DILG R1 joins the S.A.F.E. NLE 2022 launching

February 17, 2022- The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office I (DILG RO I) represented by Assistant Regional Director Agnes A. de Leon, CESO V and LGMED Chief Rhodora G. Soriano joined the Philippine National Police Regional Office I (PNP PRO1), Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Regional Office I, religious leaders, and other concerned stakeholders in the Launching of Safe, Accurate, Free/Fair National and Local Elections (SAFE NLE) 2022 with the theme “Ako ang Simula ng Pagbabago” at the PRO1 Grandstand, Camp BGen Oscar M Florendo, Parian, City of San Fernando, La Union.

“Let us continue our collaborative efforts by doing our parts as government agencies, non-government organizations, and community leaders to ensure a violent-free, secure, and peaceful May 2022 elections” said ARD de Leon in her message. She added that “It is not in numbers but in unity that our great strength lies.” ARD de Leon emphasized the important role of each and everyone to have a SAFE NLE.

The activity aimed to promote and enjoin concerned agencies and stakeholders for a safe, accurate, free and fair elections this coming May 9, 2022. PMGen Rodolfo S. Azurin, Jr., the Director for Comptrollership of the PNP and at the same time the guest of honor and speaker, stressed that the PNP supports the call of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for a clean election this year.

Making the event more meaningful and symbolic, aside from the Interfaith Prayer for NLE 2022, there were lighting of the SAFE candles and pinning of SAFE 2022 pin, manifesto signing, benediction of religious leaders, and the releasing of white doves. 

The launching was participated by officials and personnel from the PNP, COMELEC, PCG, DILG, 702nd IB of PA, PPCRV, NAMFREL, and different religious organizations headed by Most Reverend Daniel Oca Presto, D.D., Bishop, Diocese of City of San Fernando, La Union; IMAM Zainal Macapundag, President Muslim Center, City of San Fernando, La Union; and Pastor Romeo B. Garcia, La Union Provincial President, Faith-based Advocacy Support Group. LGOO VII Rhodora G. Soriano

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Regional Peace and Order Council (POC) Performance Audit for CY 2023

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 1 is currently conducting the Regional Peace and Order Council (POC) Performance Audit for CY 2023 today, 09 June 2023, at the DILG RO1 Training Hall.

In his message, OIC-ARD Paulino G. Lalata, Jr., CESO V thanked the members of the POC Audit Regional Assessment Team (RAT) for attending their attendance and contributions during the activity.

The RAT is composed of representatives from the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and National Chaplains of the Philippines.

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JUNE 7, 2023 | DILG R1 through the Project Development and Management Unit (PDMU) led by Engr. Sharwyn M. Sangel, EnP conducted a Refresher-Workshop on the enrolment of LGU Infrastructure Projects in the SubayBayan System in line with the implementation of RLIP 2023.

RBME of LGU Infrastructure Projects (RLIP) is now on its second year of enactment and aims to measure the performance of LGUs in the implementation of infrastructure projects under the full devolved system of governance.

The activity was held via virtual platform and was attended by over 350 LGU Functionaries, members of LPMCs and representatives of Provincial Governments, Cities and Municipalities of Region 1. DILG Provincial and Field Officers also graced the activity.

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DILG Region 1 launches today the Halina't Magtanim ng Prutas at Gulay (HAPAG) sa Barangay Project

June 5, 2023 || Happening now at DILG Region 1

DILG Region 1 launches today the Halina't Magtanim ng Prutas at Gulay (HAPAG) sa Barangay Project at the DILG R1 Conference Hall and via the zoom platform to support the advocacy of the department in increasing public awareness and promoting active community participation to achieve sustainable agriculture in the country.
Lead by Regional Director Agnes A. De Leon, and OIC-ARD Paulino Lalata Jr., this event is being participated by DILG provincial directors, division chiefs, field officers, regional and provincial personnel, barangay officials and stakeholders.

HAPAG Regional Focal Person Diosdado D. Mendoza discussed the background of the project while David John T. Rondal, Agriculturist II of Department of Agriculture-Region 1 shared the Alternative Methods of Vegetable Gardening.

The next part of today’s activity is the Simultaneous Gardening/Harvesting by DILG Regional Office, Provincial Offices, Field Offices and local government units in the region.

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Unveiling of the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2023-2028

RD Agnes A. De Leon, CESO V together with other Regional Development Council (RDC) I officials witnessed the unveiling of the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2023-2028 during NEDA RO1’s Knowledge Management (KM) Fiesta held at Hotel Ariana, Bauang, La Union on May 30, 2023.

The RDC I Officials pledged their support to the RDP in attaining a REsilient, All-Inclusive, Competitive, and Healthy (REACH) Region 1 towards a Matatag, Maginhawa, at Panatag na Buhay.
Meanwhile, the DILG-Saint Louis College (SLC) Consortium entitled “Management Course for Local Officials and Functionaries in Region 1” was selected among many entries for the Knowledge Sharing Session. Said session aims to showcase best practices of regional line agencies, local government units, and private sectors on existing innovations, their contribution to the attainment of KM and to the socio-economic development of the region. Mr. Christopher Maynes II, the Program Head, Master in Public Administration, School of Advanced Studies of SLC presented the consortium.

“We are one with NEDA in enhancing knowledge transfer and innovation through Communities of Practice. This DILG-SLC Consortium is our strategic way of capacitating our LGU officials, functionaries, and other interested students. Our deepest gratitude to NEDA for selecting this consortium to be presented today,” RD De Leon, CESO V said.

The KM Fiesta 2023 with the theme: “Sinnaranay: Enhancing Knowledge Transfer and Innovation through Communities of Practice (COP)” is now in its 3rd year of showcasing and appreciating the significance of KM in advancing socioeconomic development.

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Over 12k runners joined the BIDA Fun Run in Region 1

Over 12,000 participants from various sectors in the entire Ilocos Region joined the Buhay Ingatan, Droga Ayawan (BIDA) Bayanihan ng Mamamayan Fun Run in Dagupan City on April 30, 2023.
Secretary Benjamin C. Abalos, Jr., led the runners in an effort to encourage the public especially the youth to be physically fit and participate in productive endeavors to avoid getting involved in illegal drug activities.
“The main purpose of the BIDA Fun Run is not the activity itself. Simula lang po ang BIDA. Ang totoong mithiin ay ang pagpapatuloy ng kampanya ng mga LGUs even after the event has passed” said Secretary Abalos in his message during the opening ceremony of the fun run.

After the fun run, Secretary Abalos together with his Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries, Region 1 Directors of DILG, PNP, BJMP, PDEA, BFP, PIA and Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez, received the local media in a press conference to further highlight the BIDA Program campaign and provide clarifications on some local issues. An interfacing activity with the local chief executives in Pangasinan followed the press conference.

Other noteworthy activities that took place in the afternoon were the City Jail visitation and the groundbreaking ceremony of the Rehabilitation of Slope Protection Project under the Financial Assistance to Local Government Unit (FALGU) in the municipality of Sta. Barbara.

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