in3

BALANGAYAN 2019 launched in the Province of Ilocos Norte

ILOCOS NORTE- The Media Briefing and Townhall Meeting, and CORE Convention Rally were successfully conducted on December 14-15, 2019 as part of the Balangayan 2019: The Constitutional Reform (CORE) Provincial Roadshow at the Palacio de Laoag and Centennial Arena respectively.

It was attended by various Barangay Officials, Local Officials and functionaries of different Local Government Units (LGUs), Academe, Civil Society Organizations, C/MLGOOs, Media and other institutions. 

CORE Resource Speakers Prof. Eric de Torres (CFCR) from DILG- Central Office, LGOO VI Olivia Mae N. De Guzman and Atty. Patrick Estillore presented the four pillars of the campaign. 

Balangayan 2019 is conducted to present to the people the proposed amendment to the constitution to elicit the support of the people.  It also focuses on showcasing the government’s effort on uplifting the lives and welfare of the people by means of informing them about various government projects.

 The activity was spearheaded by DILG RO1 headed by RD James F. Fadrilan, CESO III, PD Reggie R. Colisao, CESO V of DILG Ilocos Norte with the support of other National Government Agencies and the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte.

by: PRINCESS ELIZA C. CARANAY

 

sdfdsfdsf

Stay-at-Home Challenge

The Municipality of Pinili, Ilocos Norte through its Tourism Office and Sanggunian Kabataan (SK), launched the Stay-at-Home Challenge featuring activities such as recording videos through the Tiktok mobile app, House Tour/ Travel Vlog, Best Corner of the House Photo, Essay Writing, Poem Writing, and Story Writing, mainly to encourage their residents to stay-at-home thereby preventing the spread of COVID-19 while fighting boredom and promoting creativity.

The Stay-at-Home Challenges are open to Pinili residents only and videos/photos should Stay-at-Home Challenge LGU: Pinili, Ilocos Norte be taken inside the house as proof that they are doing those things safely in their own homes. Each entry per category must be uploaded to the LGU’s official Facebook page bearing the hashtag #PinilenoDisiplinado. Each winner per category with the most number of hearts wins and during its duration, numerous entries were received daily. Winners were given cellphone load and grocery items.

aasdfasfasf

Banna-nihan sa ECQ: Empowering Civil Society Organizations

The Municipality of Banna, Ilocos Norte launched its intensive campaign dubbed as “Banna-nihan” in the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) which aims to tap the services of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the barangays to inform, warn and caution residents to strictly stay in their homes during the ECQ.

The different CSOs in the locality were tapped through an agreement in order to augment the lack of manpower and equipment of the LGU.

These CSOs include Guardians Brotherhood, Inc., Samahang Ilocano Fraternity, and Kabalikat Civicom who did not only act as force multipliers who oversees violators but also as couriers for residents who wanted to buy basic goods and commodities.

Due to the participation of these CSOs, the LGU can address other equally important needs of the community while ensuring that the guidelines of the ECQ are being implemented.

in1

DILG- Ilocos Norte Conducts Outreach Activity at Brgy. Pasaleng, Pagudpud

 “Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.”

As part of their Christmas Program, the DILG- Ilocos Norte personnel headed by Provincial Director Reggie R. Colisao held their first outreach activity on December 12, 2019 at the Municipality of Pagudpud in Barangay Pasaleng.

Barangay Pasaleng, as the beneficiary of the charity contributions, is flooded during heavy rainfall that some parts of the barangay became isolated. Among the chosen beneficiaries are indigent families gravely affected by the recent occurrences of typhoons and torrential downpours in the locality.

The activity started with a prayer and an inspirational message from PD Colisao. The DILG- Provincial Staff also prepared fun games actively participated by the beneficiaries and barangay officials. In his message, Punong Barangay Efren Tapia expressed his gratitude to the DILG personnel for choosing their barangay as recipient of the goods and for bringing joy to the beneficiaries this coming celebration of Christmas. The DILG personnel showed their love and affection through the distribution of Noche Buena packages and donation of used clothes. They also prepared snacks for all who attended the activity.

