One of the landmark laws of the Duterte Administration which gives priority to improving competitiveness and ease of doing business in the Philippines is the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 (RA 11032). This Act aims to streamline the current systems and procedures of government services.
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One of the main focus of the Philippine Government at present is to end the local communist armed conflict which affected the different areas of the Country. In response to this, our government issued Executive Order No. 70 which institutionalizes the Whole-of-Nation-Approach as a government policy for the attainment of inclusive and sustainable peace. In this manner, the Government shall prioritize and harmonize the delivery of basic services and social development in conflict affected areas and vulnerable communities, facilitate social inclusivity and ensure participation of all sectors.
The Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Awards (LTIA) is one of the programs of the Department which provides motivation to all Lupons regionwide to further improve and strive for excellence in the performance of their mandated duties and responsibilities.
As such, the Department conducts a yearly evaluation on the performance of outstanding lupons regionwide. This year’s assessment, which was conducted last March 2019, resulted to the inclusion of Barangay Poblacion, Tupi, South Cotabato in the shortlist, as validated by the National Board of Judges on August 13, 2019. The said Barangay was also awarded as the1st Runner-Up in CY 2018.
On August 8-9, 2019, forty- eight (48) members (26 women and 22 men) of the Comprehensive Development Plan- Technical Assessment Committee (CDP- TAC) of four (4) Provinces attended the 2- Day Capacity Building held at FB Hotel and Convention Center, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.
The DILG Provincial Directors, DILG CDP Provincial Focal Persons, Provincial Planning Development Coordinators (PPDCs), PPDO personnel, Provincial Social Welfare Development Officers (PSWDOs), Provincial Treasurers, and Provincial Budget Officers (PBO) were the participants as key members of the CDP- TAC.
The 15th day of August 2019 became significant to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) XII upon accepting the Chairpersonship of Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) of Region XII. As one important support Committee of the Regional Development Council (RDC) XII pursuant to PCW- NEDA Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2016-01, the DILG XII was humbly challenged to continue the strengthening of GAD mainstreaming from the regional level down to local government units as mandated by the Republic Act No. 9710, otherwise known as “Magna Carta of Women”.