BAGUIO CITY – During the 2nd Quarter Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) Meeting on June 8, 2023, NEDA RD Susan Sumbeling presented the results of the various activities undertaken to formulate the Cordillera Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP).
A total of 3,911 programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) from 36 regional line agencies (RLAs), six provincial local government units (LGUs) and Baguio City, the primary growth centers and interlocal cooperation areas of the Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) and the Eastern Kalinga Growth Center (EKGC) as well as the six state universities and colleges (SUCs) were enrolled in the Cordillera RDIP 2023-2028 through the CAR Investment Program Online (CARIPOL) System. Based on the enrolled programs and projects, the region requires a total investment amounting to PhP 344.6 Billion from 2023-2028. As an accompanying document to the Cordillera Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2023-2028, the Cordillera RDIP translates the region’s goals and strategies in the RDP into implementable programs and projects.
The RDIP serves as the six-year investment programming document that contains the priority programs and projects of the region. These public investment PPAs are proposed by RLAs, LGUs and SUCs for funding by the National Government (NG), Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Government Financial Institutions (GFIs). It is also a reference in the annual budget preparation of the region to assess the prioritization of budget proposals of RLAs and SUCs for a specific fiscal year and in the evaluation of project proposals to be implemented in the region.
A two-level prioritization was conducted based on a set of sectoral criteria approved by RDC Sectoral Committees and a set of global criteria approved by the RDC that considers the relevance, scope of benefits, readiness, and agency priorities of the PPAs.
The list of regional priority PPAs includes 65 Capital and 38 Technical Assistance PPAs. The top regional PPAs represent the development priorities of the five sectors in the region: economic, social, infrastructure, development administration and governance, and watershed and environment. By Marinette R. Balaki