For the third time, the Municipality of Liloan, Cebu got a highest audit rating from the Commission on Audit (COA) which granted an “unqualified opinion” per its examination of the Local Government Unit’s 2020 financial statements.
I made a surprise inspection on the wells and reservoir that the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) operates in Liloan from which MCWD takes at least 15,000 cubic meters (15 million liters per day (mld)) to supply to Metro Cebu.
Of the 17 wells MCWD operates across our 4 barangays, what I found were wells in a dilapidated state, with 2 wells damaged beyond repair due to saltwater intrusion, and practically abandoned.
I met Liloanons living beside the wells, and yet, ironically, DO NOT HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO WATER IN THEIR HOMES from MCWD. This, in addition to the multitude of complaints I have received from Liloan residents who suffer from constant water interruption and shortage.
Along with the rest of Cebu, Liloan now finds itself in the grip of a water crisis.
It is unbearable and unjust to see people suffer from the scarcity of something so basic and fundamental as water. We must hold to account those who have known about this impending water crisis but have done so little to avert it, while profiting greatly in the process.
At the Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board Meeting, I was shocked to find out that MCWD had known about the impending shortage of water as far back as 15 years ago. Yet here we are, in the midst of this crisis, with MCWD offering no clear immediate solution to resolve it, passing on the burden to local government units such as Liloan to continue to give up our water to MCWD without even ensuring that our own people are served.
According to MCWD’s published Annual Report in 2016, MCWD reported revenues of over Php 1.7 Billion. Of this, they only invested Php 160 Million back into the water systems of Cebu, or not even 10% of what they made.
Why has MCWD given back so little to the public that has enriched MCWD by so much?
In 1992, MCWD entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Municipal Government of Liloan to extract water from a total of 17 wells. Since MCWD would profit from getting Liloan’s water to supply Cebu, MCWD promised uninterrupted 24/7 priority water supply to residents of Liloan, and to provide water systems in the mountain barangays, among other things.
Nearly 30 years after the MOA was signed, 2 of our wells will never again be able to provide potable water as they have been irreparably damaged and Liloan remains uncompensated. No water systems have been set up by MCWD in the mountains, constraining us in the LGU to undertake construction ourselves.
Our people literally thirst for the water MCWD takes from them, giving little or nothing back in return.
While we have always willingly shared our water with the rest of Metro Cebu and are very much willing to continue to do so, MCWD has sadly failed to ensure that Liloan does not lack for water. The sorry state of the wells they operate in Liloan and the very poor quality of service reflect the lack or absence of care for our people.
Our Sangguniang Bayan has issued a Resolution expressing its extreme dissatisfaction and frustration over the services of MCWD, thereby authorizing me to terminate Liloan’s MOA with them.
As Mayor of Liloan, I will do my duty to protect the general welfare of all Liloanons. As a Cebuano, I will seek answers and accountability from MCWD and demand from them what is right and just for Cebu.
By the Municipal Government of Liloan, Cebu, Philippines
Under the administration of Mayor Ma. Esperanza Christina C. Frasco
GENERAL INFORMATION ON LILOAN AND THE LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM
In the fast developing municipality of Liloan, which has one of the highest population growth rates in Cebu, Philippines, trickling down government services to reach over 130,000 people was a great challenge.
Located within the metropolitan hub of the Province of Cebu, being only 18 kilometers away from Cebu City, Liloan’s Municipal Government has grappled with the challenges of urbanization, such as the proliferation of waste, degradation of the environment, influx of people, and barriers to access to opportunities and government services, such as poverty and a lack of education.
Providing equitable access to economic opportunities and government services, as well as ensuring sustainable and inclusive development and protection of the environment then became a top priority for the Municipal Government of Liloan, which is now under the helm of its Mayor, Ma. Esperanza Christina C. Frasco. Hence, the LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM was conceived.
The LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM is a mechanism of providing inclusive community and grassroots participation in the implementation of government programs specifically geared towards providing equitable access to government services and economic opportunities; and pursuing sustainable development and protection of the environment. Included in the program are the following:
INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE PUROK SYSTEM TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES.
