CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Nov. 19 -- With the national government's effort of bringing the local development initiatives towards one direction, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 gathered local government units (LGUs) in the region to align their Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs) with that of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The activity aims to evaluate if their priority programs, projects and activities (PPAs) are aligned with the result matrices (RMs) of the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP), Regional Development Plan (RDP) and consequently the PDP.
"We are all doing this for the bigger picture. We want to have a nation that is safe, progressive and has inclusive development for everyone, therefore our priorities should be in line with the things needed to happen," said DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe.
The congregation is composed of local chief executives, Sanggunian Chair of Appropriations, local government officers and local planning officers.
The LGUs were also reoriented with the connection of development plans, budget preparations, and resource utilization through the help of other oversight line agencies - National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
The President issued a directive to monitor the LGUs' compliance and contribution to the achievement of the PDP, thus the interface between the city/municipal government and the provincial government.
In meeting the targets in the SDG, the United Nations decided to let communities develop ways that work best for them. In the country, this means that the local government units are at the forefront in achieving these goals. (DILG-10)