DENR Region IVB holds Mid-year Assessment on the Accomplishment Report of
Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service (PAWCZMS) for CY 2014
by: Michaela T. Rongavilla / Loreen M. Belza
The Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service (PAWCZMS) held a two-day mid-year assessment on the accomplishment report of Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service (PAWCZMS) for CY 2014 on July 18 and 19, 2014 at City State Tower Hotel, Ermita, Manila. The said activity intended to assess the status/progress of the CY 2014 targets; to identify issues, concerns, current gaps and constraints that may have been encountered during the implementation of the said targets; and to provide guidance in the completion of the targets.It was attended by a total of thirty four (34) participants from PAWCZMS Regional Office officials, technical staff and Planning Officers, Protected Areas Superintendents (PASus) and PAWCZMS-Chiefs of field offices within the MIMAROPA Region.
The first day of the event was formally started by the welcome remarks of Regional Technical Director for PAWCZMS Gwendolyn C. Bambalan. She welcomed all the participants and discussed the rationale for conducting the mid-year assessment. She also emphasized the importance of accomplishing all the targets set in the WFP for CY 2014. The first discussion was started by Mr. Joseph Luke Crisostomo of the Program Monitoring and Evaluation Division, DENR-Central Office discussed the Performance Monitoring and Reporting System (PMRS). PMRS is a system-generated collation to determine the accomplishments of the sectors of the department through paperless documentation. The participants raised a number of issues concerning the system particularly on being non-reflective of the actual accomplishment reports submitted by the field offices. The PAWCZMS Planning Officer Leonila V. Castro then presented the Work and Financial Plan of PAWCZMS for CY 2014 including reported accomplishments. Presentations on the mid-year accomplishments of the PAWCZMS Offices in the provinces for CY 2014 followed. The first presenter was PAWCZMS Chief Ricardo R. Natividad of Oriental Mindoro followed by PAWCZMS Chief and PASu of Marinduque Wildlife Sanctuary Efren G. Delos Reyes. Forester Gerardo B. Sabigan followed with the accomplishments for Romblon. Palawan was the last presentation for the day presented by Forester Rhodora B. Ubani.
The second day is a continuation of the presentations of the midyear accomplishments of the remaining field offices. Forester Abe R. Francisco presented the accomplishments of Occidental Mindoro for the first semester. This was followed by the accomplishments for the Tamaraw Conservation Program by Forester Rodel M. Boyles. RTD Gwendolyn C. Bambalan took the opportunity to present the DENR Merit Selection and Promotions Plan. She discussed in detail the selection process and assured everybody that there will be a fair process in the filling of all the positions both in the regional and field offices when hiring and promotion starts. In view of the number of delayed implementation of activities, the participants proceeded with the formulation of their respective catch up plans.
RTD Gwendolyn C. Bambalan started her closing remarks by asking all the participants if the objectives of the Workshop are attained. She congratulated the province of Occidental Mindoro for garnering the highest percentage of accomplishment for the semester and reminded all the other provinces on the timely submission of their reports. Efforts exerted to implement the activities will not be recognized or considered if reports will not be submitted on time. All were reminded of the next steps/agreements reached during the event which are as follows:
- Submission of accomplishment reports to respective Head of Office as of June 30, 2014;
- Meeting among CENRO PAWCZMS chiefs must be conducted to discuss the catch up Plan for the remaining First Semester Targets and Implementation of Second Semester Priority Activities;
- Submission via share point and PMRS on time, coordination meetings among PAWCZMS (CENRO/PENRO) and planning officers must be regularly conducted;
- Reports including source documents must be prepared and submitted immediately;
- Source documents must be consistent with approved Performance Indicators;
- Updating of SRPAO-completely filled out forms and determination of tenured migrants must be consistent with the NIPAS provisions;
- Conduct of BMS must focus only on the priority species and with analysis and;
- Submission of the panoramic picture of respective referenced or geo-tagged Protected Area as requested by USEC Ignacio through memorandum dated July 15, 2014.