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DILG XII’s PDMU holds Quality Assurance Assessment and Technical Assistance for Cotabato Province

To effectively implement various LGSF-SBDP projects for FY 2021 in Cotabato Province, DILG XII’s Project Development and Management Unit (PDMU) held a five-day quality assurance assessment and technical assistance on November 15-19, 2021 for the PLGU Cotabato Engineering Office.

The PDMU team was spearheaded by DILG XII SBDP Focal Person Engr. Francis Earl G. Caldedero, with members composed of the following: Engr. Elaine Rose C. Llupar, from the Regional Office, and Engrs. Krisnan Panisa, Freddie Pedroso Jr., Geoffrey Villaga, Ivan Roy Cabangon, Shelo John Adaya and Marlo Taghoy from the DILG Cotabato Provincial Office. 

The teams conducted simultaneous monitoring activities, with the support of AFP personnel from the 1002nd IB for the ongoing projects, specifically looking at the technical aspects or documentary requirements preparation. The quality assessment activity also includes the evaluation of the workmanship of contractors based on actual project condition and documentary compliance of the projects. Special attention was also given to projects with ‘under preparation’ status.

A coordination meeting was also organized among the PLGU, COTELCO and the DILG XII personnel to discuss the concerns in line with the rural electrification projects of Cotabato Province under LGSF-SBDP.

Out of the 21 currently ongoing projects of the FY 2021 LGSF-SBDP in the region, 18 belong to Cotabato Province, comprising of 17 infrastructure projects and one social service project.