Of the region’s 96 major programs and projects enrolled in the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES), those under the Infrastructure Sector posted the highest performance with an overall rating of 80.87 percent. This is significantly higher than the approximately 60% percent posted by the Sector in 2016.

This impressive performance of the Infra Sector brought to 73.94 percent the performance of all Cordillera programs and projects monitored under the RPMES in 2017. Figure 1 shows the accomplishment of each sector for the years 2016 and 2017.

  Fig. 1. Accomplishment by Sector, 2016-2017.

According to the RPMES 2017 Fourth Quarter Report, the Infra Sector’s impressive performance is primarily due to the completion of a number of DPWH carryover-regular projects during the last quarter of 2017.  The projects monitored under this Sector include DPWH’s regular infrastructure projects, flood control projects, and tourism road projects under the DPWH-DOT Convergence Program.

Closely following the Infra Sector is the Economic Sector with a performance rate of 75.69, lower than the 89.15 percent performance noted in 2016.  Projects included in this Sector are as follows: 1) National Greening Program of the DENR; 2) Farm-to-Market Roads of DA; 3) Small Enterprise and Technology Upgrading Program of DOST; 4) Shared Service Facilities Project of DTI; 5) Irrigation projects under NIA; and the programs under the PRDP namely: 6) Intensified Building-up of Infrastructure and Logistics of Development; and 7) Enterprise Development. While high-cost projects performed well, this was offset by the low performance noted in the lower-cost irrigation projects.

For the Social Sector, performance rating was 47.20 percent.  The Sector includes four government-implemented programs, namely: the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)  and KALAHI CIDSS implemented by the DSWD; School Building Program (SBP) of DepED; and Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) of DOH.  The 4Ps projects continued to perform well in the fourth quarter, but many of the SBP, HFEP and KALAHI-CIDSS subprojects incurred backlogs because of implementation delays brought about by adverse weather conditions.

As regards the Special Projects component, the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) Program had 15 projects implemented in 2017 with an overall accomplishment of 89 percent.  The PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn for Peaceful and Resilient Communities (PAMANA) implemented 36 carryover projects from CY 2015 and 2016 and had an over-all accomplishment of 75.09 percent.    Meanwhile, the Bottom-Up Budgeting project, a carryover from 2016, had a high accomplishment rating of 97.91 percent.

The aggregate cost of all the monitored projects is Php 25.67 billion.

The RPMES, established through EO 376 in November 1989, provides a scheme for monitoring and evaluating projects at the national, regional, provincial/city and municipal levels, with the extensive and active participation of various government agencies, local government units and non-government organizations (NGOs) at all levels.  Performance rating is based on both financial and physical accomplishments.