With the theme: “PROPEL with E-HUB: Partnering with Regional Agencies and Organizations to Promote Effective Learning with Excellence, Hardwork, Unity and Balance,” the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 02 (DILG-RO2) headed by Jonathan Paul M. Leusen Jr., CESO IV and its Local Government Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) have strengthened its partnership with the members of the Multi-Stakeholders Advisory Committee (MSAC) thru the signing of a Memorandum of Agreements in the recently concluded activity on June 25, 2018 at Villa Blanca Hotel, Tuguegarao City.
The activity was participated by Heads and Representatives of the different Regional Line Agencies, Local Resource Institutes and Civil Society Organization. The activity aims to foster a more open communication and a solid collaborative working strategy among members and other stakeholders in the region.
Accomplishments of the LGRRC of the DILG RO2 and MSAC was presented by the Assistant Regional Director and LGRRC Program Manager Elpidio A. Durwin, CESO V. He said that the DILG has no monopoly of knowledge and information as well as expertise, hence, we need the collaborative support and assistance of other agencies and organizations in the implementation of various programs and projects of the Department. He hoped for a more productive, more sustained and better partnership in the future.
During the MOA Signing, the members have agreed to mobilize their resources and provide venue for knowledge exchange on the different outcome areas of the Department such as intensify the fight against criminality, illegal drugs and violent extremism; pushing for transparency, accountability and effectiveness of LGUs; providing for the needs of the poor and marginalized; ensuring that LGUs are prepared and safe during calamities and disasters; building business-friendly and competitive LGUs; and strengthened internal organization capacity.
In his closing message, DILG Regional Directir Leusen said that department cannot do it alone. He tasked the LGRRC to connect with MSAC partners and come up with new knowledge and share them with Local Government Units being the front-line service providers.
In addition, as an agency tasked for the nationwide campaign on transition to federalism project, Director Leusen also invited the committee members to attend the federalism roadshow in the near future and ask for their support for the program as he stated that, “Federalism will make governance more democratic.”
LGOO V Arianne Bennevic B. Batugal