Iloilo Science and Technology University hosted a whole day conference workshop on Harmonization in the Monitoring of State Universities Physical Performance on January 11, 2023.
SUCs partner agencies such as Department of Budget and Management, Commission on Higher Education Regional Office VI and Regional Association of State Universities and Colleges were among the attendees.
During his welcome remarks, Dr. Raul F. Muyong the Iloilo Science and Technology University president and at the same time the RASUC VI president, recognized all present delegates from the different SUCs and out of 11 University Presidents, 9 were able to attend physically. He also challenged all SUCs to start the year 2023 right by harmonizing all the reports and monitoring of the Physical Performance prior to submission as one region in general.
Ms. Maria Liane L. Gayomali, Acting Director of DBM RO VI presented the FY 2023 National Expenditure Program (NEP) and she also mentioned that the 2023 targets are not harmonized and SUCs interpreted the targets differently. Thus, a need to align and harmonize all targets is necessary.
Ms. Maytell A. Secuelan from DBM RO VI presented the FY 2021 actual physical performance while Ms. Maria Leane L. Gayomali presented the FY 2023 National Expenditure Program (NEP) targets.
Dr. Raul C. Alvarez Jr., the Regional Director of CHED RO VI discussed the Defining Performance Indicator of SUCs wherein he presented the compliance with the CHED minimum standards for academic program among others.
After the series of lectures and presentations, questions, clarifications were entertained and answered by director Alvarez.
Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre Jr. the Vice President for Administration and Finance of ISAT U presented and discussed the suggested reporting format with baseline parameters as suggested by DBM. Suggestions and recommendations from the SUCs present were all gathered and will be incorporated.
During his closing remarks, Dr. Joselito Villaruz, President of WVSU highlighted the importance of harmonizing all the reports to ensure transparency and accountability among SUCs.
“A harmonized reporting system will likewise provide an enabling mechanism for SUCs to identify targets, monitor performance and finally submit performance reports based on the identified common and unified matrix. This will ensure a harmonized understanding of our reports and serves as a channel for government to evaluate with transparency the accountability of SUCs not only in the region.” said Dr. Villaruz
A total of 68 delegates from 11 State Universities and partner agencies in the region attended the said conference.