The Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Ilocos Sur Provincial Audit Team conducts Annual Performance Audit

Bantay, Ilocos Sur – Ensuring the continued improvement and performance of local anti-drug abuse councils (ADACs) in the campaign against illegal drugs in the province, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG Ilocos Sur) recently conducted a two-day Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Audit (AY 2020) covering two (2) Cities and thirty-two (32) Municipalities on July 22-23, 2021 at La Jenns Hotel and Resto Grill, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

The Provincial Audit team is led by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and composed of representatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

As stated on DILG Memorandum Circular No. 117, series of 2019, the ADAC performance audit aims to assess the functionality and effectiveness of local ADACs based on existing policies, determine their innovations, and best practices, and create a platform for evaluation, assessment, and recognition.

In attendance during the said activity were DILG Ilocos Sur Provincial Director Randy S. Dela Rosa, Cluster Leader Mila P. Madriaga, Program Manager Cesarieta R. Pestaño and staff, PDEA Provincial Officer Anabel F. Cabarles, PEMS Richard Pajo of ISPPO, and CSO Representatives - Provincial Federation of BHW President Zenaida P. Pulido, Rex Dexter Quilala and Primitiva R. Ragon, respectively.

By: LGOO II Jaemee Erleen T. Espejo


DILG Ilocos Sur spearheads SDEC Roll-out to LGUs

Bantay, Ilocos Sur - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG Ilocos Sur) with the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) spearheaded the Roll-out Orientation of the Establishment and Operation of “Special Drug Education Centers (SDEC) for Out-of-School Youth and Street Children”, on 21 July 2021 at La Jenns Hotel and Resto Grill, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

Taking part in the activity were DILG Ilocos Sur Provincial Director Randy S. Dela Rosa, Cluster Leader Mila P. Madriaga, Program Manager Cesarieta R. Pestaño and staff, Social Welfare Officer IV Fe G. Sarmiento of DSWD Field Office I, Social Welfare Officer II Irene Tabarangao, and PPSK President Janina Tabios, respectively.

The said activity was also virtually attended by 34 LGUs represented by C/MSWDOs, C/MLGOOs, C/MHOs, PNP – Women and Children Protection Desk Officers, and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President.

Among the topics covered during the roll-out and were all discussed by SWO IV Fe G. Sarmiento, Guest Speaker are SDEC Policy Content and Guidelines; Establishment, Modes, General Features, and Organizational Structure of SDECs; Funding; Personnel Complement; Human Resource, Program, Records and Data, and Case Management; Programs and Services; Physical Structures; and Safety and Guide in the preparation of Manual Operations.

SDEC is a community-based facility, which serves as a venue in promoting preventive and developmental services for the OSY and street children. It will promote drug abuse prevention initiatives with the goal of educating OSY and street children about the harmful effects of drug misuse, thereby contributing to their overall development as self-sufficient and socially responsible members of 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



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


Orientation on Safety Seal Certification Program

DILG City Operations Office – City Local Government Operations Officer Gerald D. Gallardo spearheaded an orientation to Candon City Safety Marshals on the Safety Seal Certification Program on June 10, 2021, Thursday, at 2:00 PM via ZOOM Meeting platform. The City Safety Marshals were hired to assist the City Government in the enforcement of minimum health protocols in different business establishments and are under the supervision of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer, Engr. Florante Galang, who is likewise the program’s Focal Person. In his introduction, CLGOO Gallardo emphasized the economic impact this seal implies to any establishment this may be seen.

The Safety Seal guarantees that an establishment is compliant to the minimum public health standard (MPHS) as the basic tool to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. To institutionalize its implementation at the local level and formalize the organization of City and DILG Inspection and Certification Teams, an Executive Order was issued by City Mayor Ericson G. Singson, MD, pursuant to DOLE-DOH-DILG-DOT-DTI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 21-01, Series of 2021, and DILG Memorandum Circular 2021-053. LGOO II Rodante G. Macanas detailed the composition, powers and functions, and areas of assignment of the two (2) Inspection and Certification Teams which were organized as the Seal’s Issuing Authority of the City. All other provisions, highlighting the requirements an establishment should observe to be eligible for the seal and the process of certification, and other related topics were thoroughly discussed by CLGOO Gallardo.

