The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) MIMAROPA for the third time, conducted a two-day user’s training on the “ProyekTanglaw” system or the Electronic Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (eRPMES) of NEDA MIMAROPA on April 20 and 21 through Zoom video conference.

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Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling welcomed the participants on the opening day of the training, expressing gratitude for taking time to attend the “ProyekTanglaw” User’s training despite the busy schedule and amidst challenges they are facing due to COVID-19 pandemic. She emphasized that RPMES focal persons play the vital link in ensuring accountability and proper project implementation, through timely project monitoring that produce quality information to ensure effective decision-making for the government leaders and managers to do corrective actions when needed, and safeguards the timely achievement of target project results.

RD Sumbeling also underscored that the ProyekTanglaw Users’ training is not just to report on new features of the system, but also as a venue to solicit inputs on the system for the preparation of the 2021 first quarter RPMES report to be submitted to the National Project Monitoring Committee (NPMC).

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The first Users’ Training was conducted on November 10-11, 2020, which introduced the “ProyekTanglaw” to the intended users. The second ProyekTanglaw Users’ Training conducted on January 18-19, 2021 focused on the features and capabilities of the system, and a review of how to use the system. The third Users’ Training is to refresh the users and to provide updates on the enhancement made on the system based on the user’s inputs and experiences in using the system.

The participants were given ample time for hands-on practice to explore and test the online project monitoring portal. Additional comments and feedback from participants were collected to further develop and enhance the system’s capability for future use.

In his closing remarks, NEDA MIMAROPA OIC Assistant Regional Director Bernardino A. Atienza, Jr. highlighted three points to the participants: to celebrate achievements, to commit to the work ahead, and to keep ourselves accountable.

He said that the ProyekTanglaw system is up and running, which was made possible through the support of all RPMES focal persons, who he identified were NEDA’s hands-on consultants in developing this system. He rallied everyone to continue to utilize the ProyekTanglaw system with an open mind, and urged them to lobby for the utilization of the reports we generated from it to inform decision-makers and planners in their respective agencies.

Finally, ARD Atienza wished to have a sustained good working relationship with everyone as we continue to collaborate towards the development of the MIMAROPA region.

A total of 60 participants from various regional line agencies, GOCCs, LGUs, SUCs and select NEDA MIMAROPA staff attended the online training.