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.
The DILG R-3’s ABCD of Good Governance are Accountable and Empowered LGUs, Business Friendly and Competitive LGUs, Conflict-Free and Safe Communities and Disaster Resilient LGUs which constitute the four (4) major program outcomes of the Department.
To attain empowered and accountable LGUs, DILG uses performance-based tools like the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS), Full Disclosure Policy (FDP), Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) and Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), to build transparent, accountable and self-reliant local governments for the benefit of every Filipino.
To prepare disaster resilient LGUs, it develops the capabilities of LGUs to prepare against disaster and to finance their own projects that help ensure the safety of communities. One big leap to this outcome is its implementation of the Seal of Disaster Preparedness (SDP) to assess the state of readiness of LGUs during disasters as well as their compliance to the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Act of 2010.
To develop competitive and business friendly LGUs, it implements the Business Permit Licensing System (BPLS) to create a business-friendly environment that will attract and sustain investors, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for its residents.
To establish conflict-free and safe communities, the Department strengthens the functionality of Local Peace and Order Councils (POCs), Barangay Based Institutions (BBIs) and Lupong Tagapamayapa (LT) and monitor policy compliance of special laws such as Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) Act, Anti-Human Trafficking Act, and others to protect the rights of women and children.
These are the main DILG core programs that Secretary Jesse Robredo wants the grassroots to know and be a part of. These are the Department’s contribution in treading the path of good governance and in realizing the “daang matuwid” at work.