Also in attendance is Ms. Mary Jean Abrero, City Business Permits and Licensing Officer and her staff, who chairs the City Inspection and Certification Team. The orientation is a kickoff to yet anticipated series of discussion and was concluded after an open forum.



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


DILG Ilocos Sur Conducts RCSP Orientation for 38 Target Barangays

Bantay, Ilocos Sur – The DILG Provincial Office of Ilocos Sur headed by PD Randy S. de la Rosa conducted the Virtual Orientation on Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) for the 38 target barangays of the 12 LGUs (Candon City, Burgos, Galimuyod, Nagbukel, Narvacan, Salcedo, Santiago, Sta. Cruz, Sta. Lucia, Sta. Maria, Sto. Domingo, and Suyo) on May 24, 2021 at La Jenns Hotel and Resto Grill. The participants were: Local Chief Executives (LCEs), C/MLGOOs, MPDOs, Punong Barangays and Barangay Secretaries.

The objectives of the said activity are a) to orient participants on RCSP Phases of Implementation; b) to apprise participants on the different programs and services of concerned agencies; and c) to prepare action plan for the implementation of RCSP in the target barangays.

Governor & PTF-ELCAC Chairman Hon. Ryan Luis V. Singson joined the activity and delivered his message to the participants,”Let us work together to make Ilocos Sur a peaceful province”.

Line agencies who participated in the Orientation included TESDA, DTI, DOLE, DSWD, DAR, NCIP, DENR, and DA and each presented and discussed their respective programs offerings and services related to RCSP.

LGOO II Jaemee Erleen T. Espejo



Bantay, Ilocos Sur – A total of eleven former rebels (9-Militia ng Bayan; 2- Regular NPAs) who surrendered in the Province of Ilocos Sur received their respective financial assistance during the E-CLIP Awarding Ceremonies held on May 20, 2021 at Mel Sol’s Inn & Resort.  Each of the recipients was awarded with P15,000 immediate assistance, while additional P50,000 livelihood assistance was awarded to regular NPA members and firearm remuneration to those with surrendered/ turned-over firearms. Reintegration assistance was also awarded to the Unit where the former rebels surrendered. A total amount of P 1,436,000 was awarded to the recipients.

The ECLIP is one of the flagship programs of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that seeks to address social healing and national unity toward the higher objective of having just and lasting peace. It is one of the major interventions to provide social equity to former members of the CPP-NPA-NDF and the Militia ng Bayan to reintegrate them into mainstream society.

Governor & ECLIP Committee Chairman Hon. Ryan Luis V. Singson and joined by DILG-Ilocos Sur PD Randy S. Dela Rosa, LTC Rodrigo A. Mariñas, Jr, Commanding Officer, 81st IB, 7ID, PA, and PLTCOL Simeon G. Damolkis, Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office awarded the cheques to the 11 recipients.

In his message, DILG Ilocos Sur Provincial Director Randy S. Dela Rosa, CESE emphasized that the program aims to encourage rebel members of CPP-NPA-NDF and Militia ng Bayan to reintegrate back to the mainstream society, and start over a new, peaceful, and productive life.

Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson, in his message, emphasized the accomplishments of his administration in support to sustaining peace and development in the province. He likewise praised the former rebels for their decision to return to the folds of the law and encouraged them to persuade the remaining NPA rebels and their supporters in the Province to abandon the armed struggle and return to the government folds. Lastly, he announced that he will personally reward each participant P2,000 as an incentive.

LGOO II Jaemee Erleen T. Espejo


DILG Ilocos Sur Confers Recognition to Performing Personnel for CY2020

Bantay, Ilocos Sur – The DILG Ilocos Sur headed by Provincial Director Randy S. Dela Rosa, CESE conducted "The Pammigbig 2021 for Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahan CY 2020 Awards" at the Ichthus Beach Resort, Alangan, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur on May 7, 2021 following minimum public health standards.

