The year 2013 was both fruitful and challenging to the Department in our earnest efforts to push good local governance to greater heights and improve the country’s peace and order situation and public safety in order to sustain business and investor confidence in the country, so that the President’s vision of inclusive growth and poverty reduction will be realized.
As the national government through the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) National Budget Memorandum No. 118 called upon all agencies to come up with programs and projects that are consistent with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and to coordinate/converge with each other in objectives, space and time to maximize the impact on unemployment and poverty reduction in identified geographical areas –agricultural, fisheries and tourism in FY 2014, the DILG jumped the gun and prioritized this early the provision of interventions in some of the identified LGUs, especially in gearing them up for and promoting local economic development. We also implemented programs and projects meant to strengthen our own internal capacity, for a more effective and efficient delivery of services to our clients -the Local Government Units (LGUs).
What we went through was not easy by all means, but because of the commitment, dedication and resolve of each and every official and employee of the DILG family –from the Local Government Bureaus, the Local Government Academy (LGA), National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC), we were able to
log significant and meaningful accomplishments this year.
|Source Institution||Department of Interior and Local Government|
|Place of Publication||Quezon City|
|Original Publication Date||January 1, 2014|
|Tags||Annual Report, DILG|