PG Zambales’ POPS and Social Protection Cluster join forces to foster sustainable and progressive good local governance performance
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Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC), Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC), Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), Provincial Council for the Protection of Children (PCPC), Provincial Council Against Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children (PCAT-VAWC) and Provincial GAD Focal Point System (PGFPS) convened today, December 16, 2022 at Balin Sambali, Iba, Zambales to discuss critical measures in addressing matters concerning peace and order, criminality, illegal drugs, disaster preparedness and social issues affecting the Province of Zambales.
This first joint meeting of the peace and order and public safety (POPS) and social protection cluster was made possible under the leadership of Hon. Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr., the Councils’ chairperson in collaboration with the Council secretariats: Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the PPOC; Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) for the PADAC and PTF ELCAC; Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) for the PDRRMC; and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) for the PCPC, PCAT-VAWC and PGFPS.
CPT James Bilaya of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) underscored the significant updates in terms of the terrorism, insurgency and Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) in the province which includes the sustainable efforts for the former rebels such as awarding of livelihood kits as a result of the continuous support of the Provincial Government of Zambales and other government agencies.
In peace and order, crime solution efficiency (CSE) went up to 90.07% compared to the 89.40% rate in July-November of 2021 while crime clearance efficiency (CCE) declined to 97.82% compared to 99.65% in the same period last year as reported by PLT COL Nelson Buhong of the Zambales Police Provincial Office (ZPPO).
In the fight against illegal drugs, the province has also been persistent in achieving its whole-of-nation approach towards establishing a drug resistant province, as evidenced by the enormous decline of 19% from January's 27% drug affectation, as presented by IA V Jigger B. Juniller of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
On the other hand, notable disaster preparedness efforts and accomplishments were showcased by Mr. Peter John Encarnacion of PDRRMO where the province received its first (1st) coveted Gawad Kalasag 2022 Award last December 7, 2022. This award recognizes the outstanding performance of the Local Disaster Coordinating Councils (LDCCs), private/volunteer organizations, local, national and international NGOs,donor agencies, and the communities as major stakeholders in implementing significant Disaster Risk Management (DRM) projects and activities and, in providing humanitarian response and assistance to affected communities.
On the social protection cluster, Ms. Carmela D. Pacis of the PSWDO reported the accomplishments and ways forward of the PCPC, PCAT-VAWC and PGFPS which includes the conduct of various capacity development interventions and provincial congress in line with the celebration of the Children’s month.
Lastly, to conclude the said activity, DILG Zambales Provincial Director Martin Porres B. Moral, CESO V took the opportunity to recognize and commend all local government units (LGUs) that successfully sustained progressive and remarkable local government performance across several areas in the previous year following the recent release of local government unit (LGU) awardees for the said awards.
Among the awards conferred to the different LGUs in Zambales are the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), Peace and Order Council (POC), Anti-Drug Abuse Council, Gawad KALASAG (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan), Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) and Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) Best Implementers.
Plaque of Recognition were also awarded to the Provincial Government of Zambales for bagging the Gawad KALASAG Award, LGU San Felipe for the National ADAC Award and LGUs of Botolan and San Antonio for the SGLG.
PERFORM Zambales on Building Camaraderie, Reaping Great Results: A Year-end Assessment of Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) Program Implementation cum Team Building Activity
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Performance of the LGUs in the implementation of the locally-funded projects in all the 13 component municipalities and the Provincial Government were evaluated through a year-end assessment of Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) programs and a team building activity of the DILG Zambales on December 12-13, 2022 at the Camp Kainomayan, San Juan, Botolan, Zambales.
Presented and discussed during the activity are the status of the projects funded under the LGSF programs—Disaster Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Assistance Program (DRRAP), Financial Assistance to LGUs (FALGU), Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) and Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP). Likewise, issues and concerns encountered in the monitoring of locally-funded projects were raised and clarified with the DILG Field Officers to strategize necessary interventions and actions.
Moreover, one of the highlights of the activity is the launching of DILG Zambales’ TOPAZ or the Top Outstanding PERFORmer Award-Zambales as the official awards and incentives system to recognize high performing DILG field officers. TOPAZ Gold award was conferred to LGOO VI Shieralyn B. Esteban, MLGOO of Botolan, Zambales, while LGOO VI Levy C. Swing, as Silver awardee and LGOO VI Jephany M. Pingkihan as Bronze awardee. Certificates of commendation were also given to field officers and provincial staff to acknowledge their outstanding performance and unwavering dedication in the implementation of the department’s Programs, Projects and Activities (PPAs).
