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rd region VIIIWELCOME AND MABUHAY!

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DAMO NGA SALAMAT!

 

 

 

 

ABOUT US

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
PROFILE OF THE REGION

Political Subdivision

The Provinces

Biliran,   Eastern Samar,   Leyte,     Northern Samar,   Southern Leyte,   Western Samar

 

The Cities

 

Borongan           Baybay                              Maasin               Calbayog

 

Ormoc                                                         Catbalogan

 

Tacloban

 

The Municipalities

 

Almeria Arteche Abuyog Allen Anahawan Almagro
Biliran Balangiga Alangalang Biri Bontoc Basey
Caibiran Balangkayan Albuera Bobon Hinunangan calbiga
Cabucgayan Can-avid Babatngon Capul Hinundayan Daram
Culaba Dolores Barugo Catarman Libagon Gandara
Kawayan Gen. MacArthur Bato Catubig Liloan Hinabangan
Maripipi Giporlos Burauen Gamay Limasawa Jiabong
Naval Guiuan Calubian Lao-ang Macrohon Marabut
Hernani Capoocan Lapinig Malitbog Matuguinao
Jipapad Carigara Las Navas Padre Burgos Motiong
Lawaan> Dagami Lavezares Pintuyan Paranas
Llorente Dulag Lope de Vega St. Bernard Pagsanghan
Maslog Hilongos Mapanas San Francisco Pinabacdao
Maydolong Hindang Mondragon San Juan Jorge
Mercedes Inopacan Palapag San Ricardo San Jose de Buan
Oras Isabel Pambujan Silago San Sebastian
Quinapondan Jaro Rosario Sogod Sta.Margarita
Salcedo Javier San Antonio Tomas Oppus Sta. Rita
San Julian Julita San Isidro Sto. Ni�o
San Policarpo Kananga San Jose Tagapul-an
Sulat La Paz San Roque Talalora
Taft Leyte San Vicente Tarangnan
MacArthur Silvino Lubos Villareal
Mahaplag Victoria Zumarraga
Matag-ob
Matalom
Mayorga
Merida
Palo
Palompon
Pastrana
San Isidro
San Miguel
Sta. Fe
Tabango
Tabontabon
Tanauan
Tolosa
Tunga
Villaba

 

Climate:

The western part of the region receives rainfall more or less evenly throughout the year while the eastern part receives maximum rainfall from November to January. Eastern Visayas lies in the typhoon belt and the region often experiences calamities brought about by strong and powerful typhoons.

 

Dialect

The main languages spoken are Cebuano and Waray-Waray (speakers of these languages also call their languages “Visayan”). A third language known as Inabaknon is spoken in the island of Capul in Northern Samar

 

MAJOR INDUSTRIES



Agriculture is the main economic activity. Main products are rice, coconut, sugar, corn, abaca, banana, poultry, hog, cattle, and fish.Large manufacturing plants include a fertilizer and copper refinery plant, a sugar mill, and coconut oil mills. The region is rich in geothermal energy and its geothermal plants generate electricity not only for the region but for Central Visayas, parts of Luzon and Mindanao Regions as well.

 

Famous Activities/Festivals

Pintados FestivalJune 29, Pintados Festival, Tacloban City. A dance festival of painted dancers celebrating important events like exploits of war, nature worship in narrative dance movements depicting their own folk practices and beliefs.

Sto. NiñoJune 30 Sto. Niño de Leyte Fiesta Tacloban City.

Buyogan FestivalAugust 19 Buyogan Festival Abuyog, Leyte. Adjudged as one of the ten best festivals of the Philippines, Buyogan’s artistic choreography and realistic costumes focus on the appearance and movement of the honeybee locally called “buyog” from where the town’s name originated.

Leyte Gulf LandingOctober 20 Leyte Gulf Landings Anniversary Palo and Dulag, Leyte. A commemorative program which marks the anniversary of the October 20, 1944 landing on Leyte of the Allied Forces of Liberation. General Douglas MacArhur and his men waded ashore at “Red Beach” in the town of Palo where statues of the liberators now stand. The historic event is usually attended by national government officials and dignitaries from embassies of United States, Japan, and Australia as well as World War II veterans who come on sentimental journey.

Kasadya-an FestivalKasadya-an Festival Tacloban City. Leyte’s festival of festivals participated in by various municipalities in order to preserve cultural traditions, thus enhancing the town’s touristic appeal.

Balangiga EncounterSeptember 28 Balangiga Incident Balangiga, Eastern Samar. The 1901 Philippine – American encounter is commemorated through a pageant as a reminder of the Filipinos’ quest for freedom.

 

Population and Land Area:

As of 2007 census, the region has a population of 3.9 million, of which more than 70% live in rural areas. 40% of the families live under the poverty line. The average household size amounts to 5 persons. 40 % of the population is younger than 15 years. The unemployment average rate is 18%. 30% of the employees are ´underemployed´. Average poverty incidence of the region’s 6 provinces is very high at 47.6 in 2006. Its contribution to the national economy is very small at 2.12%.

 

The land area of the region is 21,431 sq. km.

 

 

TREASURY AND ASSESMENT REPORTS
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 minutes

15 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 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)5 minutes

5 minutes

w/in 5 days
w/in 10 days

30 minutes

5 minutes

10 minutes

Action OfficerReceiving Clerk

Regional Director

Action Officer

Asst. Regional Director / Regional Director

Records Officer

Records Officer

END of TRANSACTION
Quarterly Activities / Project for CY 2011

Quarterly Accomplishments

2nd Quarter Accomplishment Report CY-2011      Date:2011-09-20

Treasury 2011 Ledger to RPT Report      Date:2011-09-22

Treasury 2011 Report on Business Taxes      Date:2011-09-22

Treasury 2011 REVENUE GENERATION REGIONAL REPORT      Date:2011-09-22

 

News Item / Releases

2011 REGATA 8 Regional Conference       2011-09-21

The Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance, Regional Office VIII and the Regional Association of Treasurers and Assessors of Region 8 (REGATA 8) will conduct the annual REGATA Regional Conference on September 21-23, 2011 to be held at the Tacloban City Balyuan Convention Center. The highlight of the activity is the election of REGATA officers which will be held on September 22, 2011. Relevant topics had been lined up  to assist the REGATA 8 members in their respective field of work and address issues encountered in the field. Executive Director Ma. Presentacion R. Montesa of the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance, Manila, and Mr. Nestor Quiambao, Provincial Assessor of Pangasinan and President of the Philippine Association of Local Treasurers and Assessors, Inc., (PHALTRA) and other officers and members of the board will grace the regional conference.

 

Quarterly Accomplishments
News Item / Release
Invitation to Bid
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