First implemented in 2011 during the term of Liloan’s previous Mayor, Vincent Franco D. Frasco, the purok system allowed the Municipal Government of Liloan to further organize and mobilize its 14 Barangays by organizing smaller self-sustaining community groups called “puroks”, composed of 20-30 households each.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Municipal Government, each purok elects its own sets of officers and maintains a roster of members composed of residents within the purok area.
There is also a purok advisory committee in each Barangay to oversee the functionality of the puroks in each Barangay.
Membership in a purok is purely voluntary and the services rendered by the purok officers and members are purely voluntary as well.
The officers and members of each purok are given skills and capability trainings year round in order that they may be able to implement the standards and criteria also provided by the Municipal Government covering various aspects of community governance. Each purok is also given an opportunity to build on the standards and criteria provided in order that they may have an opportunity to contribute ideas that are pursuant to the priority agenda of the Municipal Government. (Please see the Score Card for the purok system quoted in the latter part of this presentation.)
Each purok is provided with an annual purok calendar of activities which may be further enhanced by the members themselves depending on the other priorities which they may want to pursue in their puroks.
Each purok is put in charge of the cleanliness and beautification of its surroundings, and tasked to establish its own mini-park, flower and vegetable nursery, maintain a Material Recovery Facility, and do a heritage mapping of the area.
In order to incentivize community participation in the purok system, the Municipal Government has organized a yearly “Purok Week” celebration to give recognition to the best performing puroks, barangays, and schools participating in the purok system. In 2017, over 3.1 Million Pesos were given out as prizes.
The Municipal Government has allocated over Php 26 Million for Purok Capability Building, Solid Waste Management, Greening Programs and Our Sustainable Cebu
There are now 230 puroks across the 14 Barangay of Liloan with a total of 2,306 officers and members.
The purok system has also been given the protection of law by way of various executive and administrative orders and ordinances institutionalizing the same. This ensures that the implementation of the system is stable and maintained no matter the political climate and the change in leadership of government over the years.
Puroks are given direct access to government services through the LILOAN LOVES PUROKS program of the Municipal Government wherein all the officials and frontline service employees hold office in the puroks for a day to provide free government services such as health services and vaccination, legal services, civil registry services, business permit licensing and real estate registry guidance, as well as help desks specifically for senior citizens, women, LGBT, and the youth.
This community-driven project has been so successful that Liloan has reaped major awards from the Provincial Government of Cebu as a top performing Local Government Unit (LGU) for the past 7 years. Most recently, in 2016 and 2017, the Municipal Government of Liloan was awarded Best Local Government Unit in Good Governance, Green Champion LGU for Environmental Programs (2016), and Number 1 LGU in Cebu in the Our Cebu Program. The Municipality of Liloan was also awarded the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping by the Philippine Department of Interior and Local Government.
PROVISION OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH THE ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM (ALS) LIVELIHOOD SKILLS TRAINING.
Further incentivizing community participation in the purok system and to provide equal opportunity to economic advancement, the Municipal Government of Liloan implemented the Alternative Learning System across all 14 Barangays and 230 puroks of Liloan.
Through the ALS, teams of skilled and professional instructors are deployed to each purok throughout the year to provide skills training on Culinary Arts, Bread Making, Reflexology, Soap Making, Electrical and Refrigeration, and Airconditioning.
The training in done in 10-15 sessions. Since 2012, 2,963 invidividuals have graduated from the ALS Skills Training.
The skills training is completely free for anyone who wishes to avail and participate. Most participants consist of out-of-school youth, housewives, and persons currently unemployed.
The graduates of the skills straining then have opportunities to establish their own businesses or be employed in the fields in which they now have skills.
PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
Over the past 7 years, over 160,000 trees have been planted in Liloan because the Municipal Government of Liloan has mandated an annual tree planting program to be participated in by all puroks, and all stakeholders in Liloan, including schools, the religious community, and business community. This garnered for Liloan recognition from the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) for environment conservation as a local government unit engaging in best practices for the environment.
