Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur  –  Naangay ti Barangay Assembly Day idi  Oktubre 14, 2018 a kas panagtungpal iti pammilin ti Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) iti amin a Barangay iti intero a Pilipinas babaen iti Tema: “Kapit-kamay tungo sa Pagbabago ng Barangay! Makiisa! Makilahok! Makialam”.

Kabayatanna, naballigi  ti  pannaipatungpal  ti Barangay Assembly Day  kadagiti Barangay iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti nadakamat a petsa, segun ken ni Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Constancia “Connie” L.  Quinola, LGOO V, ti ili a Cabugao a nangtarawidwid iti pannakaipatungpal daytoy a pammilin.

Kaaduan a Topiko a natratar kabayatan iti nasao a taripnong ket iti maipapan iti presentasion ti  accomplishment and financial reports, problema, issues and concerns a mangapektar iti barangay  ken iti pakaseknan pay iti solidwaste management, disaster risk reduction and management plan ti barangays, Re-greening Program ken dadduma pay nga aktibidades a kanaig iti naan-anay a pannakigamulo dagiti bumarangay iti pakaseknanda.

Innayon ni Mrs. Quinola a naibasa pay ti Mensahe ni OIC DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Ano ken  naannayas ti pannakaipatungpal daytoy a pammilin iti DILG iti 33 a barangay ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ken naballigi a nataming dagiti napagsasaritaanda. 

Kanaig daytoy, nakipaset ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti naangay a Barangay Assembly Day idiay Barangay Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Oktubre 14, 2018. 

Iti biang ti sibubukel a Barangay Council nga idauluan da Punong Barangay Michael Angelo B. Sarmiento ken ni OIC Punong Barangay Evelyn P. Vallejo, pagyamyamananda dagiti Opisiales ti ili; kameng  ti Barangay Council; Barangay Employees ken dagiti Miyembros/Opisiales  iti nagduduma nga NGOs iti barangay iti anus ken ayatda a nakipaset iti nadakamat a taripnong. # (Web In-Action)


Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Virginia N. Orogo gives a message during the 40th Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development (SIPPAD) Forum at St. Mary’s College in the City of Borongan, Eastern Samar last week. The Secretary also answers queries regarding the programs and services of the DSWD during the forum.

“We will never stop.  We will remain committed, supporting all efforts to help our President and his administration reach the goal of reducing poverty by 14 percent by the year 2022. I can’t wait to see more people enjoying their freedom from poverty.”

This was the main message of DSWD Secretary Virginia N. Orogo during the 40th Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development (SIPPAD) Forum at St. Mary’s College in the City of Borongan, Eastern Samar last week.

Sec. Orogo said she was grateful to be invited as a guest to SIPPAD’s 40th assembly, which carried the theme “Towards Equalizing Access to Social Development Opportunities Among the Marginalized Sectors.”

She congratulated the organization for bringing together various non-government organizations, faith-based organizations, the academe, and agencies of the government in its efforts towards peace and development.

The Secretary, who had over 40 years of community work, also emphasized the importance of empowering communities during the event.

“We need empowered communities who are able to stand and help their own people to grow. Empowering communities by providing them access to knowledge and technology and increasing their ability to manage resources is a key towards a more inclusive growth and development,” she said.

“Our country is facing numerous economic challenges and signs of poverty can be seen everywhere. Despite this, our kababayans continue to be positive, holding on to the hope that one day, their lives will improve with the help of the government,” she continued.

On a lighter note,  the Secretary shared her experiences as the country’s head of the social welfare department.

“Five months ago, I accepted the challenge of being the Acting Secretary of the DSWD.  It was definitely not easy, as I tried to be available 24/7 to perform my duties and to fulfill the Department’s mandate of extending aid to the most vulnerable sectors of our society. But that’s the call—and I heeded that call,” she said.

She is thankful for all the support that she received since she became the top official of the DSWD.

“I am happy whenever I am greeted by the warm welcome and glowing faces of our kababayans everywhere I go around the country. And I am really thankful for that,” she ended. #   Source – www.dswd.gov.ph


Pursuant to Proclamation No. 483. October 18 to 24, 2003 and every year thereafter as the United Nations Week. The Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) as the lead agency was designated to plan organize, oversee, and implement, in coordinate on with other departments and agencies, as well as with the United Nations offices and agencies based in the Philippines, appropriate events and activities in observance and celebration of the United Nations Week in the Philippines. #  Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

Monday, October 15, 2018


In ensuring the protection of the people and safeguarding the environment against man-made disasters, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is reminding all local government units (LGUs) to secure an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) before operating any environmental project.

In Memorandum Circular 2018-152, DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that projects that pose possible environmental risk or impact are required to secure an ECC from the DENR-Environmental Management Bureau. Among such projects are mining, agriculture projects, and golf course construction.

“Sometimes there is a flip side to development as unchecked development takes its toll on the environment. While we, therefore, encourage the influx of new businesses, local governments should always consider the potential impact of new projects on the environment and to nearby residents,” says Año.

The DILG Chief says the tragic environmental degradation of Boracay Island is a classic example of how unregulated development made the famous white-sand holiday destination into a ‘cesspool’.

