The CALABARZON Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) endorsed DOST Region IV-A as the winner of the 2022 Search for Outstanding Project Implementer (SOPI) to the Regional Development Council AdHoc Committee on Awards during its fourth quarter meeting on November 3 via video conference. The SOPI is an annual activity of the RPMC which aims to recognize the exemplary performance of Regional Line Agencies, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations, Government Financial Institutions and State Universities and Colleges in implementing development programs and projects in the Region.
The Evaluation Committee, chaired by the National Economic and Development Authority Region IV-A and comprised of the Department of Budget and Management Region IV-A, Office of the President – Presidential Management Staff, and two Regional Development Council (RDC) Private Sector Representatives (PSR) as its members, assessed the nominations based on the criteria of project management, particularly in terms of adherence to physical plan, adherence to budget plan, and innovation/good practice, and overall portfolio of the implementing agency.
From a total of three nominations received, the DOST Region IV-A emerged as the top project implementer for its project: ‘Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology for Disaster Stricken Areas in Batangas Province’. Among the innovations of DOST Region IV-A in the implementation of the project include established systems and mechanisms for monitoring results, provided platforms for quality control, and ensured the inclusion of all concerned sector groups. The DOST Region IV-A will be awarded as the 2022 Outstanding Project Implementer during the Fourth Quarter Meeting of the CALABARZON RDC in December.
During the meeting, the RPMC also approved its work plan and major projects for monitoring in 2023. The Committee also approved the RPMC membership of three RDC-PSRs, namely, Engr. Ladislao L. Andal of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Ms. Josephine C. Parilla of the PATAMABA-Workers in the Informal Sector Enterprise, and Mr. Ruel G. Punzalan of the Philippine Metalworkers’ Alliance.
Gied B. Evangelista, NEDA Region IV-A | November 4, 2022