- Written by RIO Christine S. Palma
- Category: News and Updates
- Published: 10 November 2016
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In this year’s 25th year of LG Code anniversary celebration with the theme, “LGC @ 25: Pagsulong, Progreso, Pagbabago”, the DILG 6 aims to strengthen the advocacy of the Department on several engagements with various stakeholders. As such, the 2016 Development Talk and LG Quiz will be conducted as part of the advocacy strategies among different LG stakeholders.
Development Talk will be held on November 16, 2016 here in Iloilo City while LG Quiz will be on November 15, 2016 at SM City, Iloilo City.
In an effort to reinforce laudable achievements of Local Government Units (LGU) in the region and popularize several good practices, the DILG Region 6 has been conducting the Local Government Forum dubbed as the Development Talk or DevTalk as an avenue of recognition and sharing.
This year, with the assumption of the new set of local officials and in commemoration of the 25 years of the passage of the Local Government Code, DILG Region 6 through its Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) and in partnership with the Western Visayas Local Governance Resource Consortium (WVLGRC) specifically the Governance Policy Institute of the University of San Agustin will present various mechanisms that will enrich the LGU experience way beyond the 25 years of the LGC, thus, discussions will cover topics on Federalism as the next logical step after decentralization; Expanding LGU potentials through Public Private Partnership for the People project of LGU P4; and Institutionalizing LGU sharing of best practices through the Innovations Solutions Bank.
On the other hand, the LG Quiz will highlight the response of LGUs in addressing meaningfully the threats of climate change and the unpredictable weather conditions through local initiatives like the Oplan Listo. A first of its kind in the region, the LG Quiz will be another avenue to heighten awareness on the different undertakings of the Department as part of its mandate as the lead in strengthening disaster preparedness measures.
This year’s LG Quiz will have three categories: Academe, City/Municipal Functionaries, and Barangay. In the Academe category this will be participated by one student representative from the different colleges and universities in the region. As an added categories, there will be invitations for the City/Municipal Functionaries and Barangay Officials as participants through their City/Municipal Mayors and respective Liga ng mga Barangay Presidents.
LG Quiz will be conducted using the usual Quiz Bee format with Easy, Average and Difficult rounds having five questions per round. A clincher round shall be made to determine the winner in case of a tie after the three rounds.
With the aim of making excellence in local governance a tradition through the conduct of the said activities, the DILG Region 6 pursues the promotion of a culture of learning and knowledge sharing to capacitate LGU to administer and maximize the opportunities made available by the Local Government Code of 1991. (RIO Christine S. Palma, DILG6)