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REGION 2

VISION A strongly determined and highly trusted Department committed to capacitate and nurture local government units, public order and safety institutions to sustain peaceful, progressive, and resilient communities where people live happily.

MISSION The Department shall promote peace and order, ensure public safety, strengthen capability of local government units through active people participation and a professionalized corps of civil servants.

Published by: Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 2 Regional Government Center, Carig Sur Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Tel No.: 078 304 5378

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TABLE OF CONTENTS i. RDs Message 1. Peaceful Orderly and Safe LGUs 4. Socially-Protective LGUs 11. Accountable, Transparent, Participative and Effective Governance 21. Business Friendly and Competitive LGUs 30. Environment Protective, Climate Change Adaptive and Disaster Resilient LGUs 36. Strengthened Internal Organizational Capacity

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RD’s Message Efficiency and Effectivity are the two pillars of Government service, a balancing act carefully orchestrated by every agency in the Public Service. To choose one over the other is a halfhearted exercise which shortchanges no less than the general public. Let us face facts here for a while, our country is far from being a utopic society and the systems and protocols we have to follow would cost us one pillar over the other. However this is no excuse for us to be lackadaisical in our performance and to say that we have to adapt our strategies with the ever changing rules and regulations being implemented by higher authorities becomes nothing more than an understatement, all for the protection of our constituents and stake holders. The accountability of those working for the government cannot be overemphasized at this point. It is definitely of paramount importance. Also, working within the stringent limits of government also gives us an avenue to exercise our creativity and innovativeness in implementing our PPAs and the year 2018 was once more a testament to that. Challenges have been hurdled through the consorted effort of every division, unit and employee of the office. I implore my fellow employees in the DILG RO2 to continue this culture of excellence and hardwork going above and beyond our call of duty to deliver that which our stakeholders demand from us. We have committed ourselves to become a “Matino” “Mahusay” at “Maasahang” kawani ng Gobyerno let us not falter now, let us continue to raise the bar and not revert back to the standard we used to live in. The people demand no less. On a final note therefore, as we once more greet a new fiscal year, which will definitely herald new challenges ahead of us, may we once again be reminded of the words of our Banner “R2GETHER”, for in this office, no one is better than the other, our skills our tasks and our ends are complimentary. T hey are not mutually exclusive and the competition we have in office should not work as to put others in bad light but it’s to make ours shine brighter and in the process light up the rest. Maraming salamat muli at Mabuhay!

JONATHAN PAUL M. LEUSEN, JR., CESO III Regional Director

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Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan Policy Compliance Monitoring System

POPSP PCMS DATA COMPLETION, STATUS REVIEW AND ON-LINE GENERATION Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan Policy OF SEMESTRAL AND ANNUAL REPORTS

Compliance Monitoring System

The Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (POPS Plan), as contained in DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2015-128 is a threeyear term based plan, which covers project, programs and activities addressing peace and order and public safety issues of the LGU. As of date, all LGUs have submitted hard copies of their POPS Plans. As of date, all LGUs have approved POPS Plans. This year, the Bureau of Local Government and Supervision introduced the POPS Plans Policy Compliance Monitoring System (POPS PCMS) which aims to monitor the compliance and accomplishments of LGUs. Since this is the pilot year for its implementation, there have been minor glitches observed and experienced by the end-users, hence, failing to submit on time the required output i.e. semestral and annual reports. Over-all, the utilization of the on-line database and monitoring system will ease the submission of the required reports. 2

In cascading the program, a regional orientation was conducted in CY 2017. For this year, there is a need to review the status of compliance of the region relative to the implementation of the POPS PCMS and finally come up with the status of compliance of LGUs. The activity on the POPS PCMS Data Completion, Status Review and On-line Generation of Semestral and Annual Reports was conducted on January 2324 January 2018 at the Crown Pavilion, Tuguegarao City. The activity also allowed participants to

clear out some technical problems experienced and still encountering on the encoding of data into the system. The region was able to track its status of compliance. The Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division initiated the activity. The activity was a huge success primarily to the support of the BLGS and thru the actual presence, guidance and technical assistance of LGOO II France Kristel Rapanut of the BLGS Central Office.

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PEACE AND ORDER AND PUBLIC SAFETY PLANS (POPSP) UPDATING, POPSP POLICY COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM (PCMS) RETOOLING; AND PEACE AND ORDER COUNCILS (POCs) SECRETARIAT SKILLS ENHANCEMENT The POPSP Updating POPSP PCMS Retooling, and POCs Secretariat Skills Enhancement was conducted on October 3-5, 2018 at Supreme Hotel, Baguio City. It was participated by the POC Provincial Focal Persons, POC Secretariat, LGU POC Focal Persons and IT Officers of the provinces, cities and municipalities in the region. The activity was facilitated by LGOO IV Rea Ann Curray of the Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS. She said that the activity was conducted to revisit the existing POPS Plans, update the POPS Plan of the

different LGUs and to re-orient the POC Focal Persons on the POPSP PCMS. Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Isabela, Mr. Manuel R. Santos was also invited as

Resource Person to the activity. Secretary Santos discussed the Secretariat Skills Enhancement specifically on a) crafting of Executive Orders; b) Agenda Setting; and c) Minutes of the Meeting preparation.

Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives and Awards As a result of the Regional Search for Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa conducted last year the following emerged as winners and subsequently awarded in the LGUIA Awarding Ceremony conducted on December 2017. The nominees are:

CATEGORY City 1st-3rd Class Municipality 4th-6th Class Municipality

NOMINEES Osmena, City of Ilagan, Isabela Barat, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya La Paz, Saguday, Quirino

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CONDUCT OF CBMS MODULE II (DATA PROCESSING AND POVERTY MAPPING) TRAINING OF TRAINERS)

The Community - Based Monitoring System (CBMS) is an essential tool for data collection, processing and integration in local planning, program implementation and impact monitoring. It is a system that promotes evidencebased policymaking and program implementation while empowering communities to participate in the process.

more trainers specifically on Module II. Hence, the DILG Region 02 conducted a CBMS Module II Training of Trainers on December 19-20, 2018 at Hotel Carmelita, Tuguegarao City. The activity was conducted primarily for DILG Provincial Focal Persons and CBMS Understudies who have undergone the CBMS APP 1 Training.

The CBMS is designed as an organized process of a) Data Collection; b) Data Processing and Map Digitizing; c) Validation, and d) Integration of CBMS Data into Local Development Planning. The CBMS APP II, meanwhile, involves the processing of data collected from the CBMS data collection conducted by the LGUs. It uses freeware system, the Statistics Simulator (StatSim) and Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS) shared by the CBMS Network Coordinating Team to LGUs. With the growing demands of LGUs implementing the CBMS, there is a need to capacitate

CBMS Provincial Focal Persons, Understudies, LGU participants from Quezon, Isabela, and Resources Persons were involved in the said training. At the end of the training, the participants were able to do

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the following through a series of Workshops: • Be familiar with the CBMS StatSim software; • Be equipped with knowledge on how to properly process the collected data using the CBMS StatSim and SQL, and interpret the data results; • Be able to import the processed data into the CBMS Database; and • Be able to produce the thematic maps using CBMS data and interpret processed data using QGIS.

