Barangay Igcagay being identified as one of the waterless barangays in the Municipality of Libertad, Antique with a total household of 112 is provided with 2014 Bottom-up Budgeting(BUB) Level II Water System Project amounting to approximately Php1.3M. Small communities often find it difficult to obtain the capital to construct improved water systems. As part of the BUB project implementation, the community was consulted of their needs and Brgy. Igcagay asked for a water system in their barangay funded by BUB.
Punong Barangay Enrique Artucilla said, “Malayo po ang dating pinagkukunan namin ng tubig at hindi po nasusuportahan ang buong barangay kaya humingi po ako ng tulong sa DILG. Laking pasasalamat po ng mga taga Barangay Igcagay kasi napondohan at 25 tap stands ang naipatayo sa iba’t ibang parte ng barangay.” PB Artucilla added that the water project will also extend their water distribution to the neighboring barangays and their local community is expected to have easy access to safe and potable water.
“Sana po sa ating mga barangay officials, mamamayan, at beneficiaries, yung sustainability po ng project, yung patuloy na makapagsilbi ang project na ito ay nasa inyo rin pong mga kamay. Kung aalagaan ninyo, aayusin po ang pagamit ay matagal po na mapagsisilbihan ng project na ito ang inyong community.” DILG RD Anthony Nuyda said during the inauguration of the project.
Another BUB project was implemented in Libertad, Antique and this is the 2015 BUB Construction of Evacuation Center Project amounting to approximately Php 3.2M located in Barangay Union.  The evacuation center is designed to serve as temporary dwelling for evacuees in times of disaster and calamities.
Prior to the construction of the evacuation center, residents go to schools to take refuge during typhoons and floods due to its capacity to accommodate large number of people. However, it has affected the operation of schools in the aftermath of disasters. With the completion of the new evacuation center, the residents of Libertad are now assured of a safe and comfortable shelter structurally- designed to withstand calamities.
The spacious evacuation center can accommodate over 100 evacuees with basic amenities such as potable water, electricity, comfort rooms, bedrooms, communal kitchen, dining and laundry area. The structure’s design maximizes natural light and ventilation to reduce the need for electric power which often fails during an emergency.
The two BUB projects were successfully implemented by the local government of Libertad and the local officials have been very supportive throughout the different stages of project management.  Both projects were inaugurated with the presence of DILG 6 Regional Director Atty. Anthony C. Nuyda together with the members of the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT).
“Natutuwa po ako at ang aking mga kasama sa RPRAT, na kami sa national government ay nakatulong din po sa local government at ito po ay naimplement ng maayos sa pamumuno ni Mayor Te,” said DILG RD Nuyda.
RD Nuyda also added, “BUB is a very good program and I hope for the past 5 years, it has been institutionalized, not just the infrastructure projects but the process in budgeting and planning. Sana patuloy pa ring gawin ng ating local na pamahalaan ang participatory government na inaadvocate ng DILG at ng national government offices,”
Municipal Mayor Mary Jean Te thanked the DILG for the BUB- funded projects. She emphasized that the projects have significant role in improving the lives of the people of Libertad. (LGOO II Judy Mae T. Magdato)

Sibunag is a coastal municipality located at the southeastern side of Guimaras Island facing Negros Island.  It is composed of 14 barangays which are 5 coastal, 8 inland and 1 island. According to 2015 census, it has a total population of 22,158, scattered among the 14 barangays.
The coastal barangays of Sibunag are vulnerable to storm surges and sea level rise in extreme weather conditions.
The onslaught of typhoons in the whole municipality particularly to those families whose form of houses are not strong enough to endure the strong wind and current of rapid flood waters, opted for the municipality of Sibunag to construct an evacuation center located at Brgy. Dasal to secure a safe temporary shelter for displaced families in times of calamities and disasters.
On February 19, 2018, the blessing and inauguration of the BUB 2016 Evacuation Center was held. The LGU was granted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government an allocation amounting to P5M for the said project.
Gov. Gumarin, gave his recognition and appreciation to DILG for the support and trust given to the local officials of the province and the municipality of Sibunag, led by Mayor Vilches in making the project a success for the benefit of the people of Brgy. Dasal and the neighboring barangays. The governor said that this is just one of the many projects that Guimaras and DILG had worked together for the safety and betterment of the constituents.
Vice Governor John Edward Gando, quoted that, “before,  Sibunag is the municipality that pulls down the progress of Guimaras, but now, Sibunag is one of the driving force towards the province’s advancement because of its remarkable improvement that no one can ever imagine.” 

