The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) in MIMAROPA conducted a two-day users’ training on ProyekTanglaw electronic Regional Project Monitoring Evaluation System or eRPMES  on January 18-19 through video conference.


OIC-Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling of NRO MIMAROPA welcomed the participants in the opening day of the  training.She  expressed her  gratitude for their continued support in the development and operationalization of ProyekTanglaw. She also emphasized that the training will serve as the final consultation with its intended users, and will pilot test the inputting of 2020 fourth quarter RPMES agency accomplishment reports to the system.

She further explained  that  ProyekTanglaw  is a  combination  of two Tagalog words “Proyekto” (project) and “Tanglaw” (torch) that is widely spoken in the MIMAROPA region. It indicates the system’s special focus in monitoring and evaluation of projects, and also provides a guiding light towards the achievement of the project’s target results.

The objectives of the training were: (a) to provide updates on the system development based on the observations and recommendations raised during the previous training; (b) input actual data based on 4th quarter 2020 RPMES report of respective agencies, using the official username and password provided; ​ (c) assist the RPMES focal persons in using the system, and provide clarification on queries; and  ​ (d) identify any bug or glitch in using the system.


Mr. Bernard N. Layon of the  Information and Communications Technology Staff – Information System Development Division (ICTS-ISDD) served as the resource speaker for the virtual training. The topics were  the salient features of the ProyekTanglaw; brief discussion of RPMES Forms 1 to 4; importing data from excel file, other features of the system;  and details on how to  use the ProyekTanglaw.

The participants were given ample time for hands on practice to explore and test the online project monitoring portal. Comments and feedback from the participants were collected to identify issues and to further enhance the system’s capability.

A total of 93 participants from various regional line agencies, local government units, states universities and  colleges  and  NEDA MIMAROPA staff attended the online training.