Daily Star logoTop Stories

Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Front Page
Star Business
Star Life
People & Events


Madayag now heads city DILG

Former Negros Occidental Department of Interior and Local Government provincial director, Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag, assumed as Bacolod DILG officer-in-chargeMonday.

She took over the post of former Bacolod DILG director Carmelo Orbista, who now heads the Neg. Occ. DILG following a reshuffling implemented by the agency.

Madayag said she met with the barangay captains in Bacolod City yesterday to discuss the programs of the local governmentunit and the requirements they have to comply with. She also discussed programs like anti-drugs efforts, peace and order, among others.

During the meeting, she reminded barangay officials to comply with the submission of accomplishment reports on peace and order, and the anti-illegal drugs campaign, Madayag said.

“With the new assignment, I have to learn the ins and outs of governance in the city, particularly inthe barangays,” she said, adding that she believes a good working relationship with the local officials is important.

Madayag saidshe had been assigned as Neg. Occ. DILGdirector for 15 years.

She also said the Solid Waste Management program is a challenge on the part of the city especially on how the barangays will comply with it.

The DILG as one of the cooperatingagencies,will help the LGUs on how the SWMcan be implemented by the barangays and also strengthen barangay-based institutions to help in the enforcement of the law, she said.

Madayag said the DILG does not file casesagainst violators because usually, ifthere are complaints against barangay officials, they are the ones investigating the matter.

The job of the DILG is more on monitoring of compliance by local government units of directives or issuances, she added.*CGS




back to top

Front Page | Opinion | Negros Oriental | Business | Sports
Star Life | People & Events| Archives | Advertise
Top Stories
Button Ceres FC makes history
Button 11 provincial gov't hospitals need 1,335 more personnel
Button Child found dead in sack
Button Fast craft fare up
Button Help for Mayon evacuees urged
Button Former La Castellana mayor posts bail
Button Comelec readying list for 2.3M Negros voters
Button Driver shot dead, love triangle eyed
Button PNP probes disposal of licenses
Button 12th IB has new chief
Button DOLE ensures safety of workers
Button Madayag now heads city DILG