Secretary, DILG
E-mail: emanodilg@dilg.gov.ph
Undersecretary for Local Government
E-mail: mcsacendoncillo@dilg.gov.ph
Regional Director
E-mail: mliringan@dilg.gov.ph
Assistant Regional Director
E-mail: aasanjose@dilg.gov.ph
CONTACT NO#: (074) 422-6339


BAGUIO CITY—The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Cordillera, together with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is calling for entries of local government units (LGUs) with best practices in using information and communications technology (ICT) in their operations and delivery of public services.

“The Digital Governance Award (DGA) is an annual search to help stimulate e-Governance, particularly in the LGU-level, to enable LGUs to become “catalysts of change,” said Bable Adnol, Local Government Operations Officer VI of DILG-CAR.

She underscored that by drawing attention to the best practices in integrating ICT capabilities and solutions, the different sectors of society, and local government units are enabled in their roles as catalysts of change.

“It also aims to commend and collate best practices of LGUs in integrating ICT in their processes to serve as example and benchmarks to other LGUs, to improve local business ecosystem motivating the private/business sector to actively participate and/or invest in the growth of the LGUs, and to promote transparency in local governance,” she said.

Adnol further explained that for the best in Customer Empowerment (G2C) category, it recognizes the effect of LGU’s practices using ICT solutions in its dealings with the public.  This includes ICT solutions in providing improved, timely, and relevant delivery of public services directly to the constituent.

She said for the Business Empowerment (G2B) category, it awards the effect of an LGU’s practices in integrating ICT solutions, and the commitment of its administration, in the LGUs responsiveness to the needs of business enterprises, thereby creating business opportunities.

“In the LGU empowerment (G2G) category, it fetes the effect of an LGUs initiative to connect data and systems with other government offices, both national and local, for the convenience of its constituents and to improve its public service delivery,” she explained.

She also said that for the Government Internal Process (G2I) category, it recognizes the efforts of an LGU in developing or improving its internal systems and adhering to various recognized standards, to be able to provide better service to its internal customers.

Moreover, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic adverse effect, the LGUs intensified their efforts and took the lead in the mobilization of their communities to curb and mitigate the adverse impact of the threat of COVID-19.

Thus, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response category fetes the LGUs who were extremely adaptable to the unusual circumstances in the timely delivery of their services with the use of ICT solutions. It rewards quick thinking, innovation, and resourcefulness.

She urged the LGUs to submit entries to the screening portal at http://bit.ly/DGAGENERALSUBMISSION  ,and wait  for feedback from the DILG and DICT focals as to completeness of documents and correctness of category through email. For more information, visit www.nicp.org.ph/digital-governance-awards or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.###

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BAGUIO CITY--The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cordillera recognized the indispensable support of the barangays in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

In a statement, DILG Cordillera Regional Director Marlo Iringan, lauded the barangays of Lamut, Ifugao for their proactive and pre-emptive response in containing the community transmission as they set up 18 quarantine/isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients.

The barangays, with the help of the stakeholders, rehabilitated the agricultural booth in Lamut Trading Post (LATRAP) as bungalow type isolation and/or quarantine facilities which will augment the municipal government's quarantine facility.

He said that the cooperation and collaboration of local officials with the support of the local populace is crucial in the fight against the Covid-19 crisis.

“Ensuring all COVID-19 cases are detected early is critical to achieving our number one priority: preventing and controlling local transmission, thus, this facility is a crucial asset that will help us prepare for this eventuality (local transmission),” he said.

After the pandemic, these barangay facilities will have its multi-purpose use as agricultural booths during fiestas or festivals; satellite barangay halls; venue for barangay affairs/activities; evacuation area during the pandemic/disasters or the barangays may opt to have it rented as transient house or business stalls when LATRAP is in full operation. ###

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BAGUIO CITY-- The rehabilitation of a 3.6 kilometer provincial road worth PHP 106.1 million has officially started in Kalinga to address the poor state of provincial roads, and to improve the capacity of the province in local road management (LRM) to make this devolved function sustainable over time, incorporating reforms in public financial management.

Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony, RD Iringan underscored that Pinagan-Magnao project is funded by DILG through the agency’s Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) program.

He said that the provincial government is compliant with the standards set in the CMGP program which funds the infrastructure rehabilitation and development.

The set standards include the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping and submission to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) of their Local Public Financial Management Assessment Report.  The province should also have a good performance in the following: Local Road Information Management; Local Road Network Development Plan; Local Road Construction and Maintenance; Local Road Asset Management; Internal Audit; Budgeting, Revenue Generation and Expenditure Management; and Procurement.

RD Iringan underscored that allocations were determined by a combination of performance and need criteria, such as inclusion in the Budget Priorities Framework provinces, utilization and completion of local road projects under the Special Local Roads Fund (SLRF), as well as regular appropriation and use of maintenance funds for local roads.

The said project is also expected to boost the provision of social services as well as the agricultural livelihood of 3,224 residents of barangays Magnao, Guilayon and Nambucayan (MAGUINAM). ###

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BAGUIO CITY-- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cordillera is reinforcing the capacities of its field offices and local government units (LGUs) for the implementation of zoning containment strategy against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“The Zoning Containment Strategy (ZCS) can also be used to efficiently implement Covid-19 National Action Plan thru the Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, Reintegrate and Mainstream (PDITRM) Strategy,” said Marlo Iringan, DILG-Cordillera Regional Director today.

He said that the recently concluded video conference on ZCS, puts the emphasis on the importance of limiting the movement of people while contact tracing and testing are done as a strategic approach to stem the spread of the virus in the community as soon as it has been detected.

RD Iringan further explained that areas are classified into four zones based on set parameters: the Critical Zone refers to the areas where the initial number of cases or several clustering of cases have been identified within the past seven days.

The Containment Zone or areas without new cases but are adjacent to a geographic unit categorized as Critical Zone, the Buffer Zone which refers to the areas without new cases but are adjacent to areas categorized as Containment Zone.

 On the other hand, all remaining areas without new cases not categorized as Containment Zone or Buffer Zone are classified as Areas Outside Buffer Zones.

Meanwhile, LGOO V Alfreiner F. Partido, Zoning Containment Strategy focal person of the Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD) said that immediate and proactive response of the LGU is crucial to the entire chain of containment strategy which involves contact tracing, testing and treating of patients and close contacts.

“This will also equip the LGUs in safeguarding the health and safety of the residents and ensure that the local economic activities in the concerned area are unhampered,” he said. (PMTG/DILG-CAR)

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