Tuesday, July 17, 2018


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauds the latest Supreme Court (SC) ruling that will give local government units (LGUs) an increased share from all national taxes and not just their allocation from national internal revenue taxes.

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the SC's decision will spell a huge increase in Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of LGUs because they will also get their slice of the pie from the national tax collection of other agencies other than the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

"We are glad of the Supreme Court's ruling because this will lead to better financial standing of our LGUs. Sa pamamagitan nito, mas malawak at marami pang kababayan natin ang matutulungan at matutugunan ang mga pangangailangan," says Año.

In a landmark decision, the SC ruled that the ‘just share’ of LGUs under Section 6, Article X of the 1987 Constitution should be based on all national taxes and not only on national internal revenue taxes, as provided in Section 284 of the Local Government Code.

This means that LGUs will now get a share of customs tariffs and taxes collected by other state agencies such as the Bureau of Customs.

Internal revenue taxes, meanwhile, refer to taxes collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue such as income taxes, estate and donor’s taxes, value-added tax, excise taxes and documentary stamp taxes.

The DILG Chief says that LGUs, as partners of the national government in peace and development, should use their additional IRA for projects, programs and activities (PPAs) that are aligned to national goals such as Build Build Build, anti-illegal drugs, anti-criminality and anti-corruption.

"The increase in IRA, which has already been evident since President Duterte's term plus the SC ruling, means better chances for the local governments to create positive change within their jurisdiction, especially in addressing illegal drugs and other social needs,” he adds.

According to DILG Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, LGUs should use a portion of their IRA for the conduct of barangay clearing operations, including rehabilitation and after-care of drug users in coordination with concerned agencies, establishment of Special Drug Education Centers, and strengthening of the criminal justice system, among others.

"When we are working on a common goal like eliminating the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country, the faster and the more efficient we can deliver our promises to the Filipino people," says Malaya.

He also lauds the SC decision in the light of proposals to shift to a federal system which will give more powers and resources to the regions. "This is a step in the right direction. Through this decision, our LGUs will have a taste of how more resources are distributed across all regions of the country," he says.

He says LGUs should also use a substantial portion of their IRA and other local resources to support the delivery of devolved basic services and facilities, development projects, local disaster risk reduction and management, among others.

He also reminds LGUs that their PPAs must have a result-oriented focus on the national development goals and must be in line with AMBISYON NATIN 2040, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the President's 10-Point Socio Economic Agenda as prescribed by Executive Order No. 27.

Section 305 of Republic Act 7160 or the Local Government Code provides that “local budget, plans and goals, shall as far as practicable be harmonized with national development plans, goals and strategies in order to optimize the utilization of resources and to avoid duplication in the use of fiscal and physical resources”. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph

Monday, July 16, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti Re-echo ti adal para iti  One-day Child Development Training and Workshop kadagiti Child Development  Workers (CDWs)   idi Hulio 13, 2018 iti Early Childhood Care Development Center (ECCD) Building, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. 

Daytoy a panagmiting ket naaramid gapu ta iyallatiw (re-echo) ni  Ms. Tapiceria, CDW ti Barangay Sagayaden dagiti naadalna (pakabuklan ti new curriculum guide ti CDW)  para kadagiti padana a CDWs iti ili maipanggep iti sineminarna ta isuna ti nangibagi kadakuada iti paseminar ti DSWD a nakaibaonanna iti bennegda itay nabiit. 

Natratar pay dagiti dadduma  a pakaseknan dagiti  Child Development Workers (CDWs) ken kadagiti ubbing  tapno naannayas ti panangtarawidwidda kadagiti ubbing ken pannakidanggayda iti komunidad a pagserbianda.

Timmarabay da MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen agraman ni Miss Aida S. Cueto, MSWDO Staff iti nadakamat a one-day training-workshop. 

