The program aims to hasten the country’s economic development by encouraging the formation and growth of barangay micro business enterprises which effectively serve as seedbeds of Filipino entrepreneurial talents, and integrating those in the informal sector with the mainstream economy, through the rationalization of bureaucratic restrictions, the active intervention of the government specially in the local level, and the granting of incentives and benefits to generate much-needed employment and alleviate poverty. – RA 9178

Role of DILG:

  1. Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise (BMBE Act of 2002) – consolidation of reports; and
  2. Business Assistance Desk – consolidation of reports

The BSRP is an attempt to replicate the success of the Bayanihan Paluwagan or Bayanihan Banking Program implemented by Pasay City since 1999. The word “savings” is used instead of “paluwagan” or “banking” to emphasize that this is a community-based savings program.

The Bayanihan Paluwagan Program (BPP) of Pasay City has been awarded the Galing Pook Award for 2002. The BPP is a community-based savings, finance and enterprise program that builds the capacities of low-income families in handling their finances and managing their livelihood. It was conceptualized adopting the Filipino value of working and helping each other towards a common goal. It also refers to the common practice of a group of people who voluntarily contribute their individual savings to a common fund from which they borrow to meet emergency or unexpected expenses. This practice operates on the basis of trust, cooperation and mutual help. Group of savers (known as the Bayanihan Center comprising of 20-30 members) meet weekly to remit their pledge savings. The account officer facilitates group activities.

The general objective of this program is to give opportunities to the poor to have access to financial services and livelihood opportunities

DILG is replicating this program because of its potential to make available the mechanisms/opportunities for LGUs to strengthen their capability to become effective entrepreneurs and development managers and strengthen their linkages with NGOs/POs and other community-based-institutions.

Steps involved in Replicating the BSRP

  1. The LGOO matches the LGU with a trained BSRP Local Technical Specialist/volunteer.
  2. The LGOO facilitates the issuance of Executive Order by the Mayor/Resolution by the   Sanggunian re: formally adopting the project, appropriating funds for project implementation, creating the Project Management Group, providing for the functions of the PMG as overseer of the project, etc.
  3. The LGOO facilitates the convening of the PMG and planning the succeeding steps.
  4. The PMG facilitates the conduct of local project launching.
  5. The PMG schedules the training I for would – be project organizers and promoters/volunteers.
  6. Formation and operation of Bayanihan Centers (with team building, values formation,   savings mobilization, regular coaching and monitoring).
  7. Conduct of Training II on Financial Development Systems.
  8. Conduct of Local Peoples’ Congress.
  9. For mature BCs-consolidation and formation into a cooperative or joining existing coops.
  10. For very mature BCs-entering into partnerships with other institutions and organizations for access to livelihood training and other forms of assistance.

Role of DILG:

The DILG performs several roles in program implementation. The Regional Office provides resource speakers during orientation/workshops/training to would – be implementers. Field officers conduct advocacy activities, organize the Project Management Teams which oversee the management of the Bayanihan Centers, and prepare the monthly report on savings generated, and livelihood activities engaged in by Bayanihan Center members.

Technical assistance is also being rendered by concerned field officers and the regional BSRP focal person in terms of the conduct of people’s congress, documentation of best practices, and the training/coaching of volunteers who are interested in replicating the project in more LGUs.

This project aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local government units in their delivery of basic public goods and services to the public through anti-red tape practices, thus preventing graft and corruption in their respective jurisdiction. Specifically, it intends to provide an orientation on the anti-red tape law and its contextualization in the local government units; know and improve the LGUs’ existing systems and procedures; set up respective Citizen’s Charter to serve as the LGU service standard in a manner as provided by the Anti-Red tape Act; and provide venues for lawful enforcement through citizen’s feedback and alliance building within the community and the corruption watchdog groups.

Program Components

  1. General Advocacy/Orientation Program.  This component involves an orientation on the nuances of the Anti-Red Tape Law to the citizens of capital towns clustered in the areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.  This also features the showcase of effective anti-red tape practices from model LGUs.  Corresponding outputs include the publication of the Primer on the Anti-Red Tape Law as well as the Inventory of Best Anti-Red Tape Practices.
  2. Capacity Building.  This is where formal training through the aid of the National and Regional partners shall be implemented.  LGUs shall formulate their draft Citizen’s Charter and accompanying proposed legislation as an enabling policy.  To further showcase the best practices to curb red tape, a Lakbay Aral/Benchmarking will be done locally/internationally.
  3. Citizen’s Feedback (Enforcement).  Monitoring and evaluation features the formulation of mechanisms for complaints against LGU as well as setting up of an awards system to inspire other LGUs in replicating the best practices.  This will be accomplished through the implementing national government agencies (CSC, DILG, Ombudsman) and other stakeholders.

