DILG CALABARZON Confers SGH to Rizal, Laguna
DILG IV-A CALABARZON Regional Director Josefina E. Castilla-Go (right) congratulates the Municipal Government of Rizal, Laguna headed by Mayor Antonino Aurelio (second from right) for qualifying as one of the recipients of the 2012 Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH). The seal is awarded by the DILG to the LGUs that successfully meet the requirements of the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP), have exemplary standards of frontline services and procurement, and proven to have no adverse or disclaimer audit findings by the Commission on Audit (COA). The letter from DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to the Municipal Government of Rizal, Laguna was turned over to Mayor Aurelio last January 24, 2014 at the DILG IV-A Regional Office at FTI Complex, Taguig City. With RD Go and Mayor Aurelio are DILG IV-A Assistant Regional Director Ariel O. Iglesia (2nd from left), and LGOO V Danilo A. Nobleza (left) from DILG IV-A’s Project Development Management Unit (PDMU). (DILG CALABARZON)
LGRRC IV-A Expands to Batangas State University
A historic event has unfolded in the CALABARZON Region as the Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) expands to the Batangas State University in Batangas City last January 22, 2013 during the launching of the LGRRC extension in the said school.
This symbolic launching which was held at the university library was attended by the LGRRC Composite Team led by DILG IV-A Regional Director Josefina E. Castilla-Go, the officials of Batangas State University led by Dr. Nora L. Magnaye, DILG Batangas led by OIC-Provincial Director Noel R. Bartolabac, the Multi-Sectoral Advisory Committee (MSAC) members composed of the National Government Agencies (NGAs) in Region IV-A, the Batangas Provincial Alliance, and other stakeholders. This was followed by the 2014 First Quarterly Meeting of the MSAC which was held at the university conference room. Discussed and presented during the meeting were the Business Development of the LGRRC in partnership with the MSAC and other stakeholders.
Prior to the LGRRC launching a simple program was held in the morning at the school’s state of the art auditorium wherein the guests were given a treat courtesy of a cultural presentation by the students. During the program, DILG Assistant Regional Director and LGRRC Manager Ariel O. Iglesia gave a bird’s eye view of what LGRRC is all about indicating that the LGRRC is more than a physical library since it is a dynamic, interactive and virtual program which contributes in building the DILG and its partners as knowledge-centric organizations. He added that the LGRRC also builds learning communities since this pursues local governance excellence through knowledge-sharing and innovation.
In her message on the other hand, RD Go stressed the need to establish other LGRRCs outside of the DILG Regional Office in order to advocate and promote further the LGRRC as a knowledge-centric facility in partnership with the academe, the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and other NGAs in the region. She added that what will be established in Batangas State University is the very first provincial LGRRC that is within the premises of an academic institution. RD Go further stressed that having an LGRRC extension in Batangas empowers and capacitates not only the DILG but also thier partners in the academe – the Batangas State University, as well as their other partners who compose the MSAC. She also thanked Dr. Magnaye for her warm welcome as well as for allowing the LGRRC to have a space in their school library, as well as for giving them a glimpse of the world-class amphitheatre and dormitory facility.
RD Go also acknowledged the hardwork, dedication and commitment of Dr. Magnaye since her unwavering passion to lead and excel contributed to the gains achieved by Batangas State University. She also reiterated to Dr. Magnaye that she will promote the said school as a venue for trainings and lakbay-aral to the LGUs of the region.
The LGRRC was conceptualized in order to address the need to consolidate the wealth information on good local governance; the need to improve access to these knowledge and information; the need to promote a culture of learning, sharing and replication in local governance; the need to achieve synergy of efforts in working towards excellence in local governance; and the need to harness people, process, technology in knowledge and information management. (DILG IV-A CALABARZON)
Cavite Mayors’ League Oath-taking
The officers of the Cavite Mayors’ League (CML) headed by its President, Noveleta Mayor Enrico M. Alvarez, Jr. took their oath before DILG Secretary Mar Roxas (left), the guest of honor during the CML Oath-taking and Induction of Officers held last January 17, 2014 at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City. (DILG IV-A CALABARZON)