The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region VI tied-up with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Health and Dangerous Drugs Board in the conduct of Training and Orientation of the Guidelines on the Functionality of Local Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC), Integrated Drug Monitoring and Information System (IDMRIS), and Performance Audit of ADACs.
Atty. Anthony C. Nuyda, CESO III, Regional Director of DILG Region VI, in his message, emphasized the important role of the local officials, urging them to cooperate with the government’s war on drugs. According to him, the present efforts of the government show how relentless it is on its goal to eradicate the drug problem in the country.

“The focus platform of President Duterte even during his campaign for presidency is the war on illegal drugs. The Duterte administration has accomplished so much in its first two years, so we have to really support the president.”  DILG Region 6 Assistant Regional Director Maria Calpiza J. Sardua, CESO V, said in the opening program of the training.
This activity is only one part of the series of training orientations for City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officers and members of the Local Government Units in line with the implementation of DDB-DILG Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2018-01 on the Implementing Guidelines of the Functionality and Effectiveness of Local Anti-Drug Abuse Councils signed last May 2018.
Dr. Priscilla Lamis from the Department of Health Region 6 did a lecture about the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program. Because of the huge number of drug-surrenderers, it has become very challenging to provide services for the Persons Who Used Drugs (PWUDs) with the end goal of rehabilitation and recovery without relapse. The DOH provides quality and sustainable rehabilitative services for drug dependents regardless of cultural socio-economic status and reform them into healthy and productive individuals accepted to the society.
Another presented topic was the Barangay Drug Clearing Program which was discussed by Mr. David Abraham Garcia, the spokesperson of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office VI. According to him, to strengthen the government efforts against the proliferation of illegal drugs in drug-affected barangays, BADACs were organized and empowered to implement strategic policies on drug prevention and control, given the political and police powers of the barangay to administer the affairs of the community. He added that the BADAC members are expected to be the most knowledgeable persons about the drug situation in their respective barangays.
The speakers from the National Barangay Operations Office, Ms. Alet Pagilagan, Mr. Yasser Gutierrez, and Mr. Jujimar Baguno discussed about BADAC Functionality and Performance Audit. The criteria for ADAC functionality include the creation and reorganization of ADAC, allocation of substantial amount for anti-drug programs, and implementation of plans and programs.

Atty. Gerlyn Fe Oyos, the Project Manager of Anti-Drug Abuse Council – Project Management Office, explained the DILG-DDB Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2018-01, the Implementing Guidelines on the Functionality and Effectiveness of Local Anti-Drug Abuse Councils. The members of the ADAC-PMO also discussed about the Functionality of P/C/MADAC and BADAC Functionality & Performance Audit.
Ms. Cathryn Dizon and Mr. Romel San Pedro of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) had a discussion about the efforts of the government in combating illegal drugs. The DDB likewise initiates programs geared towards preventive education, alternative development, public awareness and international cooperation.
The representatives from the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), Mr. Jordan Ferriols and Mr. Romir Alegarbes made a presentation on the Integrated Drug Monitoring and Information System to be used as the official monitoring tool for ADAC functionality and performance. The Dangerous Drugs Board, as the lead agency in policy-making and strategy formulation on drug prevention and control, in support of the comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, or R.A. No. 9165, developed this web enabled system, to collect, manage and analyze data and information on drug abuse prevention. After the discussion, a Hands-on Simulation Exercise was conducted.
The said training and orientation was conducted in District 21 Hotel in Iloilo City, on September 3 to 4 which was attended by the participants from Aklan and Capiz; September 5 to 6 was attended by the participants from Antique and Guimaras; September 10 to 11 was attended by the participants from Iloilo Province and Iloilo City; and September 12 to 13 was attended by the 2nd batch of participants from Iloilo Province. The last two days of the training was conducted on September 17 to 18 at the Natures Village Resort, Talisay City, Negros Occidental to accommodate the participants from Negros Occidental. (LGOO II John Paul L. Lauron, DILG 6)

