Center for Health Development Region III, in coordination with DILG Region III, conducted the 2nd round Data Validation of LGU Health Scorecard on April 11-12, 2012 at Century Resort Hotel, Balibago, Angeles City. The activity was attended by the Provincial Health Officers, Provincial Health Team Leaders, CHD Personnel and LGPMS Regional and Provincial Focal Persons of DILG.
Monitoring and Evaluation Division (MED) Chief Lerrie S. Hernandez presented the salient features of the DOH-DILG Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2012-01 dated January 20, 2012. She gave emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the LGUs, DOH and DILG. She also discussed the Implementation Schedule of the LGU Scorecard on Health.
The activity was aimed to ensure the accuracy and validity of the data for the LGU Scorecard on Health for final uploading in the LGPMS website. LGPMS on-line data culled out from the Health Scorecard will serve as vital inputs in the conduct of LGPMS Utilization of LGUs in Region III slated on April 1 to April 30, 2012.
Again, DILG R3 emerges as one of the best, if not the best region in the implementation of the Local Governance Management Performance System (LGPMS). With the efforts of its fieldmen and field offices, through their Provincial/City LGPMS Focal Persons, DILG R3 has completed the on-line data entry as early as March 9, 2012, beating the Regional Office’s self-imposed deadline of March 10 and the Central Office’s deadline of March 23. This again has showed the unwavering dedication and workmanship of both the people in the Department and their LGUs.
DILG, as a catalyst of excellence in local governance, has set programs that would realize its vision of better governance and improved general welfare of the citizenry. One of these programs is the LGPMS, an institutionalized mechanism to assess the actual performance of LGUs.
LGPMS, being a diagnostic tool that is used in planning, budgeting, legislation, monitoring and evaluation of performance and productivity, has proven to be effective in identifying the areas for improvement, which is necessary in addressing the gaps in the delivery of basic services to the public.
In compliance with DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2012-29, San Miguel, Lubao, Pampanga, the showcase barangay in Region 3 held its Barangay Assembly on March 31, 2012 at 8:00 am.
Gracing the event were Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, Lubao Mayor Mylyn Cayabyab, DILG-3 Regional Director Florida Dijan, DILG Pampanga Provincial Director Angelina Blanco and Butil Representative Agapito Guanlao. There were also other guests from different national government agencies such as the DILG, PIA, NIA, DENR (CENRO), DA, PNP, BFP, Sangguniang Panlalawigan/Bayan Members, Department Heads and NGOs.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region III in partnership with the Civil Service Commission Region III spearheaded the conduct of the 1st Regional Convention of All LGU/NGA Focal Point Persons and other program implementers of Gender and Development (GAD) on March 28, 2012 at the Department of Health Region III Conference Room. The said activity, with the theme “Where is GAD Now?” aims to re-examine the GAD Program through the Implementation of Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women along with the identification of issues and concerns on gender and development in the region.