ENFORCEMENT TRAINING– Processing and Approval of Locational Clearance, Development Permit and Development Monitoring
As a result of the devolution of powers of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board to approve subdivision plans, to cities and municipalities pursuant to RA No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, the LGU requested for enforcement training to the HLURB-Northern Tagalog Region. This aims to enlighten the frontline departments on the process of subdivision approval.
The Vice-Mayor, Chairman of the SB Committee on Land Use and Committee on Environment were present during the 2-day seminar. Employees from the Assessor’s Office, Engineering Office and Planning and Development Office were all ears to the lectures and discussions of the enforcement training team from the HLURB-NTR.
The Municipal Children’s Congress was held on November 08, 2016 at the Municipal Covered Court. “Isulong kalidad ng Edukasyon para sa lahat ng bata” was this year’s theme. Day Care Children coming from the 17 Day Care Centers competed in Solo Singing, Poem recital, Copy and Color (Drawing) and Calisthenics.
Winners received cash and trophies from the MSWDO which was awarded by our LCE and members of the Sangguniang the Bayan.
The 1st placer’s in each category represented the municipality in the Provincial Children’s Congress held at SM City, Tarlac.
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has conferred to the LGU its most prestigious award for local government units which echo DILG’s mantra: Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahan, the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).
The 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) National Awarding Ceremony was held on October 27 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City. This significant award was received by Local Chief Executive.
Aside from the much-coveted Seal, SGLG awardees will receive an incentive fund called Performance Challenge Fund which they can use for the implementation of local development projects, each municipal awardee will be receiving a cash grant of Three-Million Pesos (P 3, 000,000.00).
During the first Monday flag raising ceremony, a short program in lieu of the SGLG was held. Mayor Zarate, in her speech said that “Passing the test of good governance means having complied with all the requirements of three core areas – financial administration, disaster preparedness and social protection, and any one of the essential criteria – business-friendliness and competitiveness, peace and order, and environmental management that is why I am thankful to all of you who have taken part in this achievement, this is not mine but this is for the Local Government Unit.”
The SGLG aims to promote good local governance and encourage local chief executives to strive for the improvement of services extended to their constituents.
In answer to MDG #1, Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, the 6th cycle of the Supplemental Feeding program of the LGU, a breakthrough of the DSWD, was launched last September 20, 2016 at the Municipal Covered Court. Day Care Children from the 17 Day Care Centers were encouraged to simultaneously eat a full meal.
The Municipal Nutrition Council, Municipal Officials, Barangay Officials, DCW’s and Day Care Children with their parents graced the occasion.