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Twenty nine (29) barangays in the Province of Quirino were declared as drug-cleared and drug-free by the Regional Oversight Committee (ROC) in a ceremony conducted on March 9, 2018 at the People’s Gymnasium, Capitol Hills, Cabarroguis, Quirino.

DILG-Quirino initiated a three-day activity titled “Workshop on Enhancing the Value of Accountability on Locally-funded projects through Unified Efforts (WE VALUE)” on February 20-23, 2018 at Crown Hotel, Baguio City to improve the current local governance setting particularly project management and implementation in the province. The activity was tagged as the first capacity-building for members of the Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) in the region.

With the theme, “Spurring Development and Empowering Communities through Information,” DILG Region 2 was among the many agencies that joined the First National Information Convention held at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City last February 19-21, 2018.

Department of the Interior and Local Government, R2 Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen Jr. commended the Provincial Disaster Disk Reduction Management Counci (PDRRMC)l for the Awarding and Turn-over Ceremony of Preparedness and Response Equipment to Barangay/Municipal/Provincial DRRMCs on January 30, 2018, 1pm at the Capitol Gymnasium, Cabarroguis, Quirino.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 02 successfully conducted the two-day Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan Policy Compliance Monitoring System (POPS PCMS) Data Completion, Status Review and On-line Generation of Semestral and Annual Reports on January 23-24, 2018 at the Crown Pavilion, Tuguegarao City.

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan—Director Elpidio A. Durwin assumed as the new OIC Assistant Regional Director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 02 today, January 15, 2018.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Quirino facilitated the completion of the 2018-2022 Local Road Network Development Plan (LRNDP) of the Provincial Local Government Unit of Quirino in a series of activities called “Training-Workshop on Local Road Mapping” on December 6-7, 2017 at One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites, Tagaytay City and “Seminar-Workshop on the Updating of the LRNDP” on December 11-12, 2017 at Camayan Beach and Resort, Subic, Zambales.

In 2003, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 02 launched the Local Government Unit Incentives and Awards (LGUIA) Program. From then onwards, performer-LGUs are conferred in recognition to their exemplary performance.

The LGU Incentives and Awards (LGUIA) Program, in its 14th year of implementation, has been a part in empowering local government officials and functionaries through recognizing their exemplary performance and showcasing good practices in local governance on the different categories as follows:

  1. LGU of the Year (READY 24/7 LGU Award)
  2. City/Municipal Peace and Order Councils (C/MPOCs)
  3. Lupong Tagapamayapa (LT)
  4. Barangay Tanod (BT)
  5. Barangay Peace and Order Committee (BPOC)
  6. Barangay, Barangay Executive, Sangguniang Barangay, Barangay Treasurer and Barangay Secretary (BESTS)

To highlight the gains of good local governance, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 02 , DILG RO2 conducts its 14th LGUIA Awarding Ceremony at Zen Hotel, Santiago City on December 14, 2017 with the theme: “Galing LGU: Paghusayin, Pagyamanin at Paunlarin.”

The awardees are as follows:

AWARD   AWARDEE/S
 Most Outstanding PROJECT PREPARE-Ready 24/7- MDRRMC (4th to 6th class) Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya
 Most Outstanding PROJECT PREPARE-Ready 24/7- MDRRMC (1st to 3rd class) San Mateo, Isabela
 Most Outstanding PROJECT PREPARE-Ready 24/7-  CDRRMC Cauayan City, Isabela
Most Outstanding PROJECT PREPARE-Ready 24/7- PDRRMC Isabela
Outstanding MPOC Saguday, Quirino
Outstanding CPOC Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Best LGU BUB Implementer

Ballesteros, Cagayan
Mallig, Isabela
Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya
Finalists

      Cauayan City, Isabela

        City of Ilagan, Isabela

        Gattaran, Cagayan

        Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya

        Saguday, Quirino

Nominees Alfonso Castaneda, Nueva Vizcaya
Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya
Cabatuan, Isabela
San Manuel, Isabela
San Guillermo, Isabela
Jones, Isabela
Cabbaroguis, Quirino
Maddela, Quirino
Angadanan, Isabela
Nagtipunan, Quirino

For the 28 LGUs conferred with the 2017 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG)  during the National Awarding, DILG Region 02 also gives honor and recognition to these performing LGUs on the different areas of governance namely: Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, Peace and Order, business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Management and Tourism, Culture and the Arts. 

“Everybody accepted the challenge to raise the bar of governance but the most important and rewarding part is not the medals, trophies or plaques but the joy that we gave in providing services to the community,”  Mayor Tan emphasized in his welcome message.

DILG RO2 Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr. CESO IV shared with the crowd of 500 participants composed of barangay/municipal officials, partners from the National Government Agencies and Civil Society Organizations and DILG RO2 staff and field officers his warmest congratulations. 

“For 14 years of implementation, the LGUIA has provided evidence-based results that inspired our organization to continue creating champions of good governance. Thus, I thank you all for playing a significant role in enabling our programs become a sustainable and successful undertaking over the years”, RD Leusen said in his message.

LGOO V Arianne Bennevic B. Batugal

The MASA MASID (Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Iligal na Droga) Program promotes community involvement by urging the people to contribute in addressing problems on corruption, illegal drugs, criminality, violent extremism and other threats to peace and security down to its sources. The DILG having been tasked to implement the advocacy program of the MASA MASID Project and as head of the Advocacy Cluster of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), through a series of activities, ensured that the project gets the widest dissemination to stakeholders.

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