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Calendar of Activities for

October-November 2017

October 10-13, 2017 - Follow-Through Activity on Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) @ Hotel Euroasia, Angeles City

October 24, 2017 - Locally Funded Projects Forum and Provision of Technical Assistance to Local Government Units @ Klir Water Resort, Sta. Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan

October 26, 2017 - ASEAN 2017 Orientation-Briefing @ Klir Water Resort, Sta. Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan

November 2-4, 2017 - DILG Regional Congress @ Quest Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone

November 6-8, 2017 - Training on Assessing the Gender-Responsiveness of BUB/ADM Funded Projects @ Venue: TBA

 

                 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.

- LGOO II Paolo Israel S. Franco

In its aim to reduce the vulnerability of Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA) to natural hazards, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) installed equipment for Community Based Flood Early Warning System (CBFEWS) to provinces located near Metro Manila.  A turnover ceremony was held at Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort, Barangay Capipisa East, Tanza, Cavite. On February 16.

Together with the Provinces of Cavite, Laguna and Rizal, Bulacan Province received the said equipments which were installed in the City of San Jose del Monte and Municipality of Sta. Maria.

Engr. Roy A. Badilla, OIC Hydro-Meterology Division (HMD) of PAGASA welcomed the participants from the said provinces which consist of DRMM, DILG and OCD Officials. Usec. Alexander Pama, Administrator of OCD and Executive Officer of NDRRMC delivered his message. He emphasized that the LGUs should be the front liner when it comes to disaster management. He also stated that those early warning devices aim to save not only citizens but also their livelihood.

Representative from each provinces accepted Plaque of Appreciation from PAGASA as a symbol of their support and cooperation in the implementation of the project. DILG Bulacan OIC-Provincial Director Darwin D. David, received the plaque in behalf of Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado.

Engr. Roy A. Badilla, Social Weather Specialists, HMD, PAGASA lead the tour at Bunga Automatic Water Level Station located at Barangay Bunga, Tanza, Cavite. He explained to the participants how the device functions. The said equipment consists of rain fall sensor, water level sensor, GPS, and controller. He also mentioned that real time data gathered by the device was transmitted through radio frequency at the control center located at the respective PDRMM Office and PAGASA.

- ADA IV Benedict M. Pangan

                 The Dangerous Drug Summit was conducted on January 13, 2016 at Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, Capitol Compound, City of Malolos, Bualcan with the initiative of the Provincial Government of Bulacan in partnership with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 3 Office, to present the current drug situation in the province.

The summit was headed by Board Member Atty. Ramon “Monet” Posadas (Committee on Pease and Order), Provincial Administrator Eugenio Payongayong, DILG Bulacan OIC-Provincial Director Darwin D. David, BPPO Provincial Director PPSupt. Ferdinand O. Divina, PDEA RO3 Supervising Admin Officer Christian V. de Honor, LMP Bulacan Chapter President and Pandi Punong Bayan Rico A. Roque, Plaridel Punong Bayan Ms. Jocell Aimee R. Vista-Casaje, Guiguinto Punong Bayan Ambrosio C. Cruz, Jr. Anti Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Members of cities and municipalities of Bulacan also graced the said event.

PA Payongayong opened the event by giving brief summary of the previous summit. PPSupt Divina and Mr. de Honor discussed the current Drug Situation of the Province. While Ms. Imelda C. Magat of DILG-Bulacan and Mr. Glenn M. Guillermo of PDEA RO3 tackle the ADAC Rules and Responsibilities and Legal Basis, respectively.

Ms. Jevelyn Alpas and Mr. Bryan Arce share their personal experience on how dangerous drugs affect their life. PNP Bulacan entertained the participants by showing the documentary video “Taghoy sa Dilim”. 

Bishop Efraim Perez of Christian Catholic Church energized the participants with his discussion of Family Values Formation. He emphasized that the family is the source of the problems encountered by the society.

Senior Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Sinforoso T. Roque, Jr. wrapped up the summit by addressing issues concerning Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, also known as R.A. 9165.

- ADA IV Benedict M. Pangan

                 In line with the Department’s thrust for transparency and participatory governance, DILG Bulacan, led by OIC-Provincial Director Darwin D. David and MLGOO Diana Jean Garcia launched the Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS) in Municipality of Sta. Maria last February 24, 2016.

With the theme, “ Simbahan at Barangay, Nakikiisa sa Pamahalaan para sa Tuwid na Daan”, the activity started with PD David’s message in which he encouraged everyone to be actively involved to not only seek UBAS, but to also work as one, citing another acronym which is Bayanihan ng Barangay at Simbahan (BAYABAS).

Likewise, LGOO VI Victoria C. Gabe gave a comprehensive presentation about UBAS and highlighted the importance of the program, mentioning that thru UBAS, the churches and the citizens will have the opportunity to participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the projects being implemented in their respective communities.  Further, LGOO V Diana Jean Garcia also took the chance to orient the participants about the Barangay Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB).

