Agrarian Reform Implementing Agencies conducts performance assessment

news national 1 pix 1 september 21 2018The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat recently conducted a four-day Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Performance Assessment for  the year of 2017 up to the 1st semester of 2018 from September 18-21. The event was conducted with the end in view of updating and estimating the CARP Implementing Agencies’ (CIAs) plans and programs for year 2020 to 2022.

“We are undertaking this estimates and assessment  in a very critical juncture  of our program Implementation history. We have witnessed  a change in treating the program, under the new leadership, PARC plays a  very important role in these change of prospective,” said Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary Luis Meinrado Pañgulayan who also serves as PARC Council Secretary.  

PARC Secretariat Director James Arsenio Ponce said the assessment will gauge the CIAs’ effectiveness in the implementation and delivery of  agencies targets and programs with respect to their individual Work and Financial Plans (WFPs) from the preceding year.

“It will also provide an opportunity to discuss and address operational issues and constraints and other challenges encountered by the CIAs in the implementation of their respective mandates under the CARP, he said.

Ponce said the firming-up of the work plans and budget of the CIAs will ensure that the corresponding targets and parameters are based on the  2019 National Expenditure Program (NEP).

“Based on the 2019 NEP, each CIA shall present in the plenary its budget requirement and the corresponding physical targets, including their personnel services, supervision and management requirements, and other mandatory expenditures to implement their respective mandates under the CARP” he added.

The DAR, being the lead agency implementing the CARP will be the First to present its work plan and budget on the three (3) major programs, which include, Land Tenure Security Program, Agrarian Justice Delivery Program and  Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development and Sustainability Program (ARBDSP).

After the DAR’s presentation, the land acquisition and distribution (LAD)-related agencies such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Land Bank of the Philippines and Land Registration Authority will follow in the presentation of their respective plans and budgets. 

The program beneficiary development (PBD)-related agencies like the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the National Irrigation Administration, will also present their plans and budgets on ARBDSP wherein the agrarian reform communities (ARCs) and ARC Clusters identified by DAR are the focus of their interventions.

Photo caption: DAR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Office (LAO) Luis Meinrado Pañgulayan stressing a point during the PARC Secretariat Performance Assessment.

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