13-Point Agenda of the Padilla Administration
Gov. Padilla with Leuterio Genato, a retired bank manager of the Philippine National Bank, showing pertinent document to prove his claim of being a centenarian born February 1913.
Most Outstanding Province in Region II during Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony
Volunteer students, BFP personnel and Capitol employees sorting out goods at the lobby of
the main building before delivery to the DILG Central Office
Governor's ocular inspection of the provincial hospital
Burning of contraband materials at the Provincial Jail this morning (November 14) witnessed by
Governor Ruth Padilla and Provincial Legal Officer Voltaire Garcia.
Gov. Ruth Padilla with Dupax del Norte Day Care children
Cagayan Valley Regional Tourism Council Assembly with DOT Sec. Ramon Jimenez
Senior Citizens during the Elderly Filipino Celebration at Dupax del Norte, Nueva Vizcaya
Ocular inspection at Capisaan prior to the implementation of the 46Million DOT & DPWH
convergence program for the concreting of the road leading to the famous Capisaan Cave.
During the opening of the 1st Governor Ruth R. Padilla Cup
Ground breaking ceremony of the 2.5M lying in clinic of the Municipality of Bambang funded
thru the enhance facility program of the Dept of Health
DPWH RD Melvin Navarro presents to Cong. Carlos Padilla & Gov. Ruth Padilla the plan
for the concreting of the 3.5 km road network to Capisaan cave in Kasibu.
Ocular inspection at Capisaan prior to the implementation of the 46Million DOT and DPWH
convergence program for the concreting of the road leading to the famous Capisaan Cave
Elderly week celebration in the Municipality of Quezon
During the ceremony, Governor Padilla pledged to increase the honoraria being received by the Barangay Nutrition Scholars from P150 to P200.
Cong. Carlos Padilla, Gov. Ruth Padilla, together with the Mayors of Kayapa & Sta. Fe & Reg.
Nut. Coord. Rhodora Maestre pose after the signing of the MOU on the ASIN checkpoints.
Dexter Bigayan, a Novo Vizayano painting exhibit entitled "Balik-Tanaw: A Solo Exhibit"
at the Museum Art Gallery. Guest during the opening & ribbon cutting was PA Sevillena.
The governor sat there because she needed to point to the projection screen when
she explained to the chiefs of office the contents of the 13-point agenda.
"I learn from you, you learn from me", Governor tells Civil Society Organizations.
"You have your own way of contributing to the success of whatever program of this
administration"said Governor Padilla in her speech before the inmates.
Turn-over of wheelchairs from the DSWD to the Provincial Federation of Persons With Disabilities.
|11-21-2013||Concreting of Bintawan-Ibung-Pieza-Nangalisan-Lamut Road|
|11-15-2013||2nd ITB: Supply and Delivery of 400pcs 1/2 Water Meter (Arad) (Provincial WaterWorks System)|
|11-15-2013||Supply and Deliver of various supplies for Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital|
|10-18-2013||PDRRMO: Customized Rescue Vehicle and PWWS: 4x2 Pick-up Vehicle (Brand New)|
|10-18-2013||2nd Notice: Fuel and Lubricants|
|11-18-2013||Governor Padilla vows to solve malnutrition|
|11-18-2013||VG Galima reports on SP major accomplishments|
|11-18-2013||3 Vizcayanos make it as BOD of Region 02 Tourism Council|
|11-18-2013||Vizcaya joins 2013 Trade Fair|
|11-14-2013||Development plan seen to boost tourism in Nueva Vizcaya|
|11-14-2013||Nueva Vizcaya donates P.5M aid for typhoon-stricken Visayas|
|11-14-2013||Development should not sacrifice our future, Padilla says|
|11-12-2013||Council finalizes tourism development plan|
|11-11-2013||Nueva Vizcaya rescuers off to Tacloban|
|11-06-2013||Nueva Vizcaya PLGU bares activities for environment month|
|11-05-2013||Nueva Vizcaya personnel audit underway|
|11-05-2013||Policy guidelines for cellphones, vehicles, fuel and lubricants set|
|11-04-2013||November is environment month|
|10-31-2013||Nueva Vizcaya Disaster Council bats for more resources|
|10-31-2013||Nueva Vizcaya eyes livelihood, skills and trading centers|
|10-25-2013||Canvassing, inspecting, liaisoning procedures at capitol to be reviewed|
|10-24-2013||Prayers N Faith Task Force created|
|CAPITOL CHRISTMAS VILLAGE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES|
| Deadline of submission of Lanterns
Start of Bazaar
Judging of Lanterns
Ceremonial Lighting of Giant Christmas Tree and Water Fountain Display
Capitol Family Christmas Party
Presentation of Chorale Winners
| December 2, 2013
December 2-January 5, 2014
December 6, 2013
December 19, 2013
December 23, 2013
The Governor spearheaded the call to promote environmental awareness by conducting programs and campaigns instituted to protect and preserve the environment. Evidently, she signed numerous orders and memoranda in support to her call for environmental protection.
