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

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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

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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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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