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COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (CDP) CONDUCT OF PILOT TESTING OF THE COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (CDP) REVIEW GUIDE

As part of the Department’s contribution to the localization of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a series of field-level activities were conducted in FY 2017 under the ‘Strengthening Functionality of Local Development Councils (LDCs) in the Local Development Planning Process’ initiative. Said initiative aimed to align local development plans (i.e. Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP) and Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP)) particularly their corresponding investment programs (i.e. Provincial Development Investment Program (PDIP) and Local Development Investment Program (LDIP)) with the national, regional, and provincial strategic priorities. This Department, through the Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD) intends to assess the outcomes of the said initiative by looking at the vertical alignment of national and regional development thrusts and strategies with local development priorities through

their alignment with provincial plans. For this assessment, BLGD will be adopting the review tool and mechanism developed under the LGU PFM 2 project – the CDP Review Guide. The CDP Review Guide will enable provinces to exercise their oversight functions in objectively assessing the compliance of its component cities and municipalities to the CDP formulation guidelines and also provide a mechanism to check and inform the vertical alignment of the CDPs with the PDPFP and provincial strategic priorities to facilitate plan augmentation and complementation. As a final preparatory activity prior to its roll-out, a pilot testing was conducted on February 28 to March 2, 2018 at Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio City. For Luzon Cluster, the Province of Quirino and its six (6) municipalities was chosen as one of the pilot LGUs in the country. The LGU was determined based on the consideration that Quirino is strategically identified as pilot province due to 100%

compliance of their respective municipalities in relation to CDP preparation. Further, the relatively smaller number of municipalities of the said province have provided for a more focused and manageable review exercises. The activity generally aimed to test the viability and usability of the CDP Review Guide as a tool of the Province to exercise its oversight function over its component cities and municipalities in assessing and strengthening vertical alignment of local development plans. Further, the activity aimed (1) to assess the compliance of the municipalities of Quirino to the CDP formulation guidelines, (2) check and inform the vertical alignment of local plans with provincial priorities, (3) solicit feedback for the refinement of the review guide and the development of the corresponding policy guidelines, and (4) eventually provide a mechanism that will support the implementation of National Budget Memorandum No. 129 as a basis for the 2019 national budget call.

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SAgana at LIgtas Na TUBIG (SALINTUBIG) on the Preparation of Detailed Engineering Design (DED) for Water Projects under Locally Funded Projects Cum Orientation for 2018 SALINTUBIG” is just one of the major activities spearheaded by the office. RPMO conducted several capacity development activities among its personnel and various Local Government Units (LGUs) in the region. The “In-house Training - Workshop

On May 2-4, 2018, LGU representatives from Aritao, Quezon, Dupax Del Norte, and Alfonso Castañeda in Nueva Vizcaya; Piat, Calayan and Sta. Teresita in Cagayan; Cabarroguis,

Quirino; and Maconacon, Isabela participated in the training-workshop. Topics such as 2018 SALINTUBIG guidelines were discussed along with its objectives, fund sources, its release and documentary requirements, the roles of DILG Central Office and Regional Office, DBM and BTr in the fund management and the difference between the 2017 and 2018 SALINTUBIG Guidelines. Other topics include the Site Selection and Criteria of Water Source, Designing the Water Supply System, Feasibility Study Template, and Tutorial on EPANET and EPACAD. On its second day, RPMO engineers facilitated the simultaneous hands-on workshops on the use of EPANET, EPACAD and the actual water project preparation of LGUs.

Conditional Matching Grant to Province (CMGP) CMGP 2017 Program Review Risk Assessment with 2018 Action Planning initiated by the Office of the Project Development Services (OPDS) was participated by 31 participants from DILG R2’s regional and provincial offices along with the focal persons and province assigned engineers at DILG R2, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City.

Said activity resulted to several agreements which include the following: • Completion of Road and Bridges inventory for uploading; • Continuous Road Project Video tagging; • Traffic counts in all provincial roads; • Preparation of Local Road Network Mapping;’ and • The creation of an account for CMGP for resource information sharing via google drive.

• Monitor provincial roads only (Regional/ Provincial Offices), Create video tagging to be done in 3 documentation which include (a) before construction, (b) 50% accomplishment of each road project, and (c) 100% completions of projects; and • Conduct traffic counts in all provincial roads starting June to December 2018.

Further, the group has committed to do the following: • Upload Road and Bridges inventory to RBIS Website not later than October 30, 2018; • Conduct video tagging to be submitted to DILG for future uploading to Open Roads Portal;

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Locally-Funded Programs

(AM), Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), KALSADA / Conditional Matching Grant Program (CMGP); and 2019 Unfunded Projects under the Local Development Investment Program.

DILG R2 – RPMO recently concluded its 1st Semester FY 2018 Program review, Assessment, and Planning Workshop for the different Locally-Funded Programs last June 6-8, 2018 at the Blue Coast Beach Hotel, Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Attendees include personnel and staff from DILG R2 Regional Office and Provincial Offices, specifically the Focal Persons (FPs) of the different programs, Community Development Officers (CDOs), Development Management Officers (DMOs), Engineers, Regional LFP Focal Person, RPMO Head, Resource Speakers from the Central Office and the Administrative and Technical Staff of the RPMO / PDMU.

the submission of reports and documentary requirements of the different LFPs in the region including Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB), Local Government Support Fund (LGSF), Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para Sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG), Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM), Assistance to Municipalities

Various concerns and issues were raised and addressed for smooth operation of the programs and projects. Further, participants learned about the new platform dubbed “SubayBAYAN”, a tool for monitoring and reporting of the implementation of LFPs. The activity ended with reports from the participants covering the recommended resolutions and strategies toward a more improved performance.

It aimed to apprise the participants of the updates on the implementation and

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Local Government Support Fund-Assitance to Municipalities (LGSF-AM)Program

Started on July 03, the RPMO Team has completed the orientation on July 19, 2018 to different LGUs across Region 02. The orientation aimed to provide oversight mechanism, policies and guidelines, processes and responsibilities of LGUs while increasing their engagements to attain a high delivery rate of the said program. Municipal Mayors and other LGU representatives including national speakers from the DILG Central Office joined the AM orientations. Currently, the program has catered the first batch of municipalities which consist of about 1,137 LGUs nationwide with total sub-projects of 2,496 amounting to P9.813B funding assistance. In Cagayan Valley, there are 228 total funded projects amounting to P807.23M included in the first set of the AM program. Said projects should be implemented within a year upon the release of financial

assistance to avoid any reversion of funds. Meanwhile, DILG will closely monitor the implementation of LFPs using the institutionalized guidelines set forth by the Department. A national validation of shortlisted LGUs in the region for the national knowledge forum set on November 21-22, 2018 was facilitated by the RPMO with the participation of the engineers from DILG-CO and CSO. Started on August 23, the team visited 7 LGUs including Alcala, Gonzaga, and Ballesteros in Cagayan, Ramon and Angadanan in Isabela, Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya, and Saguday in Quirino. These LGUs have recorded valuable accomplishments in the implementation of locallyfunded projects including SALINTUBIG, BuB, and ADM. Their efforts in realizing these projects got the nods of the evaluators from DILG Region 02 and nominated them to

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Before the team proceed to the site inspection, a planning conference on August 23, 2018 was held at the RPMO. The team conducted another planning conference on August 28, 2018. Moreover, an exit meeting took place on August 30, 2018 at exactly 2:00PM at DILG R2 mini conference to finalize the evaluators’ scores and recommendations. Further, a national validation will be made on September 18-19, 2018 to finalize the list of presenters from each region. The selected national winners in the sectors of Water Supply, Local Access Roads, and Disaster Risk Reduction will be announced at the forum to share their best practices, challenges, and strategies in implementing the projects in their respective areas.

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Accountable, Transparent, Participative and Effective Governance

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SEAL OF GOOD LOCAL GOVERNANCE (SGLG) 2018 SGLG REGIONAL ORIENTATION other regional staff were responsible for the supervision of the activity as the division in charge of the program. DRRM RFP Elsbeth Maralli and Peace and Order RFP Genevieve R. Alipio also joined the team for inputs on disaster and peace and order concerns.

The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) symbolizes integrity and good performance through continuing governance reform and sustained local development. It is an emerging and progressive assessment system, primarily looking at existing structures, systems and processes that promote transparency, integrity and quality service delivery to give distinction to remarkable local government performance across several areas.

The activity was attended by DILG Personnel composed of the Provincial Directors, City/ Municipal Local Government Operations Officers and SGLG Provincial Focal Persons being the frontliners in carrying out the implementation and the provision of technical assistance to the local government units. The LGMED headed by LGMED Chief Digna R. Herrera, SGLG RFP Maybelle E. Anog and

DILG Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr., CESO IV gave his message to the participants emphasizing on what is the actual role of the local chief executives and officials and the MLGOOs respectively in achieving the Seal of Good Local Governance. He said that, it is the responsibility of local officials to adhere with their mandates vis a vis existing laws and policies. On the other hand, it is the role of DILG Officers to assist and guide the LGU Officials perform their mandates and achieve excellence in local governance.

