Aurora Peaceful ElectionAs a result of the joint efforts of DILG, PNP, COMELEC, Philippine Army, DepEd, Provincial Prosecutor’s Office and Aurora Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (APCRV), a covenant signing for a Peaceful, Secure and Fair Election 2013 in Aurora province was held on March 12, 2013 at Baler, Aurora.

   On September 26, 2012, the Municipal Council for the Protection of Children  of CASIGURAN has initiated the formulation of their Children’s Code and Comprehensive Development Plan for Children. It was an arduous but necessary task they undertook. It just goes to show that they adhered to the outcome of their LGPMS, which lacks policy and laws that govern children. The MSWDO, PNP personnel, DepEd Representatives, MCR, MHO, and DILG MLGOO were among the participants during the  one-day activity.

   Proclamation No. 675 declares the month of September of each year as National Peace Consciousness Month.  Memorandum Circular No. 2012-15, “NATIONAL PEACE CONSCIOUSNESS MONTH”, through the office of Executive Secretary Hon. Paquito N. Ochoa gave this year’s theme “Ako. Ikaw. Tayo. Magkakaiba, Nagkakaisa sa Kapayapaan”. 

  On September 26, 2012, the Municipality of Dinalungan observed the ”SAVE SIERRA MADRE DAY”.  Municipal and barangay officials of Dinalungan including department heads and employees participated in the Tree Planting held at Compac, Brgy. Dibaraybay, Dinalungan, Aurora. 

Barangay officials from the 18 barangays of San Luis, Aurora participated in the training on Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Module I - Data Collection and Field Editing on February 22 and 23, 2012 at San Luis National High School. The Local Government Unit of San Luis headed by Mayor Annabelle C. Tangson believes that CBMS can provide an accurate and reliable data to determine the extent of poverty, know the people’s needs and formulate policies and programs that will help improve their plight. DILG Regional Technical Team headed by CDD Chief Darwin David and MED OIC Chief Lerrie Hernandez provided technical assistance to the said program as well as to the other programs such as BGPMS and SaLiNTubig. Likewise, DILG Aurora Provincial Director Renato G. Bernardino said that CBMS is an essential basis of planning that will help the LGU to improve its services and the DILG to identify the programs suited for the LGU.