Greetings from BLGF Caraga!


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ELVIRA S. DARADAR, REA

OIC – Regional Director

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BLGF Regional Director and staff
ABOUT US

CITIZENS CHARTER

VISION/MISSION

Bureau of Local Government Finance of the Department of Finance is the focal agency in treasury and assessment operations and an authority in local finance that aims to be at the forefront of local economic growth, leading the way towards national development.

GOALS

  • To support national development programs and priorities
  • To provide administrative and technical support to local treasury and assessment
  • To provide consultative/technical assistance to the local government units for them to attain financial stability and growth
  • To enable LGUs to deliver essential services more efficiently and effectively
  • To continuously develop effective and responsive organizational internal processes
  • To sustainably empower BLGF employees

 

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REGIONAL STAFF


Elvira S. Daradar, REA
OIC – Regional Director
Aida H. De La Calzada
Local Treasury Operations Officer III
Elizabeth W. Caturan
Financial Anaylyst III
Sigrid Lynnette K. Morales, REA
Local Assessment Operations Officer III
Marithez Grace F. Montilla
Administrative Officer V
Melvin Joy L. Yu
Local Treasury Operations Officer II
Ariane T. Chan
Administrative Officer III
Michelle Hann P. Chinte
Administrative Officer I

Wilfredo A. Lupoy
Administrative Assistant III
Selmalyn B. Trillo
Administrative Assistant II
Noel T. Salvador
Administrative Aide I

 

PROFILE OF THE REGION

 

Breif History of CARAGA Region

The history of Caraga can be traced back to the 15th century when explorers discovered the existence of “Kalagans”, believed to be of Visayan Origin in one of the three districts in Mindanao. The word Caraga originated from the Visayan word “Kalagan”: “Kalag” meaning soul or people and “An” meaning land. The “Kalagans have a long history of being brave and fearless. Thus, the region was called by early chroniclers as the “Land of the Brave and Fierce People”. The “Kalagans”, called “Caragans” by the Spaniards occupied the district composed of the two provinces of Surigao, northern part of Davao Oriental and Eastern Misamis Oriental. The two Agusan Provinces were later organized under the administrative jurisdiction of Surigao and became the independent Agusan province in 1914. In 1960, Surigao was divided as Norte and Sur, and in June 1967, Agusan followed suit. While Butuan then was just a town of Agusan, the logging boom in 1950’s drew business and businessmen to the area. On August 2, 1950, by virtue of Republic Act 523, the City Charter of Butuan was approved .

The early inhabitants of the region were ethnic tribes belonging to the Manobo, Mamanwa, Mandaya, Lapaknon and some migrants from the Visayan provinces.

Political Subdivision

Caraga is the newest region of the Philippines, also designated as Region XIII. Region XIII, the Caraga Administrative Region or the Caraga Region was created through Republic Act Number 7901 as approved by President Fidel V. Ramos on February 25, 1995. The region was previously composed of four (4) provinces: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur; three (3) cities: Butuan, Surigao and Bislig; seventy (70) municipalities and 1,346 barangays which were once parts of Region X (Northern Mindanao) and Region XI (Southern Mindanao). Recent additions are the province of Dinagat Islands (RA No. 9355, February 10, 2010), cities of Bayugan, Agusan del Sur (RA No. 9405, March 23, 2007); Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte (RA No. 9434, April 12, 2007); and Tandag, Surigao del Sur (RA No. 9392, March 15, 2007).

Butuan City, a highly urbanized city, is the regional center of Caraga Region.

CARAGA Regional Climate

Caraga Region has Type II kind of climate, with no pronounced wet and dry season. It has been observed that during the months of November to February, occurrence of heavy rains is usually experienced in the region.

Languages and Dialects

Cebuano was spoken by 43.79% of the household population in the region. Other dialects spoken were Surigaonon, spoken by 25.21%; Kamayo, by 7.06% ; Boholanon, by 5.87%; Manobo, by 4.73%; Butuanon, by 31.9%; Hiligayon, by 2.87%; and other dialects by 7.20%.

Major Industries

Logging industry used to be the major industry of the region, thus, earning the moniker as “Timber Corridor of the Philippines”.

However, due to log ban imposed years ago, mining has become one of the promising industries in the region with the presence of different kinds of minerals such as, but not limited, to gold, silver, chromites, and nickel.

     Common industries include rice mills, oil mill extraction, prawn processing, batching plant, pulp and paper, power supply, cement manufacturing, plywood and veneer manufacturing, wood treating plant, mini sawmills, fuel bulk plant, poultry dressing plant, match flint plant, piggery farm, and dessicated coconut.