For 2018, the SGLG elevates the assessment criteria from “4+1” to “ALL-IN”. With this, the LGU must pass all areas of: 1) Financial Administration; 2) Disaster Preparedness; 3) Social Protection; 4) Peace and Order; 5) Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness; 6) Environmental Management; and 7) Tourism, Culture and the Arts With these upgrades, the 2018 SGLG Regional Orientation was conducted on May 15, 2018 at the 3K Hotel in Santiago City.

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SEAL OF GOOD LOCAL GOVERNANCE (SGLG) 2018 SGLG DOCUMENTARY REVIEW, FIRST SHORTLISTING OF POTENTIAL PASSERS, DATA ENTRY AND GDRIVE UPLOADING

EXTENDED 2018 SGLG DOCUMENTARY REVIEW, FIRST SHORTLISTING OF POTENTIAL PASSERS, DATA ENTRY AND GDRIVE UPLOADING

Part of the Implementation Phase of the 2018 SGLG Program is the conduct of the Regional Validation which includes Documentary Review, Quality Check and First Shortlisting.

The Extended 2018 SGLG Documentary Review, 1st Shortlisting of Potential Passers, Data Entry and GDrive Uploading was conducted on June 18-23, 2018 at Crown Pavilion, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. This was attended by LGMED Chief Digna R. Herrera, SGLG RFP Maybelle E. Anog and alternate, Cluster Heads together with SGLG Provincial Focal Persons and their alternates and DRRM RFP Elsbeth Maralli. LRI representatives Dr. Allan Peejay M. Lappay and Mr. Domer F. Macanang of Saint Paul University Philippines and University of Saint Louis respectively, were also engaged in the said activities in order to ensure the integrity of the assessment results. LGOO II Technical Staff of Provinces were also tapped in order to assist in the facilitation of the completion of the regional assessment with the targeted timeframe.

Relative to this, LGMED Chief Digna R. Herrera, SGLG RFP Maybelle E. Anog together with Provincial PFPs and their alternates, DRRM RFP Elsbeth Maralli and other personnel attended the 2018 SGLG Documentary Review, 1st Shortlisting of Potential Passers, data Entry and GDrive Uploading on June 11-16, 2017 at the Ridgewood Hotel in Baguio City. To ensure reliability of data provided, members of the Regional Assessment Team (RAT) together with the provincial focal persons conducted data check and verification of the completeness and sufficiency of documentation of LGUs through a table assessment. During the validation, RAT members RFPs and their alternates had their respective LGU and performance area

SGLG NATIONAL AWARDING CEREMONY The Department conferred its most prestigious award for local government units. The 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) National Awarding Ceremony was held in The Tent City, Manila Hotel on November 6, 2018. The Awarding Ceremony for 263 LGUs were conducted in 3 clusters: North Luzon Cluster – November 6, 2018 South Luzon Cluster – November 7, 2018 Vizayas and Mindana Cluster – November 7, 2018 Around 263 local government units received the Seal, based on the assessment and crossregional validation to ensure impartiality and strengthen credibility of the awards. Moreover, the National Confirmation Committee composed of advocates of good local governance from the civil society and the Undersecretary of Local Government, is responsible in scrutinizing the cross-validation reports and came up with a recommendation of the final list of SGLG passers.

2018 SGLG NATIONAL QUALITY INTERFACE Attended 2018 SGLG National Quality Interface, as a result of the National Validation, 2 Provinces, 3 Cities and 17 Municipalities passed the 2018 SGLG

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CITIZEN’S SATISFACTION INDEX SYSTEM (CSIS)

The Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) is a set of data tools designed to collect and generate relevant citizen’s feedback on local government service delivery performance and on the citizen’s general satisfaction. With its aim to empower LGUs and improve delivery of basic services through the CSIS and as part of the Department’s commitment to provide technical assistance in its program implementation, DILG R02 in partnership with the municipality of Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya and the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) conducted the 2018 CSIS MOA Signing and Orientation on May 23, 2018 in Bayombong and Villaverde in Nueva Vizcaya respectively. The MOA Signing was attended by DILG Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr., NVSU President Andres Z. Taguiam and MPDC Gaspar Valdez of the Municipality of Villaverde. Also present

were the CSIS Project Team of NVSU composed of Project Manager Dr. Cristina Salvosa and Field Supervisors Dr. Dolores Galvez and Mr. Josue Chua. DILG personnel MLGOO Jasmin A. Tumaliuan, CSIS Alternate RFP Carmelle F. Gayagoy and Statistician Jomar T. Arugay also witnessed the activity. CSIS Orientation immediately followed at the LGU Conference Hall in Villaverde. This was attended by the Municipal Functionaries and Barangay Officials of Villaverde. CSIS RFP alternate Gayagoy gave a brief background of the CSIS, its core concepts, benefits, service areas covered, stakeholders and methodology.

requested the assistance of the barangay officials in informing constituents on the upcoming conduct of survey for an effective and efficient flow of the data gathering. She also requested for assistance on the challenges the team may encounter with regards to geographical locations of households during the fieldwork. MLGOO Tumaliuan, LGU Villaverde and the Barangay Officals committed to assist in the implementation of the CSIS in Villaverde.

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CSIS UTILIZATION CONFERENCE IN BATANES As a result of the survey, conducted by the LRI, CSIS report was prepared and finalized. While this report contains useful information, it cannot provide assurance to give impact to communities if this will not be communicated well to concerned authorities and be integrated in the LGU plans and priority agenda. The Utilization Conference is part of the implementation phase of the CSIS. A set

of unified procedures on presenting the results, facilitating the formulation of sound local government interventions and aiding in formalizing these commitments into specific and measurable steps will improve and help LGUs deliver the needed interventions that impact communities as far as the improvement of the delivery of basic services is concerned.

Among the 3 identified LGUs for the 2018 CSIS Implementation, Utilization Conference for Ivana, Batanes was conducted onsite on November 8-9, 2018. Participants to the activity were the LGU Officials and Functionaries. After the presentation, several issues were addressed by the LRI. The results will be the basis in coming up with the Citizens Driven Priority Action Plan.

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SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (SK) MANDATORY TRAINING One of the key features of RA 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 is the conduct of Sangguniang Kabataan Mandatory Training (SKMT) for any SK Official, whether elected or appointed, as a requirement before he or she can assume office. This is part of the government’s mandate to emphasize the role of the youth in nation-building and to mold them to become better citizens with values of patriotism, nationalism, and honor as Filipinos. The National Youth Commission and this Department, with the assistance of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), the Local Government Academy (LGA), the University of the Philippines-National

College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG), and in consultation with youth stakeholders jointly designed and implemented the mandatory training. To reinforce the conduct of the SKMT, the LGA and the NYC invited DILG Directors and Focal Persons, and Learning Resource Institute (LRI) representatives to attend the Orientation-Workshop for SK Mandatory Training for Service Providers last February 19-21, 2018 at Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel, Ermita, Manila. Said workshop aimed to define institutional arrangements and roles of stakeholders (including LRIs) in the program implementation, to develop a

business plan that will include implementation strategies, resource mobilization, and partnership building for the effective conduct of the SKMT, and to develop the roll-out strategy for the orientation of the training in the Region. In Region II, a series of meetings with our partner LRIs ensued to discuss implementation strategies and to ensure the successful conduct of the trainings. On April 4, 2018, RD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr. and the five State University Presidents signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to formalize the Department’s partnership with the LRIs at the DILG Regional Office 02.

