PPP Center briefs newly-elected officials of CALABARZON on PPP Program

The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center briefed the newly-elected officials (NEO) of CALABARZON on the Philippine PPP Program in an orientation course titled Primed Leaders for Renewed Local Governance at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City.

The orientation course, which ran for six batches, was held on August 9, 17, 20, 23, 27, and September 1, 2022. The first batch was attended by 79 mayors from the said Region. Meanwhile, the succeeding five (5) batches were attended by a total of 595 newly-minted Sanggunian members from the provinces of Laguna, Batangas, Cavite, Rizal and Lucena, and Quezon.

Apart from the PPP Program, the Center also talked about its role as the primary driver of PPP in the country. In addition, the Center also discussed the legal framework for Local Government Units (LGU) PPPs, such as the BOT Law and its 2022 IRR, Joint Venture Agreements, and other pertinent laws and issuances.

Moreover, in order to equip the participants with insights on how they can effectively proceed in implementing PPPs in their localities, the Center also shared the best practices it acquired from previous PPP projects.

PPP Center Executive Directors, Eleazar E. Ricote and Jeffrey I. Manalo, as well as the Center’s Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Service, led by Directors Feroisa Francisca T. Concordia and Dionne Marga M. Larin, served as the resource persons during the orientation.

The course was organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, along with its training arm, the Local Government Academy (LGA), and in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), to help NEOs navigate in their First 100 days in office and explore strategic and transformational actions to improve the leadership and management capacities of their local government towards better services and performance. (Photos courtesy of DILG-CALABARZON)