Individual awards were conferred to DILG Ilocos Sur personnel, to wit:

Best Performing MLGOO

Top Performer (Submission of Complete Admin Requirements)

  • LGOO VI Manuel Dumagpi

Best Performing Provincial Office Staff

Special Awards on Selected Programs

LTIA Provincial Entries:

  • CLGOO Andres Vendiola, Jr (City Category for Brgy. II and Amianance, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur)
  • MLGOO Bradford Burgonio (1st-3rd Class Municipal Category for Brgy. Dili, Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur)
  • MLGOO Isidora Vendiola (4th-6th Class Municipal Category for Brgy. Paduros, Burgos, Ilocos Sur)

LTIA Municipal Entries:

  • CL Mila Madriaga (San Ildefonso)
  • OIC-MLGOO Mely Bas-angen (Alilem)
  • MLGOO Carmela Eloy Cardenas Vergara (Banayoyo)
  • MLGOO Randel RJ Padua (Bantay)
  • MLGOO Eloisa Roberonta Rigucera (Cabugao)
  • OIC-MLGOO Rey Colisao (Caoayan)
  • MLGOO Narciso Boyet Edal (Cervantes)
  • MLGOO Raquel Soliva Lelina (Galimuyod)
  • OIC-MLGOO Honey Lou Baguso (Gregorio Del Pilar)
  • MLGOO Kay Legrand Digay (Lidlidda)
  • MLGOO Aprille Regina Guerrero (Magsingal)
  • MLGOO Joselito Racca (Nagbukel)
  • MLGOO Elmer Advincula (Narvacan)
  • MLGOO Arvin C. Dauz (Quirino)
  • MLGOO Ma. Aleli Molina (Salcedo)
  • MLGOO Mildred Villaruz (San Emilio)
  • MLGOO Russel O. De Peralta (San Esteban)
  • MLGOO Amado Tabin (San Juan)
  • MLGOO Marjorie Abaya (Santa)
  • MLGOO Manuel Dumagpi (Santiago)
  • MLGOO Oliva Guzman (Sinait)
  • MLGOO Alvin Navarro (Sta. Catalina)
  • MLGOO Imelda Babette Ordono (Sta. Lucia)
  • MLGOO Fema Manabeng (Sta. Maria)
  • MLGOO Lorna Bueno (Sto. Domingo)
  • MLGOO Chester Baltazar Reynante (Sugpon)
  • MLGOO Angelita Lagdamen (Suyo)

RCSP Implementation

The Special Awards aims to recognize DILG Ilocos Sur personnel who have demonstrated outstanding performances and exceptional services in the implementation of the Department's Programs, Projects and Activities for CY 2020. The Provincial Awards Committee composed of the Provincial Director (as chairman), Cluster Leader, Program Manager, Planning Officer and Provincial Focal Persons carefully screened the nominees and deliberated on the winners based on performance accomplishments. END/LGOO II Jaemee Erleen Espejo


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.

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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.



The Project Development and Management Unit (PDMU) of DILG RO1 conducted the activity, Follow Through Activity on FINALIZATION OF MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY SANITATION AND HYGIENE MASTER PLAN which aims to deepen the understanding of the participants in the importance of proper planning, handling and management of water supply sanitation and hygiene. This will also train LGUs to complete the baseline data that will be incorporated with the Philippine Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Plan (PWSSMP).

In her opening remarks, DILG RO1 Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag CESO III, welcomed all participants through a virtual message. She expressed her warm gratitude towards all the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator, Municipal Engineer, Municipal Health Officer/Rural Sanitary Inspector, LGU Encoder and Municipal Local Government Operation Officer present in the event and her excitement to work with them again.

Moving on to the overview of the training, PDMU Chief Engr. Sharwyn M. Sangel, EnP presented the issues and challenges concerning the water supply and sanitation, contributing to the national and global commitments. She discussed the water sector reforms and initiatives, 8 key roles for MWSSMP, short, medium and long-term targets under the PWSSMP, investment required for the Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) and the Roles of DILG under Water Supply and Sanitation. Also, she mentioned what the participants may expect and to look forward to during the course of the training.

