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Greetings and Welcome to the BLGF-CAR Website!


RD Enriquez

Greetings from the BLGF Cordillera Administrative Region!

Today, websites are extremely valuable in our business operations. True to its purpose, a website is our tool for gathering information, promoting our presence as an institution and building our links and network across all regions over the world.

The website of the BLGF CAR visualizes the expertise of the BLGF as an institution mandated as the focal agency and an authority in local finance, as it embodies on-going Bureau programs and projects that support local fiscal sustainability, important accomplishments depicting efficiency in public service, and other relevant information that demonstrate transparency and good governance.

Welcome to the BLGF CAR website and experience the essence of being informed.

MA. FLORIZELDA A. ENRIQUEZ, CESE
OIC Regional Director

BLGF CAR Employees and Officials

BLGF – CAR REGIONAL DIRECTOR AND STAFF

ABOUT US

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COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE

We the officials and employees of the
Bureau of Local Government Finance – Cordillera Administrative Region,
commit to:

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Functional Statement

  • Supervises and coordinate the conduct of local treasury and assessment operations of the provinces, cities and municipalities within the region for proper implementation of laws, decrees, rules and regulations and administrative issuances of the Department.
  • Establish liaison and linkage with other regional offices and agencies of the national government in the region for the purpose of closer coordination in the execution of national regional plans or programs in the area.
  • Coordinate in the prosecution of local government projects.
  • Undertake researches, studies and related activities for purpose of formulation and execution of policies that would promote the financial stability and growth of the local government.
  • Supervises and monitor the execution of taxmapping and other real property assessment projects of the local government units within the region.
  • Approve the individual schedules of values of real property prepared by the provincial and city assessors in the region.
  • Coordinate the plans, programs and activities of local treasury and assessment offices in the conduct of tax collections drives and tax information and education campaigns.
  • Subject to the approval of the Department of Finance, conduct regional training programs, seminar-workshops, conferences, and other allied activities designed primarily for the improvement of administrative and technical skills in the local treasury and assessment offices.
  • Perform such other functions as may be prescribed by law or as may be delegated by the Secretary of Finance.

 

History of BLGF-CAR

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) was created on July 15, 1987 by virtue of Executive Order No. 220 signed by President Corazon C. Aquino.

 

The Bureau of Local Government Finance regional office for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) was established on October 1989 with its temporary office at the City Treasury Office of Baguio City. City Treasurer, Atty. Juan D. Hernandez was then the concurrent ICO, Regional Director with six (6) working force running the office.

 

Due to the needed wider space to cater the clients, the office moved to No. 85 Land Bank of the Philippines Building, Harrison Road, Baguio City in 1991. Due to the planned demolition of the Land Bank of the Philippines building, the office transferred to its present address at No. 16 Don Monsylito Building, Legarda Road, Baguio City on October 2011.

 

Asst. Regional Director Oscar H. Micla of BLGF Region 1 was designated as Acting Regional Director until his full-pledge appointment as Regional Director on May 1, 1993. Likewise the appointment of additional manpower came in with the plantilla items almost filled-up. With almost six (6) years of management, Director Micla turnover the leadership on March 15, 2002 to Asst. Director Orlando L. Mina of Region 2 who was designated as ICO, Regional Director. He headed the region for almost a year and transferred to Region 1 on July 2003. On July 18, 2003, this marked the transfer of leadership to a Cordilleran. Acting Asst. Regional Director Ricardo T. Cawed was then designated as the ICO, Regional Director who managed the region up to present.

 

Originally, the region composed of the City of Baguio and five (5) provinces namely, Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao and Mountain Province. The signing into law of Republic Act No. 7878 by President Fidel V. Ramos on February 14, 1995 made the provinces of CAR into (6) converting the Kalinga-Apayao into two separate regular provinces. Likewise Tabuk became the Cordillera’s second city after Baguio on June 23, 2007, when 17,060 voters ratified Republic Act No. 9404. The region has now seventy five (75) municipalities.

