The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Zambales, headed by Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, supports the launching of the Provincial Convergence Action Planning of Operation “Listo” conducted by DILG Region III. The fourteen (14) Local Government Units (LGUs) of Zambales participated on the activity at Balin Sambali Hotel, Iba, Zambales on March 25, 2015.

The Provincial Peace and Order Council of Zambales chaired by no less than Hon. Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr., Governor in its continuing efforts to intensify interventions for the province-wide campaign against criminality and insurgency has conducted the 1st Meeting for CY 2015 last March 24, 2015 at the Balin Sambali (Zambales Hotel), Iba, Zambales. The event was made possible thru the effort of the DILG, led by Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, CESO V, PPOC Head Secretariat in close coordination with the Provincial Government of Zambales.

   DILG Zambales, in partnership with the Provincial Government, spearheaded the Provincial Caravan on October 7, 2014 in celebration of the 23rd Local Government Code (LGC) Anniversary. Present during the activity were Governor Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr., Vice Governor Ramon G. Lacbain II, LMP Zambales Chapter President Jun Rundstedt C. Ebdane, VMLP Zambales Chapter President Elvis R. Soria, PCL Zambales Chapter President, Atty. Noel S. Ferrer and Liga ng mga Barangay Zambales Chapter President Romelino R. Gojo. It was by PNP, BFP, 24th Infantry Battalion – Philippine Army (PA), Barangay Tanods, Barangay Health Workers (BHW), Traffic Management Bureau (TMB) of Subic and NGOs like the International Police Commission (IPC) Zambales Command Riders and the Kabayan Action Group of Iba and Botolan Chapters. There were 106 vehicles and 28 motorbikes registered in the motorcade with 646 participants.

OIC-Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO) Lee Allen B. Pineda in coordination with Municipal Agriculture Officer (MAO) Diomedes E. Lucero conducted an inspection-visit last March 18, 2015 of the 1-unit four wheel drive tractor amounting to Php 1,300,000.00 procured by the Municipality of San Marcelino, Zambales through the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF).

   Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, CESO V with provincial staff guested at Radyo Natin 105.7 Mhz during the program of Bishop Virginio Ducos last October 3, 2014 to promote the upcoming activities in line with the celebration of the 23rd Local Government Code Anniversary.