The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) through its Planning and Information Management Division (PIMD) recently conducted a Special Projects Review (SPR) to enhance the alignment of accomplishment to the agency’s major final output accountability report card (MARC) on May 11-12 at the PCC National Headquarters and Gene Pool in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.
Said activity was participated in by 35 PCC employees, staff members from PIMD and Business Development and Commercialization Unit, and PCC researchers who are involved in the special projects.
Currently, PCC has 17 special projects from various funding agencies such as the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Department of Agriculture-Biotech, and Bureau of Agricultural Research.
According to PIMD, Special Projects Review MARC is an event which is formerly called as the Special Projects Review. They said the MARC is joined with the SPR because it indicates the targets, wherein the target corresponds with a budget. The target of the SPR is the MARC technical support services that have three performance indicators which are the production support, market development and the education services extension and training (ESET).
Special projects are externally funded with one or three components with three performance indicators. The PIMD stressed that all PCC employees must be aware of MARC that is why it decided to conduct the Special Project Review. The event, they said, aims to create a convenient venue for discussion among PIMD and young researchers for them to clearly understand where their researches belong, what will be their contributions to MARC, and on what performance indicator they should connect.
Moreover, the SPR-MARC is being organized twice a year and this time it is scheduled in May and September.
“This is not a traditional ‘let’s-sit-down’ conference wherein researchers just present the researches. We make the activity as light as possible to encourage all participants to actively engage in the process,” Alvin David, PIMD planning assistant, said.