Dagitoy a gannuat ket resulta iti napintas a panagkammayet dagiti Opisiales ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ken iti DSWD kasta metten  kadagiti  nagannak tapno maited  iti agtultuloy a napintas a tarabay kadagiti agtan-ay nga ubbing ket mahulma-da a mapangnamnamaan ken na-responsable nga umili. # (Web In-Action)


July has been designated National Blood Donor’s Month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1021, dated July 9, 1997, and the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the National Blood Service Act of 1994. The observance aims to build public awareness of the need for quality and safe blood, honor and recognize blood donors, and encourage regular blood donation. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti Eleksion ti  Liga ng mga Barangay iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur  iti Hulio 16, 2018 iti ECCD Building, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Dagiti nabutosan a kabarbaro nga Opisiales ti Liga ng mga Barangay wenno Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ket dagiti sumaganad: Punong Barangay Thaddeus U. Soller, Presidente; PB Michael Angelo B. Sarmiento, Vice President; ken ni PB Patricio B. Satumba, Auditor. 

Dagiti Board of Directors: PB Arnold V. Yangat; PB Heidee Margarita S. Zabala; PB Jimmy V. Pablico; PB Dencio S. Sonido; PB Ronel S. Zamora; PB Valentin S. Tuyor, Jr.; PB Edgardo Celestino G. Sonido; ken  ni PB Robertson R. Gorospe.

Nagpaay a kameng ti Board of Election Supervisors da Ms. Josefa R. Pimentel, COMELEC Election Officer ti ili a  Cabugao; Ms. Lourdes A. Azcueta; Mr. Ronel M. Ubaldo ken ni Mr. Armando Azcueta. 

Tinarawidwidan ni Mr. Gerald D. Gallardo, Local Government Operations Officer VI ti DILG iti nadakamat nga eleksion. 
Kalpasan ti panagbubutos ket naangay iti Oath-taking dagiti kabarbaro a Liga ng mga Barangay  Officials babaen iti panamagsapata kadakuada ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang.

Inggunamgunam ni Mayor Josh Edward iti mensahena iti panangipaay dagiti nabutosan nga opisiales ti Liga iti naan-anay a kaipapanan ti serbisio para kadagiti kakailian ti Cabugao. “Congratulations for a job well done” kuna ni Mayor Josh Edward.

Pinagyamanan ni Rizal Barangay Captain Thaddeus  “Teddy” U. Soller, ABC President iti naited manen kenkuana a talek. Impaganetgetna iti padapada a pannakasagrap kadagiti proyekto ken pagimbagan kadagiti umili ti Cabugao tapno sapasap iti amin a lumung—aw ken agprogreso. # (Web In-Action)

Friday, July 13, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naaramid ti Blood Screening and Donation babaen iti Boluntario a panangited dagiti agidonar iti dara idi Hulio 12, 2018 (8:00am-2:00pm)  idiay  Rural Health Unit (RHU) Building, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Nakipaset iti bloodletting dagiti umili a nagboluntario nga agidonar iti darada manipud kadagiti Barangay ti ili.

Tinawen  a gannuat ti Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center  ken ti LGU-Cabugao iti blood extraction manipud kadagiti volunteer donors a maisangrat kadagiti pasiente nga agkasapulan iti dara a mausarda  iti panawen ti sakit ken emerhensia ditoy nga ili.

Buklen dagiti nangtarawidwid iti nasao nga aktibidad dagiti Medical Staff ti nasao a Hospital  ken dagiti Medical Personnel iti RHU-Cabugao babaen iti partnership ti LGU-Cabugao iti nadakamat a Hospital.

Timmarabay da OIC Municipal Health Officer Dr. Mark-Lawrence T. Tirao ken ni Mrs. Janet A. Sison, Public Health Nurse ti RHU-Cabugao iti nadakamat a bloodletting. # (Web In-Action)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is temporarily suspending the processing of educational assistance under the program, Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS), at the Central Office in Batasan, Quezon City, to also give way to the provision of medical and burial assistance.

“We sincerely apologize to our clients seeking for educational assistance because we can no longer accommodate their requests. The budget of the Central Office for the AICS program has already been depleted and we need to request for additional budget to finance the program,” explained DSWD Secretary Virginia N. Orogo.

Sec. Orogo encouraged clients to seek help from their respective local government units (LGUs) as they have the primary mandate to provide direct service to their constituents.

Sec. Orogo emphasized that DSWD only augments the resources of LGUs explaining further that the Department  comes in when they have  already exhausted their resources.

Meanwhile, Undersecretary Mae Fe Templa, head of the Protective Operations and Programs Group also said that the DSWD is doing its best effort to facilitate the immediate provision of the educational assistance to those queuing up at the Central Office.

She said, “Requests for educational assistance for elementary students have already been processed last week and high school students will be processed only this week, while those for state universities and college will be processed as soon as possible.” 

From June 25-29, 2018, the DSWD has already served 6,128 clients applying for educational assistance with a total amount of P8,838,500.

Sec. Orogo also expressed concern on the safety of clients and students lining up before the crack of dawn or staying overnight in the DSWD premises just to be ahead in the queue.

“As much as we want to help all of our clients, we fear for their health because of the changing weather condition and also for their safety. Some clients also bring their small children because they have no relative who can watch over their kids at home. It is very unsafe and we cannot guarantee their security at all times,” said Sec. Orogo.

“Our social workers and administrative staff are also working overtime to process all documents just to accommodate all of the clients.  Most of them are going home late at night and some are already getting sick,” she explained. #  Source – www.dswd.gov.ph


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Kalpasan ti Flag Raising  Ceremony ti Pamilia LGU-Cabugao idi Hulio 9, 2018, napadayawan ken naited ti Certificate of Recognition ken ni  Ms. Consolacion B. Bringas, Day Care Worker iti Nagsincaoan Day Care Center, Barangay Nagsincaoan, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur maigapu iti nabunga ken napudno a serbisiona a mangisursuro kadagiti ubbing iti unos ti 31 a tawen.

Inawat ni Mrs. Bringas   ti nasao a Certificate of Recognition  ken ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang a binayabay da   MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen kasta metten da SBM Danny Q. Gazmen;  SBM Vicky S. Serna; SBM Atty. Bryan Jett S. Pano; SBM Josefina S. Vallejo  ken ni Cabugao SK Federated President Marc Russel Morales. 

Daytoy a Pammadayaw ket naggapu iti LGU-Cabugao. # (Web In-Action)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Formerly called National Disaster Consciousness Month, the celebration was renamed to NDRM through and Executive Order No. 29 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on June 28, 2017.

The observance highlights the shift from disaster awareness building to disaster resilience.

NDRM shall be observed by NDRRMC Member Agencies and DRRM Councils by undertaking various activities relative to disaster resilience covering the four thematic areas of DRRM namely: Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response and Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery.

This year’s theme is "KATATAGAN SA KALAMIDAD ay Makakamtan Kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan”. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti cardiopulmonary resuscitation training babaen iti   panagpartisipar dagiti barangay officials ti ili a  Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Hulio 8, 2018 iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. 

Nainayon a nagatendar dagiti Trainors ken Medical Personnel, segun ken ni Ms. Janet A. Sison, Public Health Nurse ti RHU-Cabugao.

Buklen dagiti nagsanay ti uppat a Cluster a nakabingayan ti 33 a barangay ti ili ken nabingay ti orasda manipud iti 8:00am agingga iti 12:00 noontime. # (Web In-Action)

Monday, July 9, 2018


Cabugao, locos Sur – Naangay ti miting ti Liga ng mga Barangay Secretaries ti ili ti Cabugao idi Hulio 6, 2018 iti Early Childhood Care Development Building, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Kalpasan a maiyam-ammo dagiti baro a nadutokan a Sekretario ti Barangay ket napagkaykaysaan a maaramid ti  eleksion ti Pederasion.

Dagiti sumaganad ti nabutosan para iti Tawen 2018-2020: 
Marcial Pula – Presidente; Rodrigo Abad, Bise Presidente; Rema Agsalog – Secretary; Jing Solatre – Treasurer ken ni Bernadette Saribay – Auditor.

Napagnanamingan pay a sangsangkamaysada a mangisubmiter ti Barangay Officials Information Sheet-da  iti sumaganad a panagtataripnongda.

Nabunga ken naballigi iti nagresultaan daytoy a miting dagiti Appointive Officials ti 33 a barangay ti ili a Cabugao nga imatonan ni MLG Officer Constancia L. Quinola ti ili a Cabugao. # (Web In-Action)


Over the years, the government had exerted efforts in uplifting the economic and social welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in our country. On August 19, 2000, Proclamation No. 361 was issued, declaring every third week of July as the “National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week” to raise awareness on the problems on disability, and encourage every citizen ti take active responsibility in addressing these issues. By understanding the needs and capabilities of PWDs, opportunities for PWDs will be created by citizens and the government thus, making PWDs more productive, self-reliant, and empowered to participate as active citizens contributing to the betterment of society and the development of the economy.

This year’s theme is “Kakayahan at Kasanayan Para sa Kabuhayan Tungo sa Kaunlaran.” # Source: DILG MC No.: 2018 -100


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – The Cabugao PNP together with the LGU Family conducted a Kick-off Ceremony  at Rizal Barangay Hall, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur in relation to the Public Community Relations Month Celebration of July 2018. 

On the other hand, the 23rd Police Community Relations Month Celebration in the national level was officially started on July 2, 2018 with the theme, "Tapat na Serbisyo at Paglilingkod ng Kapulisan, Kaagapay ang Mamamayan, Hatid ay Kaunlaran" as NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, Commissioner Rogelio Casurao formally declared its opening during the Monday Flag raising ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

A ceremonial turnover of donations from PMFTC Inc. for the Recovery and Wellness Program recipients was also held during the event.

The Pangkabuhayan Tools which included basic tools for gardening, electrician, scaffolding, massage therapy, barber/haircutting, and mechanic will be made available to former drug dependents who successfully completed the RWP which includes a TESDA course. This is in support of the government's community-based RWP to help former drug dependents in their reintegration process into the community. # ADAPTED News


Nutrition Month is an annual campaign held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. Presidential. Presidential Decree 491 (1974) mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to lead and coordinate the nationwide campaign. Throughout the years, the Nutrition Month celebration has been institutionalized by schools and local government units as well as other stakeholders. This year is the 43th Nutrition Month celebration.

This year’s theme is Ugaliing magtanim, Sapat na nutisyon aanihin! # Source: www.nnc.gov.ph

Thursday, July 5, 2018


Presidential Proclamation No. 764 signed on January 24, 2005 declares the month of July every year as Police Community Relations Month. PCR Month celebration aims to develop closer interaction between the police and the community in handling peace and order concerns.

The PCR Month celebration is an opportune time to strengthen community participation in crime prevention with a theme "Police and Community: Sharing Responsibility, Taking Action in Unity". It also forges stronger partnership and community support in peacekeeping and public safety programs of the PNP.

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) is the lead agency of the celebration pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 764 dated January 24, 2005 declaring the month of July of every year as Police Community Relations (PCR) Month. #  Source – www.dilg.gov.ph


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti Meeting ti Federated Child Development Workers (CDWs) ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur   itay nabiit iti Early Childhood Care Development Center (ECCD) Building, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. 

Daytoy a panagmiting ket naaramid gapu ta iyallatiw (re-echo) ni Mr. Rudy A. Ilar iti adal kadagiti padana a CDWs iti ili maipanggep iti sineminarna iti   Supplemental Feeding Program idiay Baguio City ta isuna ti nangibagi kadakuada iti paseminar ti DSWD. 

Natratar pay dagiti dadduma  a pakaseknan dagiti  Child Development Workers (CDWs) tapno naannayas ti panangtarawidwidda kadagiti ubbing ken pannakidanggayda iti komunidad a pagserbianda.

Dagitoy a gannuat ket resulta iti napintas a panagkammayet dagiti Opisiales ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ken iti DSWD kasta metten  kadagiti  nagannak tapno maited  iti agtultuloy a napintas a tarabay kadagiti agtan-ay nga ubbing ket mahulma-da a mapangnamnamaan ken na-responsable nga umili. # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur –  Naaramid ti Consultative Meeting maipapan iti pannakaipasdek ti Dam iti NIA-Gaco River Irrigation System  a mamunganay idiay  Barangay Cacadiran, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur      iti Hulio 5, 2018 ket naangay ti panagtitipon iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex a tinalantanan dagiti Opisiales ti National irrigation Administration (NIA)-Region 1; Ilocos Sur Irrigation Management Office (IMO); NIA-Gaco RIS; Opisiales ti Barangay ken kameng ti Irrigators Association (IAs) a masakupan daytoy a Sistema ti padanum agraman dagiti Opisiales ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. 

Iti Consultation Proper, nailawlawag ti pakasaritaan iti pannakaipasdek ti NIA-Gaco River Irrigation Project agraman kadagiti barangay a masakupan daytoy; dagiti naileppasen nga istrakturas ken pasilidades ken pannakapatibker dagiti asosasion ti mannalon a maserbian daytoy a Sistema ti padanum.

Nailawlawag pay dagiti proseso a maaramid iti pannakaaramid ti Main Dam ta mandato ti linteg a kasapulan iti Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) iti panagoperar ti irigasion. Naibatad pay ti Feasibility Study ket kuna ni Engr. Adriano Amano, Irrigation Manager ti Ilocos Sur Irrigation Management Office a naka-base idiay Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur a kasapulan pay iti pannakaisimpa dagiti rikititos a kas  iti right-of-way; ECC ken pannakasolbar ti amin a problema ken pakaseknan iti pagsaadan ti Dam ken masakupanna a paset ti daga.

Innayon pay ni Irrigation Manager Amano a kasapulan ti pannakataming  iti aspeto ti Teknikal; Sosio-Ekonomiko a pannakaadal agraman iti Environmental a pakaseknan isu a kinalikagumanda daytoy a konsultasion.

Nakikaysa ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti daytoy a taripnong. Iti Mensahena, kinalikagumanna iti pannakatratar dagiti tumaud a pakaseknan iti pannakaidur-as ti NIA-Gaco tapno agballigi daytoy a proyekto a para iti pagsayaatan ti sapasap.

Nangipaay met ti Mensahena ni NIA Regional Director Engr. Vicente Vicmudo ti Region 1. Bugas ti Mensahena ti panagballigi daytoy a gannuat ditoy nga ili tapno sapasap nga agsagrap ti amin iti ibungana a panagprogreso nangruna iti panagpataudan ti pagtaraon.

Iti Open Forum, naikkan ti naan-anay a pannakasungbat dagiti timmaud a saludsod ken pakaseknan nangruna iti right-of-way (ROW).

Nagatendar  ken nagsarita dagiti pannakabagi ti Environment Management Bureau (EMB) ti . Nagatendar met ni Mr. Tirso Savellano a pannakabagi ni Diputado DV Savellano kasta metten a nakipaset ni Municipal Engineer Crescencio Marcos C. Formoso iti ili ti Cabugao.  # (Web In-Action)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naaramid ti pinnirma iti Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) iti nagbaetan ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ken dagiti pannakabagi nga Opisiales ti Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), DOST Ilocos Sur Provincial Office,  DTI Ilocos Sur Provincial Office ken iti Arnap Sunrise ARC MPC iti pannakaipatakder iti Rice-Based Product Processing Center para kadagiti agparpartuat iti Rice Cracker ken iti Rice Cookies idiay  Barangay Arnap, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. 

Naaramid ti MOA Signing iti Opisina ni Mayor Josh Edward iti Rizal Barangay Hall Building, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti bigat ti Hulio 4, 2018 ken inimatangan dagiti kameng dagiti nadakamat nga Ahensia ken Asosasion iti nasao a panagpipinnirma.

Kabayatanna, impeksa ni Mr. Eliseo Tabula, Chairman iti Arnap Sunrise ARC MPC iti nalaus a panagyamanda iti LGU-Cabugao a tumulong kadagiti nadakamat nga Ahensia nga idauluan ti DAR iti pannakaipatakder daytoy a pasdek ti processing center a mangipaay  iti pamataudanda iti   nayon a masapulanda nga  Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries  (ARBs) kadaytoy a lugar. # (Web In-Action)