CDD Chief Jeffrey Manalastas acknowledges the participants while Program Manager I Ezequiel Serrano of OPDS discusses the overview of the activity

The Consultative Meeting and Workshop for OPDS - Locally Funded Projects was conducted on January 12, 2017 at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It was participated in by the DILG - OPDS, Regional Focal Persons, Regional Accountant, MLGOOs, Provincial Focal Persons, LCEs, Municipal Accountants and Other Functionaries.

The main objective of the activity was to level-off targets and identify activities that will achieve the budget utilization rate of at least 80% for current, 100% for continuing funds and the completion of the 2015 targets and facilitation of project implementation in the region.

The activity is also a response to the "Guidelines on the realignment/catch up of DILG-LG Sector deliverables for 2nd semester FY 2016" issued by Secretary Sueno. Aside from the completion of priority PPAs, this activity is designed to clarify/identify activities that will help the Department achieve budget utilization rate of at least 80% for current and 100% for continuing funds of office regular budget, most especially the big ticket locally funded projects.