Food Specialty

Provinces of the region offer a variety of food done in simple way like the ” Adobong Kasili” or eel of Agusan del Norte prepared with the usual adobo ingredients but added with “tausi” which provides a more palatable taste to it.

Agusan del Sur has dried “daing” or mudfish which is soaked in water before cooking it in oil. Other way in preparing mudfish is through “binaga” or grilling.

Salted “poot-poot” fish is a well-known appetizer that can only be found in General Luna, Surigao del Norte. Also found in the same province are fresh -water fish & other seaweeds which taste good when eaten raw or “kinilaw” in dialect.

Surigao del Sur is abundant with shrimps and lobsters and supplies the same to the central city of the nation. When cooking, they are usually done the adobo way.

Famous Major Activities/Festivals

In the tourism aspect, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, has its annual International Surfing Competition, specifically in the municipality of General Luna which has gained an undisputable name as Asia’s Surfing Paradise. Other well-known activities within the region are island hopping in the islands of Siargao and Dinagat; mountain biking in the cities of Butuan and Surigao, provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur and in Siargao Island; trekking or mountain climbing in Mt. Mas-ai and Mt. Hilong-hilong in Agusan del Norte, sea kayaking in Siargao Island; scuba diving in Bolobolo, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte; Karihatag, Malimono, Surigao del Norte; Punta Diwata Reefs and Balete Wall in Vinapor, Carmen, Agusan del Norte; and artificial reefs in Calibunan, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte.

Caving is also one activity in which tourists can enjoy particularly in Buenavista and Silop Caves in Surigao City and Libas Cave in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte. Recent discoveries can be found within the towns of Tagbina and Bislig City, both of Surigao del Sur, namely: Banbow and Tatol Caves which are ranked 6th and 9th longest caves of the country, respectively.

Caraga Region celebrates festivals all-year round starting with Kahimunan of Libertad, Butuan City, on the 3rd Sunday of January (Sto.Nińo Feast Day); Dagkot of Cabadbaran City on February 2nd (Candelaria Feast Day); Calagan of Bislig City on February 24th founding anniversary); Naliyagan of Agusan del Sur on June 17th (province’s founding anniversary); Kaliguan of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur, on June 24th (St. John, the Baptist Feast Day); Balangay of Butuan City on August 2nd (Charter Day); Bonokbonok of Surigao City on September 10th (St. Nichols’ Feast Day); Karawasan of Mangagoy, Bislig City, on September 18th); Lisagan of Magallanes, Agusan del Norte, on the 3rd Saturday of October (Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day); and Bugkosan of Dinagat Islands on December 17th (province’s founding anniversary).

Population and Land Area

Based on the 2007 Census, Caraga Region has a total population of 2,293,480 broken down as follows: 1.) Butuan City – 298,378; 2.) Agusan del Norte – 314,027 (including Cabadbaran City); 3.) Agusan del Sur – 609,447 (including Bayugan City); 4.) Surigao del Norte – 409,468 (including Surigao City); 5.) Surigao del Sur – 541,347 (including Tandag and Bislig Cities); and 6.) Dinagat Islands – 120,813.

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Of the total land area, 71.22 % is forestland and 28.78 % is alienable and disposable land. Major land uses include forestland comprising 31.36 % and 23.98 % of agricultural and open spaces.

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Comprising the open spaces, among others, is the Agusan Marsh located in the interior of northeastern Mindanao or in the middle of the Agusan River Basin, Agusan del Sur, in which four (4) municipalities fall within its boundaries, namely: 1) Bunawan, 2) Loreto, 3) La Paz, and 4) Veruela. It is one of Asia’s biggest marshlands covering a protected area of 14,835 hectares and a buffer zone of 4,360 hectares which was declared as Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary (AMWS) under Presidential Proclamation No. 913 dated October 31, 1996. It is identified as one of the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) of the country.

TREASURY AND ASSESMENT REPORTS

INVENTORY OF BUSINESS TAX PAYERS & REAL PROPERTY TAX PAYERS

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WRITE-UPS/ARTICLES AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL DATA

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EXAMINATION OF LOCAL TREASURY OPERATIONS REPORTS

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ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION & EVALUATION REPORTS

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STATUS OF SMV UPDATING AND GENERAL REVISION

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STATUS OF LOCAL REVENUE CODE UPDATING

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STATEMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS AND POST BORROWING REPORT

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BLGF Regional Citizens Charter
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, GFIs

