The Bicol Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) conducted a security seminar and year-end assessment on November 28 in Legazpi City. It was attended by 57 project monitors from 13 local project monitoring committees (LPMCs) and representatives from member-agencies of the RPMC.
In her welcome message, NEDA RD and RPMC Chairperson Agnes Tolentino emphasized the importance of ensuring peace and security as a bedrock strategy that supports the three pillars of the Regional Development Plan framework. In line with this, the security seminar enhanced the awareness of the RPMC and LPMC members on security concerns and protocols in the conduct of field monitoring activities.
RD Tolentino delivering her welcome message during the RPMC/LPMC security seminar and year-end assessment on November 28 in Legazpi City
Representatives from the Philippine Army and the National Intelligence and Coordinating Agency served as the resource persons. Topics were on the security situation in the region, the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) as one of the mechanisms to ensure peace and security, and the protocols to follow in dealing with security issues in field monitoring activities.
Meanwhile, the year-end assessment highlighted the accomplishments of the RPMC and LPMCs in monitoring and evaluation, the issues encountered in 2018, and the proposed actions to address the issues. The outputs of the assessment will be inputs to the preparation of the 2019 work program of the RPMC and LPMCs to improve the implementation of the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System, especially at the local level.
The participants during the RPMC/LPMC security seminar and year-end assessment.
The RPMC members who participated in the RPMC/LPMC security seminar and year-end assessment.