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DILG Memorandum Circular Nos. 2000-27, 2001-52, e2006-22 and 2006-163 set forth the rules and regulations governing the foreign travel of local government officials and employees. These rules and regulations are issued with the view to further promote efficiency in the performance or delivery of Departmental functions and services through the simplication of procedure in the processing and approval of a request for a foreigh travel authority, support the overall efforts of the government in conserving scarce public funds, particularly the country’s dollar reserves, and to ensure that any foreign trip, particularly when it involves the use of government funds, is beneficial to the country.
Foreign travel of all elective and appointive local government officials and employees, whether official or unofficial, shall be covered by these rules and regulations.