 

VIEW REGIONAL STAFF

REGIONAL STAFF


Dir. MA. FLORIZELDA A. ENRIQUEZ, CESE
OIC, Regional Director
LILIAN B. AGTULAO
Local Treasury Operations Officer III
VIRGINIA C. DELSON
Local Assessment Operations Officer III
MARY LOU G. GAMBOA
Financial Analyst III
GERALDINE B. DEGAY
Administrative Officer V
FREDDIE G. ALVARO
Financial Analyst I
JONARDE N. COTOONG
Administrative Officer I
GLENDA D. DAMOSLOG
Administrative Assisstant III
JEROME C. GABURNO
Administrative Assistant II
REYNALDO L. DE LOS REYES
Administrative Aide IV
LORETA ELLAG A. OLIDO
Administrative Aide IV
MODESTO S. SACNET
Administrative Aide I

JOB ORDERS

DENNIS T. DINAMLING
Administrative Aide IV
EMMANUEL G. BOGUEN
Administrative Aide III

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PROFILE OF THE REGION

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CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

 

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Cordillera Administrative Region Map

 

CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
QUICK FACTS:
Land Area (sq. Km.): 18,102.4
Population*: 1,616,867
No. of Registered Voters**: 898,696
No. of Provinces: 6 Provinces
No. of Municipalities: 75 Municipalities
No. of Barangays 1,176 Barangays
GRDP Growth (2013) 6.0%
Inflation Rate(2006=100,July 2015) 0.1%
CPI (2006=100, July 2015) 139.1
Employment Rate (April 2015) 95.4%
Underemployment Rate (April 2015) 19.5%
Poverty Incidence among Families (2012) 17.5%
Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold (2012) P19,483
No. of Highly-Urbanized Cities: 1 (Baguio City)
No. of Component Cities: 1 (Tabuk City, Kalinga)
Legal Basis of Creation: Executive Order No. 220
Date of Creation: July 15, 1987
References:
* – 2010 NSO Census of Population
** – 2010 Partial Data from COMELEC
Note: Baguio City is highly-urbanized city (HUC)
Tabuk City is component city of Kalinga

 

LOCATION AND LAND AREA
A landlocked region, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is located in the northern central portion of Luzon. It is bounded on the north by the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Cagayan; on the south by the provinces of Pangasinan and Nueva Vizcaya; on the east by Cagayan Valley; and on the west by the Ilocos Region. It has a total land area of 18,293.70 square kilometers which is about 16% of the total land area of the Philippines.

 

CREATION
CAR was created by Executive Order No. 220 signed by former President Corazon C. Aquino on July 15, 1987, otherwise known as the Organic Act of CAR. Originally, the region was composed of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao, Mt. Province and the City of Baguio. The provinces of Abra, Benguet, Mt. Province and Baguio City were formerly part of the Ilocos Region while Kalinga-Apayao and Ifugao were part of the Cagayan Valley Region.

 

On February 14, 1995, Republic Act No. 7878 was enacted which bifurcated the province of Kalinga-Apayao into 2 separate provinces – Kalinga and Apayao. With the conversion of the Municipality of Tabuk into a component city on June 23, 2007, there are now 75 municipalities, 2 cities and 1,176 barangays in CAR.

 

PHYSICAL PROFILE
The region is dominated by a mountainous topography, characterized by very steep slopes and high elevation. About 71% of its land area have steep slopes, which constrains cost effective physical development. Infrastructure projects, for example, is 30% more expensive in CAR compared to similar projects in the lowland areas because along the process of incorporating mitigating measures it further aggravates construction costs. Thus, determining the appropriate location of projects is very critical in the face of the region’s topography and cost of construction.

 

More than three-fourths of the region is classified as high elevation (500-2,000 meters above sea level). This gives the region its generally cool climate which nurtures many unique and rare bio-species, and attracts many domestic tourists escaping from the sweltering lowland heat.

 

Located in a seismo-tectonically active area, and owing to its unique topography, the region is highly prone to geologic hazards such as mass movements, ground subsidence, seismic induced hazards, and flooding. The region is entirely traversed by numerous active fault lines including branches of the Digdig Fault. The July 16, 1990 earthquake caused major damages to private and public properties estimated at PhP 3.7 Billion.

 

Geography

Physical

CAR Relief Map
CAR Relief Map
Mountains
The region is mainly mountainous, situated within the Cordillera Central mountain range. Mount Pulag, the highest mountain in Luzon, is located at the tri-point of Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya provinces.