In his message, DILG Zambales Provincial Director Martin Porres B. Moral acknowledge the efforts of everyone in performing their duties well. “Nag papasalamat ako sa DILG Zambales family, sa effort ng bawat isa, dahil we shared the same [goal] na someday, somehow sumampa tayo doon sa isang level na maipagmamalaki natin na we did our best. Hindi man natin natanggap ang pinakamataas na award but something we could say sa ating sarili, ‘we did our best’. And for that i am very grateful to be a member of DILG Zambales”
Further, the team enjoyed the rest of the event thru fun activities such as parlor games—which are vital in building camaraderie towards the success of the implementation of the department’s PPAs.
Likewise, gift giving activity that brought excitement to the team was made possible through the sponsorship of PD Moral, LGOO VII Melissa D. Nipal, Cluster Team Leader, Governor Hermogenes E. Ebdane, PCL President Peter Lim, SP Member King Gutierrez, Mayor Irenea M. Binan, Mayor Ronaldo F. Apostol, Mayor Jeffrey D. Khonghun, Mayor Jun Omar C. Ebdane, Mayor Elmer R. Soria, Vice Mayor Cristoper Gongora, Vice Mayor Christian H. Aceron, Sangguniang Bayan Member Christopher Lawrence B. Monato and SB Dan Gabriel B. Paradeza of LGU Palauig, Liga President Alvin E. Mana, SB Athos Maya and SB Sarah Jane E. Menor of LGU Sta. Cruz, SB Apolinario Abelon, SB Leysander Aquino, SB Mario Cabbab and SB Eddie Domingo of LGU San Marcelino, Ms. Stephanie Niña N. Navarro, MHRMO of LGU San Antonio, Engr. Edwin C. Ebdane, OIC-MPDC of the Province and Mr. Rizalino Eduvala.
MUNICIPALITY OF SAN MARCELINO AND IBA - BEST LGU PROJECT IMPLEMENTER FOR FY 2021 AND FY 2022 LGSF PROGRAMS
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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Zambales, in its effort to further establish a system of coordination and cooperation between the Local Government Units (LGUs) and the Department, and to affirm the LGU’s commitment and excellent performance in the implementation of Locally Funded Projects, conducts the Provincial Locally Funded Projects (LFPs) Assessment and Calibration on December 9, 2022 via zoom platform.
The said activity was participated by the Municipal Engineers, Municipal Accountants, Local Finance Committee, SubayBAYAN Focal Person and RSSA Focal Person of the thirteen (13) Municipalities and representatives from the Provincial Engineering Office (PEO).
“As we go along towards the development of our country, hand-in-hand ang LGU at ang National Government sa pag-iimplement ng mga Programa [LFPs]” LGOO VII Melissa D. Nipal, Cluster Team Leader emphasized as she delivered her opening remarks. LGOO VII Nipal also mentioned that the LFP Calibration is a monthly activity and acknowledged all the efforts and contributions of the LGUs in ensuring a productive and successful implementation of the locally funded projects.
LGOO VI Threeks F. Fontamillas, Program Manager, delivered a short overview of the activity and encouraged the participants to listen closely to the presentations prepared by the DILG Engineers.
As one of the highlights of the activity, the Department recognized the best practice of LGUs in project implementation and encouraged local governments to further strengthen these practices. Municipalities of San Marcelino and Iba were hailed as the best LGU project implementer for FY 2021 and 2022 LGSF programs, respectively. Likewise, awards were also given to Engr. Benedict Jadloc, Municipal Engineer, LGU-San Felipe and Engr. Joel Damaso, Municipal Engineer, LGU-Iba for the best focal person for SubayBAYAN and RSSA.
The LFP Engineers and Project Evaluation Officer gave updates on the status and documents submission of the FY 2022 Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP), FY 2022 Conditional Matching Grant Program (CMGP), FY 2021 Local Government Support Fund - Disaster Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Assistance Program (LGSF- DRRAP), FY 2021 and FY 2022 Local Government Support Fund - Financial Assistance to Local Government Unit (LGSF-FALGU), LGU’s compliance in the SubayBAYAN Portal, Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Infrastructure Project (RLIP) and, Local Road Management Performance Assessment Tool (LRMPAT) and Rapid Subproject Sustainability Assessment (RSSA), Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan (MWSSMP), and Annual Maintenance Work Program, (AMWP). Commitments on the necessary actions that need to be taken were also discussed during this period.