The activity focuses mainly on the management of Tool 1-8 being used in conducting the assessment to household and the details that are required in the assessment data form. PDMU Engineers; Engr. Andy O. Quiaoit, Engr. Cherry U. Adriano and Engr. Jan Patriz L. Mariano took turns in explaining these tools, elaborating and giving examples in order for the participants to understand and have a broader knowledge to each of the said Tools. They also taught the participants how to input data in the assessment data forms and provided examples of LGU who already accomplished the said assessment data forms. Issues were raised after each tool was discussed and were answered by the PDMU Engineers. At the end of the training, the participants took part in the data input of the assessment data forms and presented their outputs. Participants committed to conduct their own assessment to their respective LGUs to be submitted on or before July 15, 2021. (IO II Dann Ariel S. Genese)


Seminar-Workshop on Operation and Maintenance of Barangay Water and Sanitation Association (BWSA)-Managed Facility

One of the identified priority capacity building needs under sustainability phase of the Water Service Providers is the Operations and Maintenance for Water Supply Projects. In particular, most of the Barangay Water Supply and Sanitation Association (BWSA) managed facilities are not efficiently operated and maintained because of the lack of technical and managerial expertise of barangay officials, BWSA officers and O&M Team. Therefore, the Project Development and Management Unit (PDMU) of DILG RO1 conducted a 3-day seminar- workshop entitled, Seminar-Workshop on Operation and Maintenance of Barangay Water and Sanitation Association (BWSA)-Managed Facility, that aims to enhance the capacity of the LGU Officials and Barangay Water Supply and Sanitation Association (BWSA) in operating and maintaining water supply system. Specifically, this aims to deepen their understanding in the operations and maintenance of the facility.

The activity started with a welcome remark by OIC- Provincial Director Roger P. Daquiaog. Afterwards, Engr. Andres O. Quiaoit asked the participants to introduce themselves and their expectations for the activity. PDMU Chief, Engr. Sharwyn M. Sangel presented the training overview, the methodologies to be used to optimized the learning process such as lectures, workshops, plenary and Focus group discussions. She also presented the different areas that the training will tackle for the operation and maintenance of the BWSA-Managed Facilities and utilities. The concept, and framework governing principles of Human Rights- Based Approach (HRAB) was discussed by Engr. Cristy Faye A. Gasmen of UP College of Engineering followed by Dr. Nelia P. Verzosa, the Characteristic, Roles and Functions of BWSA and Stakeholders. Ms. Elsa D. Mejia, President of Impart Waterworks and Development Company (IWADCO), discussed the HRBA-Community Organizing Process and Local Customers’ Service Code and Other BWSA Documents. The Overview of Water Supply System and Facilities, Tariff Setting and Computation, Billing and Collection and Operation and Maintenance of Water Supply System were discussed by Engr. Benjamin Q. Galvan Jr. and Engr. Eric F. Carpina, OIC- General Manager of Metro San Fernando Water District.


After each topic, training facilitators- Engr. Andres O. Quiaoit, Engr. Cherry U. Adriano and Engr. Jan Patriz L. Mariano of PDMU RO1, facilitated workshops to ensure that the participants understand and gained knowledge regarding the sustainability and maintained water supply system. Before the activity ends, participating LGUs were ask for their commitment for the activities needed to be conducted in their respective municipalities to equip their other BWSA member of the knowledge of organizing and having a sustained and strong BWSA Organization.

By: IO II Dann Ariel S. Genese



Performance review is a central part of the organizational performance management process.  It is vital in supporting a culture of on-going feedback and recognition, and to achieve better business results. In many organizations, annual performance reviews are conducted for their entire workforce. However, more and more organizations are moving toward a frequent feedback performance management system done quarterly, monthly, or even weekly. When done right, performance reviews can help employees understand what they’re doing well, how they can improve, how their work aligns with larger organizational goals, and what is expected of them. With that being said, the Project Development and Management Unit (PDMU) of DILG RO1 hosted its 2021 PDMU Mid-Year Performance Review on DILG LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FUND PROJECTS which intends to diagnose the progress and performance of the Provincial teams and individual members demonstrated to date, to plan strategies for the remainder of the year to ensure the achievement of 2021 targets and to prepare workable plan for the completion of carry-over projects and submission of lacking documentary requirements.

