Urbina reports DILG accomplishments
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC – Provincial Director Elma M. Urbina reported accomplishments during a flag raising ceremony hosted by the office last September 2 at the People’s Stage.
According to Urbina, the province ranked second in the Absorptive Capacity in the implementation of Conditional Marching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) projects and ranked sixth on the Governance Reform and Compliance of 2019 fund release requirements.
In 2018, there were four road projects completed with a total amount of about P158 million CMGP funds. This year, there were also four funded road projects amounting to about P122 million which includes the Nueva Vizcaya-Benguet Junction – Kayapa Central – Kayapa road, Oyao – Ganao road, Diadi – Escoting – Arwas – Talictic road and Junction Bua – Bulala – Macabenga road.
CMGP aims to address the poor state of provincial roads across the country through the provision of funds for road repairs, improvement, and rehabilitation.
A performance audit was also conducted in all municipalities annually to ascertain the functionality of Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) in the municipal and provincial level, to ensure continuous improvement and performance.
A roll-out activity for the Child Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) was conducted to apprise the members of the monitoring team in order to ensure smooth implementation of the audit which will commence this September.
The CFLGA is an audit system that measures Local Government Performance in giving priority to children in planning, budgeting, legislation, and delivery of services and assure that all children’s needs and rights are addressed and upheld, said Urbina in her report.
A total of five projects were implemented for the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) program that provides potable water to poor communities to ensure sanitation servives.
DILG also assisted municipalities in the delivery of basic services through the provision of financial subsidy for the implementation of priority programs and projects. In 2018, there were 55 or 97 percent of the projects that were completed with a fund allocation of almost P138 million.
In 2018, the municipalities of Diadi and Villaverde were recipients of the Performance Challenge Fund (PC Fund) which is an incentive fund to LGUs who passed the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) in the form of counterpart funding to local programs and projects.
The 2019 SGLG national validation was recently conducted and results will be announced in the fourth quarter of the year. #cqc