16 October 2012, Department of Interior and Local Government Region IX
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region IX in coordination with the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center successfully hosted a one-day Regional Orientation-Workshop on Public-Private Partnership conducted last October 9, 2012 at the Celebrity Hall, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.
Participants to orientation-workshop were the Planning Development Coordinators, Designated Local Economic Investment Promotions Officers (LEIPOs) of the Provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay, Cities of Zamboanga, Dapitan, Dipolog, Pagadian and Isabela, and the municipalities of Zamboanga Peninsula.
Key functionaries in attendance were DILG Region IX Assistant Regional Director Pedro G. Cuevas, Jr., Zamboanga City Administrator Antonio G. Orendain, Jr., NEDA IX OIC-Assistant Regional Director Vicente S. Fabian and Director Eleazar E. Ricote, Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Service, PPP Center, respectively, among others.
The activity aimed at apprising the local government units (LGUs) of the objective, significance and importance of the concept of public-private partnerships in realizing the national goals and objectives, among other considerations.
Further, it aims to provide capacity building initiatives and enhance the technical capacities of LGUs in terms of implementation of development and other infrastructure projects consistent to national government thrusts.
In his message during the opening program, ARD Cuevas, representing Regional Director Paisal O. Abutazil, emphasized the importance of forging and strengthening partnerships and collaboration between the government and private sectors to concretize efforts and implement strategies geared towards the improvement of lives of the people in the community.
‚ÄúPublic-Private Partnership is an effective mechanism in ensuring progress and development at all levels of governance. Collaboration between these sectors is an effective measure in order to realize our goals and objectives,‚ÄĚ ARD Cuevas said.
Among the subjects discussed during the activity were the Philippine PPP Program, its Legal Framework, Processes and Cycle and the PPP Monitoring and Evaluation.
Following the lectures and presentations was the workshop session and the open forum whereby participants were provided the opportunity to be clarified on PPP issues and concerns.
This PPP initiative, a joint undertaking of DILG and the PPP Center, an attached agency of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is supplemented by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) duly signed by the concerned parties.
15 October 2012
53 local government units (LGUs) from across the Zamboanga Peninsula participated in the region-wide Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Orientation-Workshop organized by the PPP Center at the Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City last October 9, 2012.
A total of 104 participants composed mostly of Planning and Development Coordinators (PDCs) and designated Local Economic Investment Promotion Officers (LEIPOs), and some local chief executives were present during the workshop.
Aimed at providing LGus the basic understanding of the PPP option for local infrastructure and development projects, the workshop for Region IX was conducted in partnership with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) IX and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) IX with the support of the Philippine Councilor‚Äôs League Zamboanga Peninsula (PCL-ZamPen) Chapter.
The Department of Finance‚Äôs Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) also joined the Center in the conduct of the regional workshops to promote the PPP Fund. The PPP Fund, sourced from the Municipal Development Fund-Second Generation Fund (MDF-SGF), is a PPP financing window which LGUs can tap to support pre-investment studies that will ensure the viability of their infrastructure development projects.
The next Regional PPP Orientation-Workshop is set for the Ilocos Region on October 22 at the Diego Silang Hall, La Union Provincial Capitol, San Fernando City, La Union.
The PPP Center have also partnered with the League of Municipalities of the Philippines- Leyte Chapter to conduct a region-wide Seminar and Project Matching with municipalities in the Eastern Visayas this October 25-26 at the Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte. ¬†The Center will discuss with various local chief executives the PPP program and how projects can be effectively implemented locally.
In all workshops with the PPP Center, participating LGUs are provided free copies of the three-volume LGU PPP Manual which includes discussion on the PPP concepts and framework, project preparation and development processes, and a compilation of template documents and sample PPP project templates for shopping center and public market, government administrative center, and water supply system.
June 22, 2012
An orientation workshop on local public-private partnership (PPP) project development has been set in September 2012 by the Philippine PPP Center for the local governments in the Zamboanga Peninsula Region of Mindanao.
‚ÄúThe PPP Program vigorously pursues capacity building for local governments to enable them to develop PPP options for local development projects,‚ÄĚ said Eli Ricote, PPP Center Director for Capacity Building and Knowledge Management.
In collaboration with the NEDA and DILG Regional Offices in Zamboanga, the training will provide LGUs in the region basic understanding and practical knowledge in selecting and developing viable PPP projects. During the training, the PPP Center will also discuss its services aimed at helping LGUs pursue local PPPs. Aside from trainings, the Center can also provide project development support to selected LGU projects through technical assistance or the Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF).
The PDMF is a revolving fund that finances pre-investments studies, including preparation of feasibility studies, drafting of bidding documents, and assistance during the bidding process until financial close. Given the revolving nature of the PDMF,¬†the cost of the project preparation would have to be reimbursed by the winning project proponent.
To date, the PPP Center has conducted seven regional trainings on PPPs. It has also developed a LGU PPP Manual that includes three volumes on PPP concepts and framework, project preparation and development, and a compilation of template documents and sample projects on PPPs at local level. Sample project templates featured are shopping center and public market, government administrative center, and water supply system.