The first step made by the new administration manifesting serious intentions in protecting the environment was the signing of Executive Order No. 11 which calls for an effective Solid Waste Management.
In separate events, Governor Ruth R. Padilla reiterated the need for an Environment Code. This is in consonance to her 13-point Agenda where environmental protection serves as one of her priorities.
The Governor said that the adoption of a new environment code will best suit the prevailing circumstances in Nueva Vizcaya particularly after the onslaught brought about by typhoon Labuyo which cost the province about P384 million worth of damages leaving 43,276 people suffering.
Padilla also convened the Environment and Natural Office and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau seeing the need to regulate upland farming, quarries, sand and gravel hauling and even mining since even if these activities contribute in the economic development of the province still the environment and its capacity to attend to the future needs of the Novo Vizcayano should not be sacrificed.
Since Padilla is “not running a popularity show” as what had been said in one of her speeches, numerous actions, programs and issuances were made by the Padilla administration as it tries to reform and strengthen the bureaucracy upon assumption of office.
The first act made by Padilla was the signing of Executive Order No. 3 on June 30 recalling, withdrawing and revoking appointments made by the previous administration which are found to be in violation of some provisions of the law.
The E.O. stated that the appointments made by the previous administration showed complete disregard of the clear intents of the law particularly those of the Local Government Code of 1991 (LGC) when the same approved numerous appointments even in the absence of a Personnel Selection Committee which supposedly should have been determined by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), the Omnibus Election Code where appointments were actually made during the 45-day prohibitary period prior to the May 13, 2013 national and local elections null and void and that of the Civil Service system which prohibits outgoing elected and appointed officials to appoint personnel after the elections up to June 30.
In order to attend to the issues surrounding the appointments revoked by the said E.O, the Personnel Promotions and Selection Board was reorganized by way of SP resolution 2013-1332 which primary role is to assist the Governor in the judicious and objective selection of personnel for employment and in the formulation of policies as would contribute to employee welfare pursuant to the provisions of the LGC.
The Governor also overhauled the hierarchy issuing several designation and detail orders in order to ensure effective and efficient public service and further guarantee swift operations of the different offices. Among the designation and detail orders were the appointment of an Officer-in-Charge at the Offices of the Environment and Natural Resource, Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction, Lower Magat Eco-Tourism Park, Office of the Provincial Agriculture, Provincial Jail, Provincial Planning and Development, Cooperative Affairs and the Waterworks.
A special Career Executive Board was also created to conduct personnel audit pursuant to the rationalization program of the national government making certain that local positions are filled with qualified and deserving employees further ensuring effective and efficient public service delivery.
On the other hand, it was only last August 5 that someone dared to promote and live by the real intentions of the Local Government Code of 1991 particularly that of Sec. 465, par. B (1), (iii) when the first State Of the Province Address otherwise known as the SOPA, was delivered nonetheless by the Honorable Governor Ruth R. Padilla.
During the SOPA, Gov. Padilla presented all programs, proposed policies and projects which are deemed necessary as the general welfare of the inhabitants and the needs of the provincial government may require.
The said act is one of the many innovations and changes taken by the new administration in order to hasten growth and development in the province. It was a step towards the establishment of a good government where its officials were asked to be accountable to their constituents and to serve the same, since an accountable government is a transparent government. Most importantly, the first SOPA of the Governor is a prima facie evidence that proves her clear intent and ardent desire to introduce changes and reforms in the bureaucracy.
Meanwhile, an order was issued July 8 and advisory addressed to all chiefs of office regulating the quantity of gasoline consumption. It stated that all requests for gasoline consumption shall observe a maximum of 30 liters and 15 liters additionalin case of urgent need. Motorcycle consumption is pegged at 5 liters. All other engineering special vehicles such as dump trucks, graders, backhoe and other heavy equipment shall be given different levels of consumption.