“Huwag na nating hayaang mangyari pa ang nangyari sa Boracay. Huwag nating ishort cut ang mga proseso para lang sa negosyo. Kailangan nating siguruhin na mayroong ECC bago magsimula ang anumang proyekto na alam nating makakaapekto sa kalikasan,” he says.

Presidential Decree No. 1586 dated June 11, 1978 (Establishing an Environmental Impact Statement System including other Environmental Management-Related Measures) states that “no person, partnership, or corporation shall undertake or operate any declared environmentally critical project or area without securing first an ECC..”

Applications for ECCs are reviewed and granted by the DENR through the EMB as stated in Malacañang’s Administrative Order 42 issued on November 2, 2002.

An ECC is issued after a positive review of the project’s application by the DENR-EMB. It indicates that a proposed undertaking will not cause a significant negative impact on the environment. The project proponent must then fulfill the specific measures and conditions indicated in the ECC before and during the operation of the project and even after the project completion.

An ECC also certifies that the proponent has complied with all the requirements of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System and has committed to implement its approved environmental management plan.

In cases where DENR-EMB finds that an ECC is not applicable, a Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) shall be issued confirming that the proposed project is not part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and poses no environmental threat. #  Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

Friday, October 12, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur - Iti panaglukat ti 4th Governor’s Cup 2018 Intertown Volleyball Tournament idiay Sto. Domingo People’s Coliseum, Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur ket nakipartisipar ti Team ti Cabugao a tinarabay ni Mr. Kevin S. Somera, napusgan a Municipal Youth Coordinator ti ili.

Imbatad ni Mr. Somera a napasamak ti panagtakuatda  kadagiti makabael a players nga agay-ayam iti volleyball (women category)   kabayatan iti sinnalisal  iti naaramid a 2018 Unit 1 Palaro ti DepED ditoy nga ili a nagsasalipan dagiti atleta para iti nadumaduma nga sports event idi Oktubre 1-3, 2018 iti Cabugao Athletic Oval, Barangay Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. Ditoy a salip ket nakipaset ti amin a sekundaria a pageskuelaan iti ili kadagiti umaayam nangruna iti volleyball.

Innayon ni Mr. Somera a katinnulongna ken adda  iti pannakigamulo ditoy ni Pambayan Pederasyon ng SK President Hon. Marc Russel Morales agsipud ta isuna ti kangrunaan a mangtimtimon kadagiti agtutubo a kameng iti Sangguniang Kabataan iti ili ti Cabugao. Kangrunaanna pay, ti sports ti maysa a programa dagiti agtutubo ditoy nga ili tapno mayadayoda iti bisio ken agbalinda a naresponsable nga umili.

Kabayatanna, segun ken ni Provincial Sports Chief Marius Cabudol a  manamnama a maikkan iti inspirasyon dagiti volleyball players nga agay-ayam para kadagiti bukodda a team.

Kinunana pay nga  ad-adu a team ti aglalaban ita a tawen gapu ta adda dagiti aggapu kadagiti upland municipalities. #  NAADAW


Section 397 (b) of Republic Act No. 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991, mandates that “the barangay assembly shall meet at least twice a year to hear and discuss the semestral report of the barangay concerning its activities and financies as well as problems affecting the barangay.”

Proclamation No. 260, dated 30 September 2011 declares the last Sunday of March and the Second Sunday of October as Barangay Assembly Days.

The Barangay Assembly Day for the Second Semester of CY 2018 is set on October 14, 2018. # Source - www.dilg.gov.ph (DILG MC: 2018-1515)


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is reiterating its call to all city and municipal mayors to ban pedicabs and tricycles along national highways, whether in Metro Manila or in the provinces.

“For safety reasons, no tricycle or pedicab should operate on national highways utilized by four-wheel vehicles greater than four tons and where normal speed exceeds 40 kilometers per hour,” says DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año.

Año says that while the government recognizes that tricycle and pedicab operations provide livelihood and income to Filipinos, both in the urban center and rural areas, “allowing them on main thoroughfares poses hazards to other motor vehicles, the riding public, and even to the drivers themselves.”

“The regulation of tricycles and pedicabs on national highways is, therefore, to the best interest of everyone,” he says.

He explains that said vehicles may only be allowed by concerned sangguniang panlungsod or sangguniang bayan to traverse main highways if there is no other alternative route.

The DILG OIC reiterated the Department’s directive after receiving reports from its field offices regarding the unregulated operation of tricycles and pedicabs along main thoroughfares which pose serious hazards to the passengers, drivers, and other vehicles.

Año says that under the Local Government Code, city and municipal mayors, through their respective sanggunians, are authorized to regulate the operation of tricycles within their territorial jurisdiction, subject to the guidelines prescribed by the Department of Transportation.

He also urges local authorities to strictly adhere to the standards and guidelines provided by Memorandum Circular 2007-01, which contains the basic considerations in the preparation of city or municipal tricycle and pedicab franchise and regulatory ordinance or code.

Said guidelines include banning of tricycle and pedicab operations along national highways; prohibiting said vehicles to carry more passengers and goods than what they are designed for, or more than what is authorized in the franchise, among others.