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TISP Project Management Office holds stakeholders consultation in Lanao Sur
By: Apipa P. Bagumbaran
Monday 9th of September 2013

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur Sept. 9 (PIA) -- The Project Management Office (PMO) of the Transition Investment Support Plan (TISP) for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) held a provincial stakeholders' meeting Sunday, September 8, to communicate the progress of projects funded under the TISP to local stakeholders.


The stakeholders' consultation, held in Mamitua Saber Research Center in Mindanao State University Marawi campus, was participated in by representatives of implementing line agencies, civil society organizations (CSOs), local government units (LGUs) and media practitioners.


Prof. Jurma Tikmasan, deputy program manager of TISP regional PMO, said the meeting was aimed to provide project implementers the venue to present details of the progress of their TISP-funded projects.


She said it was also intended to validate the reports of implementing agencies and monitoring CSOs, address the discrepancies between these reports, and establish a close coordination between implementing agencies, CSOs, and the PMO.


The TISP is part of the Aquino administration’s commitment to fast track the reform agenda in ARMM.


The P8.59 billion TISP was formulated in by the national government because the President wanted to give  ARMM the opportunity to catch up with the rest of the country, Tikmasan said.


TISP programs and projects cover 11 implementing agencies and 106 municipalities in ARMM and includes the delivery of quality and essential public programs services as well as infrastructure projects, she said.


The implementing agencies and its corresponding allocations are: Department of Agriculture, P1,060,000,000; Department of Environment and Natural Resources, P49,586,000; Department of Interior and Local Government, P1,275,790,202; Department of Energy-National Electrification Administration, P200,000,000; Department of Health, P956,000,000; Department of Science and Technology, P24,650,000; Department of Transportation and Communications, P80,000,000; Department of Public Works and Highways, P2,851,155,000; Department of Social Welfare and Development, P1,971,145,000; Department of Trade and Industry, P60,000,000; and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, P61,638,000.


With CSOs serving as project monitors, Tikmasan said, the TISP also seeks to create enabling mechanisms to promote and sustain public-private partnerships between line agencies, LGUs, and CSOs in economic development and good governance. (APB/PIA-10)

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