Operation Hugas Kamay Upang COVID-19 ay Mamatay (Handwashing Hour in the LGU)

The Rural Health Unit of Bantay, Ilocos Sur launched the “Operation Hugas Kamay Upang COVID-19 ay Mamatay” on March 30, 2020 during the meeting of the Liga ng mga Barangay.

The program advocates proper handwashing for every two hours using the LGU’s Public Address (PA) system. On its designated time, the Operation Hugas Kamay Upang COVID-19 ay Mamatay (Handwashing Hour in the LGU) LGU: Bantay, Ilocos Sur municipality sounds its alarm and the barangays will then simultaneously ring their public address system or their church bells to remind their residents that it is time to wash their hands.

Through this initiative, the LGU hopes that handwashing will eventually become a habit and will form part of the healthy lifestyle of every resident.


Agkasapulan a Candonians Tulungan (ACT) Program

The City Government of Candon, Ilocos Sur, realizing the severe impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, launched their local initiative program called “Agkasapulan a Candonians Tulungan (ACT)” to provide assistance to the most affected Candonians. The ACT program aims to promote the Bayanihan spirit during the pandemic crisis by encouraging voluntary participation of individuals, households and organizations to extend help to families who are in need within their respective barangays.

It is also a means to augment the assistance and support coming from the national government through various Social Amelioration Programs of different government agencies and from the city government and the barangays through its own initiatives. Another objective of ACT program is to provide short term relief to the identified family beneficiaries in the form of relief goods, food packs, groceries and other essential goods until the Enhanced Community Quarantine is lifted.

The ACT program was immediately adopted by the City Council presided by City Vice Mayor Kristelle Singson through Resolution No. 33-2020 entitled Adopting the “Agkasapulan A Candonians, Tulungan Program” and encouraging Individuals, Households and Organizations to Adopt a Family in need in the City of Candon Agkasapulan a Candonians Tulungan (ACT) Program LGU: Candon City , Ilocos Sur during the Enhanced Community Quarantine Period.

The adopter as defined in the resolution is any individual, household and organization who willingly participated to provide support and hope to its identified adoptee/s, provides the adoptee relief goods/grocery items/ food packs or other essential goods worth of 300 pesos and above for every 15 days or more frequent at the discretion of the adopter.

Adoptee meanwhile as stated also in the said resolution is any family whose economic life has been severely compromised by the COVID-19 pandemic or those who belong to the low-income sector or preferably those who are not yet covered by any of the social amelioration programs of the national government.



Bantay, Ilocos Sur - The 5Million Ilocos Sur Halfway House was successfully inaugurated on Friday, July 16, 2021. The facility is located within the Provincial Jail Compound, Barangay Taleb, Bantay, Ilocos Sur funded through the Enhance Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) assistance project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as part of the implementation of Executive Order No. 70, or the Ending Local Armed Conflict (ELCAC) program. It is the result of the convergence efforts between the DILG and the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur (PGIS).

Leading the ceremonial ribbon cutting were NTF-ELCAC Vice Chair and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson, DILG Ilocos Sur Provincial Director Randy S. Dela Rosa, BGen Krishnamurti Mortela, PCOL Wilson Doromal, and NSC Deputy Director General Vicente M. Agdamag, respectively

NSA Esperon, in his statement, called on the remaining members of the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) to surrender, abandoned armed-insurgency and return to the government folds.

PD Randy Dela Rosa expressed his sincerest gratitude to Governor Singson for allowing it to be built inside the provincial jail compound.

 “Kami po sa DILG ay nagpapasalamat sa inyong lahat at naway ang Halfway House na ito ay magiging sagisag ng kapayapaan, kaunlaran at pag-asa sa Ilocos Sur,” PD Dela Rosa said.

Governor Singson guaranteed that the PGIS will give its full support and assistance to these government programs.

The facility will be used as a temporary home for Former Rebels (FRs) as they undergo various processes and interventions under the E-CLIP. It is now fully equipped with basic amenities such as activity/lecture hall, dining and kitchen area, shower and comfort rooms, bedrooms for single and couple participants, and an administrative office for Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) staff as house parents to the FRs.