Gasoline issuances shall be on Mondays except travel order (OB) to be attached to the gas slip and with the approval of the Governor, and except Sangguniang Panlalawigan members who are on official functions.
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) was restructured making sure that quality goods and supplies are being delivered in favor of the province. This as Padilla issued E.O No. 7-A reorganizing the BAC structure which usually have only one BAC but because of her strong adherence to transparency, as an element of good governance, Padilla divided the BAC into three units namely Hospitals, Goods and Infrastructure. Further, the said move was also made to ensure fast transactions and efficient delivery of public needs.
The BAC also conducted a transparency meeting last October 7 at the Ammungan Hall making all dealers, suppliers, contractors and eligible bidders aware of the different processes and activity flow of the committee. Accordingly, the meeting aimed toenlighten the public that there exist no room for “dummies” and “lutong macao” awards and contracts.
Most significantly, Padilla has installed new consultation schedules where Novo Vizcayanos can actually have a chance to submit their request to the Governor and further made various department heads available to answer queries from the people and make them enlightened regarding the different processes and programs of the provincial government, to wit;
Mondays will be Housekeeping days where the different executives/department heads of the provincial government and address concerns in terms of the provincial government operations.
Tuesdays will be for LGUs (Municipal and Barangay), Barangay and Municipal officials will have the chance to have an audience with the Governor, submit requests for financial augmentation or resolutions for projects within their respective barangays or municipalities or for simple consultation and meeting with the Governor.
Wednesdays will be LGU Visit Days (Town Hall Meetings). The Governor will be visiting local government units; either hold office thereat for a day and meets with local officials. She will be joined by the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and the provincial department heads. This is a way of knowing how the provincial government can augment or help in project implementation in the municipal level. It is also seen as an effective method of bringing the government closerto its people.
Thursdays and Fridays will be the Governor’s Peoples Day at the Ammungan Hall. Various department heads will also be available to explain the processes with regards to various requests. It is also the time that Novo Vizcayanos of all walks of life will have the chance to have an audience with the Governor and personally submit requests for assistance.
The Public Assistance and Complaints Desk in all offices was also revived in observance of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2011. The same was installed so as for government offices to respond immediately to the needs and desires of the people in the shortest time possible without compromising policies, rules and regulations.
In her quest to protect Vizcayano farmers, Governor Padilla saw the need to reform the Nueva Vizcaya Agricultural Terminal (NVAT) in Bgy. Almaguer, Bambang town and make it a “farmer-friendly and farmer-oriented” organization that shall cater to the best interests of its members.
The Governor urged everyone to help her in introducing reforms in the NVAT, following a dialogue with Secretary Proseso Alcala of the Department of Agriculture. Padilla said that “hindi ko gusto ang patakaran at management sa NVAT. I firmly believe NVAT is mismanaged.” In this regard, the election for the new set of Board of Directors of the NVAT was conducted to change a system that needs to be overhauled in order to answer the calls of growth and development.
As a result of the reforms and changes made at the NVAT, the DA Secretary was happy to announce that NVAT is a recipient of a P35,000,000.00 financial assistance as an initial funding support in order boost its capabilities and augment to the funding requirements solicited by the numerous programs of the food terminal.
Surprisingly, the Department of Agriculture also subsidized P3,000,000.00 worth of corn seed in favor of the provincial government while the former is in the process of studying the Soil Testing Center project which was approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.,
Also in the list is the restoration of the Banana industry which the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) would like to revive considering the same is a source of income among local residents and means of livelihood to local traders and businessmen.
The First Governor Ruth Padilla Cycling and Basketball Cup started as part of the Youth and Sports Development Program of the Governor. Having thought of this activity involving all sectors from all the municipalities, Governor Padilla was lauded for this is the first time ever cycling activity where all the biking clubs in the province are involved.
The Provincial School Board was also reactivated after 12 years on non-existence. The body is tasked to oversee the implementing rules and regulations that cover Special Education Fund (SEF) teachers, scholarship programs and partnership with other government agencies like that of the Department of Education.
The PLGU is also in the process of conducting Career Orientation Programs in all municipalities to guide our people to which path they should take and which way should they go towards their holistic development as an individual.
The provincial government have allotted funds for the repair of public classrooms damaged by typhoon ‘Labuyo’ to be sourced out from the SEF while finding ways and partners to augment the need to provide books and references to students.
