Recognizing the important role of Provincial Governments in development planning as oversight partner of the national government over its component cities and municipalities, the DILG Region 6 recently conducted the "Capacitating the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP-Technical Assessment Committees (TAC) on the CDP Review Guide” at the Seda Atria Hotel, Mandurriao, Iloilo.
Attending the activity held on July 5, 2019 are CDP-TAC members from the six provinces in the region, and representatives from the partner line agencies for the program such as the Office of the Civil Defense, Department of Budget and Management, Department of Social Welfare and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. A total of 95 participants were present in the orientation which aimed to further orient them on the CDP Review Guide and the processes involved in its use.

The CDP Guide was developed by the DILG, together with the European Union, and serves as a valuable tool for the promotion of provincial oversight functions. It allows the Provinces to monitor the compliance of its component cities and municipalities with the prescribed forms, processes, and content of the CDP formulation.
It also serves as a tool to check and inform the component cities and municipalities of the vertical alignment of the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP) with the CDPs to facilitate plan augmentation and complementation.
The DILG highlighted the roles of the CDP-TAC in leading local development planning, encouraging multi-stakeholder participation, and facilitating the vertical alignment of National and Regional development thrusts and strategies with local development priorities.
“As members of the CDP-TAC, you are expected to perform important functions for the quality of the LGUs’ CDP. We hope that your involvement shall further strengthen the capability of your LGUs in producing quality CDPs as basis for development in your area of jurisdiction,” urged Maria Calpiza J. Sardua, CESO V, DILG 6 Assistant Regional Director.
Discussed during the activity were the Legal Bases, Parameters for Assessment, Structure for Assessment, Prescribed Roles of the CDP-TAC Team, Mechanism of the Assessment Process, Monitoring and Evaluation and CDP Checklists.
The activity also served as a venue for the CDP-TACs to come up with Critical Next Steps in the Review of CDPs in their localities.