 

Rivers
The region has several rivers. The most extensive in the region is the Chico River, a major tributary of the Cagayan River, traversing the provinces of Mountain Province and Kalinga. Other major rivers include Agno, Amburayan, Bued in Benguet, Abulog in Kalinga, Abra River in Abra, Ahin River in Ifugao, Apayao River in Apayao, and Siffu River in both Ifugao and Mountain Province.

 

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION
Political Map of Cordillera
Political Map of Cordillera
The region is composed of six (6) Provinces, one (1) Highly Urbanized City (HUC) and one (1) Component City, namely:
CITY LAND AREA (sq.Km.) INCOME CLASS NO. OF BRGYS. POP.* NO. OF REG. VOTERS** OFFICIAL WEBSITE
1 BAGUIO CITY 57.5 1st 128 318,676 115,421 www.baguio.gov.ph
2 TABUK CITY 700.25 5th 42 103,912 47,410 www.tabuk.gov.ph

 

PROVINCE / CITY
LAND AREA (sq.Km.) INCOME CLASS NO. OF MUN. NO. OF BRGYS. POP.* NO. OF REG. VOTERS** OFFICIAL WEBSITE
1 ABRA 3,180.8 3rd 27 303 234,733 151,913 www.abra.gov.ph
2 APAYAO 4,120.6 3rd 7 133 112,636 39,221 www.apayao.gov.ph
3 BENGUET 2,833 2nd 13 140 403,944 309,038 www.benguet.gov.ph
4 IFUGAO 2,506.3 3rd 11 175 191,078 98,924 www.ifugaoprovince.com.ph
5 KALINGA 3,070.64 3rd 7 152 201,613 132,430 www.e-kalinga.com
6 MT.PROVINCE 2,239.9 4th 10 144 154,187 100,605 www.mountain-province.com
References:
* – 2010 NSO Census of Population
** – 2010 Partial Data from COMELEC
Note: Baguio City is highly-urbanized city (HUC)
Tabuk City is component city of Kalinga

 

Demographics
Population census of Cordillera Administrative Region
Year Pop. ±%
1990 1,146,191
2000 1,365,412 +19.1%
2010 1,616,867 +18.4%
FORESTRY, MINERAL, WATER AND ENERGY RESOURCES
The region derives much benefits from its abundant mineral natural resource base. A major wealth is its forest resources, which include an estimated 93.2 million cubic meters in dipterocarp timber and 27.10 million cubic meters of pine timber.

 

The region, likewise, harbors rich metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits. Some 33,265 hectares are covered by mining claims, of which 27% are presently mined out. For the last 10 years, mining companies in the region have produced some US $1.92 Billion worth of gold, copper and silver. Mining is one of the region’s flagship industries and contributes about 21% to the region’s economy.

 

The region’s mountainous topography, coupled with its extensive forests, also make it the watershed cradle of Northern Philippines. The headwaters of 9 major rivers emanate from the region and these provide irrigation and energy resources to the Luzon Island of the Philippines.

 

Only a minor segment of the region’s natural energy potentials is currently exploited. The Ambuklao, Magat and Binga Hydro-Electric Plants and a number of mini-hydroelectric plants, mainly located in Bakun, Benguet, supply about 11% of the Luzon Grid’s power requirements. The San Roque Multi-Purpose Dam which is said to be the biggest dam in Asia, aside from providing irrigation and serving as a flood control structure, generates 345 megawatts of electricity and 947 GWH hydropower. Meanwhile, the region’s geothermal and oil potentials remain unexplored.

 

CLIMATE
The region’s climate generally falls under types I and III. Type I is characterized by two (2) pronounced seasons dry season from December to May and wet from June to November. The provinces that fall under this type are Benguet including Baguio City; eastern part of Abra, Ifugao and Mt. Province. Type III has no pronounced maximum rain period with a short dry season lasting only from one to three months. The provinces of Kalinga and Apayao including the western part of Abra, Ifugao and Mountain Province fall under this type.

 

The region is dominantly within the moist Agro-climate zone (74.97%) characterized by an average annual rainfall of 500-2500 mm and a growing period of 210-270 days. About 25.03% of the region is within the wet Agro-climate zone. The region has a favorable rainfall accumulation with substantial areas classified into type I and II.

 

About 21.37% of the regional area is subjected to severe erosion and predominantly observed in the provinces of Ifugao and Mt. Province. Another 38.41% is sufferings for moderate erosion particularly noted in Apayao, Kalinga and Mt. Province.

