2nd batch of trainees from South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and General Santos City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato – NEDA XII in partnership with DILG XII conducted two batches of capacity building on the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) for the Local Project Monitoring Committees (LPMCs) of the region on Oct. 10-11 and 13-14, 2022 at Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City.

The first batch of training was for the Provinces of Cotabato and Sarangani and the 2nd batch was for Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, and Gen. Santos City.

The NEDA XII-Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) staff served as the resource persons during the training for the various topics on RPMES which included: (a) overview of RPMES and organizational structure, (b) RPMES framework and process flow, (c) RPMES general guidelines and input forms, (d) RPMES output forms, and frequency and timing of submission, (e) guide to project monitoring, and (f) HGDG Integration in project monitoring and checklist. The DILG XII on the other hand, tackled the topics on (a) LGSF projects, (b) basics of procurement, (c) SUBAYBAYAN, and (d) the common findings and recommendations for roads, buildings and water system projects.

1st batch of trainees from Cotabato Province and Sarangani Province

Assistant Regional Director Carmel P. Matabang of NEDA XII, in her message underscored the significance of RPMES to facilitate the implementation of delayed projects through problem solving session but also to ensure that government projects are prepared according to standards and designed to ensure project quality.

The capacity building activities were primarily aimed at familiarizing the participants on the project monitoring committee processes and structures, salient features and mechanics for the accomplishment of the RPMES forms. The participants recognized the timeliness of the conduct of the training given the new administration and new set of LPMC members. The training also allowed them to appreciate their roles and responsibilities as members of the PMCs in the attainment of the national development agenda. (Rebecca Ruth S. Simtim, NEDA XII-PMED)