DA-PRDP convenes local leaders in Region 12

Agriculture • Thu Mar 30, 2017 06:41 PM  •  185   0
By Carl Ulysses Aguillon, RPCO 12-InfoACE Unit
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TUPI, South Cotabato - The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) expects for a stronger partnership with local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 after a complementation forum with local chief executives (LCEs) was conducted on March 28, 2017.  

The forum was facilitated by the Project Support Office-Mindanao (PSO-Mindanao) and the Regional Project Coordinating Office 12 (RPCO 12) and was joined by LCEs from different parts of SOCCSKSARGEN and representatives from the provincial, city, and municipal planning, monitoring and implementing units (MPIU).  

It was the last leg of the Regional Forums with LGUs in the six regions in Mindanao.  

“This conference aims to remind you (LGUs) of the fast tracking of the disbursement of funds under PRDP and ask from you recommendations to improve our implementation like what we have accomplished during the time of MRDP (Mindanao Rural Development Project),” Araceli Morano, PSO-Mindanao deputy project director, said.  

The meeting resulted to the recommendations of LGU counterparts in the implementation of PRDP subprojects and as well as paved the way for them to clarify on governing policies.  

Some of the suggestions coined were the monthly forum between the DA-PRDP and LGUs; frequent involvement of PPMIUs in all undertakings of the project and require the MPMIUs to meet them thereafter; a Mindanao-wide forum for PRDP to be joined by LCEs in the island together with Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol.
 

LGUs were also recapped of the importance of the compliance of all documents to avoid dilemmas in the payment and secure a smooth implementation of the project.   

Moreover, it was clarified to them that under PRDP set-up, the entry point is the provincial local government unit (PLGU).

If the province will waive their right as the Procuring Entity, the municipal local government unit (MLGU) can implement thru a sub-memorandum of agreement with the PLGU.

LCEs appreciated the initiators of the activity because they were retooled of the PRDP.

One of them was Mayor Ramon Abalos of Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat.  

“I would like to thank this meeting because mayors were invited. I have been waiting for this meeting and even with other schedules, I see to it that I can attend today… this is vital,” Mayor Abalos noted. Carl Ulysses Aguillon, RPCO 12-InfoACE Unit)
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