Food security in the countryside. Police Regional Office - Cordillera Regional Director PGEN R’Win Pagkalinawan and DA - CAR OIC Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey, with DA Secretary William DAR as witness signing a MOA for the “Binhi ng Pagpapapala” program, wherein PRO-Cor through the Regional Mobile Force Batallion will distribute agricultural inputs and assist in backyard farming of DSWD 4Ps household members and people in identified ELCAC barangays. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Urban Agriculture. BFAR - CAR Lilibeth Signey and DA - CAR Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey with Agriculture Secretary William as guest of honor, awards a Solar Powered AquaPhonics System for Miss Earth Philippines Roxanne Allison Baeyens for being DA - CAR';s ambassador for Urban Gardening. The AquaPhonics System was received by her mother Julia Baeyens. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Gulayan sa Barangay. Agriculture Secretary William Dar, assisted by DA - CAR officials headed by OIC Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey, awards agricultural inputs and gardening equipments with a total amount of 769,596 for vegetable gardeing projects of 12 barangays in La Trinidad Benguet. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Provincial monitoring committees urged to monitor big ticket projects

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 20 (PIA) -- The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) in the Cordillera is encouraging its counterparts in the provinces to actively conduct monitoring and validation of projects in their localities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


“With this pandemic we could not move so much, we have some limiting factors to really undertake monitoring in the provinces, so may we request the Provincial Project Monitoring Committees(PPMC) to do monitoring including regional projects,” Department of Budget and Management –Cordillera Regional Director Irene Gahid said during the recent  3rd Quarter RPMC meeting in Baguio City.

Gahid, the RPMC vice chairperson , appealed to the different  PPMCs to perform monitoring of the different projects being implemented in their localities particularly the critical and big ticket projects as the RPMC has not conducted project monitoring around the region in the past months due to the COVID-19 situation. 

She also urged the implementing offices of the different projects from the big ticket and regional projects down to the provincial, municipal and barangays to be pro-active in supervising and validating projects to ensure that these are implemented according to the specified specs and timeline.

PPMCs also should conduct regular monitoring activities in projects being undertaken in insurgency-affected areas or those included as ELCAC- related projects which are mostly being done in municipalities and barangays, Gahid said.

 “We continue to work despite COVID but ensure safety in undertakings, it is better to be safe than sorry,” she stressed. 

The RPMC has been emphasizing that widespread on-site monitoring and inspection at the local level is particularly crucial with the current administration’s efforts for a whole-of-nation approach to ending the local communist armed conflict. 

In a previous meeting, NEDA-CAR presented the framework of Executive Order 70 which created the Task Force Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) program to alert the local project monitoring committees on the need to monitor projects in influenced barangays. 

The local committees are required to submit Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) forms to the DILG and RPMC for consolidation.

The RPMC also asked the DILG to take the lead in making sure that the local PMCs in the provinces and even in the municipalities would be pro-active in their monitoring and validation activities. Thru the DILG, PMCs should also enhance their strategies in conducting monitoring during the pandemic to ensure safety against the COVID-19 virus. 

The RPMC composed of government agencies, civil society organizations, and local government units, is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of priority programs and projects implemented in the region, particularly those that are encountering implementation bottlenecks and those projects that are worthy for replication. The RPMC ensures that projects that are encountering challenges and delays are being facilitated to ensure completion.(JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic Cawis




Mt. Province

  • DA-BFAR-CAR boosts fishery in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 23(PIA)  –  Fish production  in this landlocked province is gaining headway as the  Department of Agriculture (DA) - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), in partnership with the provincial government continue to provide interventions.

  • TESDA-led Project 'ESEK' benefits 45 farmers in Besao

    BESAO, Mountain Province, Oct. 14 (PIA) -- Forty-five farmers in barangay Tamboan in this municipality are engaged in the training on organic agriculture production and are expected to pursue it as a livelihood.

  • DILG family supports DepEd, learners in Paracelis

    PARACELIS, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- The Department of the Interior  and Local Government  tri-bureau of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine National Police   are working together to support the learning continuity plan of the Department of Education in this town  during this COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 26 former rebels in Mountain Province receive livelihood aid

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- At least 26 former rebels here received financial assistance from the government.

  • Farmers in ELCAC-identified brgys get livelihood intervention

    MOUNTAIN PROVINCE--Farmers from barangays affected by the issue on insurgency in the province recently received layer chickens and carabaos under the Special Area for Agriculture and Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Cordillera Regional Office.


  • Ifugao PLGU provides financial aid to landslide victims

    BANAUE, Ifugao, Nov.19 (PIA)--The provincial government released a total of Php440, 000.00 as financial aid to the victims of typhoon Ulysses in the province and a nearby province.

  • DSWD provides Php1.4M financial assistance to Ifugao FRs

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Nov. 13(PIA) – More than P1.4 million financial assistance was awarded  to  former rebels from the province  who surrendered to government authorities  and embraced peaceful life in their respective communities.

  • OCD turns over financial aid to 12 Ifugao typhoon-affected families

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Oct. 19 (PIA) - - Twelve families affected by typhoon “Ompong” in the  municipalities of  Mayaoyao and Tinoc received financial assistance from the government through the Office of the Civil Defense – Cordillera Administrative Region (OCD-CAR).  

  • Ifugao town resumes market days with compliance to health protocols

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Oct. 20(PIA) - - Regular market days in this municipality resumed recently with strict compliance to  the mandatory proper wearing of face mask/shield and physical distancing ordinance and other issued health protocols.

  • Ifugao reorganizes Provincial Task Force-ELCAC

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Oct. 14 (PIA) - - The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Development Council (PDC) passed Joint Resolution No. 2020-01 reorganizing the membership of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC).





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