By: Judy Mae Magdato-Sajo
PRIOR to the May 13, 2019 midterm elections, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordered all incumbent governors and mayors to create Local Governance Transition Teams to ensure effective turnover of responsibilities to the newly-elected or re-elected local officials.
“We are reminding the Local Governance Transition Teams to prepare for a smooth transition during the turn-over ceremony set on June 30,” said DILG Antique Provincial Director Cherryl P. Tacda.
The team must be chaired by the Local Chief Executive while the Vice-Chairperson will be elected among members by a simple majority vote. The members include all department heads, a DILG representative and one representative from a Civil Society Organization (CSO).
Tacda said the team’s responsibilities includes inventory of LGU properties both immovable and movable, such as land, buildings, infrastructure facilities, machinery, vehicles, office equipment, furniture, fixtures and office supply stocks, among others.
She also reminded the teams to gather, secure and preserve all official documents and records of LGU official transactions and organize a turnover ceremony that must include briefing on the Governance Assessment Report and key challenges to the incoming set of officials for a more seamless leadership and management transition.
“We are also gearing up to train the newly elected and re-elected local officials in the Province of Antique through the Newly-Elected Officials Program, tentatively set in July,” Tacda added.
Tacda assured that DILG will guide the newly elected and re-elected officials to effectively discharge their duties and responsibilities.