 

Northern portion of CAR experience as average of 5 cyclones in 2 years while the central and southern part experiences an average of 2 cyclones per year.

 

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS

The Cordillera region is the most diversified ethno-liguistic region in the Philippines with its major languages having sub-dialect variations. The topographic formation of the Cordillera mountain range, which has greatly influenced the upstream migration of peoples in the Cordillera into the hinterland, corresponds the various dialects pattern formation. The disparity in linguistic ethnicity however, did not form variation in cultural development as almost every Cordillera people shares similar cultural identity among different tribes.
  • Bontok – spoken in Bontoc
  • Ifugao – spoken in Ifugao
  • Isnag – spoken in Apayao
  • Balangao – spoken in Natonin
  • Kankanaey – spoken in Western Mountain Province and some municipalities in Benguet Province
  • Ibaloi – spoken in Benguet Province
  • Kalanguya – spoken in some municipalities of Benguet
  • Itneg – spoken in Abra

Ilocano is spoken in almost all parts of the region.

 

MAJOR INDUSTRIES

Economy of the region is diverse; mining, agriculture, export processing zone, tourism are among economic activities in the different provinces of the region.
The region is abundant with mineral reserves. These include metallic ores such as gold, copper, silver, zinc, and non-metallic minerals like sand, gravel and sulfur. Mineral reserves are found in all the provinces. However, mining is concentrated in Benguet.
Its timber resources has dwindled since the introduction of slash-and-burn method of farming in all parts of the Cordillera mountain range.
Vegetable crop production is well developed in Benguet, rice production in Ifugao and Abra, corn production in Mountain Province, and Kalinga.
Baguio and La Trinidad are considered as the industrial centers in the region. Baguio City hosts Baguio Export Processing Zone where operations of big companies like Texas Instruments, and MOOG are located. The city also hosts offshore and outsourcing companies operating call centers.
The primary growth centers of the region are Metro Baguio and the Eastern Cordillera Growth Corridor.

 

SPECIALTY FOOD

PINIKPIKAN
The Igorots love a dish called Pinikpikan. This is a way of cooking fowl, with some twists that you might find wierd.
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Pinikpikan is a common soup dish among the provinces in the Cordillera Region. However in instead of using native chicken, Apayao’s version of Pinikpikan found its taste with native ducks. It is much more tastier and gives a much stronger soupy taste according to the locals.
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INNASIN
There is no Pinikpikan if there is no Innasin (Etag, as some other call it, although ETAG simply means fleshy part of the meat). Innasin, in its own right can also be a separate dish.
ETAG – Salted pork in Bontoc, Mountain Province, is a usual ingredient in many indigenous delicacies in the province. Etag is actually a product of preserving the meat hence, it’s really flavorful!
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TAPEY
TAPEY DEMISTIFIED! I have been to a lot of drinking sessions, and while I never make it a point to introduce myself as an Igorot, I hear during braggers’ time that they’ve tasted Tapey. This site is featuring an all original recipe.
tapey
SAFENG
People unfamiliar with this dish better try this with stuffed noses. :-). Actually, the smell is somewhat unsettling, but so is the Durian fruit, the bagoong, etc. What may be unsettling to one may smell nice to another. This dish is very, very, similar to the German Sauerkraut in terms of taste and smell. However, the ingredients are original(There are no Cassavas in Germany).
BAGNET
Lechon de Abra (Bagnet), similar with others, proudly have its crispy skin. However, it is still different with other lechon in the country. It is prepared with thinly sliced leaves and seasoned with lots of garlic, salt, and pepper.
bagnet
Palileng is actually a name of a certain specie of river fish that is abundant in the province of Abra.
palileng
The Binungor, another popular Kalinga dish is also making its way to every I-Apayao’s dining table, is an exotic dish of stir-fried snails eaten with bamboo shoots and siling labuyo.
binungor
It is not for everyone, but if you want to try authentic Kalinga delicacy, binungor is the perfect thing to order.

