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OCEP, DILG conduct another series of Training-Workshops on SUC-Assisted Approach in CDP Formulation

The University of the Philippines Visayas, through the Office of Continuing Education and Pahinungod (OCEP), in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 6, conducted a two-day training-workshop on June 18-19, 2018 at Smallville21 Hotel, Iloilo City. The activity aimed to review the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) Formulation process and the municipalities’ vision using DILG’s Rationalized Planning Indicators and Data System (RaPIDS).

The activity was participated in by the core planning team members of President Roxas, Capiz and six (6) municipalities from the Province of Antique namely Bugasong, Barbaza, Culasi, Hamtic, Pandan, and Tibiao. The municipal mayors of the municipalities mentioned were also in attendance.

The two-day training-workshop sought to provide the local government officials with an all-inclusive guide on the formulation of the CDP, its processes, and the concepts and plans related to it. The activities started with a message from Atty. Anthony C. Nuyda, DILG6 Regional Director, who emphasized that the compliance of deliverables of the LGUs, specifically the CDP must be taken seriously.
A series of lecturettes was conducted on the first day of training. Prof. Nicanor Babiera of the UPV College of Management, discussed the Concepts of Development, Cascading Global to Local Development Goals, Development Planning, CDP Planning Process and the 33 LGU-mandated plans. Ms. Jerilee Camena, UPV-CDP Consultant, extensively explained the CDP, its planning cycle and how it is distinct from the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). Ms. Giselle Grace Gerial, DILG6 DRRM Regional Focal Person, wrapped the afternoon with a discussion on the importance of the Rationalized Planning Indicators and Data Sets (RaPIDS) in drafting a municipality’s Ecological Profile and CDP.

Prof. Babiera also tackled the process of crafting a Vision Statement and its elements. Each municipality revisited their vision statements and deliberated if there is a need to revise them. “Vision Statements must be dynamic, vivid and should represent the whole community”, Prof. Babiera said.

On the second day of the training-workshop, each municipality’s core planning team was able to present the status of their LGU-mandated plans and showed how they were able to use the RaPIDS tool in revisiting their vision statements.

Also present in the said training are officials of DILG Region 6 thant include, Mr. Christian Nagaynay (DILG6 Planning Officer), Ms. Hershe Pausa (LGOO II, Negros Island Region), Ms. Grace Natalie Azarraga (Antique Cluster Leader) and Mr. Alan Aldivera (Capiz Cluster Leader). The Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs) of each town was also present during the activity.

This training is part of a series of activities that will be conducted by the OCEP and the DILG until the partner municipalities have formulated their CDPs as well as their Ecological Profile and their Local Development Investment Program (LDIP). The OCEP is the extension arm of UPV that implements the “SUC-Assisted Approach in the Formulation of the Comprehensive Development Plan Project” led by Dr. Rhodella A. Ibabao (Director, OCEP and Project Manager) with team members from the College of Management and the College of Arts and Sciences and a representative from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE).

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