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.