To further enhance community participation in its environmental programs, the LILOAN C.A.R.E.S. Program was launched, also known as the Liloan Community Action for Reforestation and Environmental Sustainability. Under this program, each purok is mandated to abide by the One Tree for Every Family Program where each family is encouraged to care for the environment by planting a tree in their household area. The Municipal Government also implemented by way of Administrative Order the No Plastic Day every Wednesdays and Saturday, Market Day of Recyclables every last Saturday of the month, Tree Planting Day and Clean-up drive every second Saturday of the month, and other environmental event celebrations and other activities to be participated in by puroks, schools, religious institutions, and business establishments.
The Municipal Government also now makes pavers from shredded plastics for use in landscaping and foot paths/sidewalks in order to increase water permeability in pavements, and reduce incidences of flooding.
The Municipal Government passed its Environmental Sustainability Ordinance in 2015. Under this Ordinance, among others, business establishments are mandated to submit an annual Environmental Sustainability Plan as part of the requirements for the issuance and/or renewal of their business permit. Further, businesses are required to plant a certain number of trees for each person employed in their companies, and pay environmental fees.
Thereafter, the Municipal Government established a Green Points System wherein businesses are given an opportunity to care for the environment by implementing green technology and adopting environmentally-friendly practices in the workplace. The more environmentally-friendly measures that a company adopts, the more green points it garners. The more green points translates to discounts in their payment of environmental fees to the Municipal Government.
THE LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM IS SOCIALLY SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT IS TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES TOWARDS SELF-GOVERNANCE AND PROVIDING EQUITABLE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
The LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM is a mechanism that involves grassroots and community governance, empowering people and building communities at work for nation building, developing a sense of citizenship and ownership, pride of place, care for the environment, and most of all, encouraging members of the community to become potent partners in implementing and availing of government services.
Through the purok system, a great sense of volunteerism has swept across Liloan because its residents now feel that they have an actual stake in the progress and development of their town and the protection of the environment through their involvement in their individual puroks. The notion that “we are all in this together” has been enhanced as the communities of Liloan have now come together to pursue a common vision for sustainable and inclusive development for Liloan and the generations of Liloanons to come.
Through the LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM, access to government services has become easier and more direct, and access to economic opportunities through livelihood skills trainings in puroks has allowed for more equitable opportunities for personal and financial advancement for all members of the communities of Liloan.
III. THE LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM IS AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO LOCAL GOVERNANCE
The LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM is a bold innovation to the traditional and beaurocractic systems of governance in the Philippines. Veering away from the centralized manner of providing services which relies heavily on action from the government within the government center or Municipal Hall, this program has allowed government to step out of the confines of traditional public service by going directly to the people, penetrating the grassroots, encouraging participation fro m the community, and collecting initiative and action from the people themselves. As a result, communities become not only beneficiaries but also stakeholders in the implementation of governmental projects, activities and programs geared towards providing basic services, economic opportunities, and environmental protection. The program is a consortium of all that is necessary for the most inclusive form of governance – community-based, multi-sectoral, sustainable, and gender-equal.
THE LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM IS TRANSFERABLE AND MAY BE REPLICATED BY OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR THE GENERAL ADVANCEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES AS A NATION
The core and essence of the LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM has been adopted and replicated by other municipalities and cities from all over the Philippines whose local governments have visited Liloan to study and learn from Liloan’s Purok System.
Benchmarking activities have been conducted by the following local government units in Liloan for the purpose of adopting and/or enhancing the Purok System in their localities:
Mandaue City, Province of Cebu
Talisay City, Province of Cebu
Naga City, Province of Cebu
Bogo City, Province of Cebu
Carcar City, Province of Cebu
Municipality of Bantayan, Province of Cebu
Municipality of Carmen, Province of Cebu
Municipality of Cordova, Province of Cebu
Municipality of Minglanilla, Province of Cebu
Municipality of Oslob, Province of Cebu
Catbalogan City, Province of Samar
Naga City, Province of Camarines Sur
Municipality of Sumilao, Province of Bukidnon
Municipality of Albuera, Province of Leyte
Municipality of Pilar, Province of Bohol
Municipality of Bauang, Province of La Union
Believing that community governance contributes to nation-building and promotes inclusive and sustainable development, the Municipal Government of Liloan has generously shared its strategies, systems, and resources to the foregoing local governments over the years, thereby spreading the benefits of community governance across millions of households all over the Philippines.
