TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)–As the lead agency, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) City Director Richard Jasper Guillen reported the guidelines for the use of Peace and Order Council funds for COVID-19 related programs, projects, services and activities during the City Peace and Order Council Meeting, here.
DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-079 dated May 1, provides that in the realignment of funds, every COVID-19 task force shall ensure strict compliance on the aforementioned DBM LBC No. 124, also known as “Policy Guidelines on the Provision of Funds by Local Government Units for Programs, Projects, and Activities to Address the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.”
Disbursement and utilization of funds for that purpose shall be subjected to the pertinent provisions as indicated in Republic Act No. 9184 or the “Government Procurement Reform Act” as well as its revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and any other relevant policies and budgeting, accounting, and auditing rules and regulations.
In addition to the allowable development projects under item 3.0 of DILG-DBM JMC, the 20 percent development fund shall likewise be used in the procurement of protective personal equipment, reagents, equipment for COVID–19 testing, medicines and vitamins, hospital equipment and supplies, disinfectants and other disinfecting supplies and misting equipment.
Further, it can also be used for other expenses like food, transportation (and fuel) and accommodation expenses of medical personnel and other LGU personnel directly involved in the implementation of COVID–19 related programs, projects and activities.
He also discussed the Omnibus Guidelines on the implementation of community quarantine with amendments (as of June 3, 2020). Regular members of the council include city officials, heads of local and national agencies.
Uniformed members of the CPOC rendered their accomplishment report for the quarter. They include the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Keepers of Peace and Accident Rescue Team (KPART), Philippine Army (PA).
The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), City Disaster Risk Reduction, and Management Council also reported their accomplishment for the quarter.
Tangub City Mayor Jennifer W. Tan expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the vigilance of everyone in their various capacities to keep Tangub City safe, peaceful and COVID-19 free. (Tangub CityInformation Office/PIA10)