ILOILO CITY - Public governance is increasingly getting complicated and the expectations of the people from their local government service delivery are generally more than what the newly elected municipal and provincial officials can possibly deliver.  In order to cope with the demands and expectations of the public, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Office in Guimaras Province conducted a Local Legislation for Development Training for the Sangguniang Bayan Members and Secretaries on February 5-7, 2014 at the Centennial Resort Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City.

The three-day activity gathered participants from the municipalities of the Province of Guimaras composed of the Vice Mayor, eight Sangguniang Bayan Members, Liga President, SB Secretary, Municipal Local Government Operations Officers and DILG Provincial Staff.

On the first day of the training, Nelly L. Rentoy, President of the Provincial Councilors League delivered a message encouraging the newly minted and re-elected members to help each other in order to have a harmonious working relationship.  It was followed then with discussions of three topics such as The Concept of Development and Local Legislation discussed by Corazon F. Paguntalan, Local Government Operations Officer of the Municipality of San Lorenzo, Guimaras;  Codal Provisions Affecting Local Legislation discussed by a local legislation specialist and a former Local Government Operations Officer Gloria Alfeche and aside from legislation topics, Ms. Ely Lazaro discussed also social graces focused on the general behavior and attitude that may help improve rendering services to the public.

On the second day Governor Samuel T. Gumarin of the Province of Guimaras was able to come to the activity and gave a short message.  He stressed on the problems that need to be addressed in line with the anticipated economic development of the Province of Guimaras as Agri-Tourism Capital in Region 6.

“The province should be properly and uniquely packaged in order to attract tourists and visitors,” said Gov. Gumarin.  “This activity will push the legislative body into becoming more effective and conscientious in their duty.” Gov. Gumarin added.

Atty. Ferdinand L. Panes, City Director, DILG Iloilo City was the resource speaker on the second day on the topic, Issues and Concerns Affecting Local Legislation.

The last day of the activity was a discussion of topics related to legal and to Executive and Legislative Agenda (ELA) by Atty. Cedric S. Jaranilla and LGOO VI Alan Alvidera, respectively.

In closing, the participants were made to evaluate the conduct of the activity and eighty percent gave an over-all rating of Very Satisfactory.  Their impressions were mostly positive and one of the participants quoted that the training is a key in making government officials more effective in doing duties and responsibilities for the progress of their respective municipalities.
RIO Christine S. Palma, DILG6

The Department of the Interior and Local Government in the Province of Capiz in partnership with the Liga ng mga Barangay geared the newly elected officials through the DILG Barangay Newly  Elected Officials Program 2013 Training (BNEO).

The training is a three-day activity with four modules. Module 1 topics include Barangay Governance and Administration; Basics of Barangay Development Planning; Basics of Barangay Finance and Basics of Barangay Legislation. Module 2 focused on the Strengthening of the Barangay Based Institutions (BDC, BPOC, BADAC, etc.) and their Compositions and Functions. Barangay Governance Performance Management System was introduced in Module 3 along with Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Climate Change Adaptation, Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or RA 9003 and the Full Disclosure Policy. The fourth and last module was devoted to Barangay Development Planning with emphasis on the crafting of the Barangay Agenda for Governance and Development (BAGAD) and crafting of the Three- Year Barangay Development Plan (BDP).

The DILG BNEO Program is a term-based program that aims to capacitate newly elected official in the performance of their mandated tasks and responsibilities. The Program ensures smooth transition in the barangay and the conduct of orientation course on planning, citizenship building, performance management and awards and incentives.

Capiz has a total of 4,730 Barangay Officials (Barangay Secretary and Treasurer included) with 1,888 newly minted officials.

