Newly elected Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Officials in the Province of Isabela underwent the Sangguniang Kabataan Mandatory Training (SKMT) conducted by the DILG, the NYC, and the Isabela State University - Echague Campus as a requirement before they can assume Office.

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (May 11, 2018) — With the theme: DILG RO2: Walang Puwang ang Droga sa Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahang Ahensya, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 02 was declared as a Drug Free Workplace by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 02 today, May 10, 2018 at the DILG Regional Office 02, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DILG Region 02 personnel successfully bagged the Best Practice Award which bested the 16 paper presenters and edge out other teams in their manuscripts during the International Association for Public Human Resource Development (IAPHRD) 4th International Conference on April 11, 2018 at the Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea.

Better and convenient access to safe maternal and child health care is seen to flourish in Delfin Albano, Isabela these coming days.

This is made possible through the inauguration of two (2) unit birthing facilities in Barangay Carmencita and San Isidro, Delfin Albano, Isabela last January 23, 2018.

The facilities will help in reducing or eradicating the cases of maternal and infant deaths in the Municipality by providing a 24-hour quality service to all expectant mothers with a group of well-trained health care providers to run the facilities.

San Mariano, Isabela once again garnered awards during the 14th Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) National Conference on March 5-7, 2018 at Monet Grand Ballroom, Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

It bagged 2nd and 3rd places in the Searches for Best CBMS Advocacy Video and Photo, respectively.

Families in Angadanan, Isabela will fret no more when disasters strike in the municipality.

Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 02 (DILG R02) Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr., DILG-Isabela Provincial Director Engr. Corazon D. Toribio and Angadanan Mayor Hon. Lourdes S. Panganiban inaugurated the newly constructed evacuation center on March 01, 2018.

As one of the primordial programs of the present Administration, the campaign against illegal drugs is at the forefront in DILG R02's major programs. As the Vice Chair of the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program, RD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, CESO IV requires all Field Officers to lead in the advocacy efforts to include mobilizations of BADACs, BADACATs and BPOCs in their respective area of responsibility. Part of their varied roles is the constant monitoring of the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program of barangays with Tokhang responders.

BAGGAO, CAGAYAN- Terrorism and insurgency have become a growing threat in the country that kept conflict-affected areas from realizing their full economic potential. Cognizant to this reality and the gravity of the effects brought about by such multifaceted problem, the Municipal Government of Baggao in the Province of Cagayan came up with an initiative to improve the peace and order situation in the locality and boost their local economic development thru a Memorandum of Agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding with the 17th Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army (AFP) last March 23, 2018.

TUGUEGARAO CITY - The DILG Cagayan SKMT Steering Team composed of Provincial Director Ruperto Maribbay Jr., CESO V, LGOO VII Arlene B. Martin (Cluster Officer, C3), LGOO VII Luis E. Udanga (Cluster Officer, C2) and LGOO V Gil Oranda (Cluster Officer, C1), LGOO V Jenalyn A. Carag (LGCDU Chief), LGOO II Renz Angelo Umambong (LGCDU Technical Staff) and LGOO II Razel Benitez (LGMEU Technical Staff), met with Dr. Lilia Tamayao of the Cagayan State University to discuss the Sangguniang Kabataan Mandatory Training (SKMT) Business Plan on March 8,2018 at Villa Blanca Hotel, Tuguegarao City Cagayan. During the said meeting, the team brainstormed on the strategies to be used during the SKMT and made the proposed schedule and venue for the different schools, subject to recommendations of the Field Officers. The team also discussed the possible problems which could be encountered and the solutions therein.

The Local Government Code of 1991 mandates that the barangay assembly shall meet at least twice a year to hear and discuss the semestral report of the barangay concerning its activities and finances as well as problems affecting the community.