The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) MIMAROPA for the fourth time conducted a two-day user’s+ training on the use and features of the ProyekTanglaw system last September 23-24 through Zoom video conference. The technical training is in line with the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) Week celebration, which aims to celebrate and further strengthen the partnerships with stakeholders in the region.

NRO MIMAROPA Regional Director (RD) Agustin C. Mendoza welcomed the participants from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Central Office and Area 3, eight Department of Public WorKs and Highways (DPWH) District Engineering Offices, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Central, and PPA-Port Management Offices of Batangas and Marquez. These agencies and offices were invited to the training in line with NRO MIMAROPA’s vision to further expand its partner implementing agencies in the region and be part in the productive and effective utilization of the system.

Mendoza emphasized some practical advantages in using the system: first is the speedy accessing of data anytime and anywhere, as the information stored can be instantly retrieved and obtained if there is  an internet connection; second, the system does away with paper-based submission so it is environment-friendly; third, with a few clicks, one can automatically generate reports through the system; and fourth, it can reduce costs in managing data over time.

Mendoza also underscored that Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (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.

​​​​​​​The NRO’s Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division team first discussed the legal basis and evolution of the RPMES, the institutional arrangements contained in the 2016 RPMES Operational Guidelines and the 11 RPMES forms.  Bernard Layon of NEDA Central Office’s Information and Communications Technology Staff – Information System Development Division (ICTS-ISDD)  walked the participants through the features and functions of ProyekTanglaw, including how to input data step by step. The participants were given ample time for hands-on practice to explore and test the online project monitoring portal. Each office presented their works in the online system.

​​​​​​​In his closing remarks, OIC ARD Bernardino A. Atienza, Jr. of NRO  MIMAROPA thanked the participants’ eagerness to learn the ProyekTanglaw system. He highlighted that with the participants’ capabilities in using the system, they will greatly contribute in the timely monitoring of programs and implementation of  projects in their respective agencies and offices.

Atienza also wished to have a sustained good working relationship with everyone and continue to collaborate towards the development of the MIMAROPA region.  

A total of 25 participants (13 male, and 12 female) attended the online training.