DAR Conducts Orientation-Workshop On Budget And Procurement

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national news 3 pix 1 august 18 2015QUEZON CITY—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted a three-day orientation-workshop on budget and procurement to introduce to its regional and provincial offices a computerized system in programming their target-budget and procurement activities for 2016.

“This orientation-workshop is in preparation for the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) requirement to submit by November 20, 2015, the 2016 budget execution documents (BED) of the department,” said Felix Perry Villanueva, Undersecretary for Finance, Management and Administrative Office.

“The workshop is needed to plot the department’s 2016 target and budget as contained in the national expenditure program of the President’s budget,” Villanueva explained.
Participants were the Assistant Regional/Provincial Directors for Support to Operations, Regional/Provincial Chief Administrative Officers, Regional/Provincial Planning Officers and Regional/Provincial Budget Officers.

Facilitating the workshop is Policy and Planning Director Letecia Damole, who oriented the participants on the computerized system for preparing the 2016 regional and provincial work-financial and procurement plan and the BED.

“We were successful in transferring the knowledge and skills on the facility of the computerized data entry system. At the end of the workshop, we were able to present the department’s target and budget for 2016, and relevant issues were resolved. The regional and provincial action plans were also prepared,” said Damole.

“We can now move on to pre-planning the BED for submission to DBM this November,” added Damole.

Spearheaded by Villanueva, the computerized system was designed by the Management Information Systems Service (MISS) under Director Nestor Bayoneto.

At the culmination of the workshop, Villanueva presented a short power point presentation on BED entitled “Let’s BED together one more time with feelings!.”

Villanueva showed improved ways in crafting the BED. “Our roadmap to 2016 should be purpose-driven and goal oriented. This way we will be able to do things better and with clarity of purpose.”

He also emphasized the improtance of “reimagining” in making our plans for 2016. “We should not be content in doing our plans “the usual way” because our present situation is so different from the past years. We need to reimagine things to suit the present situation.”

The three-day orientation-workshop was held at the Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City on August 3-7, 2015. 

Usec. Felix Perry Villanueva explaining the guidelines on crafting the 2016 budget execution documents (BED) of the department.