Recently, Mega Cebu, which is a body composed of local government units within Metro Cebu, and the Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board (MCDCB) hosted the Mega Cebu Youth Conference, Purok Talks, and Development Talks (DEVTalks) Leaders Conference where Liloan’s Mayor, Ma. Esperanza Christina C. Frasco was invited as Guest Speaker. In these three Conferences, Mayor Frasco shared Liloan’s experience in institutionalizing the Purok System and promoting inclusive development through community governance.
THE LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE SYSTEM IS SUSTAINABLE.
The sustainability of the Liloan Community Governance System is primarily hinged on the fact that the purok system and alternative learning system, and the environmental programs of the Municipality, have been institutionalized by way of the passage of legal instruments such as Ordinances, Executive Orders, and Administrative Orders by the Municipal Government. Appearing in more detail below are the legal instruments passed.
In addition to the foregoing legislative measures, in order to ensure the sustainability of the Program, the local government of Liloan allocates funds annually by way of an Appropriation Ordinance and maintaining a Trust Fund for Environment Programs.
Finally, there is periodic assessment and annual of every purok conducted by teams deployed by the Municipal Government, as well as an annual Program Review and Planning. Just recently, the Municipal Government completed its Liloan Partners Conference participated in by all stakeholders of the purok system, alternative learning system, and related environmental programs of the Municipality, for the purpose of reviewing previous accomplishments, and strategizing improvements to the programs moving forward.
THE LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM HAS HAD LOCAL AND NATIONAL IMPACT.
With the implementation of the LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM in our local communities, and the adoption of the Purok System by other local governments across the Philippines, which learned from Liloan’s experiences, the cause for community governance has been duly promoted, resulting in positive local and national impact on communities across the Philippines.
As Mayor Frasco has said “The Purok System has changed not only the face of Liloan, it has transformed the mindset of all Liloanons.” Members of the Community of Liloan have adopted a mindset that they are vital stakeholders in the development of their town, and they are stewards of the environment themselves. There is a great sense of ownership of their communities, a passion for service, and pride of place, that propels communities to work together. This is the type of mindset that solidifies the foundation for resilient and sustainable communities, and contributes greatly to nation-building.
Through the LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM, the implementation of government services and delivery of government services has become more effective, more direct, and more economic. Where people would have otherwise not had any opportunity for economic advancement and livelihood before, there are now great opportunities for meaningful change in the lives of ordinary citizens who have a chance to climb out of poverty through the livelihood skills training provided under the Alternative Learning System. Also, there are now countless opportunities for members of the community to contribute to environmental protection and sustainability through the tree-planting programs of the Municipality and the Liloan CARES Program. Giving the community opportunities to conserve the environment provides the greatest impact of all because its effects are inter-generational and felt not only by current residents of Liloan but generations to come.
VII. THE LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM ENCOURAGES MULTI-SECTORAL COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION BY VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS.
The organizational structure of the LILOAN COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE PROGRAM is anchored in the Purok System structure which is headed by the Municipal Government, connected to the Barangay Local Government, and the local Purok officers and members. At the municipal level, there is a team tasked to facilitate and strengthen Purok organizations in all barangays called the Purok Organizing Committee created by the Municipal Mayor pursuant to an Executive Order. At the barangay level, the Purok Organizing Committee is chaired by the Barangay Captains with the barangay councilors and with the school administrator assigned in the area as members. The barangay councilors are also assigned to various Puroks as technical and advisory member. There is also assigned a homeroom teacher in every Purok in line with the Program Adopt a Purok. At the purok level, there is a Purok organization consisting of 20-30 households. The idea of having more Puroks in every Barangay is encouraged considering the principle that more hands make work lighter and easier. At the Puroks, committees are created according to the barangay council committee creation so that there is division of labor and smooth coordination between Puroks and the barangay council.