 

FAMOUS ACTIVITIES/FESTIVALS

The region has various festivals. They include:

 

PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL (BAGUIO FLOWER FESTIVAL) – celebrated in the city of Baguio every February. The festival focuses on the city as the Flower Garden City of the North. Highlights include flower exhibits, lectures, garden tours, floral competition and a parade of floats. Panagbenga, which translates to “a season of blooming” is the most visited celebration of Baguio City, Philippines.
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KAWAYAN FESTIVAL
Kawayan Festival means Bamboo Festival. It is the fiesta celebration of the provincial government of Abra. It is celebrated annually on March 9th for their founding anniversary and in appreciation of the abundance of bamboo in the region. Aside from the grand streetdancing and ethnical programs where gongs and bamboo musical instrument are played, their program includes the different products and crafts made from bamboo.
kawayan

 

ADIVAY FESTIVAL – celebrated in the province of Benguet every November. “Adivay” means “coming together of people to celebrate”. The month-long activities highlights the Agro-industrial and trade fair which showcase the different products of the province.
adivay
Adivay Festival is held every month of November; with month-long activities for the coming together of people to celebrate. The Adivay is a time for the province of Benguet to promote its products. Benguet is one of the country’s major sources of temperate vegetables and metal requirements such as gold and silver. To highlight the different indigenous and unique products of each of the 13 municipalities of Benguet, an Agro-industrial and Trade Fair is held , as well as a festival parade.

 

ULLALIM FESTIVAL – celebrated in the province of Kalinga every February 13–16. The festival celebrates the founding of the province, showcasing the cultural heritage and way of life of the Kalingas. A cultural festival showcasing the life and culture of the Kalinga through sports, crafts including indigenous food. Highlights include exhibits of weaved clothes (laga), coffee beans and other products of the province.
ulalim_kalinga

 

MATAGOAN FESTIVAL – The Matagoan Festival celebrates the warm and peaceful relationship between and among the different tribes that reside in Tabuk. The festival highlights the indigenous practices, arts, and dances of the different sub-tribes. It is celebrated on the 16th of June every year. A showcase of the cultural practices of the eight sub-tribes of Tabuk (Biga, Tobog, Dallac, Malbong, Naneng, Gaddang, Guilayon, Colminga). Serves as a culminating activity of Tabuk Day. Events include: Dornat – strenthening of the Bodong ties between two tribes; presentation of cultural songs and dances; and Matagoan Run or a 6-kilometer run from Bulanao up to the municipal hall in the Poblacion.
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LANG-AY FESTIVAL – celebrated in Mountain Province every April 7. This is a week-long agro-industrial trade, tourism and cultural fair with tribal dances and songs. Lang-ay is a native term which describes the tradition of the people of Mountain Province to celebrate festivities, share happiness, foster family solidarity, hospitality and nurture friendship – all with a toast of home-brewed wine. The festival includes a week-long agro-industrial trade, tourism and cultural fair with tribal dances and songs in full regalia. Lang-ay is a native term which showcases the living tradition of the people of Mountain province to celebrate festivities, share happiness, foster family solidarity, hospitality and nurture friendship – all with a toast of home brewed wine.
lang-ay_mountain

 

Town Activities/Festivals:
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL – La Trinidad, Benguet is the Guinness World Record Holder of the “Largest Strawberry Cake,” a recognition awarded during the Strawberry Festival in March 2004.During the festival locals and visitors alike can enjoy various activities, including Agro Trade fair, the search for Ms. Strawberry Festival 2009 and Mr. La Trinidad, jobs fair, strawberry contests, Strawberry Farm tour and berry picking, Dumba ni Kabajo, Benguet Grand Battle of the Country Western bands, and many more.A civic and float parade in the morning of March 18 will be followed by the Strawberry Festival main program, which will be held at the municipal gym. The day’s program will also feature the 2009 Strawberry Cake Slices, a cultural presentation, and an “Uwik.” A fireworks display will light the night to cap the entire day’s activities.
strawberry_festival

 

Ifugao Festivals:
  • Kulpi ad Asipulo (Asipulo, Ifugao – April 16–19) – Town Fiesta adopting the ritual term “kulpi”, a family thanksgiving after transplanting the rice seedlings.
  • Tungoh ad Hungduan (Hungduan, Ifugao – April 17–19) – Town fiesta adopting the cultural festival term “tungoh”, where the community celebrates the end of rice planting season.
  • Gotad ad Hingyon (Hingyon, Ifugao – April 23–25) – Town fiesta adopting the festival term “Gotad” which is culminating activity of a “bimmayah” – a well-to-do.
  • Kulpi ad Lagawe (Lagawe, Ifugao – April 25–27) – Town Fiesta adopting the ritual term “kulpi”, a family thanksgiving after transplanting the rice seedlings.
  • Urpih Bannawar (Banaue, Ifugao – April 26–27) – Town fiesta also performing the cultural ritual of the “urpih” by the town mayor. Similar to the kulpi of Lagawe & Asipulo except that Banaue has no “K” in their dialect.
  • Immbayah (Banaue, Ifugao – April 27–29) – A festival celebrated every 3 years. The event title was coined after the term “bumayah” referring to a well-to-do who celebrates his good health or ripe old age with gong-beating and dancing culminating in the feast.

