUs and RLAs; and d) to consider the project monitoring performance of LGUs as one of the criteria in the DILG’s Seal of Good Housekeeping.

The activities planned after the consultation workshop would involve inclusion of workshop outputs to the preliminary design of the online system within the month of August, design of capability building for LPMCs and implementing agencies by fourth quarter of 2014, and conduct of trainings and design of the electronic system to start by first quarter of 2015.NEDA IV-A Conducts RPMES Consultation

The orientation cum consultation workshop is a major activity in the Re-entry Project (ReP) of Engr. Josephine Hapilentitled “Revitalization of Calabarzon Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) through Web-based Technology”. It primarily aimed to gather comments and suggestions from the stakeholders on the development of the online monitoring system as well as advocate RPMES. A short survey was also conducted to the participants to gauge their awareness on RPMES and online systems. The survey questionnaire was given together with the invitation of participants.

The orientation and consultation workshop was conducted by NEDA Region IV-A on August 6, 2014 at Bayview Park Hotel, 1118 Roxas Boulevard corner United Nations Avenue, Manila. It was participated in by 51 stakeholders in the region and 12 from NEDA Regional Office. The total attendees per stakeholder group are as follows; a) 17 from the regional line agencies; b) two (2) from the government owned and controlled corporations; c) 24 from the local government units; d) four (4) from the state universities; and e) four from the private sector representatives of the Regional Development Council.

The major recommendations from the participants after the workshop are: a) reactivate and improve capabilities of the local project monitoring committees; b) reiterate on the Memorandum Circular Order No. 175. S. 1988 for the creation of the project monitoring committees in the provinces and municipalities; c) standardize the reporting format of project progress reports of LGUs and RLAs; and d) to consider the project monitoring performance of LGUs as one of the criteria in the DILG’s Seal of Good Housekeeping.

The activities planned after the consultation workshop would involve inclusion of workshop outputs to the preliminary design of the online system within the month of August, design of capability building for LPMCs and implementing agencies by fourth quarter of 2014, and conduct of trainings and design of the electronic system to start by first quarter of 2015.