The said facility is now operational and ready to accommodate rebel surrenderers as they reintegrate back to the mainstream society.

By: LGOO II Jaemee Erleen T. Espejo



JULY 16, 2021 -The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) held the groundbreaking of the 20-million-peso worth of various projects in Barangay Baluarte, Salcedo, Ilocos Sur, marking the activity as the first-ever project groundbreaking ceremony in Region 1 funded by the Local Government Support Fund – Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP) FY 2021 of the NTF-ELCAC.

The same groundbreaking ceremony was also held in Barangay Nagbettedan, Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur which also received 20-million-peso worth of various SBDP projects.

NTF-ELCAC Vice Chair and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson, DILG Ilocos Sur Provincial Director Randy S. Dela Rosa, DILG R1 LGMED Chief Rhodora Soriano, BGen Krishnamurti Mortela, and NSC Deputy Director General Vicente M. Agdamag spearheaded the said activities. The EO 70 Project Management Office Staff, other key officials and functionaries from the national, regional, provincial, and local levels were also present during the program.

I am so proud that it is in only in Region 1 that we could now proudly say that we have dismantled the lawn guerilla front that is existing here”, NTF-ELCAC Vice Chair Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. said.

Usec. Marlo L. Iringan, Undersecretary for Local Government extended his congratulations and message to the recipient-barangays virtually.

In his message, “Ang mga proyektong ito ay handog ng pamahalaan sa ating mga kababayan na nasa dalawang barangay, ang aming hiling ay ang mabilis at maayos na pagsasagwa ng mga proyektong ito upang sa gayon ay mapakinabangan na ang serbisyong maibibigay ng daan at school building na sisimulan ngayong araw. We can help end local communist armed conflict by winning the hearts and minds of the people through this packages that are responsive to the needs of our people”.

DILG R1 Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag also shared the rationale of the SBDP via virtual platform.

The two insurgency-cleared barangays are among the 822 identified barangays in the entire country - and the only barangays in the region - to have received this national priority program of the government pursuant to EO 70 or the whole-of-nation approach in addressing the root causes of insurgencies and other armed conflicts through the delivery of various social development services.

The 20 Million Peso Funds are intended for the Construction of Farm-to-Market Roads, Rehabilitation of Barangay Health Centers, Construction of Public Toilets, Construction of School Buildings, Assistance to Indigent Individuals, and Livelihood and Technical-Vocational Trainings. These priority programs are all identified through the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP).

Consistent with the Special Provision No. 4 of the LGSF-SBDP of the NTF-ELCAC in Republic Act (RA) No. 11518 or the FY 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA), the DILG shall be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of actual project implementation.

By: LGOO II Jaemee Erleen T. Espejo


DILG Conducts NTF-ELCAC Barangay Levelling Session

Bantay, Ilocos Sur – The DILG-RO 1 led by RD James F. Fadrilan, CESO III spearheaded the conduct of the National Task Force, Joint Regional/Provincial Task Force to End Local Communists Armed Conflict (ELCAC) Barangay Levelling Session for Ilocos Sur on May 25, 2021 via zoom attended by about 2,000 Barangay Officials, IPMRs, CSOs of the 768 barangays.

The levelling session aims to revisit the various initiatives and undertakings by the JRTF in line with the EO 70 Whole-of-Nation and Convergence approach to address the root causes of insurgency and other armed conflict in the province by harmonizing the delivery of basic services and development packages facilitating inclusivity in active participation of all sectors in pursuit of the country's peace agenda.

National Security Adviser Sec. Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., in his message, gave assurance and made his call on the national agencies as members of the TF-ELCAC and the barangays to work as one to address the insurgency problems to pursue lasting peace and development. Gov. Ryan Luis V. Singson gave his inspirational message that his administration is doing its best in reaching out and implementing various programs and projects in response to the priority needs of the constituents, at the same time he expressed his gratitude to everyone as the Province was already declared free of armed groups.

