In an effort to monitor critical projects under FY 2014-2016 Bottom Up Budgeting (BuB) and FY 2015-2016 Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) programs which requires to be completed not later than December 31, 2017, the DILG Regional Project Monitoring Team together with the DILG Nueva Ecija Provincial Focal Team conducted a monitoring and evaluation of locally-funded projects last November 8-9, 2017 at Palayan City and General Tinio, Nueva Ecija.

The DILG Regional Project Monitoring Team was composed of Engr. Billy C. Abalus and Engr. Karol Josep C. Tiamzon while the DILG Nueva Ecija Provincial Focal Team was composed of LGOO II Ronnel S. Ubungen (BuB and ADM Provincial Focal Person) and Engr. Kristian Rob D. Santiago (Provincial Engineer).

Palayan City Focal Persons, Engr. Cesar B. Estacio, Engr. Ruperto V. Baniaga , Mr. Danny E. Entila, and Mr. Josecito P. Anusencion joined the team during the inspection.
Likewise, en. Tinio Municipal Mayor Hon. Ferdinand P. Bote, Engr. Manolito S. Gonzales and LGOO V Erlinda L. Gamboa participated in the conduct of site inspection.

The projects monitored and evaluated in Palayan City include Dao, Epifanio & Francisco STS under SLRF 2015; SALINTUBIG: Potable Water System under BuB-Water 2015; Core Local Road-Construction; Maintenance, and Rehabilitation under LGSF-Road 2015; and Core Local Road-Construction; Maintenance, and Rehabilitation under LGSF-Road 2016; and Provision of Potable Water Supply (Level II) in Brgy. Mapaet.

Meanwhile, in the municipality General Tinio, the projects monitored and evaluated were the Provision of Potable Water Supply under BuB-2016; Provision of Potable Water Supply in Sitio Saudi, Brgy. Pias under ADM 2017; Provision of Potable Water Supply in Sitio Sibug, Brgy. Rio Chico under ADM 2017; Provision of Potable Water Supply in Sitio Minalungao, Brgy. Pias under ADM 2017; Core Local Road Construction/Rehabilitation of Bonifacio Road in Brgy. Poblacion West under ADM 2017; Road in Brgy. San Pedro under ADM 2017; and Road in Brgy. Rio Chico under ADM 2017.

After the project monitoring and evaluation, the DILG Inspection Team together with the LGU Focal Persons conducted table validation wherein the following were discussed and agreed upon: (1) the physical and financial status of the projects, (2) the issues and concerns encountered during project implementation, (3) the commitments by the LGU on project completion, liquidation, and rectification of defects, and (4) the commitment by the LGU on the submission of lacking documentary requirements.

As part of their area of responsibility, the DILG Nueva Ecija Provincial Focal Team will closely monitor the above-mentioned projects to see if the LGUs can follow through on their commitments.

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