Requesting Entity: Provincial Legal Office of Cotabato
Issues Concern: Provincial Projects under Republic Act 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A
1. Meaning of the term “provincial projects” under Section 44 of Republic Act 9184 (R.A. 9184) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A (IRR-A).
The term “provincial projects” includes infrastructure projects of Engineering Districts and priority programs fully funded by the Government as identified through a consultation with the concerned members of Congress.
2. Meaning of the clause “identified in consultation with the concerned members of Congress” under Section 44 of R.A. 9184 and its IRR-A.
The clause “identified in consultation with the concerned members of Congress” simply pertains to the act of inquiring or verifying with the concerned member of Congress whether a particular project is funded out of PDAF.
3. Whether or not projects of National Government Agencies (NGAs) may be considered as provincial projects as defined under R.A. 9184 and its IRR-A.
Projects of NGAs may be considered provincial projects subject to the following requirements: (i) The procurement is funded out of the annual GAA; (ii) The procurement is for an infrastructure project; and (iii) The procurement is intended for implementation within the province.