In her opening remarks, DILG RO1 Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag welcomed the participants present and those who joined via virtual conference. She expressed her warm gratitude to all participants and acknowledged those newly hired employees as part of her welcome speech. Soon after, each provinces presented their progress, performance report, issues and concerns and their action plans for the remainder of the year. It is followed by an update to the SUBAYBAYAN status by its focal person. A workshop was facilitated by the resource speaker, Dr. Ma. Rosalinda M. Lacsamana, former DILG Regional Coordinator. Other part of the activity is the introduction of newly-joined members of PDMU and the creation of vision board which was also facilitated by Dr. Lacsamana. From the Central Office; the Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) gave an update on the Governance Reform Targets particularly LRNDP development, CapDev activities and Budget Utilization of CMGP funds were discussed via Zoom Video Conference. Also, each focal person assigned to different Locally Fund Projects (LFPs) and Capacity Development Projects gave updates to the status of each project, highlighting accomplishments and giving commitments to undergoing and pending projects. PDMU Chief Engr. Sharwyn M. Sangel, EnP gave her insights and recommendations after each presentation. This performance review activity gave the participants a clearer view on where they are and where they are heading in terms of accomplishment, and help them have a better action plan for the rest of the year 2021 through catch-up planning. (IO II Dann Ariel S. Genese)

SPO4 Juan is PNP Model Family in R1

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“To be nominated in the Search for PNP Model Families is already an honor for the uniformed police officers who risk their lives to protect and serve the community.” Regional Director Evangeline R. Almirante of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) emphasized this during the on-site validation conducted by the Regional Search Committee (RSC). She commended the nominees for uplifting the image of police officers as family person and partner in community development.

The Search highlights family values, work ethics, and involvement in activities that promote positive changes in the community. It advocates the capability of police officers as partners in maintaining peace and order towards a more progressive socioeconomic system. It is open to all uniformed members of the PNP with legitimate or legally adopted child/children, legally married and living together with his/her spouse for at least five (5) years, and has been in the police service for at least five (5) years at the time of the Search.

After much deliberation, SPO4 Dennis A. Juan and his family stood out as the PNP Model Family of Region 1 having ranked first among six (6) nominees. The other nominees were: SPO4 Erlinda Gagaoin of La Union; PO3 Ador Puntalba and SPO2 Emma Ruth Apostol of Pangasinan; SPO4 Myrna Almadrigo and SPO4 Cesar Ramos of Ilocos Norte.

SPO4 Juan is currently assigned at Ilocos Norte PNP Provincial Office (INPPO) and is regarded by his colleagues as a soft-spoken and generous person. His family exhibited the characteristics befitting a model family. One of their advantages is the community outreach program they initiated as a family which has been sustained for 17 years. Their three (3) children would save money from their allowances to be used in buying school supplies for a group of pupils in their area. They aim to do this until the selected pupils graduate from 6th Grade. Their children also stated that when they finish school, they will continue what their parents have started.

Each nominated family were rated based on: how the parents share their responsibilities in raising their children; how they show their respect for one another in the family; how they uphold moral principles; and how they are able to bring about better change in their community.

Members of the RSC interviewed the nominees and their family, their superiors and co-workers, neighbors, pastors/ priests and local officials to assess which family will be nominated at the national level to vie for the title PNP Model Family.

The RSC is chaired by Ms. Geraldine Ortega of La Union Vibrant Women, Inc., with members composed of representatives from the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP) and St. John Bosco College of Northern Luzon.

Members of the committee conducted the on-site validation on May 8, 2017 for La Union; May 10-11, 2017 for Ilocos Norte; and May 15-16, 2017 for Pangasinan.

All the Regional nominees will be awarded in the culmination of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) this coming’ September 2017.

- Nicolette May O. Amon

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