The meeting cum workshop on Program Expenditure Classification (PREXC) Organization Outcome 3: Adaptive Capacities of Human Communities and Natural System Improved hosted by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) was held at Training Center, Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), Quezon City on February 3, 2016. The activity aimed to identify the activities and indicators under the Program Expenditure Classification (PREXC) Organization Outcome 3: Adaptive Capacities of Human Communities and Natural System Improved.

The ERDB team was composed of Assistant Director Antonio M. Daño, Dr. Aurora S. Jose, Mr. Juan B. Ebora, Ms. Mylene O. Aparente, Ms Marie Abbie Gail L. Dela Cueva and Mr. Jonathan Alexander Galang who attended the said activity. The agencies who participated-in were the DENR bureaus and its attached agencies (RBCO, FASPO, LLDA, WB, PPD, NASMRIA, FMB, EMB, LMB), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and focal persons on the concerned projects: PHIL-WAVES, B+WISER and PROFOR. There were more than 60 participants in the said activity.

Assistant Secretary Michel D. Go presided over the meeting and the workshop wherein she gave an overview and background on the PREXC. During the meeting, three projects (PHIL-WAVES, B+WISER and Program on Forestry (PROFOR) with their consultants presented the nature of their projects on how the resources valuation methods are used.

After the presentation of the projects, an open forum took place where the participants brought up certain issues and concerns regarding project presented relative to the PREXC. The points of agreement were set by ASEC Go wherein: (1) For each sector would submit their respective performance targets and indicators on 04 February 2016 to PPD-PPSO; (2) ERDB to come up with the list of activities for the next 3 years on natural resources valuation; (3) review the presentations and build up on what these projects had done and; (4) a follow-up meeting shall be conducted on February 4, 2016 to discuss and finalize FORM A (Program Description, Objectives, and Expected Outputs and Outcomes) for 003 to be submitted to DBM . Aurora S. Jose, PMISU