The showcase of accomplishments brought about by Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and People’s Participation Partnership Program (PPPP) in this year’s national summit will be held in the region on December 6-9, 2016 at Punta Villa Resort, Iloilo City. 

The summit will be participated by the representatives of implementing Local Government Units all throughout the country. Notable guests include Dr. Alex Brillantes of the Commission on Higher Education leading the contingent from the different Learning Resource Institutions in the country as the primary implementing partner for the program. Also expected to join are DILG Officials including some of the Regional Directors.

The 2016 National Summit of the CSO-PPPP will present the 2016 accomplishments on the projects and activities under the CSO- Peoples Participation Partnership Program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government through its Bureau of Local Government Supervision.  The results of the mapping conducted by the Department regarding this program will also be highlighted.

The Civil Society Organization (CSO) has always been engaging with the public and private sectors in advocating the good of the projects and programs for the local governments in nation building.   Accomplishments under the CSO-PPPP are on the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS), DILG Technical Assistance Program, and Electronic Watch or e-Watch System.

Under the CSIS, results of the 2016 Pilot Testing in 31 municipalities; issues and concerns, including recommendations from the Regional Offices, will be presented as an input in the improvements for the 2017 program implementation.

In the same summit, the sharing of pilot-testing experiences of the E-watch system will be featured, to include website navigation and implementing policies and protocols; the generation of feedback, inputs and recommendations from stakeholders, development and implementation partners for future enhancement of the system. (RIO Christine S. Palma, DILG6)

In this year’s 25th year Local Government 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 month of October-November of CY 2016 was filled with activities on advocacy strategies among different LG stakeholders.

The activities kicked-off with the launching of the Masa-Masid, a barangay-based anti-criminality, anti-corruption, and anti-illegal drugs program which encourages multi-sectoral partnership to intensify the spirit of Volunteerism at the community level; and an Orientation on JMC 2016-01 Revised Standards on Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS) on October 6, 2016. The said events were graced with the presence of Usec. Atty. Jesus V. Hinlo, Jr. and Asec. Roosque B. Calacat.

Aside from the attendance of the DILG personnel during the launching of Masa-Masid, it was also attended by personnel from the attached bureaus namely PNP, BJMP, BFP and NAPOLCOM headed by their regional director.  Personnel from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) came also to attend the launching of Masa-Masid. 

Likewise, the orientation on the Revised Standard on BPLS was discussed by Anna Liza F. Bonagua, OIC Director Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD), DILG. Part also of the orientation was the Expanding Local Government Unit (LGU) potentials through Public Private Partnership for the People project or LGU P4 discussed by Lucita LV dela Pena of the BLGD.

The Signing of Pledge of Commitment by the Directors, Division Chiefs, Regional Management Coordinating Council (RMCC) Members, Cluster Heads and Program Managers concluded the two activities.


The following day, October 7, 2016 was the Sports Fest or the “Pahampang 2016”, a friendly inter-office sports competition between and among the five provincial units and the regional office personnel of DILG Region VI.  The said event was conducted as part of the capacity development of the personnel putting primacy on their well-being and ensures their overall health and wellness.  This also fostered camaraderie and solidarity among the personnel through sports competition.

Along with the celebration was also the Regional Interfacing on Monitoring and Evaluation of Locally-Funded Project Implementation and Orientation on DILG’s New Programs.

The celebration capped with the conduct of the Local Governance Quiz or LG Quiz on November 15, 2016 participated by representatives from the Academe, City/ Municipal Functionaries and Barangay Officials and the Local Government Forum dubbed as the Development Talk or DevTalk held on November 16, 2016 with more than 300 in attendance comprised of Local Chief Executives, partner agencies and other stakeholders.

The LG Quiz highlighted 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 is another avenue that heightens awareness on the different undertakings of the Department as part of its mandate as the lead in strengthening disaster preparedness measures.

Through the Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) and in partnership with the Western Visayas Local Governance Resource Consortium (WVLGRC), this year’s creation of DevTalk covered the topics on Federalism, as the next logical step after decentralization; and Expanding LGU potentials through Public Private Partnership for the People project or LGU P4.

Resource speakers on Federalism were former Congressman Rolando Adamat; Gerald “Dindi” Tan, Asst. Project Management Officer, DILG Task Team on Federalism; and Prof. Brian Ventura of the College of Arts and Sciences of UP Visayas.  The LGU P4 were discussed by Eleazar E. Ricote, Deputy Executive Director, Public Private Partnership Center; and Engr. Dennis D. Villaseñor, Asst. Director, BLGD.  DILG Head Executive Assistant Josephine C. Leysa delivered the message in behalf of Secretary Ismael Sueno.


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)

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)

Consistent with the thrust of the present administration towards building a strong republic, there is a need to strengthen the capability of the Barangay Tanods as frontliners in addressing the peace and order concerns in the locality.  The present challenges, along the area of peace and order that the country confronts today, underscore the need to strengthen community-based mechanisms and citizen’s involvement in the government’s initiatives of ensuring peace and safety.  Tanods serve as the frontliners in the fight against lawlessness crime and terrorism.  Their professionalization, therefore, as agents of peace and development is a primordial concern.

The Barangay may provide for the organization of a community brigade, Barangay Tanod or community service as may be necessary to assist in the peace and order efforts of the local government units.

The spirit of volunteerism and unwavering concern for the community deserves to be recognized and honored.  For the past nine years, the Regional Management Coordinating Committee of the DILG has institutionalized the Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanods.  Hence, in order to continue the gains of the Search, the RMCC again conducted the 2016 Search and the awarding ceremony was held on October 17, 2016 at the SM City Activity Center, Iloilo City.

Generally, the Search aimed to recognized the best performing Barangay Tanods in the whole Western Visayas region, in the pursuit of implementation and management of peace and order, public safety, and disaster risk and management programs through the initiatives of the DILG Family agencies (DILG, NAPOLCOM, PNP, BFP, BJMP and PPSC-Regional Training Center) and local government units.