Officers and technical staff of DILG-ARMM geared up its General Orientation on Integrated Capacity Development Program for ARMM-HELPS Barangays for the year 2016 and Finalization of its Three-Year Plan at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City on August 26-28, 2016.
DILG-ARMM was one of the members of ARMM Convergence Agencies to cater the basic serves to the piloted barangays under Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao-Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance and Synergy (ARMM-HELPS) in the Region, and it was task to deliver various training, seminars (CapDev) to target barangay officials for them to be active and functional.
Present in the activity were the DILG-ARMM Assistant Regional Secretary, Director III, Directors of Technical Staff and Staff Support Services, Division Chiefs of Admin, Finance, LGDD and LGOD, Regional Focal Persons, Provincial Directors and Technical Staff.
Workshops were conducted to come out with strategies on sustainability of the programs and projects, to wit: formulation of implementing strategies by province and operating unit, action planning, and designing monitoring template.
“There are no bad ideas because all ideas when put together would lead to better prospective,” said the DILG-ARMM Regional Secretary, Atty. Noor Hafizullah “Kirby” M. Abdullah.
“We are here to really finalize the roadmap,” Assistant Regional Secretary, Dr. Sharifa Pearlsia A. Dans, said. “Our department is the sole department with the duty of ensuring the Local Government Units (LGUs) to be functional,” she added.
During the activity, the ARMM-HELPS Capacity Development Program was presented before the participants by Alibaer M. Pangandaman, LGOO V and the ARMM-HELPS Regional Focal Person. Manang M. Makalingkang, Chief, Finance and Management Division, next discussed and clarified the concerns regarding cash advances and liquidation processes.
During open forum and critiquing of the output of the workshops, it was brought and agreed that: (a) there was a need of change for the betterment of the department; (b) there was a need to address the communication gap between the regional office and the provincial offices; and, (c) there was a need to update the department’s operation manual.