(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 August 2022) At 3:00 AM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,325 km East of Central Luzon (15.6°N, 134.5°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Northern and Central Luzon. The entire Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon/Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Thursday, July 14, 2022

DBM, DILG to check LGUs' devolution plan

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), as the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Regional Devolution Transition Committee, respectfully shall oversee and monitor the preparation and implementation of the Local Government Units (LGUs) Devolution and Transition Plans (DTPs) per Executive Order (EO) 138 and its IRR.

All provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays shall prepare their respective DTPs pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 138. The DTP will serve as a handy reference to carry out organizational strengthening efforts and to upgrade the institutional capacities in the next three years and monitor the progress of the transition towards full assumption of devolved responsibilities. The LGUs shall design their DTP based on the National Government Agencies’ (NGAs) DTP, reviewed and approved by DBM.

As of press time, DBM has approved the DTP of only two NGAs, POPCOM is one.

The LGU DTP preparation shall be undertaken in close coordination with the NGAs concerned such as the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM). The monitoring and performance assessment of the LGUs will be guided by DBM, DILG and NGAs concerned. It will undergo initial evaluation for general compliance, in-depth evaluation of strategic and functional shifts, and evaluation of Organization for Energy Planning (OEP) before approval. (Dian Joy L. Martinez, POPCOM Caraga/PIA Caraga)