REGIONAL-NEWS

DILG-CAR trains LGU officials on comprehensive dev’t plan in Mountain Province

November 6, 2020

At least 40 local government officials in Mountain Province underwent training conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the formulation of a Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) to determine their thrusts and priorities in boosting their service delivery.

The participants are local government executives, legislative officials, department heads, and sectoral representatives of the municipalities of Tadian and Sabangan.

“When you plan, you are trying to solve issues, concerns, and problems of the communities,” said Cluster Head Samson Appoy during the training workshops.

He lauded the two municipalities for preparing their road map for the development and progress of their respective municipalities.

Meanwhile, Sabangan Mayor Marcial Lawilao Jr. encouraged the planning team to participate in the training workshop so that they will be able to come up with a good CDP.

He said that the CDP will be their legacy and will be the guide of the local government unit (LGU) which will contribute to the realization of their vision of a “Happy Sabangan”.

Municipality of Tadian SB Member Louie Buned said that the concept of the CDP is also applicable in their legislative office as it is important to know the current level of services to its constituents, the resources available, and the environmental factors which will affect policies they have to craft to achieve the desired results.

During the session, each group was divided into five sectors: economic, social, infrastructure, environment, and institutional. Each sector group planned programs, projects, activities, services, and legislative requirements for the identified issues and concerns.

The resource speakers walked the participants through the CDP process from the organization of the planning team, revisiting of their existing plans and review of their vision, preparation of ecological profile and structured list of programs, projects, and activities (PPAs).

Topics on the preparation of local development investment program, and preparation of needed implementation instruments such as capacity development agenda, monitoring, and evaluation strategy, among others were also discussed.