The activity was participated by different representatives of faith based groups and barangay officials and employees in the municipality.

- LGOO II Ana Karla G. Santos

PARTICIPATION OF THE YOUTH IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT RELATED ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED THRU THE LAUNCHING OF BULACAN YOUTH VOLUNTEERS NETWORK, INC.

In view of the indispensable participation of the youth in nation-building and in order to relive the spirit of volunteerism among the youth particularly in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) thru the Provincial Youth, Sports, Employment and Development Office (PYSEDO) launched the Bulacan Youth Volunteers Network, Inc. (BVYN), an official organization of the youth volunteers in Bulacan. This is in line with the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2015-01 of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and National Youth Commission (NYC) re: “Institutionalizing Participation of Youth in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Related Activities” wherein the engagement of the youth sector as member of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, as one group representing the civil society organizations was specified.

The DILG thru OIC Provincial Director Darwin D. David joined the launching together with the                      NYC represented by Asec. Jose Sixto “Dingdong” Dantes III on October 14, 2015 at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, City of Malolos, Bulacan. The youth volunteers who participated in the 3-day              first- aid training facilitated by the PDRRMO held on October 7-9, 2015 were also present in the said event along with the PDRRMC, PSWDO, DepEd, PNP, and Sagip Kalikasan Dulot ay Pangkabuhayan, and members of the media.

During the event, the PGB thru Provincial Administrator Eugenio Payongayong turned over the Executive Order enjoining the inclusion of youth as a member of the PDRRMC to the DILG and NYC followed by the unveiling of the official logo of the BVYN. Likewise, the BVYN Officers were introduced and made a pledge of commitment led by Asec. Dingdong Dantes. Thereafter, the youth volunteers turned over the petition sheets and action plan to the NYC in support to the #nowph campaign that aims to raise awareness on the effects of climate change to vulnerable communities.

DILG OIC PD David reminded the youth on their important role in nation building as stipulated in the 1987 constitution and inspired them to be good leaders who have the ability to recognize the problem and address solution before it becomes an emergency. On the other hand, NYC Commissioner Dantes, acknowledged the efforts made by the Bulacan to implement such activity since the province is the second to organize the inclusion of youth in the PDRRMC thru an Executive Order and that it will be replicated nationwide using the Province of Bulacan as a model. He highlighted the demand of the youth nationwide to be involved in the solution and now is the time for the youth to take responsibility and be part of the solution.                                                                                                           

The government strongly believes in the ability of the youth to make significant contribution thru their active engagement and participation in the different programs of the national and provincial government in areas of disaster risk reduction and management, environment, employment and entrepreneurship, peace, sports, history, arts, culture and tourism, health and nutrition, education and values formation.

Now, the President of the BVYN, Jaime Jose, Jr., shall represent the youth sector in the Bulacan PDRRM Council. The voice of the youth will be heard more and their efforts will be coordinated with of the government especially in DRRM-related activities.

PANDI, BULACAN, January 11, 2016 – Committing to DILG’s vision of self-reliant local    government units (LGUs), Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (SILG) Mel Senen Sarmiento said that allocation for development projects should be utilized for sourcing business of LGUs.

Speaking on the Micro-Medium Rise Building (MMRB) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing and Groundbreaking Ceremony in Pandi, SILG Sarmiento shared how burgeoning funds for LGUs help make new path for good governance.

“[Local] economy is the most important issue in our country today. There are a lot of un-funded mandates being expected from local governments, so their capacity to generate local source of income is essential and should be strengthened,” SILG Sarmiento said.

SILG described how projects such as MMRB in Pandi exemplify the role of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in furthering the initiatives of local functionaries to innovate ways of raising money for quality life of its constituents.

The 600-square meter MMRB soon to rise in Barangay Mapulang Lupa, Pandi, Bulacan will have 45 units for homeless residents, with additional livelihood training center.

The Municipality has set a partnership between TESDA and DOLE for provision of livelihood trainings. Necessary facilities will also be provided for participating Pandieños.

According to Pandi Mayor Enrico Roque, “bahagi lang ito ng pangarap natin noon. Matapos ang masusing pag-aaral sa proyekto, napagkalooban tayo ng biyaya sa pagpasok ng taong 2016. (…) Hindi lamang bahay kundi tahanan ang ipinagkakaloob natin dito.”

One of the beneficiaries of the MMRB unit is Agustito Menoro, President of Pinagsamang Mamamayang Maralita sa Tabing IIog Association, who shared how hard it is to live near the riverside.

  “Hindi ka makatulog kapag may sakuna, hirap na sa tubig, hirap pa sa pagkain,” Menoro said.

In his closing remarks, Mayor Roque thanked the DILG in its support and assistance to the approval of MMRB – from several revisions of the project proposal and now on its groundbreaking ceremony.

“We are grateful that DILG has helped us achieve this money-raising project for the betterment of Pandieños and our LGU as a whole,” Mayor Roque said.

 

- LGOO II Mariah Amour C. Miranda

 

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