The followings LGUs have already conducted their BNEO Training:





February 18-23, 2014

190 participants


February 24-26, 2014

265 participants

February 27 to March 1, 2014

Roxas City

February 24-26, 2014

480 participants

February 26-27, 2014

March 3-4, 2014

March 5-6, 2014

President Roxas

February 26-28, 2014

220 participants

March 5-7, 2014

March 12-14, 2014


March 4-6, 2014

105 participants


March 13-15, 2014

150 participants


March 17-19, 2014

420 participants

March 20-22, 2014

March 25-27, 2014


March 10-13, 2014

300 participants

March 14-16, 2014

March 17-19, 2014


March 19-21, 2014

260 participants

March 26-28, 2014


March 12-14, 2014

200 participants

March 17-19, 2014


March 26-27, 2014

100 participants


March 10-11, 2014

580 participants

March 13-14, 2014

March 20-21, 2014

March 24-25, 2014

March 27-28, 2014


March 19-21, 2014

330 participants

March 26-28, 2014

March 31 to April 2, 2014


March 25-27, 2014

240 participants

March 31 to April 2, 2014


April 2-4, 2014

240 participants


April 7-9, 2014

LGOO II Marecor M. Diaz, DILG6-Capiz

ROXAS CITY,Capiz – DILG Capiz, in partnership with the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team – R6, conducted an orientation – workshop for all Local Poverty Reduction Action Teams (LPRAT) in the Province of Capiz on January 13, 2014 at the Nestas Hilltop Hotel, Roxas City. Participants include the Local Chief Executives, Municipal Local Government Operations Officers, Municipal Budget Officers, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators and Civil Society Organization representatives.

The highlights of the activity included an orientation on the Policy Guidelines and Procedures of the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) or the DBM-DILG-DSWD-NAPC JMC No.4 which was presented by Ms. Delia Leonor, CSO Coordinator for the Province of Capiz.

The Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) members from various participating National Government Agencies, presented the status of the 2014 approved list of projects and the 2015 Menu of Programs under each participating agency. Workshops for the formalization of the Municipal Core Team and the formulation of a 3-month LPRAT Work Plan were conducted in the afternoon. Said workshops were supervised by Mr. Alvin Astronomia, LPRAT Facilitator for the Province of Capiz.

Present during the orientation –workshop were DILG Capiz OIC Provincial Director Clyne B. Deocampo; representatives from various NGAs – DILG, DepEd, DA, DOH, TESDA, DSWD, DENR and DTI; LGOO V Aubry Fara-on - GPBP Regional Focal Person and LGOO V Llanie Destacamento – GPBP Provincial Focal Person for Capiz.

The orientation-workshop aimed to provide the LPRATs better understanding of the 2015 Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) as well as to guide them in the preparation of their Local Poverty Reduction Action Plans.

The GPBP, formerly called the Bottom-Up Budgeting, is already in its 3rd year of implementation. The JMC No.4 defines it as an approach in preparing the budget proposal of agencies, taking into consideration the development needs of cities/municipalities as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plans that shall be formulated with strong participation of basic sector organizations and other civil society organizations. (LGOO II Marecor M. Diaz, DILG Capiz)

ROXAS CITY, Capiz - As part of its commitment to strengthen its internal capacity, DILG Capiz conducted a retooling activity focused on the Continuing Legal Education for its 27 technical personnel on January 7, 2014 at the Conference Hall of DILG Provincial Office, Roxas City.

The activity was divided into two sessions. Session 1 was on Parliamentary Procedures with emphasis on rules of decorum, quorum, motions and precedence of motions. Lecturers on the first session were retired Provincial Director Helen J. Mestidio and retired LGOO V Ramon Mestidio.  Session 2 was on Jurisprudence with LGOO V Joy Rino Balad-on as lecturer.  Prevailing jurisprudence on the 3-term limit rule and voluntary and involuntary interruption in the office were the highlights in this session.

An open forum and spot mock session of the personnel utilizing the parliamentary procedures were utilized to level off the understanding of the personnel based on discussions made.  DILG Capiz headed by OIC Provincial Director Clyne B. Deocampo was able to identify and come up with its pool of Local Legislation Specialists including those who will be considered as understudies. (LGOO II Marecor M. Diaz, DILG-Capiz)