DILG Nueva Ecija organized a province-wide orientation on the Continuation of Road Clearing on November 11, 2020 via Zoom Meetings Application, in line with the issuance of DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020 – 145, mandating all local government units to continue the road clearing operations in their respective localities.
DILG NE Provincial Director Renato G. Bernardino emphasized the very purpose of the virtual activity, which is to ensure the uniformity of understanding and smooth continuation of the road clearing operations. "Pag-usapan natin ito ng masinsinan upang masiguro natin ang matagumpay na implementasyon nitong continuation ng road clearing dito sa ating probinsya," Dir. Bernardino said.
The activity was participated in by Local Chief Executives, DILG Officers, City and Municipal Administrators, local government functionaries, Chiefs of Police, Punong Barangays and other concerned barangay officials among others. Also present during the activity are the Cluster Team Leaders, Program Manager, and Assistant MES Head of DILG Nueva Ecija who served as resource persons during the Open Forum.
LGOO V Kimberly B. Ruiz, Monitoring and Evaluation Section Head of DILG Nueva Ecija, presented the said Memorandum Circular. She presented the legal bases, scope, and purpose of the said circular. She also gave emphasis on the definition of terms, policy content and guidelines to ensure its clarity.
All local government units are set to commence the continuation of road clearing operations on Monday, November 16, 2020. While road clearing operations is a year-round activity, which requires sustained effort and implementation, the DILG had given the LGUs until January 15, 2021 to sufficiently comply with the mandates provided with the Memorandum Circular.