July 23, 2019:
The PRDP Workshop on Operation and Maintenance for the Rehabilitation of Baang-Mahayag Norte FMR, Catigbian, Bohol was conducted by Engr. Jereme Azura, Engr. Marcial Agad and Engr. Jemimah Opon of the National and Regional Project Coordination Offices (N/RPCO 7) at Reyna’s the Haven and Gardens, Tagbilaran City from July 23-26, 2019.
Participants are Barangay Captains, Secretaries, Treasurers and SB Chair on Infra of Project-affected Barangays Baang, Bagtic and Mahayag Norte, MPDC Totc Rulida, Municipal Engineer Rusell Lungay, Municipal Agriculturist Lorna Perenio, Municipal Budget Officer Ma. Nila Tapales, PEO Resident Engineer Flor Duavis, PRDP Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, and Secretariat.
The Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES) Team from the Project Support Office-Visayas Cluster and RPCO 7 also conducted an Orientation on SES to Calape LGU with the Municipal Assessor of Anterquera and the Bohol SES Focal Person at the Calape Municipal Hall on July 24, 2019.
Simultaneous with this O & M workshop is a coaching/ mentoring session on liquidation and other financial matters by National Project Coordination Office Finance Officer, Cirilo “Jong” Navarro, with I-REAP Sec Aida Sumampong and I-SUPPORT Finance Team Members from the Provincial Accountant’s Office (PAccO).
July 25, 2019:
Engr. Ronilita Bunado facilitated the Coordination Meeting of Calape, Antequera, Loon and San Isidro municipal planners, engineers, assessors and agriculturists with the Provincial Core Planning Team.
The group identified the priority commodity that is common to the four towns, which is a prerequisite to the implementation of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Subproject Rehabilitation of the Desamparados-Tabuan Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) that stretches from Calape to Antequera.
The Calape FMR Subproject affects the barangays of Loon and San Isidro; hence, their presence.
The four towns identified Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO), with technical assistance from Mr. Alan Cajilog of the Philippine Coconut Authority, as the common priority commodity.
In the afternoon, the Bohol Road Sector Committee held its 56th Meeting with Provincial Engineer Camilo Gasatan temporarily presiding to discuss accomplishments, issues, and concerns that affect the implementation of projects for national and provincial roads.
Atty. John Titus Vistal, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator (PPDC), came later to preside, after his equally hectic meeting with Gov. Art Yap and potential investors.
Meanwhile, the PRDP Team continued its Operation & Maintenance Workshop (Day 3) through field training of barangay officials of Baang, Bagtic and Mahayag Norte in Catigbian.
The Finance Team also continued its review of financial documents, particularly on liquidation of proponent groups on their livelihood projects under I-REAP Component.
July 26, 2019:
The 21st Bi-Monthly Coordination Meeting of the Philippine Rural Development Project-Provincial Project Management Implementing Unit (PRDP-PPMIU) was held at the PPDO.
Provincial Administrator Kathyrin Fe Pioquinto and former Judge Carlos Fernando, Representative of Governor Arthur Yap, listened to updates, issues and concerns of the four sub-project components: I-PLAN (plans), I-BUILD (infrastructure), I-REAP with GEF (livelihood and production), and I-SUPPORT (Budget, Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Procurement, Legal, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social and Environmental Safeguards).
As the PRDP-PPMIU Bohol Overall Coordinator, PPDC John Titus Vistal presided over the meeting. His Alternate Coordinator, Engr. Ronilita Bunado explained some of the underlying reasons for the issues and concerns encountered before and during the implementation of PRDP sub-projects.
PA Pioquinto and Judge Fernando both offered practical solutions to fast track the disbursement of PRDP funds and ensure the smooth implementation of infrastructure and livelihood subprojects to which the PPMIU members applauded.