TUGUEGARAO CITY April 9, 2019 - Section 106 of the Local Government Code of 1991 mandates each Local Government Units to prepare a Comprehensive Multi-Sectoral Development Plan to be initiated by its Local Development Council through the help of Local Technical Planning Team and approved by the Local Sanggunian. Pursuant thereto, DILG Cagayan conducts a Training-Workshop for the formulation of Comprehensive Development Plan on April 9 to 12, 2019 at Crown Hotel and Pavilion, Tuguegarao City for Municipalities with low to medium Local Development Council Functionality Compliance as per 2018 Governance Assessment Report of the Seal of Good Local Governance. The attendees were the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator, Municipal Engineer, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer, Municipal Agriculture Officer, Municipal Health Officer, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer and Business Permit and Licensing Officer of Calayan, Lasam, Alcala, Santa Ana, Pamplona, Abulug.
Apart from complying with the mandate of the Local Government Code, the activity intends to assist Municipalities from complying with the requirements for fund release of the 2019 Local Government Support Fund-Assistance to Municipalities (LGSF-AM) before the end of the 2nd Quarter. The LGSF-AM Fund of non-passers of the local development functionality criteria will not be released by the Bureau of Treasury.
The activity was a result of the agreement made by the above-said Municipalities and the Department during the initial conference conducted on February 26, 2019 at Crown Hotel, Tuguegarao City.
The Training-Workshop aims to put into operation the concepts and processes under the Rationalized Local Planning System and JMC No. 001 series of 2007 on harmonize planning, investment programming, budgeting and revenue generation. The activity offers procedures, tools and techniques along with each step of local planning process. The activity also provides mechanism for the synchronization and harmonization of the core LGU operations from planning to budgeting with thematic and cross-sectoral concerns that various national government agencies pursue and seek to address at the LGU level.
Provincial Director Ruperto B. Marribay, in his opening remarks on April 9, 2019, elaborated the importance of CDP Preparation and stressed the non-release of 2019 LGSF-AM Fund if the CDP is not formulated, approved and adopted; and the other requirements on LDC Functionality is not complied with. He emphasized the important role of the participants, as the technical component in the CDP Preparation.
Provincial Director Maribbay also served as a resource speaker, particularly discussing the simplified CDP Process. Along with him is LGOO VI Miriam T. Tan, LGOO VI Gil Oranda, LGOO V Jenalyn Carag and LGOO II Philip Tamayao as lecturers. The Provincial Project Development Monitoring Team
The 4-day Training-Workshop covered the entire CDP Formulation Process. On the 1st day, the CDP Process was discussed and mainstreamed with major concerns and requirements on DRR-CCA, Biodiversity, Gender and Development, Conflict Sensitivity, Tourism and Business Friendliness and Competitiveness. Vision Formulation was also discussed and each team formulated their vision element descriptors and success indicators.
On the 2nd day, the Ecological Profile and Local Development Indicator System was given importance. The steps of determining the current reality of the LGU through Vision-Reality Gap and Problem-Solution Finding Analysis were appreciated by the participants through a workshop, together with the steps in the formulation of goals and strategies.
The process in identifying programs, projects and strategies were introduced to the attendees on the 3rd day. Also, the methods in prioritizing PPAs were elaborated. And on the last day, participants were given an overview on the preparation of zoning ordinance and Local Development Investment Program. Thereafter, each team prepared their action plans which targeted the completion of their CDPs before the end of the 2nd quarter, except for Lasam which shall be on May 31, 2019.
During the closing program, Regional Director Jonathan Paul Leusen, Jr. expressed his appreciation to the DILG Cagayan Provincial Office for initiating the conduct of said training-workshop. He inspired the group to be diligent in finishing the CDP as it may affect the release of their AM budget allocation not only in year 2019 but on subsequent years. The Director highlighted that the TWG is the backbone of the LDC, without them, the LDC will not be able to finalize any plan, to include the CDP.#(Source:LGOO II Mikhaela L. Aman)