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  • Gotad ad Kiangan (Kiangan, Ifugao – April 30 – May 2) – Same as that of Hingyon where the program includes cultural dances, presentation or Contested ethnic songs and games.

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  • Among ad Alfonso Lista (Alfonso Lista, Ifugao – May 11) – Town fiesta adopting the Ifugao term “ammong” which means a gathering.
  • Keleng di Tinek-town fiesta of the municipality of Tinoc which adopt or practice the ritual of a “keleng”. Keleng means a bountiful thanksgiving of a couple to the “Kabunyan” the highest god. Gongs and dances were practiced by the community and bountiful meals were served.

 

Tourist attractions:

 

The Sagada Rice Terraces, one of the main tourist spots of the region.
sagada terraces

 

Tourist attractions in the region include the Banaue Rice Terraces in the province of Ifugao. The terraces, ancient sprawling man-made structures from 2,000 to 6,000 years old, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and are part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. The Philippine Eagle and the Crested-Serpent Eagle was also found in the Last forest frontier of the North the Province of Apayao.

 

Other natural attractions of the region include the Sumaguing Cave in Sagada and the mummy caves of Benguet and Mountain Province. There are four national parks: Cassamata Hill, Mount Data, Balbalasang-Balbalan, located in the province of Kalinga, and Mount Pulag, the highest mountain in Luzon at 2,922 meters above sea level. Kalinga also offers white water rafting along the Chico River.

 

The city of Baguio, dubbed the “summer capital of the Philippines”, is a major tourist destination in the region.
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Debt Service Ceiling

Issuance of Certificate on Debt Service Ceiling (Regional Office)


The issuance of Certificate on Debt Service Capacity of the LGUs is in conjunction with the Bureau´s LGU Debt Service Certification System, which determines the maximum amount an LGU can allocate for debt service. LGUs are issued certifications for their borrowing and debt service capacities as a requirement for sub-loan projects.

The procedure below defines the steps to be undertaken in the issuance of Certificate on Debt Service Ceiling (Borrowing Capacity) of LGUs

Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele : Local Government Units Other Agencies Taxpayers

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP CUSTOMER / CLIENT SERVICE PROVIDER (OFFICES / UNITS OF BLGF) DURATION OF ACTIVITY (Under Normal Circumstances) ACTION OFFICER/S FORM / DOCUMENT
1 Submits Request for Debt Service Ceiling / Borrowing Capacity 20 minutes
2 Receives letter request by the Prov / City / Mun LCE together with documentary requirements 3 minutes Receiving Clerk
3 Records letter request in the log book and attach routing slip for Action Officer 5 minutes Receiving Clerk
4 Routes to Action Officer concerned RD
5 Evaluates / reviews completeness of documentary requirements

  • if with complete documentary requirements, prepare letter / endorsement to CO for issuance of Certification
  • if not complete or with deficiency, prepare letter to LCE concerned for submission of lacking requirements
30 minutes JONARDE
6 Forwards draft / final letter to RD 10 minutes JONARDE
7 Records and releases documents 10 minutes JONARDE
8 Files JONARDE
END of TRANSACTION
Req. of Cert. on Debt Service Ceiling

Documentary Requirements for the Issuance of Certificate on Debt Service Ceiling (Regional Office)