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SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN MANDATORY TRAINING

The first batch of SKMT was simultaneously held on May 16, 2018 in different venues in the province of Isabela. For the newly elected SK Officials from Ramon and Cordon, the activity was held at Zen Hotel, Santiago City; for SK Officials from Aurora and Quezon at Isabela Hotel, Cauayan City; and for SK Officials from Alicia at Pastoral Council Hall, Cauayan City. About one thousand (1000) newlyelected SK Officials attended

the 1st day of the series of SK Mandatory Trainings. Assistant Regional Director Elpidio A. Durwin, DILG Isabela Provincial Director Engr. Corazon D. Toribio and Division Chief Catherine G. Allam-Miranda were present to grace the said activity. Further, to ensure that the training is conducted based on the standards set by DILG, LGA and NYC, technical staff from Regional Office likewise served as members of Monitoring and Evaluation

Team. ABS-CBN Cagayan Valley as our media partner covered the said event. As a way of evaluating the conduct of the SKMT, DILG RO2 conducted a Program Review and Evaluation on June 25, 2018 at Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. During the said activity, issues and concerns were presented, and recommendations were provided as well to serve as our basis in improving future joint undertakings.

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BARANGAY NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS PROGRAM CONDUCT OF THE MODULE REVIEW AND PLANNING ON BNEO FOR GREAT BARANGAYS As the lead agency in capacitating the newly-elected barangay officials, the DILG will be conducting enhancement training entitled “Barangay Newly-Elected Officials (BNEO) towards Grassroots Renewal and Empowerment for Accountable and Transparent (GREAT) Barangays Program. This program is a comprehensive and term-based capacity development program specifically designed for barangay officials elected last May 2018 Barangay Elections. Prior to its actual conduct of the training, LGCDD spearheaded a planning session and module review to solicit inputs from Cluster Officers, Program Managers, Regional and Provincial Focal Persons and technical staff. The planning session and

module review was conducted on June 14, 2018 at the DILG Conference Hall, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. The planning and review sessions were primarily conducted to finalize training modules and materials before the implementation of the program.

CONDUCT OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF BNEO FOR GREAT BARANGAYS PROGRAM The Department through the Local Government Academy (LGA) crafted a program design for the Basic Orientation for the Barangay Newly Elected Officials towards Grassroots Renewal and Empowerment for Accountable and Transparent Barangays Program (BNEO for GREAT Barangays) that will serve as the foundation for the newly elected officials in the country wherein basics of local governance will be discussed. A monitoring team, composed of OIC-ADC Elsbeth Maralli, LGOO V Vilma Aganus, and LGOO II Emmalene Kaye Linacero, was created to evaluate the conduct of the Trainings in the different LGUs in the region.

BNEO FOR GREAT BARANGAYS ORIENTATION FOR PROGRAM IMPLEMENTERS As the lead agency in capacitating the newlyelected barangay officials, the DILG will be conducting enhancement training entitled “Barangay NewlyElected Officials (BNEO) towards Grassroots Renewal and Empowerment for Accountable and Transparent (GREAT) Barangays Program.

This program is a comprehensive and term-based capacity development program specifically designed for barangay officials elected last May 2018 Barangay Elections. Prior to the actual conduct of the BNEO training, LGCDD spearheaded an Orientation for BNEO Program Implementers. The orientation

was participated by City/ Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (C/ MLGOOs), Cluster Heads and Provincial Program Managers on July 10-11, 2018 at the Crown Pavilion, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. The orientation was conducted to level-off the understanding and strategies to be undertaken in conducting the BNEO training. MATINO, MAHUSAY AT MAASAHAN 19


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REGULATORY SIMPLIFICATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (RS4LGs)

CONDUCT OF MONITORING AND PROVISION OF COACHING ASSISTANCE ON RS4LG In pursuit of the government’s effort to rationalize business permit process of Local Governments Units (LGUs) through the Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS) Streamlining Project, the DILG is implementing the Regulatory Simplification for Local Governments (RS4LGs). The RS4LGs focuses on rationalizing business regulations,

procedures and processes to reduce their complexity and inefficiencies. The project aims to build LGU capacities in streamlining their business permitting and licensing system. The RS4LG is a complementary tool that involves a comprehensive review of an LGU’s regulatory framework with the objective of removing unnecessary requirements in registering a business. Likewise, it intends to assist LGUs in fostering a business climate that will contribute to private sector development as well as the economic development at the local level. Also, the project is the DILG’s initiative to comply with President Duterte’s pronouncement during SONA 2016 which is to reduce the requirements and processing time of all government transactions. In this light, LGOO V Jennifer G. Baguisi and LGOO IV

Liberty B. Barcena monitored and provided technical assistance on RS4LG to the following LGUs:

LGUs Lal-lo

Date March 27, 2018 Diadi April 3, 2018 Bayombong April 4, 2018 Nagtipunan April 5, 2018 City of April 10, Ilagan 2018 San Mariano April 10, 2018 Cauayan April 11, City 2018 Santiago April 12, City 2018 Baggao April 13, 2018

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DIAGNOSIS AND DESIGN WORKSHOP ON REGULATORY SIMPLIFICATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (RS4LGs) Recognizing the importance of the country’s growth potential by enhancing its competitiveness at the national and local level, the government had institutionalized the business permitting procedures of the Local Government Units (LGUS) through the Business Permit Licensing System (BPLS) Streamlining Project. The BPLS Streamlining Project set the processes in the issuance of the business permit in conformity with the Anti-Red Tape Act standards. Advancing the gains of the project, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, through the Local Government Academy, in

partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC) is undertaking the Regulatory Simplification for Local Governments (RS4LGs) project. The project intends to rationalize regulations, procedures and processes to reduce their complexity and inefficiencies leading to further boost economic activities in the community. The Department of Interior and Local Government Regional Office 02 through the Local Government Capability Development Division conducted the Diagnosis and Design Workshop on Regulatory Simplification for Local Governments

(RS4LGs) last August 14-16, 2018 at Hotel Carmelita, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. It was participated in by the different Municipal Planning and Development Officers/ Zoning Officers, Municipal Treasurers, Municipal Health Officers, Municipal Engineers/ Building Officials, Business Permit and Licensing Officers, Building Officials (BPLOs) and Municipal Fire Marshalls of the following ten (10) target LGUs with a total of eighty-three (83) participants: CAGAYAN: Abulug, Alcala, Iguig, Pamplona; ISABELA: Burgos, Cordon, Gamu; NUEVA VIZCAYA: Kayapa, Sta. Fe; QUIRINO: Aglipay

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REFRESHER COURSE ON THE REGULATORY SIMPLIFICATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (RS4LGs) FOR FIELD OFFICERS

The recent ease of doing business and competitiveness survey of the WB Doing Business report shows that the Philippine ranking slipped from 99th to 113th among the 190 economies surveyed. The Philippines ranked 7th among the 10 ASEAN countries. Recognizing the importance of the country’s growth potential by enhancing its competitiveness at the national and local level, the government institutionalized the streamlined business permitting process of Local Government Units (LGUs) through the Regulatory Simplification for Local Governments (RS4LGs) as a tool to improve the procedures in the issuance of business permits. To scale up, the present administration introduced stricter standards and provided

mechanisms for the automation of the process through the DILG-DTI-DICT JMC No. 1 series of 2016 relative to the Revised Standards in Processing Business Permits and Licenses in all Cities and Municipalities.

for Field Officers last October 23-24, 2018 at Hotel Carmelita, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

To sustain the gains in ensuring the provision of quality business regulations by our local governments and in order to assist LGUs boost their competitiveness, the DILG officers as one of the key implementers and frontliners of the program, need to strengthen their capacities.

CAGAYAN: Tuguegarao City, Sto, Niño, Peñablanca, Tuao, Baggao, Solana, Amulung, Lal-lo, Gattaran, Sta Ana ISABELA: Santiago City, Cauayan City, City of Ilagan, Cabagan, Luna, Cabatuan, Roxas, San Mateo, Ramon, Jones, Echague, San Mariano, Alicia, Tumanuini, San Pablo NUEVA VIZCAYA: Cabarroguis, Diffun, Maddela, Nagtipunan QUIRINO: Bambang, Kasibu, Solano, Dupax del Sur, Quezon, Bayombong, Aritao

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 02 through the Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD) conducted the Refresher Course on Regulatory Simplification for Local Governments (RS4LGs)

The activity was participated by the City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officers of the following LGUs:

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BRIEFING AND WORKSHOP ON BUSINESS PERMITS AND LICENSING SYSTEM (BPLS) COMPUTERIZATION In support to the government’s thrust to harness the competitiveness of the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the global arena in the preparation to a more intense global competition brought about by the ASEAN Integration, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) issued JMC No. 01, series of 2016 on August 30, 2016. The JMC set more strict performance standards for business permit processing and regulatory processes.

