SAN JOSE,Antique -
The capital town of Antique, San Jose de Buenavista was granted 3M Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as incentive for passing the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).  This was utilized in the procurement of dump trucks.
“The Municipality of San Jose has identified enhancement of the solid waste management program by procuring dump trucks as a tangible project from this cash incentive.” said MLGOO Janeth Norella.
The dump trucks were presented by Mayor Untaran to the local officials of the Municipality of San Jose during the flag raising ceremony held last January 15, 2017. Three units were procured costing to 1M each. This also serves as a recognition for the efforts of the LGU officials to pass the seal.
According to Municipal Mayor Elmer Untaran, it has been observed that garbage heaps grow fast as the municipality develops. The procurement of dump trucks is one effective mechanism in reducing solid wastes, enhancing garbage collection and minimizing environmental and health hazards in the municipality which will benefit 12,000 households.
The SGLG DILG was introduced to provide greater challenge to the LGUs to continue their good governance practices and provide better services. To qualify for the SGLG, LGUs must comply with the 4+1 assessment criteria. LGUs should pass four core areas namely financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection and peace and order. They must also pass at least one from these essential areas: business friendliness and competitiveness; tourism, culture and the arts; and environmental protection. PCF is a form of financial subsidy only given to passers of SGLG to be used for local development projects.
The municipality was also given 2M in December last year for passing the SGLG in 2017. This fund will be used to implement local development projects aligned with the national development agenda. (LGOO II Judy Mae Magdato, DILG6-Antique)

Iloilo City- Two advocacy partners were recently granted accreditation by DILG R6 after having satisfactorily complied with the requirements for accreditation of organizations in the One Nation, One Government: Transition to Federalism Project, as promulgated in DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2017-21 dated September 13, 2017.

Save Our Languages through Federalism Foundation, Inc. (SOLFED, Inc.) and Sambuwa Traditional Defensive Fighting Systems, Inc.-Kamao’t Kalasag Response Team (STDFS-KKRT) were granted Certificates of Accreditation valid from November 14, 2017-May 14, 2018 and January 24, 2018 until June 30, 2018, respectively. These partner organizations had signified intent to conduct activities in support of the Federalism Advocacy Campaign.
The accreditation of organizations as advocacy partners is one of the responses of the DILG to the presidential directive to conduct a nationwide Federalism Advocacy Campaign to generate and sustain public awareness and support for the Transition to Federalism. (LGOO II Genevive S. Jadulos, DILG6)

Members of the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) of Region VI convened to compile BUB project implementation status and success stories through a one-day writeshop last January 25, 2018 at District21 Hotel, Donato Pison Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
The activity was conducted to formulate the contents and layout for publication of “Handumanan: A Glimpse of BUB End-of-Program Report and Success Stories”. The publication will showcase the best implementers of BUB in the Region as well as highlight the positive impact of the program to the direct beneficiaries in the community.

The member agencies who attended the writeshop had a brainstorming activity and drafted the contents,layout and design of their Agency’s page to be included in the magazine.

To cap the acitivity, Tokens of Appreciation were given to RPRAT-6 members for their active participation and continuing support of the BuB Program. (Engr. Paul Timothy T. Gico, DILG6)

In pursuit with the commitment to the Philippine Open Government Partnership, the ADM implementation seeks to promote transparency, empowered citizens, and fight corruption and leverage technology to strengthen governance, the Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities – Oversight Project Management Office (ADM-OPMO) in partnership with DILG-Regional Office 6 hosted the conduct of the two-day orientation on citizens monitoring dubbed as “Enhancing the Monitoring of Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) Program through Citizens Monitoring” last December 11-12, 2017 held at Metro Inn Hotel, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
The orientation was attended by different Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) such as Kasama sa Pagbabago Inc. (KPI), Kilusang Pagbabago (KP) and Basic Sector Representatives of Negros Occidental and Oriental. 
Members of the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government (CCAGG) were the Resource Speakers during the orientation. The CCAGG which started in 1987 is most known for its independent monitoring activities and involvement in the social accountability process of governance. They also conceptualized a Laymanized Manual on Monitoring Infrastructure Projects which was a reference in conducting monitoring activities. (DMO III Vincent Villorente, DILG6)