The joy and smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries during the activity inspired the DILG personnel to continue charitable acts for the community.

by: MELBA SUZAINE P. TARAMPI 

no

First Balay Silangan In the Province of Ilocos Norte  Inaugurated in Dingras

Dingras, Ilocos Norte – The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Dingras, Ilocos Norte, under the leadership of Mayor Joefrey P. Saguid and Vice Mayor Erdio E. Valenzuela, spearheaded the inauguration ceremony of Ilocos Norte’s first Balay Silangan on December 17, 2019.

In accordance to Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 2 series of 2018 entitled “Balay Silangan – Guidelines for Community Involvement in Reforming Drug Offenders into Self–Sufficient and Law Abiding Members of Society” the LGU of Dingras established their very own Balay Silangan.  The Balay Silangan will serve as short-term sanctuaries for drug offenders with the goal of reforming them into self-sufficient and law-abiding constituents of Dingras, Ilocos Norte.  The LGU already implemented various program to combat the proliferation of illegal drugs which includes the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program  (CBRP).  Mayor Saguid expressed his sincere gratitude and acknowledged the support of different concerned stakeholders.  The Mayor also recognized the invaluable assistance provided by the PDEA and DILG as Balay Silangan head implementer and secretariat respectively.  He also emphasized that thru the dynamic interventions of MLGOO Sonny Arnold A. Pascual, barangays were able to comply with different barangay drug clearing requirements and also paved the way to the establishment of Balay Silangan which became as one of the LGU ’s milestones.

The Inauguration Ceremony of the Ilocos Norte’s first Balay Silangan was witnessed by PDEA Regional Director Bryan Babang, DILG Ilocos Norte Provincial Director Reggie R. Colisao and other representatives from different national agencies, provincial government, civil society organizations and faith-based institutions.

                                                                                          ANDREW M. UMALOS

                                                                                               Contributor

Aringay, La Union unveils COVID-19 Isolation Facility

The Municipality of Aringay, led by Mayor Eric Sibuma, inaugurates its COVID-19 Isolation Facility on November 18, 2020 at Pangao-aoan East, Aringay, La Union.

 

The event was graced by DILG RD James F. FAdrilan, DILG La Union PD Virgilio P. Sison, PHO II

 

Eduardo Posadas representing La Union Gov. Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” R. Ortega III, IC Freddie Evangelista representing OCD R1 RD Eugene Cabrera and DMO III Rose Lulu Pagaduan representing DOH R1 RD Dr. Valeriano Lopez.

 

Mayor Sibuma says that the facility is “part of our commitment to provide services especially (during) the pandemic.” He added that the project was sourced from the Bayanihan funds and cost Php 7,243,374.00

 

DILG RD Fadrilan commended the LGU for establishing the facility, saying that it “shows readiness should there be cases.”

 

The isolation facility has a 26-bed capacity which will accommodate and manage mild COVID-19 patients who do not require hospitalization.

 

In his message, DILG La Union PD Sison expressed his optimism that the health crisis will end soon. He committed to “support LGUs’ endeavors especially during the trying times.”

 

As of date, the Municipality of Aringay has recorded 18 recoveries out of 24 total cases. The LGU continues to implement national and local health policies to combat COVID-19, and promote the general welfare of its constituents.

 

-LGOO VI/ PM NICOLETTE MAY O. AMON & LGOO II HEDRICH CALDERON

La Union puts up Bahay Pag-asa

The Provincial Government of La Union and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office inaugurated its Bahay Pag-asa situated at Barangay Sta. Rita, Bacnotan, La Union on February 22, 2021.

 

DILG La Union PD Virgilio P. Sison, Bacnotan Mayor Francisco Angelito L. Fontanilla and Bacnotan ViceMayor Divina C. Fontanilla were privileged to take part of the inauguration.

 

The Residential Care Facility is expected to cater Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) in the province of La Union.

 

Ranilo Ipac, PSWDO, reports that they are currently furnishing the facility with equipment and hiring regional personnel before it can be accredited by the DSWD.

