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Wednesday, 03 January 2024

DILG-13 strengthens institutional capacities of BADACs

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga recently conducted a capacity development activity dubbed “Strengthening Institutional Capacities of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (SICAP-BADAC) ++” for local training teams and DILG officers, at the Grand Palace Hotel, this city.

The activity served as compliance to Executive Order No. 66 entitled, “Institutionalizing the Philippine Anti-Drug Strategy (PADS) for which the Department is mainly responsible for strengthening the capacities of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADACs). 

In this regard, the DILG, through its regional offices, continues its efforts in providing capacity development interventions to BADACs guided by integrated approaches employed by the national government in its campaign against illegal drugs. 

Director Maria Loisella E. Lucino, CESO IV of DILG - Caraga and head secretariat of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) said that “it is the intention of the DILG regional office and the RPOC to have this retooling activity in order to strengthen the knowledge of our DILG field officers – city and municipal local government operations officers (C/MLGOOs) serving as POC head secretariats of our LGUs and the POC secretariat members, as well as, the LGU POPSP PCMS encoders assigned in the said LGUs in the compliance of submission of reports necessary for them to pass the POC and ADAC Performance Audits.”

A review of the indicators of the Peace and Order Council (POC) and Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Audits were discussed, including the results thereof were also presented for better and improved results in the 2024 POC and ADAC performance audits.

The activity also revisited and discussed DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2022-123 or the Guidelines for the Appointments of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and their Representatives to the Peace and Order Council and Approval of Request or Security Clearance; and DILG MC No. 2022-118 on the Guidelines on the Development and Formulation of the Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (POPS-Plan) 2023-2025. A brief presentation was also made on the process and documentary requirements of accessing confidential funds for LGUs.

POPSP-PCMS reports timely submission into the online system is one of the indicators for the POC and ADAC performance audits. Consequently, these audits are also one of the indicators under the Safety, Peace and Order Governance Area of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), which measures and assess the performance of LGUs. (LGOO VI Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, DILG-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)