The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) brings good governance to communities on the ground aiming to transform lives through efficient client delivery of basic services. It champions programs on good governance that cultivate transparency and accountability among local government units. It tries to create an empowered citizenry that is the bedrock of democracy and a progressive nation.
Subsequent to the Training of Trainers on the Implementation of the Anti-Red Tape Act- Report Card Survey (ARTA-RCS) conducted by DILG R-3 for its Field Officers on May 10-12, 2012 at Maharajah Hotel, Angeles City, the region had immediately administered the survey questionnaires in its 7 provinces, 13 cities and 117 municipalities. As of July 3, 2012, a total of 129 LGUs in the region or 94% have completed the survey administration while 110 LGUs or 80% have encoded their survey results in the RCS system. The rest of the LGUs will submit reports at the Regional Office today, thus, a hundred percent completion of the whole region’s RCS survey administration and encoding may be expected within the day.
DILG R-3 had its Mid-Year Performance Review for CY 2012 on July 5-6, 2012 at Forest View, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City. It was participated in by Regional Top Management which includes the Regional Director, Asst. Regional Director, Division Chiefs, Asst. Div. Chiefs and section/unit chiefs/heads of the Finance Administrative Division (FAD) and Office of the Regional Director (ORD). The activity was conducted to review the past six months accomplishments and operations of the region for this year at the same time revisit the remaining targets for the second semester in order to better improve Region 3’s organizational performance.
The DILG, through the Local Government Academy, has developed an enhanced framework for the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of BPLS program with the technical support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and in close consultation with key program stakeholders.
Gearing towards the adoption of the enhanced tool, DILG Region 3, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 3, conducted an Orientation-Briefing on Mainstreaming Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) in Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS) Reform Program on June 28-29, 2012 at Forest View, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City. The activity is primarily aimed at building the capacity of key program stakeholders to implement and institutionalize the enhanced M&E system for the BPLS streamlining Program. Participants during the activity were DILG and DTI R-3 Provincial/City Directors and BPLS Point Persons.