DILG Central Luzon OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Administration Araceli San Jose was interviewed live at 'Morning Chikahan', CLTV 36 hosted by Aizy David on July 22, 2105. Accomplishments of the Department particularly on Bottom Up Budgeting and Disaster Preparedness as well as these programs' benefits to the people were discussed. "Sa loob ng administrasyong Aquino, ang BuB ang isa sa mga magagandang programa na ipinatupad sapagkat ang mga mamamayan ang nagsasabi kung ano ang proyektong kanilang kailangan na siya namang pinopondohan ng nasyonal na pamahalaan", ARD San Jose said.
She also added that the DILG strictly enforces no 'ghost projects' by the continuous monitoring of project implementation in the whole region. Some examples of projects being implemented by the DILG are farm-to-market roads, potable water supply, public markets and evacuation centers.
On disaster preparedness, televiewers were informed that the DILG is strengthening the capabilities of Local Government Units in preparing for calamities through different programs and activities.
ARD San Jose urged the full cooperation and participation of representatives of Civil Society Organizations, Churches and Non-Governmental Organizations in ensuring that proposed projects of LGUs are being implemented. "Hinihikayat po namin ang inyong pakikipagtulungan sa DILG upang masigurong tapat, maayos at nasa tuwid na daan ang implementasyon ng mga proyektong ito", she concluded.