The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office III in coordination with the DILG Bataan and in partnership with the Provincial Government conducted a WEmboree on June 24-25 2015 at Sibul Nature Resort, Abucay, Bataan. The activity is a component of Operation Listo which aims to involve and empower our youth towards the attainment of a disaster resilient communities . The youth aged 18 to 30 from different city/municipalities of Bataan participated in the activity while the Officers and members of the PDRRMO PNP, BFP, Red Cross served as co-facilitators and Resource Persons.

A total of 114 barangay officials from nine LGUs in the province of Bataan joined the 2nd Batch Skills Training cum DILG Programs, Projects and Activities and GAD Orientation seminar on February 25-27, 2015 at Subic Peninsular Hotel, SBMA, Subic, Zambales.

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan, May 28 (PIA) – Indigenous communities up in the hilly parts of the province will finally have clean and potable supply of water after Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas handed over P8.5 million in checks to various municipalities for their anti-poverty projects.

    LGUs today are being challengeto keep pace with the changing environment brought about by the digital economy for the continuous improvement in the delivery of basic services to their constituents.

     The Sanggunian, as legislative body of the local government unit, is mandated to enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the general welfare of the local government unit and its inhabitants pursuant to Section 16 of the Code and the proper exercise of the corporate powers of the local government provided in Rule IX.

     Last year on September 13, 2013, the Municipality of Pilar, Bataan accepted the challenge and availed of the DILG Project Legislative Tracking Performance Monitoring Project (LTPMP): Sanggunian Information System (SIS). They believed then that said project will improve the delivery of basic services.  

     The SIS was designed to improve and strengthen the technical and administrative capability of the Sanggunian to effectively discharge their duties through the adoption of information technology. The objectives are: to improve and strengthen the technical and administrative capability of the Sanggunian; to track down various Sanggunian records, transactions and documents in aid of efficient legislation; and to provide status of performance of the individual members and of the various Sanggunian committees.

     This year the LGU has completed establishing their database and has adopted the use of the system in their day to day operations. According to Ms. Luisa C. Bernardo, member of the technical working group, their Office is grateful to DILG for providing the system for free. Many of their clienteles like the Barangay Officials have been amazed on how fast their request for copy of Ordinances or Resolutions were provided to them. Likewise, the Sangguniang members lauded the efficiency of the system in minimizing the time and effort required for bringing accurate and relevant information to them.

      Such milestone is truly worth replicating for other LGUs who desires continuous improvement and have passion for excellence.