The provincial government has also allotted P.650 million for the improvement of Special Education Centers (SPED) in the towns of Bayombong, Aritao, Bambang and Solano. The same was undertaken to secure children from possible accidents that may be caused by these structures. With this improvement, they can safer and secure while staying in these centers,’ she said.
The Governor also approved employees’ trainings and seminars for the advancement of their professions and subsequent satisfactory performance in their fields. Further, she also said that employees should undergo appropriate trainings to enhance productivity and better delivery of their functions that will benefit not only the office they work in but the people they serve.
As a result, peace and security officers underwent training aimed to develop skills and values and to inculcate principles and make these officers aware of their roles and duties. It was also intended to enhance their ability in rescue operations during calamities, emergencies and accidents.
Meanwhile, the PLGU established ties and partnerships with other agencies like that of the Province of Quirino and the Ateneo School of Good Governance when the three ventured into a training seminar on Executive Course on Adoptive Leadership for Local Governance Reforms at the Lower Magat Eco-tourism Park enabling parties to have a grasp on the different theories and principles necessary for articulating national perspectives and development at the local level as both province’s put governance reforms their top priorities. The training course covered essential foundations enabling the local government to create actions plans which can give quick results in order to hasten growth and development that shall attend to the immediate needs and concerns of their constituents.
In what had been considered by Hon. Ruth R. Padilla as one of her priority development programs, a Nueva Vizcaya Livelihood Center is to be established giving everyone opportunities to become a productive member of the community by obtaining a gainful work towards personal growth and development.
The Governor reiterated the need to come up with a solution that shall address the needs of every Novo Vizcayano. This she said, “can only be realized by providing alternative learning methodologies, strategies and programs that promote the role ofall sectors of the society in order to alleviate its people from poverty.”
The establishment of a skills training center is one way to answer the enormous growth of illiteracy and unemployment in the province. This will cater to the growing needs of the underprivileged, elderly, persons with disabilities (PWDs), indigentsand out-of-school youth by giving them necessary knowledge and skills that shall hone their capabilities to become productive members of the community.
It was also pointed out that there is also a need to ensure that every Novo Vizcayano who wished to seek employment abroad is safe and far from being defrauded, deceived and even molested by numerous employment agencies by putting up a Central Agency (embraced in the said Training Center) that shall strictly monitor all their transactions involving overseas workers.
As such, it is also the very objective of the said project to boost local economy as it will house a trading and pasalubong center.
Setting aside politics as what had been said during her inaugural speech, Padilla rightfully gave what is due to all the 15 municipalities of the province as included in the development fund of the provincial government.
She made sure that all municipalities regardless of the political affiliations of their mayors will receive the aid from the provincial government amounting to P1,000,000.00 each for the year 2013 and it is being studied to increase the same to P1,500,000.00 in the succeeding years. Subsequently, all 275 barangays are to get P40,000.00 as an aid for their development programs coming from the PLGU.
The Governor made sure that the elders will also be able to enjoy their 100th birthday as the PLGU is set to hand P100,000.00 funding assistance in support of their subsistence and maintenance of medicines.
Women groups and persons with disabilities (PWDs) will also get support from the PLGU when the former provided livelihood and skills trainings to them. The Governor also heed to the requests of PWDs when she distributed around 100 wheelchairs in the municipalities of Bagabag, Kasibu, Dupax del Norter and Dupax del Sur while Bambang town is soon to receive their own.
The PLGU reviewed the Public Private Partnership system in order for it to have a clearer picture on what and how partnerships will be establish with other agencies of government and civil society. Among those with which the PLGU sealed partnership where as follows;
• Kapisanan ng mga may Kapansanan sa Pilipinas (KKP)
• Provincial Federation of Persons with Disabilities(PFPWD)
• Departments of Labor and Employment
• Department of Tourism
• Department of Agriculture
• Department of Science and Technology
• Department of Public Works and Highways
• Commission on Audit
• Supreme Court
• Ateneo de Manila University
• Alongside some non-governmental organizations and People’s Organization.
The administration of the Honorable Governor Ruth R. Padilla had once again made a vital step towards the realization of its 13-point agenda when P 97,500,000.00 was allotted for the concreting of major road linkages in the province including the construction of the Besong Bridge in the municipality of Kayapa.
