The DILG, through the Local Government Academy, has developed an enhanced framework for the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of BPLS program with the technical support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and in close consultation with key program stakeholders.
Gearing towards the adoption of the enhanced tool, DILG Region 3, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 3, conducted an Orientation-Briefing on Mainstreaming Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) in Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS) Reform Program on June 28-29, 2012 at Forest View, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City. The activity is primarily aimed at building the capacity of key program stakeholders to implement and institutionalize the enhanced M&E system for the BPLS streamlining Program. Participants during the activity were DILG and DTI R-3 Provincial/City Directors and BPLS Point Persons.
DILG Regional Director Florida M. Dijan, in her opening message, congratulated the group for achieving a hundred percent compliance in the Component One of BPLS Reforms. On the other hand, DTI Regional Director Blesila A. Lantayona emphasized the significance of the RBME as a tool in BPLS reform program. She also mentioned the good partnership of DTI and DILG which proved to be an effective factor in the success of the program.
To further strengthen DILG-DTI partnership, Dir. Dijan and Dir. Lantayona signed a Joint Regional Order (JRO) which will serve as a roadmap for the two agencies to accomplish the remaining components of BPLS in the region.