The Bicol Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC), during its first quarter meeting last January 26, approved its CY 2022 work program. Major activities to be conducted include: (1) preparation and submission of quarterly project status reports; (2) field inspection of priority and problematic projects; (3) project facilitation sessions; (4) post evaluation of a completed project; (5) capability building of local project monitoring committees (LPMCs); and (6) search for outstanding LPMCs.

NEDA Regional Director Agnes E. Tolentino, the RPMC Chairperson, emphasized that field inspection of projects for the year will depend on the Covid 19 status, and health protocols will be strictly observed where project field inspections are possible. In areas where project visits will not be allowed due to Covid restrictions, the LPMCs will be tapped to validate the findings from desk monitoring and conduct field inspection or follow-up monitoring. 

Capability building activities will include an orientation on the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) for newly-organized LPMCs after the national elections. Additional topics for capability building activities will be on reclamation requirements and monitoring for non-engineers.

The assessment of functionality of LPMCs, which was started in the fourth quarter of 2021, will be continued in 2022 to generate a more complete information on the status of functionality of the LPMCs in terms of organization, training, planning, and implementation and reporting. The assessment will be integrated in the annual Search for Outstanding LPMCs and will serve as reference in identifying other areas for capability building of LPMCs.

The CY 2022 RPMC work program was approved through RPMC Resolution No. 01, series of 2022.

NEDA Director Agnes E. Tolentino, RPMC Chairperson, presides the first quarter virtual meeting of the Regional Project Monitoring Committee on January 26, 2022.
Ms. Shirley Bolanos, Chairperson of Sorsogon Provincial Project Monitoring Committee, presents their project monitoring activities during the RPMC meeting on January 26.

First quarter meeting of the Regional Project Monitoring Committee on January 26, 2022 via Zoom.

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