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Some 26 participants, 18 from Project Implementing Agencies and 8 members of the Regional Project Monitoring Committee Project Monitoring Team (RPMC-PMT), participated in a Re-tooling Workshop on the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) conducted by the National Economic and Development Authority RO2 (NR02). This activity was held on December 13, 2018 at the Pamegafanan Hall, NEDA Regional Office, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City.

The Project Monitoring Team of the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) have recently monitored and evaluated several development projects funded by the national government and locally generated resources at the provincial level.

Mageline S. de Laza of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) here, said the three-day field monitoring visit aimed to assess and ascertain whether project implementers have executed the plan based on the standards and specifications contained in their respective Program of Works and determine if the projects implemented are supportive of regional development goals and plans as well as national development thrusts and priorities.

Before the onset of the  long holiday break, the RDC-RPMC Project Monitoring Team conducted its last leg of Field Monitoring Visit for DA on-going and completed projects in the province of Cagayan last December 10 and 11, 2014. The team was composed by representatives from the Philippine Information Agency and National Economic & Dev’t Authoriy, and assisted by staff from Department of Agriculture and Office of the Provincial Agriculture as the proponents/implementor.  Projects visited were two (2) Farm to Market Roads (FMR) projects in Aparri, two Small Water Impounding Projects (SWIP) in Allacapan and Piat, and a Diversion Dam in Enrile.

Farm-to-Market  Road projects are part of the FTMR Development Program of DA that aim to help improve mobility and reduce time and transportation cost of goods and services that eventually help improve the living condition of farmer-beneficiaries in the rural areas.  Accordingly, the team visited and validated the Zanja-Bisagu FMR and Gaddang FMR both in Aparri, Cagayan. These two FMRs have an aggregate cost of Php.4.5 million with at least 195 farmer beneficiaries. During the visit and interaction with the beneficiaries, great appreciation were expressed on the project as it served  not only as an access road but as drying pavement of their harvest.

In a joint Field Monitoring Visit conducted by the RDC2-RPMC Project Monitoring Team together with the NEDA Central Office –Monitoring and Evaluation Staffs, the team witnessed the successful implementation of the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP) III in the Municipalities of Dupax del Sur and del Norte, both in the province of Nueva Vizcaya. The ARISP III is a 6-year foreign-assisted project aimed at addressing rural poverty in Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) and key constraints in agricultural production areas through demand-driven integrated area development. The project involves the construction and rehabilitation of irrigation facilities, farm-to-market roads, post harvest facilities, rural water supply system and construction of farm-to-market roads and bridges. 

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, June 7 (PIA) – After its total renovation, the Southern Isabela General Hospital (SIGH) is now eyeing to get the Level II classification and increase its bed capacity from 50 to 150.

 Rhine Rene Dulluog, General Services Officer, said that with the renovation, the SIGH has been transformed into a modern hospital through the help of the Department of Health’s Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).