For his part, IS-DILG PD Randy dela Rosa presented the outputs during the Regional Consultation for Peace and Development Program. Other participating agencies included: National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) who oriented the participants on the issues and problems on the operations of Communist Terror Group (CTG), Phil. Army (702nd IB & 81st IB) and IS-PNP for the updates on the peace and order situation in the province, NEDA, TESDA, NCIP, DOJ presented their significant accomplishments, programs, services and ways forward while the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur thru the PSWDO presented the accomplishment of the PTF-ELCAC chaired by the Gov. Ryan Luis Singson. Philippine Information Agency RD Jenny Role served as moderator of the full day activity.

LGOO II Jaemee Erleen T. Espejo


LGRRC1 Conducts External KM Audit to MSAC Partners

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 1 thru the Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) 1 conducted External Knowledge Management (KM) Audit to five (5) Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MSAC) partners via Zoom Video Conference, October 4-8, 2021.

LGOO V Euly Q. Enrique of the Local Government Academy (LGA) rendered her technical expertise on the subject matter as the resource speaker for the said audit.

The participants who joined the activity are LGRRC 1 Members, Provincial LGRC Members, and MSAC partner-representatives from National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 1, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region 1, Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), LGU- Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, and LGU Bauang, La Union.

The External KM Audit aims to orient the MSAC partners on KM Audit, its Components, Audit Framework, Diagnostic Activities, and Audit Tools; and for the participants to assess their own organization’s “Knowledge Management” health, “readiness” or “fitness” to “do Knowledge Management”.

KM Audit looks into organizational maturity, knowledge needs of the organization/community/network, knowledge assets or resources and where they are, knowledge gaps that exist, how knowledge flows around the organization, and the blocks to the knowledge flow, such as to what extent do people, processes and technology currently support or hamper the effective flow of knowledge.

Written By: LGOO II Jeslen B. Tesoro

Photo Credit: Rodolfo J. Sarranquin Jr.

DILG R1 Hosts VaxCertPH Orientation for Region I, II, and CAR


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 1 thru its Regional Information and Communication Technology Unit (RICTU) and Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD) hosted the VaxCertPH Orientation for Region I, II, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), in preparation for the forthcoming National Roll-out of VaxCertPH, September 29.

Among the topics discussed are the Reporting and Validation Tool for LGUs, Data Quality Analysis, System Readiness, LGU Readiness, LGU Booth Preparation, and Communication Strategies.

USEC Jonathan E. Malaya, DILG Focal Person on VaxCertPH, Department of Information, Communication and Technology (DICT) Dir. Maria Theresa Camba, Hon. Benjamin Magalong, Contact Tracing Czar, ARD Agnes A. De Leon, CESO V, representing RD Julie J. Daquioag, Ph.D., CESO III of DILG R1, RD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr., CESO III of DILG RII, RD Araceli A. San Jose, CESO IV of DILG-CAR, Provincial Directors, DILG Field Officers, VaxCertPH Coordinators from LGUs, as well as senior officials from the Department of Health (DOH) and other partner agencies participated in the said orientation.

Before the activity, a soft launch of VaxCertPH was held last September 3, 2021 in the National Capital Region (NCR) limited only to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and International Travelers. It was followed by the soft launch of VaxCertPH Rollout in Regions III and IV-A, Metro Cebu, and Davao City, which was scheduled last September 24, 2021.

The DICT, in coordination with other concerned agencies including the DILG, developed the VaxCertPH, a digital system and application that aims to unify the format for the issuance of the digital vaccine certificate and ensure that the same conforms to international standards.

As provided in DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2021-0951, the program will be implemented nationwide by the concerned agencies through the Local Government Units (LGUs).

#VaxCertPH #DILGPhilippines

Written by: LGOO II Jeslen B. Tesoro

Regional News R1 EPAHP Convergence Program Ceremonial Launching

EPAHP Convergence Program Ceremonial Launching

A Ceremonial Launching on the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) Convergence Program was held on September 10, 2021 via Google Meet.  The highlight of this event was the virtual signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by the Regional Directors from the following agencies as a manifestation of their support for this undertaking: DSWD, DAR, DA, DILG, DepEd, DOH, NNC, DOST, Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 1, DTI, BFAR, NIA, Phil. Crop Insurance, DA – Phil. Carabao Center at Mariano Marcos State University (Batac, Ilocos Norte), DA – Phil. Carabao Center at Mariano Marcos State University (Rosario, La Union), POPCOM, BJMP, NFA (together with Giant Agribest Trading Corporation)


The collaborative efforts of the EPAHP partners would create greater synergy and convergence in engaging the urban and rural communities to enhance social capital and optimize economic resource base through supplementary feeding and other government feeding programs, food production and livelihood programs and essential support services, including the participation of Community-Based organizations (CBOs) in government procurement as partners and/or service providers.


Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, Chairperson of EPAHP, who was also present during the ceremonial launching, said that the small farmers and fisherfolks are the priority sectors and programs and measures of the EPAHP which may helped them cope up with the ongoing pandemic.

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Management Course for Local Officials and Functionaries of Region 1 officially started
The Management Course for Local Officials and Functionaries of Region 1 officially started on September 4, 2021. Online classes are being conducted during Saturdays and Sundays.
Twenty-five (25) students from different National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government Units (LGUs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and private practitioners in Region 1 enrolled and joined the first online lecture-discussion.
The faculty assigned for the group are Dr. Ramon B. Torres, CESE of St. Louis College (SLC) and LGOO VI May Rose R. Ancheta, En.P of DILG R1 for the first subject which is PA107L: Local Development Planning (Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment).
The Management Course is a partnership between the DILG Region 1 – Local Governance Regional Resource Center 1 (LGRRC1) and SLC, wherein the latter is a Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MSAC) partner.
By: LGOO II Micah Janina A. Corpuz
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DILG Region I conferred with Safety Seal
The DILG Regional Office 1 headed by Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag, Ph.D, CESO III, is conferred with the Safety Seal by the DILG Certification and Inspection Team of the City of San Fernando, La Union as the Issuing Authority headed by CLGOO Lily Ann O. Colisao and members, PMAJ Lawrence L. Ganuelas, FSGT Jericho Manaois, and LGOO III Patrick Jorge Sibayan, signifying that the office had complied with the minimum public health standards (MPHS) set by the government.
The Safety Seal shall be valid for six (6) months upon issuance. It shall be renewed not earlier than one (1) month before its expiration.
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DILG R1 conducts Provincial Workshop on the Preparation of LGU Devolution Transition Plan-Part 1

The DILG Region 1, through the Local Government Capacity Development Division (LGCDD) headed by LGCDD Chief Pedro Gonzales is now conducting a Provincial Workshop on the Preparation of LGU Devolution Transition Plan-Part 1 via zoom platform.
This activity is being participated by the Governor’s Office of the four Provincial Governments of the region, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members, Provincial Devolution Transition Committees and CSO Representatives.
Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag graced the event with her message of appreciation and encouragement to all the participants who are about to prepare their Devolution Transition Plans.
The activity is joined by representatives from the line agencies (NEDA, DENR, DOLE, DA and DSWD) who were assigned as Panel of Reactors and DILG Provincial Directors, Cluster Leaders and Program Managers as facilitators in the workshop proper.

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389 Barangays in R1 retained their status as Drug-Cleared Barangays

The Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBDC) convened at Hotel Arianna, Paringao, Bauang, La Union for the validation of barangays with drug cleared status on August 19, 2021. Out of the 389 drug-cleared barangays regionwide, Ilocos Norte has 10, Ilocos Sur has 40, La Union has 12 and Pangasinan has 327. Said barangays were declared by the Committee to have maintained their Drug Cleared Barangay status.

The ROCBDC is composed of PDEA as the Chair, DILG as Vice-Chair and the members are from PNP, DOH and Representatives from the Provinces of Pangasinan and La Union.

Aside from the validation of drug cleared status, two (2) barangays were vetted for being unaffected barangays, namely Baliw-Laud, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur and Barangay Cabalitian, Sual, Pangasinan. They are declared on a provisionary status pending submission of additional documents as required by the members of the Committee.