One of the components and support mechanisms emphasized under the JMC is institutionalizing the automation process in the business permitting system wherein the DICT is mandated to provide the system and capability building in partnership with the DILG. In November 15-16, 2018, a Coaching and Mentoring of LGUs on BPLS Automation/ Computerization cum e-BPLS Users Training was conducted to ten (10) target LGUs in the region. The activity was conducted in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications

Technology (DICT), State Universities (SUCs) and ICT Councils. The targeted LGUs who participated in the activity were the following: 1. Aparri 2. Claveria 3. Lallo 4. Sanchez Mira 5. Aurora, Isabela 6. Benito Soliven, Isabela 7. Cabagan, Isabela 8. Cordon, Isabela 9. Dupax del Norte, Nueva Vizcaya 10. Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya 11. Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya 12. Cabarroguis Quirino

TRAINING ON STREAMLINING BUILDING PERMITTING AND ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY In compliance with President Duterte’s socio-economic agenda and to improve the country’s ranking in global competitiveness surveys, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issued a Joint Memo Circular 2018 01 re Streamlining the Processes in the Issuance of Building Permits and Certificate of Occupancy on January 4, 2018.

In line with the implementation and roll-out of said the JMC, the DILG in collaboration with DPWH, BFP, DICT and DTI conducted a series of capacity building activities for the Regional Teams composed of DILG, BFP and selected LGU Building Officials (BO) to enable them to coach and mentor their peers in cities and municipalities in the adoption of the standards reforms set under the JMC. In order to roll-out the project in the Region, DILG R2 conducted

the Training Workshop on Streamlining the Building Permitting and Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy for LGUs on November 21-22, 2018 at Hotel Roma, Tuguegarao City. The targeted LGUs who participated in the activity were the following: 1.Tuguegarao City 2.City of Ilagan 3.Cauayan City 4.Santiago City

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CONDUCT OF ON-SITE AND ASSESSMENT ON THE READINESS OF LGUS FOR P4 Public-Private Partnership for the People Initiative for Local Governments (LGU P4) is one of the priority agenda of the current administration where it encourages private/business sector participation in the provision of infrastructure and social services. With PPP, the private sector plays a significant role in the LGU’s growth and development in bridging the gaps in the economic and social development. The PPP helps LGUs in providing basic services to communities, promoting general welfare and providing quality of life to the people. With this, LGOO V Jennifer G. Baguisi and LGOO IV Liberty B. Barcena provided technical assistance and assessed the

readiness on P4 of the following LGUs: Bayombong : April 4, 2018 Nagtipunan : April 5, 2018 San Mariano:April 10, 2018

Cauayan City : April 11, 2018 Santiago City : April 12, 2018 Baggao : April 13, 2018

Representatives from the different LGUs present their respective project proposals A review session was conducted to finalize the project proposals of the participating LGUs on September 27, 2018 at the DILG Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. The review session was an avenue to further enhance the outputs of the LGUs.

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TRAINING ON ENHANCED FEASIBILITY STUDY (FS): REVISITING THE FS PREPARATION AND PPP REQUIREMENTS AND REVIEW AND ENHANCEMENT OF OUTPUTS In 2017, a Training on the Preparation of Feasibility Study (FS) was conducted and capacitated six (6) LGUs in Region 02. A draft FS project proposal was the expected output of the activity which contains data analysis, financial analysis including return on investment, risk and opportunities analysis, marketing analysis, project proposal preparation and others. To help LGUs do the analysis on their proposed PublicPrivate Partnership (PPP) Project and enable them to determine the feasibility of the project before negotiating it to the private sector during business

matching, a training on the Preparation of Enhanced Feasibility was conducted to finalize the draft feasibility study and project proposal. The training also aims to enhance and include other factors and processes that will take as an opportunity for private sector to engage a partnership with the LGU on a certain project. It also further elaborates the project proposal and the pre-feasibility study of the LGU on modelling and analysis, risks and solutions, monitoring and evaluation focusing on the proposed project. The training covered workshop and writing the enhanced feasibility study, monitoring and evaluation

and risk management plan. The Department of Interior and Local Government Regional Office 02 through the LGCDD, conducted the Training on the Preparation of Enhanced Feasibility Study last September 1213, 2018 at the Ivory Hotel, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. It was participated by the different Local Economic and Investment Promotions Officers (LEIPOs), Local Planning and Development Coordinators (LPDCs), Local Engineers and Local Accountants from the following 4 target LGUs: 1. Baggao, Cagayan 2. Cauayan City, Isabela 3. San Mariano, Isabela 4. Nagtipunan, Quirino

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REGIONAL ORIENTATION AND WORKSHOPS ON THE FORMULATION OF PROVINCIAL RESULTS MATRICES ON THE LOCALIZATION OF PHILIPPINE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PDP) 2017-2022 AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) To ensure alignment of national-local thrusts, fulfilment of national commitments and localize the PDP and SDGs, the DILG has conducted activities to train LGUs on the alignment of the LDIPs to the PDP and the SDGs. To further operationalize this localization and alignment, the DILG-RO2, in coordination with PSA-RO2 and NEDA-RO2, facilitated the conduct of the Regional Orientation and Workshops on the Formulation of Provincial Results Matrices for the Localization of the PDP 2017-2022 and the SDGs on November 15-16, 2018 at Zen

Hotel, Santiago City. Primarily, the activity was conducted to orient the participants on the guidelines and processes to be undertaken in formulation of the provincial RMs and identification of PPAs from the LDIPs which are contributory to the attainment of the regional targets and facilitate the initial formulation of the provincial RMs. A total of ninety-four (94) participants, facilitators and resource speakers attended the activity. LGU participants are

functionaries from the Provincial/City Planning and Development Office, Provincial/City Social Welfare and Development Office, Provincial/City Environment and Natural Resources Office, Provincial/City DRRM Office, Provincial/City Health Office, Provincial/City Engineering Office, Provincial/ City Agriculture Office and Sanggunian Chair on Committee on Appropriations and Civil Society Organizations Representatives from all Provinces and ICC in the Region.

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2018 Investment Forum “PPP: Government Nexus to Sound Economic Development” The Department has continuously highlighted the importance of Local Government Units in driving sustainable growth through its Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness Outcome Area. The role requires the LGUs to focus on building a businessfriendly and competitive environment that engages the business sector, promote local trade and investments, creating an enabling environment at would attract investors, generate employment and increase revenues. This year, DILG’s efforts focused on various but specialized pro-economic development programs such as Provision of technical assistance in the Formulation/Updating of LGUs Local Investments and Incentives Code (LIIC), Public Private Partnership for the People Initiatives for Local Governments (P4), Automating the Business Processes, Streamlining the Building Permitting and Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy wherein DILG had taken its toll. In order to realize the objectives of the program and giving cognizance to private sector as partner in nation, the DILG in partnership with the Department of Trade and industry (DTI) and other members of the Regional Competitiveness Committee (RCC) conducted an Investment Forum “Public Private Partnership (PPP):

Government NEXUS to Sound Economic Growth” on December 10, 2018 at Pulsar Hotel, Buntun, Tuguegarao City. It was attended by Local Chief Executives, Vice-Mayors, Sanggunian Members, LEIPOs, Licensing Officers, Planning Officers, and Representatives from Private Sectors, Civil Society Organizations, Local Resource Institutes and Partner Agencies as follows : Province of Batanes • Provincial Government of Batanes Province of Cagayan • Provincial Government of Cagayan • Tuguegarao City • Piat • Baggao • Lal-lo Province of Isabela • Provincial Government of Isabela • Santiago City • Cauayan City • City of Ilagan • San Mariano Province of Nueva Vizcaya • Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya • Bayombong • Bambang • Santa Fe Province of Quirino • Provincial Government of Quirino • Nagtipunan Private Sectors/ Civil Society Organization

