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LGU technical personnel with their development partners and local resource institute representatives from the five (5) pre-identified city and provincial governments in Region 02 with exemplary practices on the five (5) major outcomes of the department. Province of Cagayan for Peaceful, Orderly and Safe LGUs, highlighting on their innovative approaches in implementing the Comprehensive Local Integration Program; Santiago City’s child friendly local governance for Socially Protective LGUs; Province of Isabela’s BRO program for Accountable, Transparent, Participative and Effective Local Governance; Cauayan City’s Public Private Partnership initiatives for Business-Friendly and Competitive LGUs; and Province of Batanes’ indigenous yet effective disaster preparedness practices for Environment-Protective, Climate Change Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient LGUs.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 02 (DILG RO2) through the Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) received seventy (70) senior Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (BAPA) students from Isabela State University (ISU) Echague campus headed by Ms. Joan Carinogan, DPA last September 22, 2017 at DILG Conference hall, Regional Government Center, Carig, Tuguegarao City.

LGRRC2 Manager reps the country in Iran, LGRRC KM principles take center stage

As the Local Governance Regional Resource Center Manager of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 02, Atty. Odilon Luis Pasaraba, CESO V is a Knowledge Management (KM) Champion who has the ability to articulate and harmonize complex situations and challenges and passionate for public service- both in and out of the office.

Engr. Imelda PA Rosales, Head of the RPMO, commended the group for the concerted effort in meeting the 94% Physical Accomplishment for FY 2014 Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) and Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) Projects making DILG Region 02 as No. 1 performing region nationwide. This has announced during the 6th Regular Meeting of RPMO yesterday at DILG 02 Conference Hall.

Last June 30, 2017, Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr., CESO IV assumed as the new OIC-Regional Director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 02 (DILG RO2).

Cagayan State University (CSU) and Isabela State University (ISU) top as performing Local Resource Institutes (LRI) during the training for the implementation of the 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS). The awarding ceremony was conducted on June 29, 2017 at Ridgewood Hotel, Baguio City during the North Luzon Training of LRIs. CSU garnered an average of 85% while ISU got 84% in terms of performance in the trial field coverage and data processing and analysis.

DILG RO2’s Coffee table book Triumphs: a compilation of Cagayan Valley’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management stories was unveiled and distributed to other regions on April 4, 2017 during the 2nd LGRRC Quarterly conference held at the Provincial Human Resources Training Center in Basco Batanes.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office No. 2 is starting to innovate their manual operations by implementing IT systems which was developed by OJT students from different schools and universities in the region.