The Anti-Drug campaign is a continuous activity of the government even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

by: LGMED Chief Rhodora G. Soriano


“Steering” LGUs Towards Full Devolution

With the clock ticking for National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) to prepare for the full devolution prompted by the signing of the Executive Order No. 138 series of 2021 by Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 1 headed by Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag, Ph.D., CESO III and Assistant Regional Director Agnes A. De Leon, CESO V took the first step in “steering” the LGUs of Region 1 towards full devolution by conducting a one-day regional orientation on the preparation of Local Government Unit Devolution Transition Plan (LGU-DTP) via zoom video conference on August 10, 2021.

The purpose of the activity was to apprise the provincial, city, and municipal participants on the prescribed components, processes, and mechanisms in preparation of LGU DTPs, as well as in filling-out the necessary forms; and capacitate City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (C/MLGOOs) in providing coaching assistance in the formulation of LGU DTPs.

“The Executive Order No. 138 is a huge and new milestone for all of us,” RD Daquioag said during her opening message. She expressed her gratitude to all of the participants for joining the orientation. She encouraged the LGUs to clarify matters in order to have a common understanding in the preparation of their LGU DTPs.

The regional orientation was divided into three (3) sessions.  Session 1 focused on the following topics: 1) Overview of the Mandanas-Garcia Supreme Court Ruling and EO No. 138 series of 2021; 2) Communications Plan Strategy: Key Messaging and Branding; 3) Capacity Development (CapDev) Agenda Process.  Session 2 covered the Guidelines in the preparation of LGU DTPs and the Components of the LGU DTP . Resource speakers during the 1st and 2nd session came from DILG Region 1 and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Region 1.

During the last session, representatives from the National Government Agencies (NGAs) in Region 1 presented their draft DTPs to give LGUs heads up on the possible functions, services, and facilities that will be devolved to them.

Among the NGA representatives who presented their respective draft DTPs are Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 1, Department of Health (DOH) Region 1, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 1, and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The regional orientation was participated by DILG Provincial Offices, DILG Field Officers, concerned NGAs, and LGUs.

