January 29, 2023

TABUK, Kalinga – The Provincial Project Monitoring Committee (PPMC) has adopted a tool proposed by the Department of Interior and Local Government to improve its monitoring system.

The Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) audit tool is a collaborative effort of the DILG-Kalinga, local government units, and civil society organizations to ensure the integrity of the audit process and its result.

Using three performance audit tools and conducted in four phases, the tool aims to assess the performance of the provincial, city/municipal PMCs on their functionality and effectiveness based on existing laws and policies; determine best practices conducted and initiated by the PMCs at all levels; and create a platform for evaluation, assessment, and sharing of best practices among PMCs at their respective levels.

Four performance indicators are assigned points: an organized local PMC is given 15 points; conduct of meeting – 20 points; allocation of funds for the implementation of PMC activities – 15 points; implementation of plans and programs – 40 points; and innovations – 10 points.

The PPMC also approved that the members make up the audit team tasked to audit municipal and city PMCs and their performance.

DILG Provincial Director Mayer Max Adong said the audit will be simultaneously done during project monitoring in the seven municipalities and this city. – Peter A. Balocnit