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Local Dep’t. Heads Briefed on Devolution Transition

DILG CLGOO Danille Marie Osorio conducts the Devolution Transition Plan together with DILG-Provincial Field Office
and DILG-North Cluster through Zoom meeting at the SP session hall, September 14

Representatives of the different local offices of San Carlos City participated in the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG's) webinar on transitioning to Devolution Plans today, Sep. 14, at the SP Session Hall.

Participants were briefed on the city's adaptation to the devolved function of basic services as stipulated in the Local Government Code of 1991. Sectors of Agriculture, Infrastructure, Health and Social Services, Enviroment and Disaster Management, Education, Tourism, Information and Communication and Security Operations need to come up with a plan for their roadmap staring the fiscal year 2022-2024.
Under the DILG and the Department of Budget and Management's Joint Circular Memorandum No.2021-1; the local government units are given more powers to exercise authority, responsibilities to maximize their resources, hence they shall be responsible for delivering basic services to its constituents.
Danille Marie Osorio, DILG Local Government Operations Officer VI said the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of the LGUs will increase from 40 to 60 percent of the national fund starting next year 2022, therefore it will mitigate some of the Programs Project and Activities (PPAs) which will be fully devolved to the LGUs so they can start implementing in year 2022.
Meanwhile, Fatima Daiz, DILG North Cluster Head, resource speaker of the said webinar highlighted the importance of its implementation as a requirement of Executive Order No.138. She added it as a management tool for the affairs of the local development plans.
Said offices will need to submit their Devolution Transition Plans not later than October 15 to the Local Planning Office for final consolidation while coming month of November, 90 days after the implementation of the Joint Memorandum Circular, all Local Government Units should submit approved DTPs to the DILG.