The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Bulacan inks a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the partnership of the Department with the Association of Indigent and Less Fortunate Dwellers (AILFD) of Metro Manila and San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Inc. last October 8, 2021.
“Ang DILG naman po ay isa po sa talagang nag a-advocate ng participative governance. Kailangan po nating ma-engage ang mga Civil Society Organization dahil sila po ang nagre-represent po ng ating sambayanan upang malaman po nila ang ginagawa ng gobyerno,” said DILG-Bulacan Provincial Director Darwin David in his message during the virtual MOU signing.
Through DILG Memorandum Circular 2018-89 which sets the guidelines on engagements with CSOs, AILFD shall partake in capacitating local government units on DILG Policy Guidelines relating on housing and resettlement limited to the following sites under the Resettlement Governance Assistance Fund (RGAF):
• Towerville VI Resettlement Site (City of San Jose Del Monte);
• San Jose Del Monte Heights Resettlement Site; and
• Norzagaray Heights Resettlement Site
AILFD President Jovie G. Ramos expressed gratitude to the DILG for the opportunity and assured the Department that they will do their best to produce desired outcomes.
Present during the activity are Local Government Operations Officer (LGOO) II Armee Joyce M. Sumang, LGOO II Dianne Jillian S. Ocampo, both from DILG-Bulacan; and, Juan Paulo Rodriguez of AILFD who served as witnesses for the virtual signing.