  1. Letter –request from the Local Chief Executive indicating:
    • The selected lending institution;
    • Terms and conditions of the proposed loan (repayment period and interest rate); and
    • The specific purpose of the loan.
  2. Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the past three (3) years uploaded and approved by the BLGF Central Office;
  3. Certification of absence of loan/s, when applicable;
  4. Certification of existing and approved loans, when applicable, with the following details duly signed by the local treasurer:
    • Types of loans and other obligations contracted;
    • Purpose of the loans and other obligations contracted;
    • Names of lending institutions;
    • Dates of approval and maturity;
    • Terms and conditions (interest rate and number of years to pay);
    • Annual amortization schedules (segregating the principal from the interest) issued by the lending institution; and
    • Remaining balances of loans and other obligations.
  5. Commission On Audit (COA) Annual Audit Certificate for the past three (3) fiscal years showing no adverse findings against the LGU, which is supported by the following year-end financial reports:
    • Pre-closing trial balance (general fund);
    • Balance Sheet (general fund); and
    • Statement of income and expenses (general fund.
  6. Certification by the local accountant that the LGU has not incurred default in the payment of the amortization of an existing loan;
  7. Certification from the Secretary of the Sanggunian or the local legislative body that the proposed project to be financed by the loan is included in the Approved Annual Investment Plan for the current year;
  8. Authenticated copy of the Resolution/Ordinance authorizing the local chief executive to negotiate and contract a loan in behalf of the LGU;
  9. For loan applications in relation to foreign-assisted projects –
    • Certified Statement of Income (see LBP Form No. 1)
    • Statement of Fund Operation (see LBP Form No. 8)
  10. Certification issued by the lending institution stating that is shall not be requiring LGU deposits as compensating balance for the loan if such lending institution is (1) not an authorized government depository bank or (2) an authorized government depository bank required to obtain the prior approval of the Department of Finance as provided under DOF Department Order No. 27-05;
  11. Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Seal of Good Housekeeping awarded to the LGU;
  12. Proof of Compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy of the DILG as embodied in DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2010-83

Response to Queries

Response to Queries


The procedures below define the steps to be undertaken on queries or requests from the time the queries or other forms of communication are received to the time the responses are recorded.

Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele : Local Government Units / Other Agencies / Taxpayers

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP CUSTOMER / CLIENT SERVICE PROVIDER (Offices / Units of BLGF) DURATION OF ACTIVITY (Under Normal Circumstances) ACTION OFFICER/S FORM/DOCUMENT
1 Client/customer submits the query to the Receiving Officer Records incoming communication/query Ten (10) minutes Any of the following in the receiving area:

  • Ms. Damoslog
  • Ms. Olido
Logbook
2 The query goes to the Regional Director for his information and appropriate delegation Ten (10) minutes RD Cawed Query/letter
3 The query is referred to the concerned Action Officer for appropriate action

  • For simple transaction/s

 

  • For complex transaction/s

 

 

Three (3) to Five (5) minutesOne(1) to Five (5) working days reckoned from receipt thereofSix (6) to Ten (10) working days reckoned from receipt of request. The ten (10) days can be extended depending on the complexity of the query or transaction. Ms. Agtulao
Ms. Delson
Ms. Degay
or any of the concerned employee
Logbook should be initialed by the Action officer upon receipt
4 For review of the draft reply and renders comment.

  • In case of corrections / comments, the draft letter is returned to the concerned action officer for re-drafting
  • In case there are no corrections / comments, the draft will be forwarded to the Regional Director.
Thirty (30) Minutes to One (1) hour RD Cawed Draft letter
5 For final evaluation and notation of draft reply Fifteen (15) to Thirty (30) minutes RD Cawed Draftletter
6 For finalization Fifteen (15) minutes By concerned action officer Final letter
7 For initial of the communication Fifteen (15) minutes Ms. Agtulao Letter with initial
8 For signature Fifteen (15) minutes RD Cawed Letter with signature
9 For recording, sorting and mailing Thirty (30) minutes Records Officer Signed letter/Logbook
10 Files copy and maintains records Records Officer
END of TRANSACTION
Prelim Processing of Appointments

PRELIMINARY PROCESSING OF APPOINTMENTS (Regional Office)


The Bureau by virtue of its mandate supervises the local treasurers nationwide. Relative to this, it processes the appointment of Treasurers and Assistant Treasurers.

The procedure below defines the steps to be undertaken in the preliminary screening / processing of appointments of treasurers and assistant treasurers from the time of submission of qualified recommendees until the endorsement to the BLGF, Central Office for final evaluation and issuance of appointment.

Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele : Local Government Units

How to Avail of the Service:


STEP
CLIENT / CUSTOMER
SERVICE PROVIDED
DURATION OF ACTIVITY (Under Normal Circumstances)
ACTION/OFFICER/S
FORM / DOCUMENT
1 Customer/Client submits a list of three (3) ranking eligible recommendees together with the documentary requirements of each in accordance with Sec. 470 and 471 of the LGC of 1991. Receive and records incoming list of recomendees with documentary requirements Ten (10) minutes Any of the following in the receiving area:

  • Ms. Damoslog
  • Ms. Olido
Logbook
2 The documents goes to the Regional Director for appropriate delegation Fifteen (15)minutes RD Cawed Letter/documents
3 The documents is referred to the concerned Action Officer for appropriate action

  • Pre – evaluates qualifications of the three (3) recommendees to ensure that they all meet the prescribed qualification requirements
    • If there are lacking documents, prepares communication to the concerned client
Five (5) days from receipt of complete documents
  • Ms. Degay
  • Mr. Cotoong
Documentary require ments
4 Prepares Comparative Evaluation of recommendees and determines their rating after receipt of complete documents Three (3) days after pre-evaluation Mr. Cotoong Comparative Evaluation Sheet
5 Presentation to the RD the comparative evaluation sheet for the scheduling of deliberation for the Regional PSB.
  • Ms. Degay
  • Mr. Cotoong
6 Prepares communication to the Provincial Treasurer concerned to be signed by the RD (member of the PSB) for the schedule of preliminary regional deliberation. Mr. Cotoong Letter/Telegram
7 The Regional Personnel Selection Board (RPSB) will convene for the preliminary deliberation.

  • Prepares resolution for signature
One (1) hour to Two (2) hours Chairman:
RD Cawed
Members:
Ms. Agtulao
Ms. Degay
PT concerned
RPSB Resolution
8 Prepares endorsement to BLGF, Central Office with the Resolution and the documentary requirements for final evaluation and issuance of appointment Thirty (30) minutes Mr. Cotoong Signed endorsement & RPSB resolution
9 For recording, sorting and mailing Thirty (30) minutes Records Officer Logbook
10 Files copy and maintains records Records Officer
END of TRANSACTION
Counseling

COUNSELING (Regional Office)


Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele : Local Government Units Other Agencies Taxpayers

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP CLIENT / CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDED DURATION OF ACTIVITY (Under Normal Circumstances) ACTION OFFICER/S FORM
1 Client / customer asks / inquires from the receiving officer regarding their predicament / query Five (5) minutes Any of the following in the receiving area:
Ms. Damoslog
Ms. Olido
Mr. Cotoong
2 Receiving Officer will accompany the client to the Officer concerned. Three (3) minutes
  • RD Cawed
  • Ms. Agtulao
  • Ms. Delson
  • or any of the concerned employee
3 The client / customer will confer with the concerned officer / employee their predicament or query on what to do. Thirty (30) minutes to One (1) hour or depending on the complexity of the transaction
  • Concerned action officer
END of TRANSACTION
Assistance on Local Treasury & Assessment Operations

Technical Assistance on Local Treasury and Assessment Operations (Regional Office)


The service is designed to provide technical assistance on treasury and assessment operations in terms of revenue generation, local taxation, real property assessments and other related matters and provides information / data to regional line agencies, LGUs, private sector and the general public.

Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele : The service may be availed by Provincial, City and

Clientele : Municipal Treasurers and Assessors, Regional Line Agencies, LGUs, private sector and the general public.

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP CUSTOMER / CLIENT SERVICE PROVIDER (Offices / Units of BLGF) DURATION OF ACTIVITY (Under Normal Circumstances) ACTION OFFICER/S FORM / DOCUMENT
1 Client requests data / information / assistance either by walk – in, phone call or letter. Accepts the call and refer to concerned Section.Accepts walk – in clients and refer to concerned Section. 1 minute1 minute Receiving ClerkReceiving Clerk
2 Client discusses with concerned staff the requested data / information / assistance requested.
  • Provides data / information / assistance as requested.Accepts and record the letter request.
  • Assigns letter request to Action Officer.Review / evaluate request and prepare action.
  • simple transaction
  • complex transaction
  • Review and countersign the prepared action before final signature of the Regional Director.
  • Record the documents before release.Release the documents for mailing.
Minimum of 30 minutes (depending on the coverage of subject matter referred to) Receiving Clerk/Action Officer/Regional Director
END of TRANSACTION
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Quarterly Accomplishments
PERFORMANCE ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT

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