Role of DILG:

  1. Assist LGUs in the formulation of Citizen’s Charter in partnership with the Civil Service Commission
  2. Updating and consolidating of report on the status of the organization of Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRATs) and list of Local Poverty Reduction Action Officers (LPRAOs)

 

The Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as mandated to enhance the technical, financial and administrative capabilities of local government units, is into development of computer-based administrative systems under its Improved Local Operations thru e-Governance (ILOG) formerly Computerization of LGU Administrative Systems (CLAS) project. The Project, which had been categorized into three (3) subprojects, supports and facilitates LGU’s administrative and planning operation for effective governance and public service. It is designed to help the LGUs enhance their capability to be able to satisfy the requirements of decentralization and local autonomy through the adoption of Information Technology (IT). It is a practical approach to data/information management in support to decision making, problem solving and seeking opportunities with the ultimate goal of effective public service delivery.

GOAL

To develop and strengthen management capabilities of local government units in acquiring, handling, organizing, securing and disposing of relevant data for improved local government operations.

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop/upgrade computer-based administrative systems for local governance operation; and
  • To provide technical and consultancy services to LGUs on the establishments of administrative systems and procedures

THE THREE (3) SUB-PROJECTS:

ENHANCING LOCAL MANAGEMENT PROJECT (e-LMP)

The Enhancing Local Management Project (e-LMP) is designed for local government units with a view to further improve the delivery of basic services through information technology (IT). It is mean to facilitate the flow of information to all levels of the organizational structure, hence, serving as the enabling mechanism for forecasting, decision-making, operational planning, monitoring, financial planning and manpower planning. It also therefore, allows the local chief executive and other interested parties to act accordingly based on the availability of timely, relevant and accurate information.

The Local Government Code of 1991 envisions local government units to be self- reliant and effective partners in the attainment of national development. As such they should have programs, project, activities and services for the growth and the development of their constituents. To do so requires information. Therefore, data information are indispensable in sound decision-making.

 

The BLGD, on its part to assist LGUs promoting efficiency and effectiveness in its operation, developed two systems namely: Management Information System (MIS) and Personnel Management Information System (PMIS)

LEGISLATIVE TRACKING AND PERFORMANCE

MONITORING PROJECT (LTPMP)

The challenge to any local government unit (LGU) for the continuous improvement in the basic delivery of services compelled them to keep pace with the changing environment brought about by the digital economy.

The Sanggunian Council, as the legislative body of the local government unit, is mandated to enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the general welfare of the local government unit and its inhabitants pursuant to Section 16 of the Code.

In view thereof, the Legislative Tracking and Performance Monitoring Project was designed to strengthen the capability of the Sanggunian Council to effectively discharge their duties through the adoption of information technology, focusing on Sanggunian Information System (SIS)

Intended beneficiaries in this project are the Sanggunian Council, LCEs & other Local Officials, Community, NGOs/POs/PS.

ENHANCING LOCAL REVENUE GENERATION PROJECT

(e-LRGP)

The reduction of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), erroneous tax assessment and collection system and the greater demands by the constituents for better services are some of the problems that faces our local government units today. These problems necessitates that government be creative in finding ways of increasing their revenue collection. Our government is faced with the challenged of maximizing society’s contribution to the government with minimal efforts and resources. Innovative measures and radical changes have to be made to ensure effective monitoring of taxes for the good of the community. Thus, the need to correctly and efficiently assess, record, monitor and collect taxes are necessary.

To address this optimization and efficiency, there is a need to leverage the use of Information Technology (IT) in tax processing and collection, the Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD) of the DILG, in its mandate to assist the LGUs in their local administration has developed systems that will enhance their capability in revenue generation. The Enhancing Local Revenue Generating Project (e-LRGP) presents one of the solutions. The project has two (2) software solutions namely: Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) and Real Property Tax Assessment and Collection System (RPTACS) that were developed to primarily improve the business tax administration and collection system of the local government units and store business activities and real property related information that will be used for effective planning and management decision.

About E-LOG
Business Permit and Licensing System (BLPS)
Management Information System (MIS)
Personnel Management Information System (PMIS)

It is the term-based plan culled out from the Comprehensive Development Plan which contains the major development thrusts and priorities of both the executive and the legislative branches for the three year term of office. The ELA is mutually developed and agreed upon by the executive and legislative departments of the LGU in consultation with the various stakeholders.

The major steps of the ELA process are:

  1. Redefining/revisiting the LGU vision and mission statements;
  2. Determining the vision-reality gap;
  3. Formulating sectoral goals and objectives;
  4. Formulating sectoral strategies;
  5. Identifying programs, projects, activities, and legislative requirements;
  6. Prioritizing programs, projects, and activities and legislative requirements;
  7. Ranking and matching of prioritized PPA’s and legislative requirements with available funds.

Role of DILG:

Conduct capability building activities and other technical interventions that would facilitate the formulation of ELA of all municipalities and cities.