Aside from the construction of Besong bridge, other road networks are to be repaired, rehabilitated or rebuilt. This includes the Bintawan-Ibung-Nangalisan-Lamut road in Villaverde, La Torre-Casat-Wacal-Solano Road, Baresbes-Nalubbunan-Caliat-Darubba road in Quezon, CVR Bayombong-Masoc-Ambaguio road and the CVR Bambang-Pingkian road stretching from Barangay Pingkian-San Fabian in Kayapa.
In order to sustain and make all roads passable and keep the smooth traffic flow along major farm to market roads and networks, the PLGU made available the presence of equipments like bulldozers, loaders and backhoes in strategic places. This will be able to provide quick responses whenever there exist barriers to commuters since these road networks and linkages shall further enhance the capabilities of farmers to transport their products to the markets that can be of big help to boost the local economy.
Extensive changes and developments were made to guarantee that the Provincial Museum actually depicts the real culture of the Novo Vizcayano. Accordingly, the museum should serve as the mirror of the society showing off the true nature and identityof our people.
It is also worth noting that the PLGU is also supporting local artists and painters in their quest to relive the spirit of being a Novo Vizcayano through their pencils, charcoals and canvass.
Embracing the spirit of the Yuletide season and promoting unity and cooperation, the PLGU is set to launch “Pascua ti Kapitolyo” enjoining all Novo Vizcayanos to participate in the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Part of the Christmas Village will be a display of Belens of competitors from the private sector at the grassland next to the basketball court, a display of indigenous Christmas materials for sale at the Tribu Biskayano Village. A contest of lanterns with lights from the municipalities and government offices within the Capitol compound, putting-up of a giant Christmas tree, rendition of carols by choirs from high schools and colleges, and fireworks in the evening of December 23.
Innovations to the Ammungan Festival will also be introduced which have never been done in the past as it’s 2014 Committee has already been organized this early. The annual festival will be embracing traditional and cultural games like kadang-kadang, palosebo, karera ng kalabaw, among others. These will be included in order for the new generation to be able to have a grasp and experience of history and culture notwithstanding the purpose promoting those games before they reach extinction.
Aside from those mentioned, the Ammungan 2014 is all out to make the first ever “Balikbayan Night” happen as more and more Vizcayanos abroad are volunteering to be coordinators just to ensure the success of the said event.
The administration had kept constant contact to indigenous peoples’ groups through regular public consultations, dialogues and meetings particularly discussing matters pertaining to the protection of ancestral domains.
“Let us make Nueva Vizcaya a tourist destination” were the words promised by Governor Padilla and would continuously emphasize the need to develop our natural tourists attractions in order to attract more clients and further create more jobs and opportunities to every Novo Vizcayano.
A leader who always walk the talk as she have always done, Padilla asked for the creation of the Lower Magat Forest Reserve Steering Committee (LMFRSC) to put in place initiatives and interventions to fully protect the flora and fauna of the 6-hectare park in San Luis, Diadi.
The Governor was also delighted and is very much excited in welcoming the construction of a P35,000,000.00 Convention Center at the LMET that will be of big help in the promotion of local tourism in the province. Accordingly, it will help reduce the unemployment rate of the province since the same shall be in need of manpower in order to fully and effectively implement its affairs for it dreams to house a car park, numerous business stalls and a main hall which can accommodate at least 500-1000 persons.
On the other hand, the Department of Tourism has allocated more than P7,000,000.00 of funding assistance to the PLGU that shall finance various projects from 2014-2016 including plan formulation, capability building and manpower trainings, product development, local events advocacy and infrastructure projects. According to DoT Regional Director Blessida C. Diwa the funding was already included in the National Tourism Development Plan since they saw the need to augment activities in the province toward the development of the tourism industry.
In the meantime, the Capisaan Development Council was also convened whilst the Capisaan Road networks is also about to begin with the convergence between the DoT and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) whose main priority is to establish a 3.5-kilometer road going to the Capisaan Cave in the Municipality of Kasibu.
Another milestone made by Governor Ruth Raña Padilla was the activation of the Provincial Health Board which will look into the operations and expenditures of the hospitals and to further ensure effective delivery of public services.
The constitution of a Special Bids and Awards Committee for Health have proven to be effective in the purchase and delivery of hospital supplies, especially medicines which are expected to be available 24-7.
On the other hand, the province has enrolled 45% of the poorest of the poor in Phil. Health and has targeted 100% enrollment by 2014, while the Dialysis Center and Blood Bank is continuously operating and upgrading of other hospital facilities is being undertaken. The Pediactric ward with Operating Room and the Chapel will be operational early next year.