• HacktheNorth • Solar Philippines • Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry • Japan External Trade Organization • CS First Green AgriIndustrial Incorporated • CREST Construction • RDIJ Construction • CSD Construction • New Hope Isabela • Cooperative Bank • Tubig Pilipinas Group Incorporated Partner Agencies • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas • Bureau of Internal Revenue • Cagayan Economic Zone Authority • Commission on Higher Education • Department of Agriculture • Department of Public Works and Highways • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration • National Economic Development Authority • Philippine National Police • Philippine News Agency • Philippine Statistics Authority Loca Resource Institute • Batanes State College • Cagayan State University • Isabela State University • Quirino State University • Nueva Vizcaya State University

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Environment - Protective, Climate Change Adaptive and Disaster Resilient LGUs

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Disaster Risk Reduction Management - Climate Change Adaptation (DRRM-CCA) RA 10121 defines preparedness as the knowledge and capacities being developed to effectively anticipate, respond to, and recover from the impacts of likely, imminent, or current hazard venets or conditions. Anchored on RA 10121 and the NDRRM Plan 2011, the National Disaster Preparedness Plan (NDPP) was formulated as our country’s strategic plan to ensure that various

government and nongovernment institutions and constituents work in the principle of complementarity and in coherence, to ensure avoidance or reduction of loss of lives and assets when hazards strike. As the Vice-Chair of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), the DILG, together with the Regional Disaster Preparedness Cluster, convened to localize the NDPP to strengthen our

preparedness for community resilience. The meeting also reinforces the interoperability among the members of the Regional Disaster Preparedness Cluster. Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Date March 26, 2018 March 26, 2018 August 17, 2018 November 16, 2018

LISTONG PAMILYANG PILIPINO FOR DILG: ORIENTATION ON DISASTER PREPAREDNESS To intensify advocacy in strengthening disaster preparedness and resiliency of DILG -RO2 personnel, a LISTONG Pamilyang Pilipino Orientation was conducted on May 28, 2018 at the Ground Floor Lobby of the DILG Regional Office 02. Listong Pamilyang Pilipino is a disaster preparedness mechanism that aims to build the capacity of families and households in the country. The activity aimed to orient all DILG RO2 personnel of the characteristics of a “Listong Pamilyang Pilipino”, and the

courses of action that each family member needs to do before, during, and after the occurrence of a calamity or disaster. All these in the hope that the audience will cascade information and learnings from LISTONG Pamilyang Pilipino to their own families and be disasterready themselves.

characteristics of a Listong Pamilyang Pilipino. The preparedness measures that each family member must do before, during and after disasters were thoroughly discussed in the said video. Questionnaire

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COACHING ON THE ENHANCED LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN (LCCAP) Republic Act 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009 mandates the local government unites in the formulation of a Local Climate Change Action Plan which embodies its adaptation and mitigation efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change. The same law mandates the DILG to provide the necessary technical assistance to the LGUs in the formulation of LCCAP. For two years of providing assistance, the result of the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance indicates that significant number of LGUs has adopted a LCCAP and majority are stand-alone plans.

climate change using the Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) as a tool in looking at the risk of a certain LGU. Thus, there is a need for LGUs to be trained/coached as to how greenhouse gases be inventoried and how these inventories be used to identify mitigation options. Hence, a reorientation and coaching on the enhanced Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) was conducted on July 30-31, 2018 at Crown Pavilion, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan for LGUs in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino for the First School. Likewise, the municipalities of the province of Batanes participated in the Second School on August 1-3, 2018 at the University Auditorium of Cagayan State UniversityAndrew’s Campus.

in the y activity: 1st School Cagayan • • • • • •

Claveria Gattaran Sanchez Mira Aparri Gonzaga Sta. Ana

• • • • • • • • • • •

San Mateo Ramon Cordon Jones San Agustin Echague Dinapigue Alicia Angadanan San Isidro San Guillermo

• • • •

Kasibu Aritao Solano Diadi

Isabela

Nueva Vizcaya

However, with the Quirino evolvement of the • Cabarroguis greenhouse gases as a major • Diffun contributor to the effects of • Maddela climate change, the LCCAP • Nagtipunan • Saguday now should no longer go on • Aglipay adaptation options alone and that the inclusion of 2nd School mitigation options cannot The activity aimed to provide Batanes but be overemphasized. training/coaching to select • Basco LGUs in the formulation of an • Itbayat The enhanced local climate enhanced LCCAP to include • Ivana change action plan will now greenhouse gas inventory • Mahatao include the adaptation and (GHGI) and using the CDRA • Sabtang • Uyugan mitigation options to address as an assessment tool. The the negative impacts of following LGUs participated 32 2018 ANNUAL REPORT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGION 2


CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT FOR THE REGIONAL AND PROVINCIAL OPERATION LISTO TEAMS The Operation L!STO is the flagship program of the DILG, initiated by the Local Government Academy (LGA), in alleviating the loss of lives and assets of Filipino during disaster. The national advocacy program on disaster preparedness guides the LGUs and DILG personnel on actions needed to be undertaken before, during, and after disaster. The program has been an essential mechanism for interoperability among interior and local government as well as with various sectors. guided of their roles, duties and responsibilities. Hence, a The formation of operational Capacity Enhancement for and proactive LISTO Teams the Regional and Provincial both from the interior and Operation LISTO Teams was local government sector conducted on May 31-June are the key actors in the 1, 2018 at Hotel Carmelita, attainment of disaster- Tuguegarao City, Cagayan resilient LGUs. With the big to capacitate the team responsibility given to the members as link of the Central LISTO teams, it is imperative level on matters relating therefore that the team to reporting preparedness members are oriented and measures before, during,

and after disasters. The activity aimed to strengthen the capacity and level of preparedness of the Operation LISTO Teams in times of calamities and disasters. This was done through a series of lecture and discussion, simulation exercises on disaster reporting, and team-building activities.

TRAINING-WORKSHOP ON ENHANCING LGU CAPACITY ON PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, PROJECT PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Republic Act 7160 also known as Local Government Code of 1991 provides for the empowerment of Local Government Units (LGUs) by giving them the authority to effectively formulate and implement their respective projects and programs. However, twenty-five years after the implementation of the Code, majority of the LGUs in the country particularly the municipalities

still find difficulty in developing, implementing, and managing local development projects which are essential considering that more development initiatives have been devolved to LGUs by national government. As a result, development initiatives have not been fully maximized to address the poverty concerns of the LGUs.

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increasing agricultural and rural enterprise, productivity and tourism. Hence, a TrainingWorkshop on Enhancing LGUs Capacity on Project Development, Project Procurement and Contract Management was conducted on July 31 to August 3, 2018 (1st School) and August 6-9, 2018 (2nd School) at Crown Pavilion, Tuguegarao City. It was attended by the Provincial Focal Persons of all DILG Provincial Offices, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators, Municipal Engineers, Municipal Accountants, Municipal Treasurers, Municipal Budget Officers and General

Services Officer of all target municipalities of the throughout the region. The following LGUs participated in the training: 1st School Cagayan • Ballesteros • Camalaniugan • Iguig • Pamplona • Piat • Rizal • Sta. Praxedes • Sta. Teresita Isabela • Benito Soliven • Delfin Albano • Gamu • Santo Tomas Nueva Vizcaya • Ambaguio • Diadi

• Quezon • Villaverde Quirino • Saguday Batanes

2nd School

Basco • Itbayat • Ivana • Mahatao • Sabtang Isabela • Burgos • Luna • Mallig • Naguilian • Quezon • Quirino • Reina Mercedes • San Guillermo • San Isidro • San Manuel • Sta. Maria

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ADVANCE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) TRAINING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUs) Republic Act 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009 mandates the local government units in the formulation of a Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) which embodies its adaptation and mitigation efforts to combat the negative impacts of

climate change. The same law mandates the DILG to provide the necessary technical assistance to the LGUs in the formulation of LCCAP. For two years of providing assistance, the result of the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance indicates that significant number of LGUs has adopted a LCCAP and majority are stand-alone plans.

therefore is needed on Geographic Information System (GIS) in order to fill these gaps. Hence, a training on the Advance Geographic Information System was conducted on October 15-17, 2018 at Zen Hotel, Santiago City for LGUs in Southern Isabela.

