Regional Director Paisal O. Abutazil stressed out the importance of hard work and dedication for the upcoming programs and projects of the Department of the Interior and Local Government for the year 2018.
In his message, during the DILG Region IX Monday Convocation last January 8, 2018, held at the Regional Office, RD Abutazil exclaimed the importance of the commitment in each personnel as some major programs have been handed down to the department this year, such as the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
He added that the department has been tasked to facilitate the orientation of newly elected SK officials as part of their requirement to hold office.
The department has also been tasked to advocate and orient local communities in Federalism, which is a major advocacy of the Duterte Administration. He added that the administration has already scheduled on a timeline to pass a plebiscite this year.
He also looked back on some of the highlights of the DILG IX Regional Office in 2017, such as the increase in the number of Local Government Units (LGU) who won the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), which is a more than a 100 percent increase from eight (8) last 2016 to eighteen (18) LGUs.
The Regional Director also thanked the regional personnel for a job well done in the conduct of the “2017 Parangal Sa DILG IX”, which he said was a fulfillment of his long overdue dream to recognize field officers and personnel who have exemplified in their performance.
He said that this would stir a healthy competition to our field officers and personnel to improve their performance in the coming years.
Furthermore, RD Abutazil said he is looking forward to the challenges ahead and asked the support of every personnel.