With the objective of addressing the pressing issues arising from China's claims on West Philippine Sea as reported by concerned Zambales fisher folk organizations, a Stakeholders' Convergence Dialogue on Bajo de Masinloc was conducted last July 8, 2015 at the Covered Court, Masinloc Baywalk, South Poblacion, Masinloc, Zambales. This activity was the brainchild of no less than the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar A. Roxas III as the champion of local communities and local governments which aims to provide concrete actions that address actual concerns and negative impacts of issues to the common 'tao'.

The DILG Region 3 in close coordination with DILG Zambales and the Provincial Government successfully conducted the Operation "Listo" WEmboree held on June 29-30, 2015 at Zambales Sports Complex, Iba, Zambales. The main objective of the activity is to create awareness and intensify the involvement as well as commitment of the youth in response to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. The two-day activity was participated by 66 youth leaders from the 13 municipalities and 1 city in the Province of Zambales.

With the support of Mayor Doris Maniquiz-Jeresano the 2nd quarter meeting of the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) of Botolan, Zambales was conducted on April 22, 2015 at the Sanggunian Bayan Session Hall. LPRAT Co-Chairperson Elsa Novo of Samahang Katutubong Poonbato presided over the three (3) hour meeting, aimed at ensuring that all members are informed and are participating in fast-tracking the access of Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) 2015 projects from the different national government agencies (NGAs).

The DILG Zambales headed by PD Armi V. Bactad was among the three (3) DILG Provincial Offices in Region 3 that spearheaded the launching of the Ugnayan ng Barangay At Simbahan (UBAS) which was actively participated by leaders/representatives from various interfaith communities and provincial/municipal/barangay officials from Zambales, Pampanga and Bataan last May 20, 2015 at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, City of San Fernando, Pampanga with a theme: “Simbahan at Barangay...Nakikiisa sa Pamahalaan para sa Tuwid na Daan”.

   To be updated on the current project status and requirements of the Bottom Up Budgeting (BuB) under the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Field Officers and Community Mobilizers (CMs), thru the directive of Regional Director Florida M. Dijan and Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, attended the Provincial Briefing at Bahay Bakasyunan Resort last April 8, 2015.