DILG Region 3 Management Team, spearheaded by Regional Director Florida M. Dijan, has organized field visitations in the 7 Provincial Offices of the Department in the region.
This strategy is generally aimed to enhance LGU capacities to improve on their performance and enable them to effectively and efficiently deliver basic services. Specifically, the field officers including cluster team leaders are expected to appreciate and be able to implement the programs, projects and activities (PPAs) under the four DILG program outcomes coined as the ABCD of DILG Region III. These include Accountable and empowered LGUs, Business-friendly and competitive LGUs, Conflict-free and safe communities and Disaster resilient LGUs. They shall also commit to set and accomplish their remaining targets for the year.
Process of the field visitation includes presentation of PPAs by the Planning Officer of each division and unit under the Office of the Regional Director focusing on the minimum targets of fieldmen and cluster team, target setting workshop by cluster, assessment of administrative operations and an open forum as a venue to ventilate administrative and operational issues.
The field visitations are scheduled to be conducted starting September until October of this year.
To date, the team had undergone the activity in the province of Aurora on September 16-17, 2012.
During the field visitation in Aurora, Field Officers commented positive feedbacks about the activity. They said that is a good strategy in improving the field operations for it had built their awareness both on the technical and administrative performance gaps encountered in the first semester and identify actions needed to be undertaken to address such gaps as well as attainable targets to be achieved for the remaining quarter of the year. They further hope that the field visit will result to improved performance of the province which will redound to the attainment of the fifth program outcome of the Department, that is, strengthened internal governance.