Gender and Development Focal Point System Technical Working Group (GFPS-TWG) Members of DILG XII conducted the first quarter meeting last April 15, 2021 using a blended approach at 88 Hotel, Gensan Drive, and via the Zoom Platform. The members are composed of internal members which are personnel from different divisions of DILG Regional Office, external members which are LGCDD personnel and Provincial Focal Person and their alternates.
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On March 1-4, 2021, DILG XII Regional Director Josephine Cabrido-Leysa, CESO III and Assistant Regional Director Lailyn A. Ortiz, CESO V, led the Region’s CDP team during the “Coaches’ Training for the Enhancement of the Risk-Informed Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP+)” of the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) at the Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City.
“Persistence pays off.”
That is how DILG XII Regional Director Josephine Cabrido-Leysa, CESO III, summed up all the efforts of the local government units which had never gave up on submitting proposals and requests for funding for any project which are deemed beneficial to the community. One of these towns is the Municipality of Tantangan which formally received a P20-million public market project on March 29, 2021.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region XII actively participated in the celebration of World Water Day on March 24, 2021. The one-day celebration aims to help raise global awareness on the importance of freshwater in support to the achievement of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and Sanitation by 2030.
The department conducted a symposium at the Regional Office XII with the theme, “World Water Day: Valuing Water” that discussed about the value of water not just for households but also for the national economy, education and health. The DILG field offices personnel also attended the said event via Zoom and Facebook Live.
In preparation for the implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Mandanas-Garcia case, the Department of Interior and Local Government Regional Office 12, conducted the SERYE SA DOSE, an orientation on Mandanas Supreme Court ruling and its implications, and Continuing Legal Enhancement for DILG 12 personnel and LGUs in the region.
In her welcome message, DILG-12 Regional Director (RD) Josephine Cabrido-Leysa CESO III, emphasized the importance of the said activity as this will benefit the participants in preparation for the full devolution in 2022.