To streamline all government transactions for accessible and efficient services to the people, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Department of the Trade and Industry (DTI) issued a Joint Memo Circular (JMC) 2018-01 on Streamlining Processes in the Issuance of Building Permits and Certificate of Occupancy on January 4, 2018.
“Transactions should be made simple so it will contribute to the ease of doing business and will likewise contribute in improving the LGUs’ capacity to raise revenue”, said DILG R6 ARD Maria Calpiza Sardua. This was during the opening program of the “Training-Workshop on Streamlining Building Permits and Certificate of Occupancy for Selected LGUs in Region 6 on September 6, 2018 at Hotel del Rio, Iloilo City.
The JMC is in compliance to President Duterte’s aim for the government services to be more accessible to the people through reduced documentary requirements, faster processing time, shorter queues, and reduced number of signatories for transactions.
Moreover, JMC provides the standard steps and processing time; unified form for application; onetime assessment and payment; promotes the one-stop shop for construction permitting; uses checklist of procedures and requirements for building permits and certificates of occupancy; encourages computerization and automation of processes; promotes data sharing among LGU offices, BFP and Land Registration Authority (LRA); and creates an oversight committee on construction reforms to ensure implementation of reforms.
In line with this, Regional Teams were created composed of DILG, BFP and selected LGU Building Officials (BO) to coach LGUs within the region to increase awareness and jumpstart enforcement of the said JMC.
“Region 6 is the first region to conduct a roll-out on streamlining building permits and certificate of occupancy after its national roll-out held last July.” said DILG BPCO Regional Focal Person Josephus Zotico Deysolong.

The activity was participated by LGU Functionaries who are involved in the issuance of Building Permits and Certificates of Occupancy. The LGU Administrators, Fire Marshalls, MLGOOs, Building Officials and representatives from the Zoning Office, Assessor’s Office and Treasurer’s Office from nine (9) 1st class municipalities from the Provinces of Antique, Iloilo and Capiz attended the activity.
“This is the first batch of the series of the same training to be held in four batches covering a total 35 LGUs - cities, highly urbanized cities and first class municipalities.” said Chief Roselyn Quintana, DILG Local Government Capability and Development Division (LGCDD).
A pool of speakers from the Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD), DILG, BFP and Office of the Building Officials (OBO) were invited to discuss the salient features of the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Services Delivery Act of 2018”, JMC 2018-01 specifically the Standard Reforms, Streamlining BPCO Standard Reforms, Operations of the One-Stop Shop for Construction Permitting, LGU Implementation Mechanism, and Process Flows for Issuance of Fire Safety Evaluation Clearance (FSEC) and Fire Safety Evaluation Clearance (FSIC). Aside from the lectures, a simulation exercise was conducted and sharing of LGU good practice by the Municipality of Oton, Iloilo.
The pool of speakers are composed of LGOO IV Josephus Zotico Deysolong (DILG), LGOO II Aaron Vincent Albert Andaya (DILG), LGOO III Ma. Aimee P. Castino (BLGD), Carlagene Esther Velasco (BLGD), SF04 Ariel Benitez (BFP-Iloilo City), S/Insp Lorna Parcellano (BFP-Malay, Aklan) and Engr. Ernesto Ticao (OBO-Oton, Iloilo).
During the open forum, issues on co-location were raised especially on the collection of barangay fees related to building permit and locational clearance applications. Relative to this, BLGD Focal Person for BPCO, Ma. Aimee Castino said that the BLGD will release the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) tentatively in October, with inputs gathered from the consultation with barangay officials and local officials of selected local government units across the country. (LGOO II Judy Mae T. Magdato, DILG6)

The Department of Interior and Local Government as an oversight agency has been formulating new methods and has improved the ADM project monitoring system year after year. This is to guarantee that our citizens and LGUs will be able to access information and will provide the necessary feedback that would help the delivery of government services.
Last September 13-14, 2018, DILG Region 6, together with the SLGP-Project Management Office (SLGP-PMO), conducted the Regional Roll-out which doubled as the Training of Trainers for the Development LIVE (DevLIVE) Online Reporting and Citizen Feedback Platform.
The ADM Program Coordination Teams, Project Development and Management Units (PDMU), Cluster Heads, and ADM Focal Persons from the DILG Regional, and Provincial Offices attended the activity.
 “The trainers will play vital role for the success of the DevLIVE Platform,” said DILG  Assistant Regional Director Maria Calpiza Sardua as emphasis in her welcome address.
The DevLive Platform will provide a more available and efficient means of reporting system with the use of the internet. Through this, LGUs will find it easier to process and transfer relevant information related to the implementation of ADM projects.
Moreover, It will also maximize and strengthen citizen participation by provide  venue to contribute to the monitoring process through feedback and real-time project status information with a simple log-in using their mobile devices. The citizen feedback will be available through an online form. This can be accessed in the DevLIVE Application that could be downloaded on a smartphone.
The application contains all the relevant information of the project, e.g. the total amount allocation, current financial and physical accomplishments, up-to-date image that the user could directly upload using their camera phones, etc.
The participants had the chance to be familiar with the system interface and user roles. This capacitated them to provide technical assistance and to conduct the same training to the LGU personnel who will be doing the online reporting and project monitoring. All LGUs will eventually be using the platform to run correspondence on all Assistance to Municipality projects. (DMO IV Daff B. Binobo, DILG6)

Reference: Region 6 Bureau of Fire Protection Memorandum dated September 10, 2018
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