Concerted efforts of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Zambales and Provincial Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB)-Zambales Chapter paved the way for the overall success of the 2018 Provincial LnB Zambales Chapter Election held on July 30, 2018 at Zambales Training and Conference Center.

Through the collaborative efforts of DILG Zambales, Bataan and Aurora led by Provincial Directors Armi V. Bactad, CESO V, Myra B. Moral-Soriano, CESO V and Atty. Ofelio A. Tactac, CESE respectively, the "Provincial Roll-out on Assessing the Gender Responsiveness of ADM-Funded Projects was conducted on November 8-10, 2017 at Vista Marina Hotel, SBFZ to mainstream gender-responsiveness in the whole project development and implementation cycle.

The activity was attended by the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators (MPDC) and Municipal Local Government and Operations Officers (MLGOO) from all the municipalities of the provinces of Zambales, Aurora and Bataan.

LGOO V Lee Allen B. Pineda gave an overview on the importance of the Assistance to Disadvantage Municipalities Program (ADMP) and its connection with Gender and Development. Gender Analysis tools such as the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) and Program/Project Implementation, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (PIMME) were discussed and utilized during the workshops.

The activity was conducted to facilitate the LGUs compliance on the implementation of the localization of Magna Carta of Women and ensure that it is applied to the implementation of ADM Funded Projects.

Through the collaborative efforts of DILG Zambales, Bataan and Aurora led by Provincial Directors Armi V. Bactad, CESO V, Myra B. Moral-Soriano, CESO V and Atty. Ofelio A. Tactac, CESE respectively, the Seminar-Workshop on Local Road Asset Management was conducted on November 13-15, 2017 at the Vista Marina Hotel, SBMA to update LGUs on the accounting and reporting guidelines for the local road network construction and maintenance system.

The Provincial Government of Zambales led the conduct of the 4th quarter joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Meeting on November 7, 2017 at the Zambales Conference and Training Center with the forthcoming 50th ASEAN Summit as the main agenda.

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