The structure of Puroks also includes muti-sectoral representation from various such as the youth, senior citizens, women, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), and other organizations so that respective programs of each sector are thoroughly carried out. Puroks also elect executive officers like President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, PROs to perform functions inherent to their respective positions in running the affairs of the Puroks. Although Purok membership is voluntary in nature, mechanisms are in place so that a community resident can participate Purok activities like in tree planting and periodic clean-up drives, solid waste management, segregation of garbage, recycling, composting and functionality of material recovery facilities, and other environment and livelihood programs.
VIII. OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
DATA ON PUROK SYSTEM MEMBERSHIP IN ALL 14 BARANGAYS OF LILOAN
NAME OF BARANGAY
NO. OF SITIOS
NO. OF PUROK OFFICERS
As previously discussed herein, each purok is governed by a Score Card which sets the criteria and standards that must be observed for the purpose of community governance. This Score Card has been adopted from the Our Sustainable Cebu Program of the Cebu Provincial Government, and improved upon based on the local initiatives of the of the Municipal Government of Liloan.
SEARCH FOR THE MOST OUR SUSTAINABLE CEBU PROGRAM RESPONSIVE PUROK
Cleanliness, Sanitation and Health
* Segregation of Solid Waste at Source(Household & Institutions)
* Presence of functional Composting and Material Recovery Facilities at Purok Centers, Households & Institutions
* Presence of Garbage Pick-up Station / Absence of uncollected garbage and litter
* Absence of eyesore like unsightly posters, ads, vandals, dilapidated structures, abandoned junks as well as unattended idle lands and open spaces
* Presence of Sanitary Toilets of 90% of its total households
* No dengue mosquito breeding areas (used tires, open water containers and other possible sources)
Functionality of Puroks
* Presence of Alayon System / Bayanihan (Voluntary Community Service such as in Clean & Green Program, Purok beautification & others)
* Conduct of Regular Monthly Meetings(to be supported with attendance sheets & minutes of meetings and pictures)
* Increase number of functional members from the previous year
* Presence of Functional Working Committees
* Active participation/ involvement of Purok in Barangay/Municipal environmental undertakings such as Periodic Clean-up,Purok Beautification, Tree planting, Information drives and other activities
Greening, Protection and Enhancement of the Environment
* Soil and water conservation measures adopted (Rainwater Catchment in every home, contour farming practices or sloping agricultural technology, others etc.)
* Well maintained greenbelt areas and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystem(includes mangrove gardens, fruit & forest trees planted along the riverbanks, streets/roadsides, farm/vacant lots and Purok Pocket Forest
* Flowering shrubs planted along the street/roadsides and in homes located in the major thoroughfares of the barangay / purok and compliance with Beautification design guidelines
* Presence of Trees in every home (Implementation of One Tree For Every Family Program)
Presence of Purok Learning Center
* Purok Center (built-up and landscape)
* Garden Planted w/ at least 5 kinds of vegetables
* Basic data/information about the Purok (Purok Registration and Profile)
* Presence of informative /learning materials such as books, magazines, etc.
* Presence of herbal plants
Income Generating Project (IGP) -Sales/Income from the following:
* From Recyclable Materials
* From Purok Vegetables Gardens/Crop Production
*Making ofPermeable Pavers / Footpaths made of Plastics
Tourism, Culture & Heritage
* Presence of mini parks, open space and other recreational facilities
* Graffiti free walls, facades & surroundings
* Display of Culture and heritage properties w/ documentation
* Directional signs & markings to and from tourists attraction sites
* Tourist/visitors logbook & directory
* Promotion and Marketing of Local Products
Purok Anti - Drug Program
* Presence of functional body / committee
* Presence of Anti - Drug Plan & Activities
ORDINANCES, EXECUTIVE ORDERS, ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS TO INSTITUTIONALIZE COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE
Ordinance No. 2015-03
An Ordinance Establishing Environmental Sustainability and Development in the Municipality of Liloan, Prescribing Therein Measures for the Protection, Preservation, Conservation, Development and Utilization of the Environment and Natural Resources and For Other Purposes.