The construction of the evacuation center started last December 29, 2016 and was completed on February 2018. The spacious evacuation center can accommodate 32 families with basic amenities such as potable water, comfort rooms and baths for men, women and PWDs, a stock room, communal kitchen with tables and chairs and provision of power/generator set and water supply for the evacuees. It also serves as the command center and training venue for calamity drills and other disaster preparedness activities. (IO Angelyn P. Labor, DILG6)

A meeting of the Quality Management System Team or the QMS Team of the DILG Region 6 was held to discuss updates, responsibilities and deliverables for the effective implementation of the QMS in the regional office.  The meeting on March 1, 2017 at the DILG Conference Room was attended by the process owners and document controllers from each division and the QMS Secretariat who composed the QMS Team headed by OIC-Asst. Regional Director Maria Calpiza Sardua being the Regional Quality Management Representative (QMR).
The implementation of the Department of the Interior and Local Government of the QMS based on ISO 9001:2015 is in consonance with the program of the Philippine government intended to institutionalize best practices in all government agencies
During the meeting, OIC-ARD Sardua reiterated the roles of each member of the QMS Team and was discussed thoroughly by the Regional Document Controller Rosemae Songcuya.  Every division is also required to have an ISO Bulletin/ Corner/ Cabinet and alternate focal persons to ensure that processes needed for DILG RO6 QMS are implemented and maintained.
Likewise, the Department further improve the operations on its Information Communication Technology (ICT).  Personnel from Information System and Technology Management Services (ISTMS) of the DILG Central Office and Accent Micro Technologies Inc. (AMTI) came to Region 6 to implement the Local Area Network (LAN) / Wide Area Network (WAN) and IP Telephony Project. This project will serve as a direct link between the regional offices and the central office.
Prior to this,  the ISTMS conducted an on-site validation to assess the regional office’s readiness in terms of ICT capability focusing on the network infrastructure, building facilities, internet connection speed and stability and availability of server room.
The ISTMS technical team headed by Network Specialist William Dumangeng Jr., and Admin Asst III Efren Ramos together with AMTI’s Project Coordinator Jose Romy PAman and VOIP Specialist Garry Tumbaga installed the phone lines and configured the basic network for the WAN implementation.
All of these activities are conducted in a continuous effort to improve the Department’s delivery of services to all stakeholders. (LGOO II Judy Mae T. Magdato, DILG6)

The Department of Interior and Local Government Region VI recently conducted the Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) Program orientation and action planning for the new members of the ADM-Project Coordinating Team (ADM-PCT). The activity was held last March 6-7, 2018 in Iloilo City.
The ADM Program seeks to equitably assist all municipalities in the delivery of basic services by providing financial subsidy for the implementation of their priority programs and projects. As part of ensuring the successful implementation of the program, the DILG 6 hired 14 personnel to carry out the tasks and coordination for the ADM program.

The ADM – Project Coordinating Team (ADM – PCT) were deployed to the regional and provincial offices carrying with them the mandate to oversee the program’s Five-Year Guidance Milestones which will ascertain that the projects and activities in the region, provinces, and municipalities are in accordance with the overall direction of the ADM program. The team was also tasked to provide assistance and proper guidance to their areas of assignment, making sure that the ADM program processes are properly executed.
Highlighted during the discussions were the program’s salient features, reporting and monitoring of program implementation, and action planning for the remaining months of the 1st quarter. The team was also given an orientation on the agency’s administrative processes.
Last February 15, 2018 the ADM – PCT personnel were deployed on their areas of assignment and started to perform their functions. The staffing structure are the following:

Regional Office Development Management Officer IV (DMO IV) Mr. Daff B. Binobo
  Development Management Officer III (DMO III) Mr. Vincent D. Villorente
Aklan Community Development Officer III (CDO III) Ms. Joverlyn Yeban-Insauriaga
  Community Development Officer II (CDO II) Ms. Jed P. Delgado
Antique Community Development Officer III (CDO III) Mr. Carr Brian J. Grino
  Community Development Officer II (CDO II) Ms. Jierah Ruth C. Magbanua
 Capiz Community Development Officer III (CDO III)  Ms. Jobelle C. Gallega
  Community Development Officer III (CDO III)  Mr. Nelson N. Lopez, Jr
  Community Development Officer II (CDO II)   Mr. Ryan Jay M. LAvente
 Guimaras Community Development Officer III (CDO III)  Mr. Dennis Jerico S. Aguilos
  Community Development Officer II (CDO II)   Mr. JPmar Fred F. Lingaya
  Community Development Officer II (CDO II)   Mr. Dionisio C. Biana
Negros Occidental Community Development Officer III (CDO III) to be hired
  Community Development Officer II (CDO II)  Mr. Andrew Serrano

Present during the activity were DILG Regional Director Atty. Anthony C. Nuyda, Asst. Regional Director Maria Calpiza J. Sardua, and resource persons from the DILG ADM-PMO, Mr. Norman M. Aparente and Ms. Salome Quijano.
One of the activity’s main objectives is to generate an action plan which covers the first quarter of 2018 for the region and the provinces. This action plan should directly address the effective implementation of the ADM program.
As output, the team was able to create a set of targets which includes mapping of existing CSOs on the local level, the revalidation of the LDC functionality, monitoring of the BUB 2016 provincial implementation, as well as the monitoring of the formulation of CDPs of the covered LGUs, all set to be accomplished by June 30, 2018.  (DMO IV Daff B. Binobo, DILG6)