OPPAP-CBA/CPLA sign landmark agreement

May 24, 2013 10:24 pm 

MANILA, May 24 –- The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the Cordillera Bodong Administration-Cordillera People’s Army Friday signed a landmark agreement that would improve monitoring and good governance in implementing peace and development projects in the Cordillera.

Signed in Baguio City was a mechanism for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Transparency of the government’s Memorandum of Agreement with the CBA/CPLA together with the civil society organizations in the region.

“The MET mechanism shows commitment of both the government and the CBA-CPLA to principles of transparency and accountability in implementing the 2011 MOA,” OPAPP Undersecretary Maria Cleofe Gettie Sandoval said in her email to the Philippines News Agency.

“OPAPP and our CSO partners believe the MET mechanism can improve governance and monitoring of government’s peace and development projects and programs,” she said.

The mechanism will ensure independent regular monitoring and evaluation of the progress of the GPH-CBA-CPLA MOA implementation.

The CSOs in Cordillera are the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Governance; Peoples Organization for Social Transformation Development Network Inc., Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. (Ifugao), International Association for Transformation (Kalinga), and EBGAN, Inc. (Mountain Province). (PNA)

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