By: LGOO II Jeslen B. Tesoro

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DILG and SLC Management Course for Local Officials and Functionaries of Region 1
Enrollment is ongoing until August 27.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 1 (DILG RO1), in partnership with Saint Louis College (SLC), is offering a short course on the Formulation of Risk-Informed Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) entitled “Management Course for Local Officials and Functionaries of Region 1” starting August 2021.
What is the course about?
The study program is a strategic way to capacitate LGU officials and functionaries, and DILG personnel while promoting compliance in the CDP formulation/updating in terms of form, process, and content. The course is a product of the various development and governance engagements of DILG with SLC – a Local Resource Institute (LRI)-member of the Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) 1’s Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MSAC).
Training Courses include Local Development Planning (equivalent to Climate Disaster Risk Assessment or CDRA), Project Planning and Development (equivalent to Geographic Information System or GIS), and Strategic Planning and Management Control (equivalent to Risk-Informed CDP Formulation) among others.
Who can enroll?
> Local officials and functionaries of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and La Union, and
> DILG R1 personnel
What are the perks?
1. Earn academic units leading to a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and/or
2. Acquire Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units/certificate, if applicable
What is the mode and schedule of implementation?
> Online via Zoom or Google Meet
> Level I (with 3 subjects) - August 21, 2021 - December 18, 2021
(Saturdays & Sundays)
Level II (with 3 subjects) - January 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022 (Saturdays only)
Level III (with 4 subjects) - June 25, 2022 - July 30, 2022 (Saturdays only)
What are the Level I subjects?
> PA 107L - Local Development Planning (equivalent to Climate Disaster Risk Assessment or CDRA)
> PA 105G - Project Planning and Development (equivalent to Geographic Information System or GIS)
> PA 110 - Strategic Planning and Management Control (equivalent to Risk-Informed CDP Formulation)
How to enroll?
> Prepare ID picture (passport size with white background, showing only the head and shoulders) and Copy of OTR
> Visit (and click the “Admission” button)
> Answer the online application and upload a copy of the ID picture and OTR
> Wait for SLC’s response regarding the status of admission (SOA), and instructions for the assessment of applicants to be sent through the applicant’s registered email
NOTE: Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited slots.
How much?
> Level I (for regular students)
Tuition Fee (for 9 units) Php 4,766.13
Miscellaneous Php 1,433.28
Other Fees Php 1,005.78
Total Fees per Enrolled Php 7,205.19
Still, have concerns?
Contact LGOO V Rhealiza A. Delos Santos of DILG RO1- LGCDD at cellphone numbers 0995 749 6083 (Globe) and 0948 653 7019 (Smart), or Dr. Wilfred F. Cabauatan of SLC Graduate School at 0927 669 0590 and (072) 242-5535 local 143 and 103, for more details.
DILG R1 Inks Agreement with SLC on the Management Course for Local Officials and Functionaries of Region 1
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 1 and Saint Louis College (SLC) sealed their partnership with a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed last July 28, 2021 during the Joint Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) 1 and Provincial Local Governance Resource Centers (PLGRCs) cum MOA Signing held virtually at DILG Regional Office 1, Sevilla, City of San Fernando, La Union.
DILG R1 Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag, Ph.D., CESO III and SLC College President Rev. Fr. Ramon R. Caluza, CICM signed the MOA solidifying their partnership in offering an Extension Program entitled “Management Course for Local Officials and Functionaries of Region 1” which aims to provide local government officials and employees, and DILG personnel of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and La Union the time to upgrade and repackage their knowledge and skills to stay relevant and connected to the innovations in the field of local governance. The management course is aligned with the mandates of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 18, series of 2018 for the Local Government Units (LGUs) in their continuing professional development.
Also present during the virtual MOA signing are DILG Region 1 Assistant Regional Director/LGRRC Program Manager Agnes A. De Leon, CESO V, LGOO VIII/LGRRC Assistant Manager/Presiding Officer Reggie R. Colisao, CESO V, other LGRRC members, provincial LGRC members, and SLC Management.
The Extension Program which is to be held through hybrid modality (Zoom Video Conference and face-to-face set-up) contains academic courses designed for three (3) terms. A course will be offered every Saturday for eighteen (18) weeks for regular term and every Saturday and Sunday for six (6) weeks for short term. It is suggested that three (3) courses for each level of the program or the equivalent of nine (9) units be enrolled simultaneously. There are three (3) main courses for Level I and Level II of the management program except in Level III wherein four (4) main courses are offered.
The management program is credited as academic units leading to Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Enrollees who have satisfactorily completed the three (3) levels will be qualified to take the Comprehensive Examination. Enrollees who wish to complete the program have to undergo Thesis Writing with Proposal and Oral Defense. Enrollees who finish the program will be provided with diploma, transcript of records with Registry of Graduates (ROG) recognized by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED). Enrollees will also be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates upon completion of each course in Level I, if applicable.
“SLC is privileged to sign the MOA with DILG Region 1 to provide and extend services to colleagues in LGU. SLC, since 60 years ago is always at the service of the local community, LGUs, and NGOs. The main objective of SLC since its inception is to provide quality education to all our stakeholders and at this juncture of our history, dear friends and colleagues, we are privileged to partner with you because more than ever, we need to upgrade and also to enhance our preparation as local leaders, so that local governance will also be upgraded and enhanced. This is a blessing from God. And a blessing for all of people in Region 1,” Rev. Fr. Caluza expressed.
RD Daquioag is in deep gratitude with SLC San Fernando for accepting the partnership with DILG Region 1. “This is one great milestone, our first engagement with an MSAC academe partner. We hope that this endeavor will engage not only local officials and functionaries, but also our public servants from other agencies in Region 1 and other regions as well. May this partnership also encourage other academes to adopt the best practices of SLC,” RD Daquioag said during her speech.
The management program will be facilitated both by the focal persons of DILG Region 1 and assigned faculty of the Graduate School of SLC.
The program will commence on August 2021 for School Year 2021-2022. Specifically, the time frame for Level I to III shall be as follows: Level I – August 21, 2021 to December 18, 2021; Level II – January 22, 2022 to May 28, 2022; and Level III – June 25, 2022 to July 30, 2022.
Interested students are encouraged to enroll the soonest since the admission to the management program shall be on a first come, first serve basis due to the limited slots. Interested students are advised to visit for more details. (LGOO II Jeslen B. Tesoro)
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