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP Customer / Client Service Provider (Offices / Units of BLGF) Duration of Activity (Under Normal Circumstances) Division / Person In-Charge Fees 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 – ARD or duly authorized Officer
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
2 hours15 minutes15 minutes SpLTE PLM / MGB / MBB
6 Forwards draft / final letter to RD or in her absence, to ARD for signature / approval 10 minutes RD – ARD
7 Records and releases documents 10 minutes AO IV LTD / HRMA EPM
8 Files
END of TRANSACTION
Req. of Cert. on Debt Service Ceiling

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


  1. Statement of Actual Income and Expenditure for the past three (3) years duly certified and audited by the Local Accountant and Auditor with the following supporting documents:
    • Trail Balance
    • Balance Sheet
    • Report of Revenues and Receipts
    • Status of Appropriations, Allotment and Actual Obligations Incurred
  2. Current Year Annual Budget and Annual Investment Plan
  3. Certification of the taxable Assessed Value for the past three (3) years and the date of the last successful conduct of General Revision of Real Property Assessments duly Certified by the Municipal Assessor
  4. Certification of the annual IRA received for the last three (3) immediate Preceding Years (Gross & Net) duly certified by the Local Treasurer
  5. Certification of existing loans, if any, duly certified by the Local Treasurer and / or lending institution with the following details:
    • Kinds of Loans and Other Obligations
    • Purpose of Loans and Other Obligations
    • Name of Lending Institution
    • Date of Approval and Other Maturity
    • Terms and Conditions (Interest rate & no. of years to pay)
    • Annual amortization
    • Latest Balance Loans and Other Obligation
    • Current
    • Arreages
  6. COA Annual Audit Report for the immediate preceding years

STEP Customer / Client Service Provider (Offices / Units of BLGF) Duration of Activity (Under Normal Circumstances) Division / Person In-Charge Fees Form / Document
1 Submits Request for Certification on Income Classification 20 minutes Letter request
2 Receives letter requests by the Pro / City / Mun LCE and other stakeholders 3 minutes
3 Records letter request in the log book and attach routing slip for Action Officer 5 minutes
4 Forwards letter to RD or in her absence, to ARD for scrutiny 2 minutes
5 Routes to Action Officer concerned 5 minutes RD / ARD
6 Prepares letter with attached 20 minutes
7 Certified copy of income class AO IV LTD / HRMA EPM
8 Forwards letter request to RD or in her absence, to ARD for signature / approval 10 minutes RD / ARD
9 Records / releases documents 10 minutes AO IV LTD / HRMA EPM
END of TRANSACTION
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 CLIENT / CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDED DURATION OF ACTIVITY (Under Normal Circumstances) Division / Person In-Charge Fees Form / Document
1 Customer / Client submits a list of three (3) ranking eligible recomm endees together with the documen tary 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: None Logbook
2 The documents goes to the Regional Director for appropriate delegation Fifteen (15)minutes RD 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 Documen tary require ments
4 Prepares Comparative Evaluation of recommendees and determines their rating after receipt of complete documents Three (3) days after pre – evaluation -do- Compara tive Evaluation Sheet
5 Presentation to the RD the comparative evaluation sheet for the scheduling of deliberation for the Regional PSB.
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. Letter
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
Members:
ARD
PT
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 Signed endorse ment & 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
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) Division / Person In-Charge Fees Form / Document
1 Customer / Client submits a list of three (3) ranking eligible recomm endees together with the documen tary 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: None Logbook
2 The documents goes to the Regional Director for appropriate delegation Fifteen (15)minutes RD 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 Documen tary require ments
4 Prepares Comparative Evaluation of recommendees and determines their rating after receipt of complete documents Three (3) days after pre – evaluation -do- Compara tive Evaluation Sheet
5 Presentation to the RD the comparative evaluation sheet for the scheduling of deliberation for the Regional PSB.
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. Letter
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
Members:
ARD
PT
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 Signed endorse ment & 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

COUNSELLING (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 FEES 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:
2 Receiving Officer will accompany the client to the Officer concerned. Three (3) minutes
  • RD
  • ARD T
  • 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
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) Division / Person In-Charge Fees 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 None
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 transactionReview 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)5 minutes5 minutesw/in 5 days
w/in 10 days30 minutes5 minutes10 minutes
Action OfficerReceiving ClerkRegional DirectorAction OfficerAsst. Regional Director / Regional DirectorRecords OfficerRecords Officer
END of TRANSACTION
Quarterly Activities / Project for CY 2015
Quarterly Accomplishments
News Item / Release
Invitation to Bid
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DOF – BLGF Caraga Region

2F, PS Arcade, JP Rosales Ave., 8600 Butuan City

Tel. No. (085) 342-9465

TeleFax (085) 815-9475

blgfcaraga@yahoo.com

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