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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.

 

MEMBERSHIP

The Project Monitoring Committees (PMCs) established in each region through EO 376 and in each province, city and municipality through MO 175, as amended will be composed of the following:

The RPMES primarily aims to facilitate project implementation, and devolve project facilitation, problem-solving, monitoring and evaluation to the regional, provincial/city and municipal levels.  Specifically, the system aims to achieve the following objectives:

Monitoring and evaluation under the RPMES will cover all development projects undertaken by Government Agencies (GAs), Local Government Units (LGUs), State Colleges and Universities, and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) at the regional, provincial/city and municipal levels during the fiscal year, inclusive of backlogs from previous fiscal years.

Development projects include: (a) projects which are capital-forming and contributing directly to the country’s productive capacity; (b) pre-investment studies, research and development, and institutional development activities; and (c) “pro-poor” and other similar projects under direction and special programs of the President through Presidential Management Staff (PMS) and other Cabinet offices.  These projects may be funded by the National Government with or without foreign assistance, or financed purely from local revenues of LGUs.  Projects to be covered, in more specific terms include the following:

In line with the government’s policies on decentralization and administrative delegation, Regional Development Councils (RDCs) were reorganized and strengthened through Executive Order (EO) No. 308, which among others, tasked the RDCs with the coordination of project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.  Moreover, Memorandum Order (MO) No. 175 was issued on May 25, 1988 which created Project Monitoring Committees at the provincial/city and municipal levels to monitor local government projects funded from national government and local government funds.