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October is a momentous month for the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) each year as this marks the commemoration of the passage of the Local Government Code 1991. In line with its birth, October has also been declared as Local Government Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 63 series of 1992.

This year, the DILG Region 6, in celebration of the third decade of the LGC, has dubbed the month-long celebration ‘October Best’. Ensuring the safety of all involved and in keeping up with the times, the Region will make use of the online platform to dole out a series of worthwhile activities that would promote and uphold good local governance. 

The DILG – Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) 6 flagship program Development Talk or DevTalk continues to be a highlight of the annual LG Code Month and Anniversary celebration. Thus, it served as the opening activity with the theme, “Reshaping Local Autonomy, Past 30: Revving-up Full Devolution Beyond the Pandemic, and its Three Decades of Promise to LGUs.”

Read more: DILGR6 Celebrates 30th Local Government Code Anniversary


The DILG Region 6 has been ranked as "BETTER" performer based on the DILG assessment for the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB).

The assessment was made by DILG Central Office Bureaus and Services using parameters such as PPA Accomplishments, compliance to bureau targets, and initiatives and innovations, with the year 2019 as the assessment period.

Read more: DILG Region 6 has been ranked as "BETTER" performer

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE – In preparation for the issuance of the Safety Seal certification, DILG Antique held a virtual orientation with the representatives of the provincial government of Antique on August 25, 2021.  

The Safety Seal Certification Program (SSCP) is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standard (MPHS) set by the government and uses the StaySafe.ph app as its contact tracing tool to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

During the orientation, SSCP Provincial Focal Person Darelle Thea Abad of DILG Antique presented the salient points of DILG MC 2021-053 and Joint Memorandum Circular 21-01 of the DILG, Department of Health, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, and the Department of Tourism. 

The DILG, as the Issuing Authority, will confer a Safety Seal on compliant government establishments such as the provincial capitol, municipal halls, and all other LGU facilities and buildings. 

Read more: DILG Antique prepares provincial government for Safety Seal

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE – Local Governments can greatly benefit from having an information source that can address the knowledge needs of their constituents. This was the point made by DILG Provincial Director Cherryl P. Tacda during the orientation for the establishment of Local Governance Municipal Resource Centers in Antique recently. 

Speaking to municipal mayors and information officers, Tacda cited that as the DILG’s Western Visayas Local Governance Regional Resource Center (WVLGRRC) has proved an invaluable knowledge broker at the regional level, so can municipalities directly address needs for capacity building for their constituents. The WVLGRRC has been the top LGRC in the whole Philippines for several years now, and is more noted for conducting its annual Development Talk which brings together local governance experts in various fields. 

The orientation was conducted by the Antique Local Governance Provincial Resource Center (ALGPRC) which operates as the local counterpart of the LGRRC. 

Read more: DILG Antique pushes for the creation of local governance resource centers at the municipalities