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BONTOC, Mountain Province – At least 40 LGUs officials were trained by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the formulation of a Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) to determine thrusts and priorities to guide future development, and boost LGU service delivery.
The 40 participants are local government executives, legislative officials, department heads, and sectoral representatives of the municipalities of Tadian and Sabangan.
“When you plan, you are trying to solve issues, concerns and problems of the communities” said Cluster Head Samson Appoy during the training workshops.
He also lauded the two municipalities for preparing their road map for the development and progress of their respective municipalities.
Meanwhile, Sabangan Mayor Marcial Lawilao Jr. encouraged the planning team to participate in the training workshop so that they will be able to come up with a good CDP.
He said that the CDP will be their legacy and will be the guide of the LGU which will contribute in the realization of their vision of a “Happy Sabangan”.
Municipality of Tadian SB Member Louie Buned said that the concept of the CDP is also applicable in their legislative office as it is important to know the current level of services to its constituents, the resources available and the environmental factors which will affect policies they have to craft to achieve the desired results.
During the session, each group was divided into five sectors: economic, social, infrastructure, environment, and institutional. Each sector group planned programs, projects, activities, services, and legislative requirements for the identified issues and concerns.
The resource speakers walked the participants through the CDP process from the organization of planning team, revisiting of their existing plans and review of their vision, preparation of ecological profile and structured list of programs, projects and activities (PPAs), preparation of local development investment program, and preparation of needed implementation instruments such as capacity development agenda, monitoring and evaluation strategy among others. By Gyda H. Namingit