The Development Administration Committee (DAC) XI convened for its 1st quarter CY 2022 meeting on March 7, 2022 via Zoom, presided by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region XI Director and DAC XI Chairperson Alex C. Roldan.
Development Management Officer IV Timothy James Corpuz of DILG XI presented the updates on the status of the implementation of Executive Order No. 138 (Full Devolution of Certain Functions of the Executive Branch to Local Governments). It was reported that the Devolution Transition Plans (DTPs) of National Government Agencies (NGAs) are still not available. However, the Local Government Units (LGUs) have proceeded to formulate their DTPs. All Davao Region provinces, highly-urbanized city, component cities and municipalities have already submitted their DTPs to DILG. However, there are still 17 barangays in Davao City who have not yet submitted their DTPs to DILG. The Committee agreed to seek assistance from the Chairperson of the Regional Committee on Devolution XI to issue a memorandum to concerned LGUs as follow through for the submission of their DTPs. Currently, the DILG XI is conducting the quality assessment of the LGUs’ DTPs, the results of which shall serve as inputs in facilitating the technical assistance to LGUs and the crafting of NGAs’ policy and program interventions.
Senior Economic Development Specialist (Sr. EDS) Cornelio Guantero of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region VII also presented the Regional Development Council (RDC) VII Resolution No. 49 s. 2021, which requested the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to implement fully the online renewal of Professional Identification Cards (PICs), and requested the support of other RDCs. Currently, the Licensure Examination and Registration Information System (LERIS) of the PRC allows the members of the regulated profession to secure appointment with the PRC, accomplish the application form and pay the renewal fee online. However, the applicants are still required to personally appear at the PRC Office at the appointed time and submit physical copies of the documentary requirements for the verification. The RDC VII Resolution is requesting PRC for the renewal of PICs to be fully done online, from the filing of application, processing and releasing of PICs through courier service. The resolution likewise emphasized that the Accredited Professional Organizations (APOs) can provide security features (i.e. QR codes) in the certificates required by PRC as supporting documents. The Committee concurred with the premise of the RDC VII Resolution No. 49-2021 and suggested to include the change or updating of information of the applicant in the online process, and for the PRC to closely coordinate with concerned agencies to identify fake documents that are part of the requirements. DAC XI recommended the endorsement of the said resolution to RDC XI. PRC XI Regional Director Raquel Abrantes also presented the updates on the full online renewal of PICs. There is an ongoing discussion and process review based on the concerns encountered by pilot regions with the full online renewal of PICs. Director Abrantes informed that the target timeline for the full online renewal of PICs is within the year. In addition, PRC XI is currently undergoing the procurement of a courier service company for the possible release of PICs through delivery service