After a series of activities under the Mainstreaming DRR CCA in Local Development Planning Program, five (5) LGUs composed of Bagumbayan (Sultan Kudarat), Arakan (Cotabato), Magpet (Cotabato), Makilala (Cotabato), and Polomolok (South Cotabato) were called for a Coaching Session on the Utilization of Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) in Program, Project and Activity Identification last December 18-21, 2017 at the Hotel de Viajera, Koronadal City.
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In order to comply with President Duterte’s directive to streamline frontline services and the licensing and permit system in the entire government bureaucracy, DILG pushes LGUs not only to comply with the revised standards set as per DILG-DTI-DICT Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, series of 2016, but to go for automation in support of the ease of doing business at the local level.
DILG 12 conducted its first batch of the Training-Workshop on the Enhanced Local Climate Change Action Planning on December 5-8, 2017 at the 88 Hotel, Koronadal City. Thirty six (36) participants coming from the LGUs of Sarangani and General Santos City composed of the Local Planning Development Coordinators, Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers, Agricultural Officers, Engineers and other LGU functionaries who are members of the LCCAP Team attended the activity.
Universities and barangay officials within Region XII were recently provided an avenue to express their opinions on the proposed shift to a federal form of government.
A number of selected students from the Notre Dame of Marbel University and Sultan Kudarat State University were oriented of the basic concepts of federalism, its advantages and disadvantages last November 14 and 17, 2017, respectively. Atty. Michelle Anne P. Viejo and Helen Grace Sayon as resource speakers in the said activities.
In a continuing effort to involve various stakeholders in the advocacy on Federalism, the DILG XII facilitated the conduct of the Multi-Stakeholders Forum on Federalism cum Consultation with CSOs/NGOs/POs – Batch 2 last 26 October 2017 at the Farm @ Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. The forum was participated in by various regional line agencies, civil society, peoples and non-government organizations, and representatives from academic institutions. Hon. Cyrus Torreña, a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Sultan Kudarat served as the resource speaker. The first batch of the forum was conducted last September 27, 2017.