 

In his message, DILG PD Sison lauded the efforts of the Provincial Government in enhancing their services and preparing for the SGLG 2021.

 

One of the indicators of the SGLG is the establishment of at least one accredited Residential Care Facility for the vulnerable sector.

 

The SGLG program challenges LGUs to continue improving service delivery towards more progressive communities.

 

-LGOO VI/ PM NICOLETTE MAY O. AMON & LGOO II HEDRICH CALDERON

c jfjffjhfhjghj

San Fernando On The Go: A Digital Solution Bringing Goods to Doorsteps in the City of San Fernando, La Union

The imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine regulated the movement of the people in buying their basic necessities in order to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19. To address this need, the City Government of San Fernando, La Union, through the Knowledge Management and Corporate Communications - Information Communications Technology (KMCC – ICT) Section, developed the San Fernando On The Go, a web-based information system which serves as an online delivery application in aid of procuring the needed basic necessities of residents from selected barangays in the city.

The application is also the response of the LGU to the latest advisory of DILG dated April 18, 2020 encouraging LGUs to use online marketing and delivery of goods through the use of various online platforms. For its pilot operation, the City Government has recruited a total of fifty (50) tricycle drivers as third-party providers. As of April 22, 2020, the KMCC-ICT, together with the Local Economic and Business Development Office (LEBDO), trained the registered drivers on how to use and handle the digital platform. Drivers were divided into five (5) batches, with 10 drivers to be deployed daily during operating hours.

This application would not just help the residents but would also provide San Fernando On The Go: A Digital Solution Bringing Goods to Doorsteps in the City of San Fernando, La Union LGU: City Government of San Fernando, La Union opportunities to the city’s idle tricycle drivers to earn income while public transportation is suspended during the quarantine period. Moreover, selected members of the City Incident Management Team (IMT) were also trained as they will be manning the overall management of order requests and assigning of drivers using the platform. San Fernando On The Go was officially launched on April 25, 2020, operating daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 cfjhgjhj

“Kalinga para sa Kumakalinga”

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge local government units to craft innovative plans to address community concerns, and with the Enhanced Community Quarantine being implemented, the city government is working tirelessly to bring genuine solutions to problems that may arise. One of the commitments by the city government is to protect those who courageously preserve the community – the city’s frontliners, that is why the Kusina ng Kalinga (KnK) has been reactivated.

Kusina ng Kalinga is a feeding program aimed at fighting hunger and it has been operational since March 19, 2020 supplying meals for frontliners of the People’s City of San Fernando. “Kalinga para sa Kumakalinga” LGU: City Government of San Fernando, La Union LOGISTICS The Central Kitchen of KnK, located at Canaoay Elementary School, is manned by three (3) local government employees and five (5) volunteers operating from Monday to Sunday, from 4:30 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening.

Since the reactivation of KnK up to April 22, 2020, the City Government has served 54, 420 meals, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to the city’s doctors, nurses, and other frontliners who ensure the safety and security of the entire citizenry. With the reactivation of KnK, the city government was able to save around PhP 50.00 – PhP 70.00 per meal which was utilized to augment the needed funding to support other programs, such as relief operations, and procurement of PPEs for the frontliners.

fjfghjj

Provincial Government of La Union Hires Additional Nurses in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The health care workers have always been at the forefront in the battle against the COVID-19. They have been tirelessly working day and night in order to provide the much-needed medical attention of those who were affected by the disease. Provincial Government of La Union Hires Additional Nurses in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic LGU: Provincial Government of La Union.

Healthcare workers who directly work with exposed patients are outnumbered and due to their firsthand exposure, some staff undergo self-quarantine thus reducing their numbers drastically. To address this issue, the Provincial Government of La Union decided to hire ten (10) Project-Based Nurses to render their service starting on April 7, 2020 at Naguilian District Hospital. The said project aims to augment the present under-staffed situation of the Nursing Service Department since 15 employees are on strict home quarantine.

Back to Top