The CALABARZON Regional Development Council-Sectoral Committee on Macroeconomy and Development Administration discussed the Region’s initiatives in preparation for the full devolution by 2022 during its meeting on February 10, 2021 via videoconference.
Following the DBM Full Devolution Road Map from 2019 to 2022, the national government agencies will be submitting this 2021 their transition plans to include communication plans, framework for monitoring of devolved functions, and capability building activities for the local government units (LGUs).
On-going activities at the region include consultation meetings under different committees and coordination of regional line agencies to its central offices on the programs and projects to be devolved in the LGUs.
As ways forward, DILG Region IV-A will develop a guideline for the preparation of LGUs transition plans, and a comprehensive capability building program to strengthen LGUs’ competency to handle all the devolved functions as provided for in the 1991 Local Government Code. The trainings to be conducted include local development planning, public financial management, monitoring and evaluation, project management, community mobilization, and revenue generation through the Development Academy of the Philippines, Local Government Academy and Bureau of Local Government Finance.
The DILG will launch a massive communication and advocacy campaigns for LGUs, Civil Society Organizations, and the general public.
Laurece Francia R. Tanyag, NEDA Region IV-A | February 15, 2021