The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 6 is one with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as it spearhead the Whole-Of-Nation Commitment in a ceremony held at Camp Gen. Macario B. Peralta Jr., Jamindan, Capiz on Monday, March 25, 2019. DILG was represented by Asst. Regional Director Maria Calpiza J. Sardua, and DILG Capiz Provincial Director Ace Azarcon during the event.
DILG R6 together with the other national government agencies, various sectors and stakeholders in Western Visayas pledged and signed their commitment to end the communist insurgency in Western Visayas through the Whole-of-Nation approach. This program is anchored on Executive Order 70 issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in December 2018.
 “In order to attain the goal of EO 70, we all need to come and work together to totally eradicate the root causes of conflict and violence” AFP Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. emphasized in his message.  He added that, the signatures in the signing of commitment indicate the sincerity of all the government agencies, and other partner stakeholders in helping the rebel groups and their supporters and will certainly encourage them to return to the folds of the law.
The Whole-of-Nation Approach aims in institutionalizing and attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, creating a national task force to end local communist armed conflict, and redirecting the adoption of a national peace framework.
With this multifaceted approach, the government will prioritize and harmonize the delivery of basic services and social development packages in conflict-affected and conflict-vulnerable communities, facilitate societal inclusivity, and ensure active involvement of all sectors of society in pursuit of the country's peace agenda.


The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 6 held its Coordination Meeting with the Office of the Project and Development Service- Water Supply and Sanitation Program Management Office (OPDS-WSSPMO) and Western Visayas integrated Water and Sanitation Hygiene Hub (WeV-iWaSH Hub) at Smallville 21 Hotel, Iloilo City on 29 March 2019.
The meeting commenced with the members of the RHub highlighting their experiences  and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the program based on the conducted activities.
The particiapants delved deeply into improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation, monitoring, provision of Technical Assistance and reporting of DILG-funded water proejcts.  Particularly, The team has brainstormed on issues and concerns that affects specific project implementation and determined courses of action to solve the issues.
For FY 2019, several capacity development activities/trainings were designed to capacitate LGUs particularly on areas of operations and maintenance of water projects, WaSH in Emergencies, project monitoring, and leadership.
Similarly, 22 LGUs are set to be profiled on its local water works systems. The results of the profiling will provide inputs for DILG to come up with policy and program intervention that will best suit the needs of these target localities.
Finally, it is expected that this year, 12 LGUs will be assisted in the preparation of their respective Municipal water and Sanitation Master Plan (formerly MW4SP/iWaSH Plan). The Plan will be tahe basis of the national government in providing financial subsidies that will be used by identified LGUs in the implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene related PPAs for FY 2020 and beyond.


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) VI in collaboration with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) VI lead the joint meeting of the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Region VI held in Casa Pilar, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on March 15-16, 2019.
The Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) play vital roles in the economic and social growth and development as well as in maintaining the peace and order situation of every region in the country.
RDC-VI Chairperson, Antique Gov. Rhodora J. Cadiao and RPOC-VI Chairperson Guimaras Gov. Samuel T. Gumarin welcome the RDC-RPOC members in the two-day meeting that abreast the participants of the prevailing condition on the peace and order, drugs and insurgency, and economic and social growth and development of Region VI.
Likewise, members were updated on matters concerning Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), Peace and Order and Public Safety – Policy Compliance Monitoring System (POPS-PCMS) and National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC).
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) ASEC. Mercedita A. Sombilla, presented highlights of the Medium Term Boracay Action Plan (BAP) for 2018-2022, as a secure and globally competitive world-class tourism destination. She further discussed functions of the Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG), in compliance to BIATF Res. No. 2018-31 that will aid in the effective implementation of all policies related to environment, tourism, and enforcement.
Regional Director of PRO-VI, P/C Supt. John C. Bulalacao, briefed the participants on the General Peace and Order Situation of Western Visayas and the updates on the Crime Situation, Law Enforcement Operations, Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project II Security, Metro Boracay Police Task Force, and 2019 National and Local Elections Security Preparations, and the Assessment.
DILG OIC-Regional Director Ariel O. Iglesia, CESO V,  presented updates on Peace and Order and Public Safety – Policy Compliance Monitoring System (POPS-PCMS) and National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC)/ Inter-Agency Committee on Illegal Drugs (ICAD) which contribute to the prevalent situation of Region VI.
The two day meeting equipped all RDC/RPOC members of the information and targets that will make more responsive to new developments in the socio-economic-political fields and ensures sustainable, inclusive and participative development process in the local governments. #


A signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the Management Information System (MIS) for the Comprehensive Development Plans (CDP) and MIS Workshop were held on March 19, 2019 at Smallville 21 Hotel, Iloilo City.  The said activities signify the MIS for CDP Formulation takes off in Region 6.
Considering the low number of approved Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs) in Region 6, DILG in partnership with University of the Philippines – Visayas (UPV) developed the “SUC-Assisted Approach in the formulation of the Comprehensive Development Plan”. The launching of the Management Information System (MIS) for CDP Formulation is one of the components of the program.
This is a software developed to respond to the challenges in the generation, management and updating of data of the Local Government Units (LGUs).  This software shall serve as management and data storage tool for LGUs in the collection of primary and secondary data and will be utilized for the Ecological Profile (EP) of the target LGUs.
The program targets LGUs that have not yet formulated their CDPs and Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs); LGUs revising or updating their CDPs; and LGUs without CDPs but with updated CLUP and/or for SP review.
“The only counterpart that DILG is asking from you is the commitment to finish your Comprehensive Development Plans through the series of workshops and writeshops. With the partnership of the University of the Philippines-Visayas (UPV) and DILG, we hope na maubos ang LGUs na walang CDPs sa Region 6.” said DILG R6 OIC-RD Engr. Ariel O. Iglesia during the MIS Workshop.
Representatives from the first batch of target LGUs which came from Province of Antique (Barbaza, Bugasong, Culasi, Tibiao, Hamtic and Pandan), Iloilo (Anilao, Banate, Carles, San Enrique and Sara) and Capiz (Pres. Roxas) gathered to join the MOA signing.
The program is supported by the Local Government Support Fund-Assistance to the Disadvantaged Municipalities (LGSF-ADM) Program which is designed to equitably assist all municipalities in the delivery of basic services by providing financial subsidy to municipalities for the implementation of their priority programs and projects.   Support to Local Government Programs – Oversight Project Management Office (SLGP-OPMO) provided the funds amounting to Php 25M through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed last March 23, 2018.
With the MIS, the LGUs now have a specific system in place to observe proper data generation, management and updating in compliance to the demand of latest policies and guidelines.#