Prior to the midterm elections, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordered all incumbent governors and mayors to create a Local Governance Transition Team to ensure an effective turnover of responsibility to the newly-elected or re-elected local officials.
"We are reminding the Local Governance Transition Teams to prepare for a smooth transition during the turn-over ceremony set on June 30”, said DILG Antique Provincial Director Cherryl P. Tacda.
The team should be chaired by the Local Chief Executive while the Vice-Chairperson will be elected among members by a simple majority vote. The members include all department heads, a DILG representative and one (1) representative from a Civil Society Organization (CSO).
PD Tacda added that the team’s responsibilities include a conduct of inventory of LGU properties, both immovable and movable, such as land, buildings, infrastructure facilities, machinery made immovable, vehicles, office equipment, furniture, fixtures and office supply stocks, among others.
She also reminded the teams to gather, secure and preserve all official documents and records of LGU official transactions and organize a turn-over ceremony, to include briefing on the Governance Assessment Report and key challenges to the incoming set of officials, for a more seamless leadership and management transition.
“We are also gearing up to train the newly elected and re-elected local officials in the Province of Antique through the Newly-Elected Officials Program, tentatively set in July.”, added PD Tacda.
The Provincial Director assures that DILG will guide the newly elected and re-elected officials to effectively discharge their duties and responsibilities.