The activity aimed to provide Coaching on the Enhanced the participants the needed LCCAP integrating the competencies in mapping Climate and Disaster Risk the vulnerability and risk. Assessment (CDRA) was Specifically, the LGUs were conducted on July 30-31, able to analyze the CDRA 2018 at Crown Pavilion Hotel. tables using their risk maps. The CDRA is a science-based tool in the formulation of The following LGUs Enhanced LLCAP. It involves participated data collection, vulnerability in the said activities: and risk mapping and data Isabela • San Mateo analysis. It is noted however, • Ramon during the coaching of • Cordon LCCAP, most of the LGUs • Jones were not able to complete • San Agustin the analysis of the CDRA • Echague because of the absence • Dinapigue of the risk and vulnerability • Alicia maps. These LGUs have no • Angadanan skilled personnel to do the • San Isidro • San Guillermo risk and vulnerability maps. • Divilacan A capacity intervention MATINO, MAHUSAY AT MAASAHAN 35


Strengthened Internal Organizational Capacity

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The Training for LGOOs is a dynamic program designed to equip the LGOOs II with the necessary sets of knowledge and skills, proper attitude and desirable values to enable them to perform efficiently and effectively the roles and responsibilities of an LGOO. The Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD) conducted the following activities pertaining to the Training of the 51st Batch LGOOs II;

51st Batch LGOOs II

Supervised Field Immersion

December 11, 2017 The five (5) LGOO trainees were given technical and to March 11, 2018 administrative assistance during their Supervised Field Immersion Phase. January 30-31, 2018 Conducted Field Validation and provided TA to the trainees assigned in LGU-Sanchez Mira, Cagayan February 14-15, 2018

Conducted Field Validation and provided TA to the trainees assigned in LGU-Solano, Nueva Vizcaya

Debriefing Session March 12, 2018 on SFI

The trainees shared their learning experiences and insights during the field immersion. Likewise, the Immediate Supervisors gave feedback on how to improve the SFI The trainees presented their Project Proposals and SFI terminal Report including the documented best practices, highlights of experiences and lessons learned during their SFI. The Pool of Coaches composed of the DC of LGCDD and Regional Focal Point Persons reviewed the SFI outputs of the trainees. After which, they communicated their findings, comments and recommendations on the trainees’ outputs for its finalization and enhancement before submission to LGA The trainees incorporated into their SFI outputs the recommendations of the coaches/reviewers.

Presentation of SFI March 12, 2018 outputs

Review of Field Immersion Outputs Feedbacking

March 13, 2018 to March 14, 2019

Enhancement of Field Immersion Outputs Mock Paper and Pen

March 15, 2018 to March 16, 2018 March 16, 2018

The trainees were given six (6) case analysis questions which they answered in three (3) hours.

Coaching and mentoring

March 16, 2018

After the examination, the LGCDD Regional Focal Persons discussed with the trainees the answers to the given cases. Moreover, they gave important reminders and guidance to the trainees which can be their guiding principle in accomplishing the next phases of their training.

March 14, 2018

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Supervised Field Immersion

December 11, 2017 The five (5) LGOO trainees were given technical and to March 11, 2018 administrative assistance during their Supervised Field Immersion Phase.

Paper and Pencil Examination

April 5, 2018

The five (5) LGOO trainees were given technical and administrative assistance during their Paper and Pen Examination. Mock Simulation May 10-11, 25, 2018 The trainees were given twelve (12) instances and cases Exercise and Interto answer for one hour and thirty minutes. These cases view are patterned on the actual cases they might encounter during the Simulation Exercise. Thereafter, the Regional Coaches and Review Team conducted an interview to validate the answers of the trainees. Actual Simulation May 10, 2018 The trainees were given technical and administrative Exercise and Interassistance during their Simulation Exercise and Interview view at LGA Training Center, Los BaĂąos, Laguna. REVALIDA and May 31 to June 4, The trainees were given technical and administrative Grand Gradua2018 assistance during their REVALIDA. The trainees passed all tion the components of the LGOOs II training and the Grand Graduation was conducted at LGA Training Center, Los BaĂąos, Laguna

52nd Batch LGOOs II Putting premium on the development of its personnel, the Department provides them with capacity building interventions giving them the prime opportunity to expand the knowledge, attitude, skills and experience of the employees and brings them to a higher level of performance. These activities likewise give direction in the implementation of DILG programs, projects and activities, thus enabling them to deliver an effective and

accurate service delivery and responsive LGUs. Among the established interventions is the conduct of the training for Local Government Operations Officer II and III, a CompetencyBased intervention designed to prepare LGOOs to assume greater responsibilities as front liners of the Department. This training is divided into four (4) components, General Orientation Program, Enhancement Training,

Supervised field Practice and Revalida. For its Fifty Second (52nd) Batch, the Region conducted the first component: General Orientation Program at the DILG Conference Hall, Carig, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan on November 26, 2018 to December 07, 2018 participated by the following LGOO trainees:

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

NAME

PROVINCE/OFFICE

BENITEZ-PENERA, RAZEL ANN D. CALIMAG, JERIMIE C. CIELO, CHRISTI ANNA F. DUGAY, EINNOR JULAIM M. ESOEN, ARVIN V. FAJARDO, JAYSON P. GAMMAD, JENNIFER B. GATO, JEREMY C. GUZMAN, MARK GREGORY A. HABIATAN, JOYCE C. LINACERO, EMMALENE KAYE M. LUNA, GLADYS S. MALLO, KYMVERLIE P. MATEO, CAROLYN C. RAFANAN, LUCKY EDZEL JAN A. REGATCHON, EARL DERREK L. ROSAS, GEOVANI T. SACDALAN, EMALYN A. SUETOS, ARLENE E. TAMBAUAN, RAMBO R. TARUC, WENDELIN S. VENTURA, MEYNARD ABRAM M.

DILG-Cagayan DILG-Batanes DILG-Isabela DILG-Isabela DILG-Cagayan DILG-Nueva Vizcaya DILG-Isabela DILG Regional Office DILG-Isabela DILG-Isabela DILG Regional Office DILG-Isabela DILG-Cagayan DILG-Isabela DILG-Isabela DILG-Isabela DILG-Isabela DILG-Cagayan DILG Regional Office DILG-Isabela DILG-Cagayan DILG-Isabela

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DILG Regional Office 02 employees rock to raise awareness on DevLive as ONE team The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 02 led by Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen Jr. conducted a two-day Team Building cum Orientation on Development LIVE platform at Costa Pacifica, Baler, Aurora on September 6-8, 2018. About sixty-four DILG R02 personnel joined the Team Building. The activity aimed to raise awareness on the PPAs of the Department, strengthen camaraderie and teamwork among employees, and understand the role of teamwork as an important tool towards achievement of greater organizational performance and productivity. One of the PPAs of the Department which need to be known by all employees is DevLIVE. DILG, in partnership with the United Nations Development

Program (UNDP), developed a project called “Development LIVE: Achieving SDGs in Infrastructure through Local Integrity, Innovation and Citizen Empowerment”. Development LIVE (DevLIVE) is an online data capture and visualization platform that will serve as a monitoring feedback tool for LGUs, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and government personnel, thereby fostering a statesociety partnership that is participatory, transparent and ultimately democratic. On the other hand, it is always important to provide personnel interventions that will give them enough time to unwind by going out together from the workplace to relax, enjoy, and reinforce their bonding, camaraderie and teamwork. As they say, “All work no play makes Johnny a dull boy”, likewise to the workforce of every organization.

participants show-off their dark shade lippies, heavy eyeliners, black stockings, nude blush-ons, black leather jackets, rockstar pants, and more black costumes to blend in with the theme of the night’s event, “The Rock of Ages”. Every DILG personnel vary from one another, from choices in life, culture, religion, to aspirations, etc. but the conduct of the team building brought us together, as one team, as one family. Because at the end of the day, what really counts the most is finding unity in diversity. Further, it made us realize that you can take a break, have all the fun, and unwind all you want while learning the essence of synergy, effective communication, and good working relationships among DILG employees in the most unforgettable way.

