In the spirit of Nationalism and Patriotism, the Provincial Government of Bulacan in partnership with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines celebrated the 119th Anniversary of the First Philippine Republic- the Malolos Republic. The activity was held at the Barasoain Church, City of Malolos, Bulacan. Former Chief and presently, OIC-Secretary of the Interior and Local Government General Eduardo Año represented by Assistant Secretary Marjorie Jalosjos graced the event and headed the offering of wreath to the statue of President Emilio Aguinaldo.
The Provincial Government of Bulacan together with the Department of the Interior and Local Government – Bulacan conducted an orientation briefing for this year’s Seal of Good Local Governance at Hiyas ng Bulacan Covention Center, Malolos City on February 29, 2016.
The event was hosted by DILG-Bulacan headed by the OIC-PD Darwin D. David and the Cluster Team Leaders and it was participated by the Municipal Planning and Development Officers and SGLG Focal Persons of each LGUs in the Province.
The orientation serves as a preparation for the upcoming assessment and evaluation on the performance dimensions of the SGLG that include the “3+1 principle”. An LGU must pass all the three (3) core areas namely: Good Financial Housekeeping, Disaster-Preparedness and Social Protection. In addition, any of the essential areas namely: Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order, or Environmental Protection must also be met.
The participants were also oriented on their roles on the assessment process, the criteria and indicators and the process on how to accomplish the different forms of the SGLG.
OIC-PD Darwin D. David, in his message, encouraged all the participants to have full cooperation to intensify the programs and delivery of services of each LGUs in Bulacan. Also, to give their best effort to achieve and mainstream good governance in the Province.
The DILG will recognize and incentivize provincial, city and municipal governments that respond to the challenge of SGLG.
DOÑA REMEDIOS TRINIDAD – the Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) of the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) program and the Project Development and Management Section of the DILG Regional Office in coordination and partnership with the DILG Bulacan Provincial Office conducted a three-day project monitoring and validation visit for the gathering of data and information regarding the implementation of projects on February 17-19, 2016.
The visiting team was composed of the members of the RPMT headed by its team-leader Nestor Tapia, and Program Engineer Kathrene C. Ermube, PDMS representative LGOO II Rod Mark Salvador, Community Mobilizer Regina Elester, DILG Provincial Office representatives MLGOO Nicanora Geronimo, and LGOO II Paolo Israel Franco, and Representative from the Municipal Government of DRT Municipal Engineer Emelito Dela Cruz, and Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Susana De Guzman. During the visit, the team inspected the eight Farm-to-Market Roads and the Provision of Potable Water under the BUB 2014. They validated whether the projects were within the specifications such as the width and length of the road, and the operative of the water system. The physical condition of the roads and the service extension for the provision of potable water provided by the municipal government were also checked during the visit.
A similar activity was also conducted last February 16, 2016 in the municipalities of Bocaue and Hagonoy. The team validated other national government agencies projects particularly those of DepEd and DSWD under BUB 2014 and 2015.