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Post Date: June 1, 2020




“On May 28, every year, we celebrate the unfurling of the first Philippine National Flag in commemoration of the country’s victorious battle against the Spanish troops. 

This time, we raise our flag and salute our frontline workers who continue to fight this unseen enemy, and we remember those whose lives were lost in this pandemic. 

Let us continue to stand united in upholding our freedom and stand for the land that our ancestors have fought hard to defend.

Under our flag, we are all Filipino.

Together, we fight and heal as one.”

Post Date: May 29, 2020

Bagumbayan town in Sultan Kudarat topped the list of local government units in the Region with the highest updating rate in the SubayBAYAN platform, an online application system that monitors the progress of implemented locally-funded projects (LFPs) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government since 2012 to the present.

As of April 2020, Bagumbayan recorded an 84.05% updating rate, followed by the Municipalities of Libungan (82. 32%), Magpet (81.52%), and Pikit (70.51%) from the Province of Cotabato in second, third, and fifth place, respectively. The Municipality of Tboli from South Cotabato Province ranked fourth in the list with an updating rate of 80.21%.

Post Date: May 21, 2020

Fourteen additional local government units in Region XII passed the Public Financial Management Compliance (PFM) Assessment, DILG XII- Project Development Management Unit (PDMU) revealed.

Earlier this week, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) XII has confirmed and furnished DILG XII the said list of 14 LGUs which included Arakan, Kabacan,  Magpet, M’lang, and Tulunan of Cotabato Province, Kiamba, Maasim, and Malungon of Sarangani Province, Sto. Nino, Surallah, and Tampakan of South Cotabato, and Bagumbayan, Esperanza, and Lambayong of Sultan Kudarat Province. 

Post Date: May 20, 2020

“Don’t drop your guard,” said DILG XII Regional Director Josephine Cabrido-Leysa, CESO III to local government units as the region recorded one new COVID-19 positive case a day before transitioning into MGCQ. Additional three confirmed cases were recorded, two days after the region shifted under Modified General Community Quarantine on May 16. 

In a statement last Monday, March 18, Leysa urged LGUs to maintain the strict implementation of border restrictions in the region and reduce public movement to limit the spread of the virus.

Post Date: May 15, 2020

“Not one from Region XII.”

This was the short answer of DILG XII RD Josephine Cabrido-Leysa, CESO III as a response to a query if there are mayors in Region XII who were included in the list of forty-three local chief executives which were given show cause orders by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for having poor performance in the distribution of the emergency cash subsidy under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

Show cause orders were given to LGUs whose accomplishment rate on SAP payout was 79% and below as of May 10, the final deadline set by the Department, DILG Central Office revealed.