Executive No. 2011 - 002
Organizing the Purok System in all Barangays
Organized January 11, 2011
Executive No. 2011 - 004
Reorganizing Expanded GWEN /Our Cebu Program Selection Board
Reorganized January 11, 2011
Executive No. 2011 - 005
Establishing the Search for the Most eGWEN / Our Cebu Program Responsive Barangay and Purok in the Municipality of Lilo-an
Established January 11, 2011
Executive No. 2011 - 011
Launching of Purok System, No Segregation No Collection Policy and Search for the Most eGWEN / Our Cebu Responsive Barangay and Puroks
Launched January 11, 2011
Executive No. 2011 - 018
Periodic Clean-up in All Barangays of the Municipality
Issued February 25, 2011
Executive No. 2011 - 031
Establishing a Public-Private Sector Partnership and Environmental Consciousness Activities in the Municipality of Liloan
Established October 10, 2011
Executive No. 2012 - 015
Reconstituting the eGWEN / Our Cebu Program Selection Committee or the TEAM DUKE
Reconstituted March 16, 2012
Executive No. 2012 - 020
Creation of Greenin Philippines Run 2 Plant Task Force
Created May 31, 2012
Executive No. 2012 - 023
Creation of Barangay GREENIN Philippines Run 2 Plant Task Force
Created June 14, 2012
Executive No. 2013 - 007
Reorganizing the eGWEN Program Selection Committee or the TEAM DUKE
Reorganized May 3, 2013
Executive No. 2013 - 025
Creating of Lilo-an Environmental Law Enforcement Team
Created September 2, 2013
Executive No. 2013 - 060
Declaring 3rd Week of January of Each Year as Purok Week and Mandating All Puroks, Barangays and Relevant Government Offices in the Municipality of Liloan
Issued December 12, 2013
Executive No. 2013 - 061
Creating the Our Sustainable Cebu Program
Created December 13, 2013
Executive No. 2014 - 001
Establishing a Clean and Green and Beautification Day every Last Saturday of February
Established February 10, 2014
Executive No. 2014 - 019
Reorganizing the Our Sustainable Cebu Program Task Force
Reorganized April 2, 2014
Executive No. 2015 - 001
Reorganizing the Our Sustainable Cebu Program Task Force
Reorganized January 12, 2015
Executive No. 2015 - 002
Declaring 2nd Week of February of Each Year as Purok Week and Mandating All Puroks, Barangays and Relevant Government Offices in the Municipality of Liloan
Issued January 13, 2015
Executive No. 2015 - 003
Reorganizing the Our Sustainable Cebu Program Selection Committee or the TEAM DUKE
Reorganized February 24, 2015
Executive No. 2016 - 001
Reorganizing the Our Sustainable Cebu Program Selection Committee or the TEAM DUKE
Reorganized June 10, 2016
Executive No. 2016 - 007
Reconstituting the Our Sustainable Cebu Program Task Force
Reconstituted October 21, 2016
Executive No. 2017-003
Reconstituting the Our Sustainable Cebu Program Task Force
Reconstituted April 26, 2017
A.O. No. 2012-001
Mandating Multi-sectoral Involvement of the Greening Program of the Municipality
Issued November 7, 2012
A.O. No. 2015 - 002
Requiring all persons Natural or Juricical doing Business in Liloan to Support and Participate
Issued January 13, 2015
A.O. No. 2017 -001
Liloan CARES Program
Launched April 26, 2017
OM No. 2012 - 037
Liloan Greening Program
Issued June 14, 2012
OM No. 2012 - 038
Run 2 Plant 4 GREENIN Philippines
Issued June 14, 2012
OM No. 2012 - 040
Periodic Clean-up and Tree Planting
Issued August 30, 2012
OM No. 2012 - 049
Attendance to the Launching of Adopt a Tree Program and Smoke Free Environment
Issued November 14, 2012
OM No. 2012 - 051
Issued December 10, 2012
OM No. 2013 - 020
Participation to the Run 2 Plant 4 GREENIN Philippines
Issued June 10, 2013
OM No. 2014 - 022
Participation to the June 28, 2014 Run 2 Plant and Run to Care 4 GREENIN Philippines
Issued June 17, 2014
OM No. 2014 - 033
Institutionalization of Adopt a Purok and Environmental Programs
Issued August 19, 2014
OM No. 2014 - 034
Mangrove Planting and Conduct of Periodic Clean-up
Issued September 3, 2014
OM No. 2015 - 007
Participation to the June 27, 2015 Run 2 Plant 4 GREENIN Philippines
Issued June 10, 2015
Other Programs Implemented in Partnership With Puroks.
