EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 93
AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 376 (SERIES OF 1989) “ESTABLISHING THE REGIONAL PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEM (RPMES)” AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WHEREAS, there is a need to further delineate and streamline the specific roles and responsibilities of and operating procedures to be observed by the Project Monitoring Committees at the regional, provincial and municipal levels in view of the implementation of the Local Government Code of 1991;
WHEREAS, there is a need to expand the membership of Project Monitoring Committees in the national, regional, provincial, city and municipal levels to promote greater non-governmental organization (NGO) participation in and transparency of government programs; and
WHEREAS, there is a need to establish a Project Monitoring Committee at the national level to address and coordinate various RPMES matters, to act on implementation issues and problems and to orchestrate RPMES activities and concerns in the regions.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
Section 1. The third and fourth paragraphs of Section 2 of Executive Order No. 376 (hereinafter referred to as “Order”) are hereby amended to read as follows:
“At the regional level, the projects to be monitored shall include all foreign assisted projects (loan or grant funded), inter-provincial projects, area development projects, nationally-funded projects, and other projects considered critical by the Office of the President and the Regional Development Councils/Planning Boards, which are implemented in the region.
“At the provincial, city and municipal levels, the scope of monitoring shall include all foreign and nationally-funded projects, including development projects funded from the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) share of LGUs or supported by funds released directly to the province/city/municipality, and projects funded from locally-generated resources, which are implemented within their respective areas.”
Section 2. Sec. 3 of said October is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 3. Organization. The RPMES shall be implemented by the development counsels/planning boards at the various levels (RDC, PDC, CDC and MDC). A Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) shall be established under the RDC in addition to the Project Monitoring Committees (PMCs) created through Memorandum Order No. 175, as amended, and/or the Local Government Code of 1991. At the national level, a National Project Monitoring Committee (NPMC) shall be established to oversee implementation of the RPMES, with NEDA serving as its Secretariat.
“The Presidential Management Staff (PMS) shall, corollary to the efforts of the RPMCs, focus on monitoring the President’s commitments in the various regions.
“The extensive participation of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and People’s Organizations (POs) as project monitors shall be advocated at all levels, NGO/PO membership in the provincial, city and municipal levels shall include, but not be limited to representatives from civic and/or religious groups.
“At the national level, designated officials from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and PMS/OP shall compose the NMPC, with the NEDA and DBM representatives as Chairman and Co-Chairman, respectively.
“At the regional level, the NEDA and DBM Regional Directors shall act as Chairman and Co-Chairman, respectively, of the RPMC. The other members of the RPMC shall be the DILG, PMS/OP and three (3) NGO/OP representatives, at least one (1) of whom shall be drawn from the NGO representatives in the Regional Development Council (RDC). The NEDA Regional Office shall serve as the Secretariat of the RPMC.
“The PMCs created at the provincial, city, and municipal levels will have, as mandatory members, the DILG official assigned in the locality and two (2) NGO/OP representatives. The other four members of the PMC shall be appointed by the Local Chief Executive from among five nominees of the Local Development Council. The Chairman shall be appointed by the Local Chief Executive from among the PMC members. The respective planning and development offices of the local government units. (LGUs) concerned shall serve as Secretariat to the Local PMCS.”
Section 3. The subtitle “Development Councils (RDC, PDC, CDC, MDC)” under Sec. 4 of said Order, is hereby reworded to read “Development Councils/Planning Boards (RDC, PDC, CDC, MDC).”
Section 4. Sec. 7 of said Order is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Section 7. Funding. Funds needed to implement the RPMES, particularly the initial operations of the NPMC shall be made available from sources to be recommended by the DBM, with the approval of the President. Subsequent funding requirements of the RPMES at the national level shall be provided in the General Appropriations Act by the DBM. The funds for RPMES operations at the national level shall be administered by the NEDA Secretariat.
“The funding requirements of the RPMES at the regional, city and municipal levels, which shall include the granting of financial incentives to NGO monitors as well as training, capability-building and other administrative costs, shall be provided in the General Appropriations Act under the Regional Development Fund. The funds for RPMES at these levels shall be administered by the RDCs concerned. As the RPMC may deem essential, portions of the Regional Development Fund for monitoring and evaluation may be allotted to a local PMC to augment its budget.”
Section 5. The responsibilities of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary as provided under Sec. 4 of said Order is hereby transferred to and shall be assumed by the Presidential Management Staff (PMS).
Section 6. The National Project Monitoring Committee (NPMC) is hereby authorized, from time to time, to update and make revisions to the Manual of Operations implementing the RPMES.
Section 7. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 1st day of June, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Three.
(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
By the President:
(Sgd.) ANTONIO T. CARPIO
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel