These programs and projects are not exclusive since the Bureau is

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Table of Contents
Message from the Director ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 2
Message from the Assistant Director ----------------------------------------------------------- Page 3
Executive Summary ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Page 4
Building Business – Friendly and Competitive LGUs
Organizing and Strengthening of (LEDIPO) ------------------------------- Page 5
LGU Business Plan ----------------------------------------------------------- Page 6
Promoting Partnership for LED --------------------------------------------- Page 7
Leading Socially – Protective and Safe LGUs
Localizing the Magna Carta of Women ------------------------------------- Page 8
Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan - Pillar 2
Mainstreaming Conflict-Sensitive and Peace
Promoting Process in the Local Development Planning ------------------ Page 9
Guiding Accountable, Transparent, Participative and Effective local Governments
Scaling Up Replication of Good Practices ---------------------------------- Page 10
Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) ---------------------------------------- Page 11
Community – Based Monitoring System ----------------------------------- Page 12
Trainings ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 13
Millennium Development Goals (MDG) ----------------------------------- Page 14
LGU Public And Finance Management (PFM) 2 (EU Funded) ---------- Page 15
Coordinating Comitee On Decentralization ------------------------------- Page 15
Developing Environment – Protective, Climate Change Adaptive and Disaster
Resilience’s LGUs
Rationalizing the Local Planning System,
Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction/ Climate
Change Adaptation in Comprehensive
Development Plans/Local Government Processes ------------------------- Page 16
“You don’t actually do a project; you can only do action steps related
to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some
situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the
outcome closely enough that you can call it “done”.
-David Allen
Every functioning unit in a society needs a cohesive action plan in
order to successfully reach its endeavors. The outcomes envisioned by a
particular group can only be achieved by utilizing the talents and
attributes of each member, nurturing productivity and promoting
empowerment. This principle is the mantra of the Bureau of Local
Government Development, putting emphasis on achieving outcome
goals and going the extra mile to exceed expectations. The end result is beneficial both to the
targets of the Department and the overall growth of each and every member of the office.
This 2013 annual report is a reflection of the unified efforts among the BLGD staff, participating
development partners both local and international, DILG Regional and Field Offices and DILG
Top Management. The gains and successes of the programs, projects and activities initiated and
implemented by the Department will not be possible were it not for their invaluable support and
2013 marks a great year for BLGD, as it continues to lead in the advocacy and promotion of
development oriented projects suited to the needs of current times. The programs are varied
ranging from Poverty and Environment Initiative Programs, Disaster Risk and Reduction,
Updating and Streamlining p o l i c i e s o n the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP),
Performance Based Incentive Programs such as the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) for LGUs,
Gender and Development (GAD) Mainstreaming and the Localization of the Magna Carta of
Women, and Business Friendly and Competitive LGU (BFCL) initiatives.
These programs and projects are not exclusive since the Bureau is likewise actively involved
in various inter-agency endeavors such as the DA-DAR-DENR-DILG National Convergence
Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD) and the Coordinating Committee on
Decentralization (CCD). These inter-agency commitments are a testament to the pivotal role that
the BLGD and the DILG play in convergence efforts, which is primarily the current trend in
public management and administration.
Support to Inter Agency Commitment ------------------------------------- Page 17
Coordinative Linkage to Partner Agencies -------------------------------- Page 18
Strengthened Internal Organizational Capacity---------------------------- Page 19
Strategic Planning Workshop for 2003 BLGD PPAS ------------------------------------------ Page 20
Celebrating the YULETILDE Season ----------------------------------------------------------- Page 21
For 2014, the BLGD is looking forward to achieve more than what is previously accomplished in
2013. The Bureau aims to bring substantial contributions to the goals of the Departments and the
National Government; focused on the achievement of Inclusive Growth ensuring progress and
development are trickled down from the top to the grass roots level.
PCF Supported Projects ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Page 22
Tribute to the Retirees -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 23
Personnel's Career Movement ----------------------------------------------------------------- Page 24
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With the given responsibilities undertaken by the BLGD, in
accordance with the mandates of strengthening the
technical and administrative capability in the field of local
governance and administration, we are proud to present the
Bureau’s accomplishments for the year 2013.
It cannot be said that the accomplishment of the Bureau is
also in effect a triumph of the members who comprise it,
for they are the one who tirelessly accomplished what is
necessary in order to achieve the desired
outcomes envisioned by the Bureau for the whole year. Innovations in technical and
administrative works are also strongly encouraged from the members and staff of the
BLGD. In this way, ideas are nurtured and developed, which will be further explored
if found feasible of being carried out into reality.
As an illustration of the foregoing, the year 2013 paved the way for an innovation to
project monitoring and implementation in the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) for
LGUs. The enhanced PCF Website introduced features which will aid the PCF Central
and Regional Team in addressing issues and concerns, from submission
of project proposals to monitoring and evaluation of projects. The updated PCF
Website is only a sneak peek to what can be developed further by the Bureau.
Innovations in public management and administration should be nurtured in order to
keep up with the needs of the times. The Bureau will be at the forefront of these
changes, making sure LGUs are given opportunities for improvement in all aspects of
service delivery.
Most importantly, we extend our sincerest appreciation to all the members of the
BLGD, theTop Management, DILG Regional Field Offices, Development Partners and
the various LGU Leagues and institutions. They are greatly instrumental in the
achievement of the Bureau’s deliverables for the year 2013.
The BLGD family is looking forward to greater achievements as we move forward to
year 2014!
ORGANIZING AND STRENGTHENING OF Local Economic Development and
Investment Promotion Office (LEDIPO)
Local economic promotion can be best advanced with the help of Local Economic
Development and Investments Promotion (LEDIP) Team/Office who are in charge in
promoting local investments and other business activities in the locality. Given the huge role
of LGU in local economic development, it is important
that an appropriate and relevant structure be organized. Field
assessment of Local Economic Development and Investment
Promotion (LEDIP) Team/Office’ efficacy in 18 provinces,
cities and municipalities was conducted , wherein the result
was subjected to Analysis Workshop on LEDIP on LEDIP
Team/Office to determine appropriate structure for
Thus For 2013, BLGD drafted a proposed model structure on
the establishment of Local Economic Development and
Investments Promotion (LEDIP) Team/Office for PCM with
recommended functions.
This proposed organization structure will
be in-charge of the marketing and
promotions of LGU assets (tourism
destination, agribusiness, local trade and
industries) and other related activities to
attract local and foreign investments
Thank you very much!
Assistant Director
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Business Plan is a tool to help LGUs identify critical investments/business opportunities
available in the locality and maximize resources in pushing forward economic activities. It
also guides investors to locate their investments that will increase economic opportunity and
create jobs.
Technical Assistance in business plan development is therefore important to help LGUs in
the development of a business plan which will serve as their roadmap to attract
investments, promote local business and generate employment.
For 2013, after series of consultative workshops/FGDs/meeting, a Draft Business
Planning Guide for LGUs and a Facilitator’s Manual for DILG Trainor’swas developed and
pilot tested in selected areas of LGSP LED Sites such as: Provinces of Siquijor, Palawan,
Albay, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte on December 16-19, 2013 @ Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood,
Quezon City
Resource and Revenue Generation, Updating of LRC, LIIC and SMVs
The projects focuses on developing new strategies on how LGUs explore innovative ways in
enhancing their financial capacities and generate more revenues that will create a robust
economy and updating the local revenue code
To have a more effective provision of technical assistance to the LGUs, the Guide for
the LGUs in the Local Investment and Incentive Code (LIIC) was enhanced which
featured a Template on LIIC Preparation and Compendium of LIIC.
Throughout the year, technical assistance in the formulation or/and updating LIIC and Local
Revenue Investment and Incentive Code (LRIIC) was provided to
various LGUs.
Around 18 cities and 76 municipalities were also assisted in the updating of their Schedule
of Market Values (SMVs)
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We primed LGUs to become more competitive and business-friendly
This project is DILG’s campaign for Public Private Partnership as a centerpiece of the local
economic development strategy
In an effort to contribute to the promotion of local employment and livelihood opportunities to
people, and to enhance business/investor confidence in LGUs, we pushed LGUs to adopt
reforms that will contribute to the improvement of local economic development.
Drafted the following policies:
We also focused our efforts on improving business friendliness and competitiveness of LGUs
identified under National Budget Memorandum No. 118 as program/project target areas of
the country. The DILG through the Bureau of Local Government Department, with the
support from the Canadian Govenrment through the Local Government Support Program for
Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) project, has undertaken an inventory of
programs and projects that they can be of assistance to and among those prioritized were
the following:
• Tourism (already signed by partner agencies, for signature of the SILG)
a) JMC on Adopting A Convergence Program On Tourism As A Vehicle
Towards Local Economic Development
b) MOA between DILG,DOT and DAP on the development of Tourism
Guidebook for LGUs
• Business Sector (PCCI) (endorsed to PCCI for signing)
a) MOA between the DILG and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (PCCI) on Local Economic Development
- 6 agro-industrial and 8 tourism provinces (Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province,
Northern Samar, Sultan Kudarat, Catanduanes, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, Cebu and
Siquijor) including 6 non-target provinces, 10 cities and 122 municipalities were assisted
in the formulation and/or updating of their Local Revenue Investment and Incentive Code
(LRIIC). Also, we assisted 8 cities in the updating of their Schedule of Market Values
(SMVs), 3 cities & 8 municipalities in forming alliances and 11 cities & 21 municipalities
in the formulation of local ordinances that are in conformity with national laws.
• Agribusiness
a) Joint Administrative Order on Sustainable Rural Development and,
b) JMC on the Rules and Procedures on Policy Formulation and
Development Under the National Convergence Initiative (NCI)
- Initiated the conduct of a series of Stakeholders Workshop on Greening the
Agribusiness in Javier, Leyte; Davao City; Guinobatan, Albay; and AVLDA
Alliance in Region 12.
• Private Public Partnership
a) DILG MC on the Role of LGUs in PPP
– Final draft of MC on PPP reviewed & commented by DILG Regional
Offices & C.O.
– Publication to DILG website for general public viewing/comments
- Provided technical assistance to 100 LGUs in Region 2 on LIIC preparation.
• NCI (National Convergence Initiative)
* BLGD is a member to two component TWG: Policy Advocacy and
Agro Enterprise and Agribusiness Cluster
* Series of Stakeholders Workshops on Greening the Agribusiness in
the following convergence areas: Javier, Leyte; Davao City;
Guinobatan, Albay; and AVLDA Alliance in Region 12
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Inventory/profiling was also conducted in 216 provinces/cities with Comprehensive Land
Use Plans (CLUPs), Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs), Local Investment and
Incentive Code (LIIC). As a result, 184 were found to have CLUPs, 159 have CDPs and 157
have LIIC.
The LGSP-LED continues to work with DILG to create business-friendly LGUs through (1)
strengthening the capacity of DILG and NGA partners to support LGUs through convergence,
capacity development and LED Information; (2) increasing program support for LGU
initiatives to develop business friendliness and build competitive priority sectors; and (3)
supporting market-driven LED initiatives through LED planning, product development,
workforce development, and strengthening market linkages.
Specifically, national assistance is provided in harmonizing existing economic policie,
trainings on business planning and organizing the economic data of LGUs. Some of the
notable successes on LED are the following:
• Convergence work in tourism and agribusiness in partnership with key agencies:
DOT, DENR, DPWH, DA-DAR-DENR’s National Convergence Initiative, Philippine
Chamber of Commerce
• Knowledge Products: Formulating a Local Investment and Incentives Code: A
Guide for Local Government Units; Guide on Updating the Local Revenue Code;
Guide in Reviewing Local Revenue Measures, A Roadmap for LGUs on Organic
Agriculture; Draft Guides of Business Planning for LGUs and Tourism Planning for
• Enhanced LED Information Portal that serves as an avenue for LED information
• Strengthened LED4LGUs Curriculum that aims to initiate and drive a successful
LED process that includes business planning concepts and applications.
On a more local level, LGSP-LED trains LGUs to be more business friendly through assisting
them to achieve measurable results in tourism circuit.
• As of December 2013, program support in local inititiaves in tourism and agribusiness
total 9 local projects in 75 LGUs. LGSP-LED is on its final phase with the following 5 local
1. Metro Naga Development Council (involving 16 LGUs, including Naga City) in
Camarines Sur
2. Provincial Government of Leyte, with a focus on the Northwest Leyte Tourism
Corridor (including Ormoc City)
3. Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council, involving the 7 Iloilo
LGUs, including Iloilo City, and the province of Guimaras
4. Panglao-Dauis-Baclayon Bohol Marine Triangle in the province of Bohol, and
5. Allah Valley Landscape Development Alliance or AVLDA in Region 12.
• Provided Training on LED Fundamentals and Business Planning to 3 Magic 6 LGU
Alliances (Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and Northern Iloilo, along with the Batch 3 (candidates)
attended by DILG Regional/Provincial Focal Persons and LGU Proponents from the
• Advocated investment promotion through efforts in LIIC, participation in business
expos/conferences, and development of investment briefs
• Provided post-disaster assessment and recommendations for Leyte and Bohol for
tourism industry recovery (after Typhoon Yolanda and the Bohol earthquake)
DILG R-12 reported that, as a result of partnership with the LGSP-LED by the Province of
South Cotabato, the latter was able to host the 1st South Central Mindanao Investment
Conference where a total of Php 37M in investments were drawn out.
Acknowledging the need to strengthen the economic capacities of the local government
units at improving their operating processes and procedures, the Department has installed its
new program called the Business-Friendly and Competitive LGU. It focuses on inclusive
growth mechanisms of the LGU by promoting local trade/business and generating
employment. It also encourages the LGU to promote and implement programs and projects
that boost their economic and business potentials by reforming their current systems for
processing businesses and permits or adopting practices that enable them to attract more
businesses and investments. Corollary to this, the BLGD has undertaken the following:
1. Actual Assessment on Local Economic Development and Investments Promotion
(LEDIP) Team/Office efficacy in the following 18 provinces, cities and municipalities:
o NCR : Marikina City;
o CAR: Baguio City, La Trinidad and Province of Benguet;
o Region 1: Vigan City, Municipality of Kawayan;
o Region 3: Angeles and San Fernando City, Provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga;
o Region 4A: Tagaytay City, Sta. Rosa City, Batangas City and Batangas Province;
o Region 4B: Puerto Princesa City and Province of Palawan;
o Region 11: Province of Davao del Sur and Municipality of Sta. Cruz.
2. On-line survey on 720 LGUs (all Provinces, Cities, 1st and 2nd class municipalities) with
LEIPO/LEDIPO, with the survey result expected to be released in January 2014.
Alliance-Building among different LGUs and stakeholders proposes a significant factor in
nation building. A coalition with a unified vision presents a deep-rooted organization that
builds up broad-based political power and drives social reforms.
Cognizant of the effectiveness of pushing local economic development or LED
through LGU collaborations and partnerships, DILG-Region 1 reported the organization of
four (4) LGU Alliances from the four (4) provinces of the said Region, namely One
Pangasinan Alliance of LGUs (OPAL) of Pangasinan composed of 9 LGUs; Coastal Towns
in the North Clustered for Integrated Development (CoINCIDe) of Ilocos Norte composed
of 4 LGUs; Cluster of Upland Municipalities of Ilocos Sur (CUMILOS) composed of 7
LGUs; and Metro La Union Development Coordinating Council (MLUDCC) of La Union
composed of 7 LGUs.
On the other hand, R-12 reported that LGUs within the Allah Valley Landscape
Development Alliance (AVLDA) were assisted in the development of Eco-Cultural circuit
in priority destination areas, particularly Koronadal-Lake Sebu-Tourism Circuit and
Tacurong-Isulan-Esperanza Circuit (including improved road access and installation of
directional signs to priority tourism sites).
The program as regards the localization of the Magna Carta of Women, serves to
operationalize the Constitutional mandate and international directives on gender equality
and women empowerment at the local levels. It envisions to institutionalize the integration
of gender perspectives and women empowerment in the overall organization
and management of LGU operations through the application of existing tools and systems,
and national policies such as Republic Act No. 9710 otherwise known as the Magna Carta of
Women (MCW).
Following this objective for 2013, in partnership with PCW, DBM and NEDA, a Joint
Memorandum Circular (JMC) on Gender Mainstreaming Localizing the Magna Carta of
Women was formulated and circulated nationwide.
Trainor’s training for selected DILG Regional GAD Focal Person/Coordinators and LGUs
on Localizing Magna Carta of Women was likewise conducted to capacitate how RA
9710 will be implemented in the local level.
Another major accomplishment is the finalization of the Coaches Manual on Gender
Mainstreaming at the Local Level through a workshop conducted participated by selected
LGUs and DILG GAD Focal Point. The manual will serve as a guide to the DILG GAD
Focal Persons in providing technical assistance to LGUs on mainstreaming gender in local
governance operations pursuant to the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).
In Region-6, the DILG Regional Office there has mobilized LGU efforts to support the LED
initiatives of the following Alliances and LGUs, namely the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras
Development Council, Province of Guimaras, Northern Iloilo Growth Corridor composed of
Northern Iloilo Alliance for Coastal to Development (NIACDEV) and Banate-Barotac Bay
Resource Management Council, Inc. (BBBRMCI) in Iloilo.
The Regional Office also launched the Micro-Tourism Innovation Challenge Fund and
promoted the Sustainable Tourism Development program which centers on Guimaras
Province; Iloilo City and the municipalities of Leganes, Cabatuan, Pavia, Sta. Barbara,
Oton & San Miguel.
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Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan - Pillar 2
Mainstreaming Conflict-Sensitive and Peace Promoting Process in the Local
Development Planning
The program took off from the PAMANA Program of the Office of the Presidential
Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). The PAMANA Program is the government’s
program for conflict-affected areas. It is the framework and the government’s response to
put an end to the root causes of conflict. Given the significant role of peace and
development in the attainment of the development thrust of the present administration, the
Department has expanded the focus of the program by mainstreaming peace and
development in the governance agenda of the local government units.
Under this program is Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitive and Peace Promoting (CSPP)/
Sensitive and Conflict Analysis (SACA) in the Local Planning Process, a joint initiative
of OPAPP and DILG. This aims to build institutional capacities of LGUs for them to
better manage conflict as well as implement peace and development initiatives that would
address the root causes of conflict in their localities.
In Collaboration with Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP), initial
meetings and discussions were conducted to plan strategies and effective measures to
enhance the Capacities on Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Promotion of the DILG Field
Officers in the affected areas.
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“Innovations without Diffusion is an opportunity missed”
BLGD is continuously advocating and sustaining the documentation of good practices
in local governance and advocating for replication of these best practices in other local
The demand to document LGU success stories on various sectoral areas worth
replicating is endless and wanting so that we maybe able to prosper the sharing of these
knowledge created in our LGU to another thus two workshops on “Coaches workshops on
Documenting Good Practices “ were conducted in Regions 6 and 7.
“Innovations without Diffusion is an opportunity missed”
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The Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) for Local Government Units (LGUs) is an
incentive based program which seeks to award good, participative and accountable
governance. The PCF finds legal basis in the Philippine Development Plan 20112016, Chapter VII which puts premium on the
promotion of effective and honest governance
creating an enabling environment for citizens and
the private sector to reach full their potential.
Further, the Performance-Based Incentive Policy
(PBIP) of the Development Budget Coordinating
Committee (DBCC) issued February 20, 2009
which provides
an incentive framework to rationalize
intergovernmental, and Presidential directive dated January 18, 2011 issued by the
Office of the President mandating NEDA, DILG, DA and DTI to create a system of
incentives and disincentives to ensure that LGUs’ local projects are aligned with
national priorities.
Another milestone in 2013 was the continues implementation of “Scaling Up Replication
Of Good Practice” is through conduct of Coaching Training on Managing Replication
Inception Workshop.
BLGD in cooperation with Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) conducted Coaches
Training on Managing Replication Inception Workshop
for literacy awardees
particularly the LGUs of Pasay City, Municipality of Bulacan and Balanga City. The
activity aimed at capacitating these LGUs to prepare their facilitators guide and generic
agenda to enable them to effectively administer and/or facilitate the replication inception
workshop to interested replicating LGUs
The PCF-assisted project together with its corresponding PCF subsidy for LGUbeneficiaries is continuously being monitored by the DILG through the Bureau
of Local Government Development (BLGD),
since FY 2010 to CY 2013. In accordance to the
provisions of the General Appropriations Act
under the Performance-Based Incentive Policy
(PBIP), DILG are required to submit quarterly
report on the PCF implementation to the Senate
Committee on Finance, House Committee on
Appropriations, House of Representatives, and
Department of Budget and Management.
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Memorandum Circular No. 20131148 was signed by the
DILG Secretary providing for the
Implementing Guidelines for the
2013 Performance Challenge Fund
(PCF). The signed guideline is
substantially the same with that of the
previous policy issuance with
additional provisions on: 1.) Online
monitoring and evaluation through
the PCF website, 2.) MLGOO certification on the status of project and 3.)
Transparency measures in project implementation pursuant to Commission on
Audit Circular No. 2013-004 dated January 30, 2013.
The issuance of the 2013 PCF
Guidelines also entailed the
updating/enhancement of the
PCF Manual of Operations.
The PCF Manual of
Operations serves as the bible
of the PCF Program complete
with corresponding annexes
which will aid LGUs in
project implementation. The
additional provisions inserted
in the PCF guidelines were incorporated into the Manual of Operations for
uniformity. The printing of the Manual will officially commence on CY 2014
with the assistance of the PHARODF.
There are varied issues and concerns which arose from the use of the
previous PCF website which necessitates its enhancement. The
issues and concerns which were gathered from the implementers and
beneficiaries of the program are the following: 1.) Weak CSO
Participation 2.) Poor Monitoring 3.) Release of funds prior to approval 4.)
ReportingMechanism5.) Competency 6.) Project Implementation of LGUs
7.) No signage.
In order to address these issues and concerns, new features were introduced in
the enhanced PCF website. There will be an online submission of project
proposal, for the purpose of expediting and encouraging the submission of
periodic reports. The projects will be positioned/placed in a Project Map
For a more user friendly website, a
Dashboard was added to the new
enhanced website. There will also
be an online feedback system for
DILG Users and a Public/CSO
Feedback Mechanism in order to
address the issue of lack of help
desk/forum facility. Downloadable
Forms for easy access and reference
are included in the new website.
The new website can also be accessed through the Smart Phone Application.
Lastly, the programmer for the enhanced PCF Website designed it as a Hacked
Free website in order to protect the database.
Regional PCF team were capacitated thru a Trainors Training on the
utilization and application of the enhanced PCF website.
The 2013 PCF budget amounting to
1 Billion, was not sufficient
to cover all eligible LGUs.
Out of the 1,372 LGU SGH
passers, only a total of 719 LGUs
belonging to the 2nd to 6th class
will be able to qualify for the
PCF, excluding all 1st income
class LGUs. As an exception to
the foregoing, 1st income class
LGUs badly affected by Typhoon
Yolanda (Haiyan) will be able
to access the remaining PCF
To ensure that the project has been implemented in accordance with the policy The PCF
Central Management Team conducted validation visit to selected LGUs which are
recipients of the 2012 Performance Challenge Fund and the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi
Community-Based Monitoring System
In 2005, DILG was tasked by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
to localize the Millennium Development Goals by virtue of SDC Resolution
#1 series of 2005. As part of localizing the MDG, the Community-Based Monitoring
System (CBMS) was adopted and implemented by the Department as one of the
benchmark instruments in monitoring the contribution of LGUs on the attainment of
the goals and targets of MDGs.
As of April 8, 2013, CBMS is being implemented by 65 Provinces (32 of which is
province wide), 791 municipalities, 46 cities and 21,424 barangays.
Currently, the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) can be availed in two
For CY 2014, the DILG through the PCF is instituting a progressive incentive system to
influence LGUs to deliver public services more efficiently and create a business-friendly and
safe environment. It also champions the institutionalization of CSO engagement in LGU
project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and disclosure of
programs, projects and activities to the public.
1. The Paper-Based system, where the method of getting household data
is done by manually, using paper and pen in filling up the Household Profile
Questionnaire (HPQ) and the Barangay Profile Questionnaire (BPQ), it consists of four
(4) modular trainings: Module I: Data Collection and Field Editing, Module II: Data
Encoding and Map Digitizing, Module III: Data Processing and Mapping and Module
IV: CDP/BDP Preparation and Formulation
2. Mobile based System, using the CBMS Scan Software, where the traditional
HPQ and BPQ where already translated into computer language using an android
tablet which consist of four (4) modular trainings: Module I: Data Collection and
Data Encoding, Module II: Data Processing, Module III: CBMS-Based Planning
and Budgeting, Module 4: Integrating CBMS into the CDP
Activities conducted in 2013 for CBMS
For 2013, the BLGD CBMS Team were able provide technical assistance on the
With the upgrading of the Seal Good Housekeeping (SGH) into a Seal of Good Local
Governance (SGLG), stricter parameters will be set for its qualification and subsequently
the award of the Performance Challenge Fund. Consequently, there will be a proposal for
the increase of the incentive award, for Municipalities 1Million to 3 Million, Cities from 3
Million to Five Million and 7 Million to 9 Million.
• CBMS Module I: Data Collection and Field Editing in Kalibo, Aklan
• CBMS Module II:Data Encoding and Map Digitizing in 2 LGUs in Oriental
Mindoro, 1 in Occidental Mindoro and 2 LGUs in Surigao del Norte
• CBMS Module III: Data Processing in Marikina City, 11 LGUs in Occiental
Mindoro and 1 Zamboanga del Sur
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The DILG, thru the BLGD has been tasked to localize the Millennium Development
Goals to measure the contributions if LGUs to attain the targets of the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs).
Two (2) Training of Trainers for
accredited CBMS trainers were
conducted in 2013 wherein 41 National
and Regional Trainers were capacitated
on the CBMS Modules of the CBMS
Scan, a mobile based system developed
by the CBMS
Network, that respond to
the growing demand for a
mobile based system
in data collection, data
encoding and data
As part of the continuing efforts in localizing the Millennium Development Goals
(MDG), the Department through the Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD)
has conducted series of workshop to enhance the tools on MDG Localization. Participants
were trained to administer and fill- out the Enhanced M and E Tracking System and how to
implement the enhanced tracking System and the manner of submission of the MDG
tracking forms.
Activities such as: Workshop on the
Preparation of National Report on LGU
Responsiveness to MDG Tracking, Training on
Filling-Up the MDG Tracking forms for DILG
Region XI fieldmen and MPDCs, Workshop on
the Finalization of MDG 5th Philippine Progress
Report and series of
meetings on the
drafting of MDG Progress Report –DILG
(covered period 2008-2010), were attended .
Aside from the trainings being conducted by the division, the CBMS teams were
able to attend other activities related to the implementation of the project, like the
yearly CBMS National conference, Focused Group Discussions with
partner agencies like NAPC, NEDA,
DSWD, and the CBMS Network Team.
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The Support for Local Government Units for more effective and accountable Public Finance
Management (PFM) is one of the project of the Department in collaboration with other
national agencies such as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM),
Department of Finance (DOF)/Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) Commission
on Audit (COA) and the National Economic Development Authority, with funding support
from the European Union (EU).
The purpose of the project is to support the government at national and regional level to
enhance the capacity of pilot local governments to generate revenue and to allocate and
spend public funds more effectively and efficiently.
For 2013, the Bureau was able to attend meetings and workshops, together with other
agencies with is funded by the European Union. (EU).
The CCD Meeting held its quarterly meeting on 10 September 2013 with participants coming
from DepEd, DBM, DOF, PCW, ULAP, LPP, and LCP. The meeting also served as an avenue
for the presentation by the DOF of the Public Financial Management (PFM) Roadmap. The
executive policy discussions are the following: 1.) Utilization of the Special Education Fund
(1%) 2.) Magna Carta on Women and 5% GAD Budget 3.) 5% Local Disaster Risk
Reduction Management Fund.
BLGD has continued its advocacy in Rationalizing the Local Planning System
(RPS) pursuant to the provision of Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No.
1 Series of 2007: Synchronization and Harmonization of Local Planning, Investment
Programming, Budgeting and Expenditures Management and Revenue
Administration as well as Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. Series of 2009:
Harmonization of Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and Comprehensive
Development Plan (CDP).
The main issue that was deliberated during the meeting was the Joint DBM-DepEd Joint
Circular providing for the Guidelines for the Utilization of the Special Education Fund
(SEF). One of the agreements during the said meeting is to integrate the pertinent
provisions of the new laws specifically the K-12 and the Early Childhood Care and
Development (ECCD) program under the Department of Education (DepEd) into the Joint
Circular on SEF. For 2014, the CCD Secretariat will convene the agencies involved in the
issuance of the Joint Circular on the SEF Guidelines taking into consideration the
agreements reached during the CCD Meeting.
Advocacies, technical assistance, monitoring and coaching of LGUs on the preparation
of the Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs) under the framework of RPS, the
BLGD has also geared its efforts towards mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and
management and climate change adaptation in local government systems and
processes. Capacity building on DRRM and CCA focusing on mainstreaming disaster
risk reduction and climate change adaptation parameters in the CDP and related
activities were conducted.
For 2013, the Local Development Planning Division (LDPD) has attended and
conducted meetings, workshops and seminars, have extended technical assistance
and acted has resource person on such activities, in collaboration with partner
agencies such as GIZ, WB, AusAid, UN Habitat, Care Netherlands, Oxfam and
GIZ-NEDA-HULRB on the CDP-CLUP interface.
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Support to NGAs
The BLGD as one of the support staff bureau to the Department is attending to
various request of the all NGAs in the development of policies and issuances to
LGUs on local governance.
Among the NGAs that BLGD is working closely with various agencies are:
1. MC No. 2013-26 providing for the Observance of the 6th World Autism
Awareness Day Celebration
2. MC No. 2012-96 providing for the Observance of the National Autism
Consciousness Week 2013
3. MC No. 2013-095 providing for the Observance of the 10th Cerebral Palsy
Awareness and Protection (CPAP) Week Celebration
4. MC No. 2013-129 providing for the Observance of the International Day
for Persons with Disabilities
o Department of Health (DOH)
o Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) o
Department of Tourism (DOT)
o Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)
o Department of Agriculture (DA)
o Department of Budget and Management
o Department of Finance
o Department of Environment and Natural Resources o
National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) o
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
o Philippine Women’s Commission (PWC)
o Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
o Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
o Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
BLGD is also working with number of development partners such as:
• AUSaiD
• World Bank
• Asia Foundation
• European Union - PFM2
• DFATD Canadian Government - LGSP LED
The BLGD offers policy advocacy, review and support to National Council for
Disability Affairs (NCDA) in the issuance of laws, rules and directives in support of
the welfare of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The policy issuances are in need of
policy review by the DILG especially in providing inputs for localization and
coordination with the LGUs. The role of the DILG finds legal basis in Republic Act
(R.A. 7277) titled An Act providing for the Rehabilitation, Self-Development and
Self-Reliance of Persons with Disabilities and their integration to mainstream society
and for other purposes.
The Bureau also represents the Departments in meetings and conferences involving
the passage of laws relevant to PWDs such as the Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 or the
Accessibility Law Implementing Rules and Regulations. Other activities sponsored by
the NCDA in support of the welfare and well-being of the PWDs are also being
disseminated by the BLGD for support from other NGAs and participating LGUs. For
Calendar Year 2013, the following issuances were disseminated nationwide for LGUs
compliance and implementation.
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To have a more effective and efficient implementation of BLGD PPAs, a “Strategic
Planning Workshop For 2013 BLGD PPAs cum team Building “ was conducted
February 11-13, 2013 at Summit Ridge, Tagaytay City.
The main objective of the activity was to rationalize and prioritize BLGD’s program/
project/activity/concerns vis-à-vis other equally important core functions/assignments
entrusted to BLGD from Management.
This activity brought a realization to BLGD staff and management that before the bureau
can formulate a realistic and achievable game plan to implement its PPAs for 2013, The
Bureau had to identified factors needed to establish an effective and efficient team
Per agreement, below are the BLGD “dreams” in achieving its goals as stated:
• Competent staff;
• Cohesive team;
• Effective team;
• Infrastructure improvement ; and
• Improved performance
During the workshop Bureau’s mission and vision was also enhanced to be more relevant to
the roles and undertakings at present. Below is the BLGD framework that will guide the
Bureau in accomplishing its targets.
Strategic Planning
Workshop for
2013 BLGD PPAs
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PCF Supported Projects
Alipaoy River Control and Flood Protection
Region: CARAGA
Location :Barangay Zone
IV, Lanuza, Surigao del
Source of Funds:
Php t,000,000.00 - PCF
Php t,500,000.00 -LGU
tt,857 residents of 13
R egion:IV-A
Locat ion: Brgy.VI - San Jose,
Paluan, Occidental Mindoro
Sou rce of Fun ds:
Php 1,000,000.00 - PCF
Php 2,000,000 .00-LGU
Beneficia ries:
7,2oo residents of 6
Poblacion Brgys /
Commuters, Farmers
Region: Ill
Location: Brgy. San Carlos
Source of Funds:
Water District Expansion Project Phase V
Region: Ill
Location: Anao, Tarlac
Php 110001000.00 - PCF
Source of Fu nds:
11191 farmers/residents
Php 1,000,000.00 - PCF
Php 1,000,000.00 -LGU
Ben eficia ries:
residents of 18 barangays
Development of Health Center and Upgrading of Equipments
Region: II
Location :Santa Fe, Nueva
Sou rce of Funds:
Php t,000,000.00 - PCF
Construction of 1OOsq. meters Open-Air-Public Market Building
Region: II
Locat ion :Saguday, Quirino
Source of Fund s:
Php 1,000,000.00 - PCF
Php 200,000 .00 -LGU
7640 residents of 7
Beneficiaries: residents and
Construction of Slaughter House
Region: II
Loca tion :Brgy.Arcon
Tumauini, lsabela
Source of Fun ds:
Pha se I
Php 1,000,000.00 - PCF
Php 500,000.00 -LGU
Ph ase I I
Php 1,000,000.00 - PCF
Php 500,000.00 -LGU
_ Beneficia ries:
residents of 46 barangays
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20% Oev' t. Fund of Saguday, g
Construction of 3 Classroom School Building
t' -
- I
R egion: Ill
Locat ion :Minalin, Pampanga
Sou rce of Fu nds:
Php 1,000,000.00 - PCF
Php 1,000,000.00 -LGU
Ben eficiaries: students and
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Joselito Magumun
Melanie P. Angulo
Reymark Tablanza
Sheryl Ng Macalipay
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BLGD Annual Report 2013