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Enhancing Local Government Operations through e-Governance (E-LOG)
The Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as mandated to enhance the technical, financial and administrative capabilities of local government units, is into development of computer-based administrative systems under its Improved Local Operations thru e-Governance (ILOG) formerly Computerization of LGU Administrative Systems (CLAS) project. The Project, which had been categorized into three (3) subprojects, supports and facilitates LGU’s administrative and planning operation for effective governance and public service. It is designed to help the LGUs enhance their capability to be able to satisfy the requirements of decentralization and local autonomy through the adoption of Information Technology (IT). It is a practical approach to data/information management in support to decision making, problem solving and seeking opportunities with the ultimate goal of effective public service delivery.
To develop and strengthen management capabilities of local government units in acquiring, handling, organizing, securing and disposing of relevant data for improved local government operations.
- To develop/upgrade computer-based administrative systems for local governance operation; and
- To provide technical and consultancy services to LGUs on the establishments of administrative systems and procedures
THE THREE (3) SUB-PROJECTS:
ENHANCING LOCAL MANAGEMENT PROJECT (e-LMP)
The Enhancing Local Management Project (e-LMP) is designed for local government units with a view to further improve the delivery of basic services through information technology (IT). It is mean to facilitate the flow of information to all levels of the organizational structure, hence, serving as the enabling mechanism for forecasting, decision-making, operational planning, monitoring, financial planning and manpower planning. It also therefore, allows the local chief executive and other interested parties to act accordingly based on the availability of timely, relevant and accurate information.
The Local Government Code of 1991 envisions local government units to be self- reliant and effective partners in the attainment of national development. As such they should have programs, project, activities and services for the growth and the development of their constituents. To do so requires information. Therefore, data information are indispensable in sound decision-making.
The BLGD, on its part to assist LGUs promoting efficiency and effectiveness in its operation, developed two systems namely: Management Information System (MIS) and Personnel Management Information System (PMIS)
LEGISLATIVE TRACKING AND PERFORMANCE
MONITORING PROJECT (LTPMP)
The challenge to any local government unit (LGU) for the continuous improvement in the basic delivery of services compelled them to keep pace with the changing environment brought about by the digital economy.
The Sanggunian Council, as the legislative body of the local government unit, is mandated to enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the general welfare of the local government unit and its inhabitants pursuant to Section 16 of the Code.
In view thereof, the Legislative Tracking and Performance Monitoring Project was designed to strengthen the capability of the Sanggunian Council to effectively discharge their duties through the adoption of information technology, focusing on Sanggunian Information System (SIS)
Intended beneficiaries in this project are the Sanggunian Council, LCEs & other Local Officials, Community, NGOs/POs/PS.
ENHANCING LOCAL REVENUE GENERATION PROJECT
The reduction of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), erroneous tax assessment and collection system and the greater demands by the constituents for better services are some of the problems that faces our local government units today. These problems necessitates that government be creative in finding ways of increasing their revenue collection. Our government is faced with the challenged of maximizing society’s contribution to the government with minimal efforts and resources. Innovative measures and radical changes have to be made to ensure effective monitoring of taxes for the good of the community. Thus, the need to correctly and efficiently assess, record, monitor and collect taxes are necessary.
To address this optimization and efficiency, there is a need to leverage the use of Information Technology (IT) in tax processing and collection, the Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD) of the DILG, in its mandate to assist the LGUs in their local administration has developed systems that will enhance their capability in revenue generation. The Enhancing Local Revenue Generating Project (e-LRGP) presents one of the solutions. The project has two (2) software solutions namely: Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) and Real Property Tax Assessment and Collection System (RPTACS) that were developed to primarily improve the business tax administration and collection system of the local government units and store business activities and real property related information that will be used for effective planning and management decision.