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Northern Samar tops Region 8 LGUs' submission of capacity development plans for 2011

By Rodrigo S. Victoria

Tacloban City (11 November) -- The province of Northern Samar through the provincial office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) accomplished 100% in the submission of capacity development plans for the year 2011.

This was revealed in a report by Carmelita M. Zabala, Chief of the Local Government Capacity Development Division (LGCDD) of DILG Regional Office No. 8 during the presentation of the Regional Capacity Development Expo 2010.

The activity was one of the 4-in-1 activities launched and presented during the Multi-Sectoral Local Governance Forum held yesterday, November 10, 2010 at the DILG Regional Office.

Zabala revealed in her report that Northern Samar accomplished 100% based on the five areas of capacity development i.e. governance, administration, social services, economic development and environmental management.

The chief of the LGCDD of DILG 8 disclosed in her report that there are 101 municipalities that complied in submitting their capacity development plans for 2011 out of the 143 municipalities in region 8.

She further informed that the province of Samar followed with an accomplishment of 84%, Leyte- 73%, Southern Leyte-56%, Biliran-50% and Eastern Samar with 39%.

However, she clarified that the accomplishment rate of each provinces is based on the capacity development plans for 2011 presently submitted to the regional office of DILG 8 coming from the DILG provincial offices in each province in the region.

Some representatives of local chief executives were irked on the report for the could not find their LGU in the lists of municipalities that have submitted their capacity development plans for 2011 and they clarified that they have already finished working it for submission.

Ricardo C. Gio, LGOO V and the moderator during the open forum after the presentation answered that the regional office of DILG is still waiting and is very much ready to accept capacity development plans for 2011 coming from LGUs in the region.

Meanwhile, representatives from the national government agencies like the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Health (DOH) and the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) of the academe pledged to extend assistance as part of their commitment in the capacity development plans of DILG for 2011. (PIA 8) [top]

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