Young or feeling young, all

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DILG RO2 conducts COFFEE cum EHUB for Service Excellence Since 2015, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 02 provided a forum which threshed out issues and concerns of Middle Managers, specifically the Cluster Officers to successfully implement Programs, Projects and Activities in the field. Thus came the concept Cluster Officers Forum For Effective and Efficient (COFFEE) DILG RO2. This year, the conduct of COFFEE was strategically conducted in partnership with the Civil Service Commission on Equipping Human resources with CSC Updates to Boost performance (EHUB). Hence the conduct of COFFEE cum EHUB on June 21-22, 2018 Blue Coast Beach Hotel, Sta. Ana, Cagayan. The activity highlighted on the identification of strategies in response to the pressing demands of regional and field operations on human resource management that affect personnel performance. The activity was attended by middle managers on the first day and 35 Regional and Provincial Personnel Selection and Promotion Board Members on the second day. It was graced by Acting Director II Jovy Miguel of the CSC Cagayan-Batanes

Field Office. She shared with the participants the concepts, principles and updates on the observance and compliance with required work hours in field operation, rules and regulations governing contract of service and job order workers in the government; and our convergence efforts with the Civil Service Commission, particularly on the issuance of eligibility for barangay officials and other LGU issues and concerns which need to be resolved with the CSC.

management after threshing out issues and concerns, in the institutionalization of the Program Institutionalizing Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM). The two-day forum concluded with enlightened minds and convergence with Civil Service Commission in promoting Service Excellence through human resource management.

The Resource Speaker challenged the group in coming up with strategies in strengthening human resource

“We can do difficult things lighter if we will do them together. This is a simple manifestation of being Matino, M a h u s a y, a t Maaasahan.� RD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr. MATINO, MAHUSAY AT MAASAHAN 41


COA: “DILG RO2 has NO Audit Suspension, Disallowance and Charges, 1st to 3rd Quarter, 2018”

Per statement of audit suspensions, disallowances and charges forwarded to DILG RO2 Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr., CESO IV by COA, DILG RO2 has no Notice of Suspension (NS)/Notice of Disallowance (ND)/ Notice of Charge(NC) for the third quarter, 2018. This is based in the audit of various transactions in DILG RO2 from January to September 30, 2018.

In one Regional Team Conference, DILG RO2 Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr., CESO IV emphasized in his message the value of doing our part, no matter how small in achieving the targets of the department. “Always remember, there will never be a whole without your part in all DILG RO2’s undertakings”.

DILG RO2 personnel claims this achievement as an offshoot of their working principle: #R2GETHER or Region 02 Guarantees Every Task is Harmoniously done with Excellent Result.

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DILG R2 is now recommended for ISO 9001:2015 Certification Executive Order No. 605 dated February 23, 2007 mandates all agencies of the Executive Branch to adopt the ISO 9001 Quality Management System as part of the implementation of a government—wide Quality Management program. Likewise, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring, Information and Reporting Systems requires the establishment of the Quality Management System aligned with the ISO Standards, as a condition to the grant of Performance-Based Bonus (PBB). The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 2 heeding the call to establish its Quality Management System have undergone tedious calibration and revisiting of its enrolled system and quality procedures to adapt with the new laws and guidelines. Last December 4-5, 2018, DILG R2 had its Stage 1 Audit which was conducted by the AJA Registrars, Inc. as the certifying body represented by Mr. Kim Pajares. In this stage, the auditor looked into the strength of the Management Committee members being the ones on top

of the organization in establishing a Quality Management System. On the second day of audit, the auditor focused on inspecting the building and facilities of the DILG Regional Office. After careful scrutiny of Auditor Pajares based on international standards, he came into conclusion of recommending DILG R2 for Stage 2 Audit. Having passed the Stage 1 Audit, DILG R2 had its Stage 2 Audit, a

crucial part and the deciding stage if the Department would be recommended for an ISO Certification. On December 1819, 2018, three auditors from the AJA Registrars Inc. conducted the Stage 2 Audit, a prerequisite in awarding the ISO Certification. For this stage, DILG Regional Office and two Provincial Offices, namely PO-Cagayan and Isabela were audited. The auditors focused their Stage 2

audit on the implementation of the enrolled quality procedures by the process owner. Documents as proof of every procedure’s transaction of process owners were scrutinized. The QMS team, namely the Secretariat, Document Control Team and Internal Quality Audit Team also served as auditees during the two-day Stage 2 Audit. After a heart pounding deliberation by the auditors of the certifying body they have agreed that DILG Region 2, including its five Provincial Offices is recommended for ISO 9001:2015 Certification. Everyone erupted in victory and were in awe with this pronouncement as DILG R2 have once again proved its resiliency in overcoming challenges in establishing a Quality Management System. Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr., and Assistant Regional Director Elpidio A. Durwin expressed their gratitude for those who worked hard in achieving such stint. With the ISO Certification, DILG R2 conforms with the International Standards which means a faster delivery of quality service to its stakeholders. MATINO, MAHUSAY AT MAASAHAN 43


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DILG R2 Successfully Launched its Human Resource Management System (HRMS) The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 2 (DILG RO) successfully launched its Human Resource Management System (HRMS) on July 20, 2018, at DILG RO2 Conference Hall, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. OIC ARD Elpidio A. Durwin, CESO V, in his opening message, commended the Information System and Technology Unit (ISTMU) for developing the system. He said that its about time for the office to maximize the use of technology. He ended his message with a challenge to make the office more adaptable in the changes of technology even for simple transactions. He stressed that the launching only marks for beginning of making office processes automated. ITO Feliximar B. Cabatbat introduced the HRMS and discussed the purpose of the system. At present, the system only caters for the generation of Personal Data Sheet and Service records of personnel. He said that

it aims to provide easy access of information for human resource personnel. He further shared the future plans for the development of the system as follows: • Real-time employee Data (Leave Balance, Candidate for Retirement); • Process Automation (Leave Management, Employee Profile); • Automation of administrative process (Leave Management, Payroll System, Leave Application, Travel Order, CTO-COC); • Electronic Records

Keeping; • Development of the DTR System; Database Administrator Daniel L. Ramones discussed how to navigate the system and process of generating the reports through online. The Human Resource Management System is an application that combines a number of system processes to ensure easy management of human resources.

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2018 ANNUAL REPORT Committee Chair

ARD ELPIDIO A. DURWIN, CESO V

Members DC DIGNA R. HERRERA DC CATHERINE G. ALLAM-MIRANDA OIC-CAO IVE B. SALUDEZ RPMO HEAD IMELDA PA. ROSALES LGOO V KAREN C. TANJUSAY LGOO V ARIANNE BENNEVIC B. BATUGAL PLO III GMELINA T. MANALIGOD AO V JAYSON P. VERZON LGOO II ARLENE B. SUETOS LGOO VI AVONNE D. HALAGO LGOO V JO ANN C. LUIS LGOO V KELINDA A. VIDAD LGOO II CHRISTI ANNA F. CIELO LGOO II ROWENA O. RAFAEL - GULGULWAY ITO I FELIXIMAR B. CABATBAT DBA DANIEL L. RAMONES ICT STAFF JESSICA M. PALALAY NA ARTHUR SOLOMN TABBU MATINO, MAHUSAY AT MAASAHAN 47


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