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SKILLS (ALS):
NARRATIVE REPORT ON THE ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM PROGRAM
Alternative Learning System Team with Mr. Ricky S. Hayagthe Municipal ALS Coordinator
The Alternative Learning System gives many individual a chance to at least develop themselves by learning basic skills that is relevant to earn a living and can be hired in related course acquired thru Alternative way of Learning by completing the consecutive trainings.
The Alternative Learning System establish by the Local Government of Liloan to help the people who are Liloanon’s to their heart and mind, in this to makepurok system more functional and a way of reaching out many individuals directly answer to their needs as to live and to prosper in their own courage and passion in their own way of living by undertaking this Alternative Learning System (ALS-LGU).
In order to deliver the LGU’s (Local Government Unit) program titled, “EDUCATION FOR ALL” and “OUR SUSTAINABLE CEBU PROGRAM” the ALS (Alternative Learning System) group was organized. The TEAM is composed of technologically oriented instructors capable to deliver technological knowledge for livelihood purposes into the municipality’s constituents through the Purok approach system. In this kind of system various technological knowledge are better taught through a closer teaching/learning rapport considering the minimal participants of only 10 to 15 individuals per class. (Largely populated trainings and seminars like in Barangay levels are less effective). The program is designed to teach all interested individuals of all ages who aspire to learn income generating technological skills to augmentfamily income.
The Alternative Learning System (ALS-LGU) is basically commissioned to bring knowledge of livelihood skills to the doorstep of Liloan a constituent using the purok approach system. The skills in Culinary Arts, Bread and Pastries Making, Reflexology and Soap Making are the four main skills taught in the field.
Skills Launching Program and Orientation with Mr. Ricky S. Hayag Municipal ALS Coordinator
The ALS Skills Program is a part of the series of trainings by Municipal Government of Liloan, and this program were given to some adults participants comes from the community, most are housewives or husband with age ranges from 30-40 years old and also the out of school youths who are keen enough to know the basic skills in every areas in which under the Purok system in the Municipality of Liloan.
The Alternative Learning System Livelihood Skills Training has four skills namely Culinary Arts, Bread Making, Reflexology and the Soap Making.The training should be done in ten (10-15) sessions of basic cooking, baking, soap making and wellness thru reflexology, Electrical and Refrigeration & Air-conditioning. Every meeting, a demonstration is made by the facilitator and return demonstration on the part of the participant. Of the ten (10-15) sessions conducted, all were successfully done with the enthusiasm of all participants who were very thankful on the skills they learned.
Knowledge in acquired skills contributes to a business friendly community by giving livelihood to the people in Liloan especially in every puroks in the respective barangays of in town ofLiloan.
As part of the training program, it was closed by an informal culmination highlighted by the participant’s message of thanks. The training facilitator ended the session with a statement of hope for the participants to use the skills learned in enhancing one’s life as it is the ultimate goal why the Municipal Government of Liloan is exhausting all possible ways and means to tap the community to develop themselves, to become independent and learned basic skills needed for a productive life.
This Program of our Local Government of Liloan really appreciated by the people of Liloan and members of Purok to each and every Barangays of Liloan. Since then when it was stablished several numbers of Puroks’ benefited this Skills Training Program;
Number of Graduates since year 2012:
YEAR 2012 - 2013……………………………………………475 GRADUETES
YEAR 2013 – 2014……………………………………………450 GRADUATES
YEAR 2014 – 2015……………………………………………690 GRADUATES
YEAR 2015 – 2016……………………………………………573 GRADUATES
YEAR 2016 – 2017……………………………………………775 GRADUATES
YEAR 2017 – 2018…………………………………………… TRAININGS ON GOING
OVER ALL–2, 963 GRADUATES
 The estimated population of the Municipality of Liloan for the year 2018 is 134,740 individuals. In 2015, the National Statistics Office pegged the population of Liloan at 118,753.