OROQUIETA CITY – In preparation for the assumption of newly-elected officials, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Misamis Occidental convened the transition teams of governor-elect Philip Tan and outgoing Misamis Occidental governor Herminia Ramiro on Monday, June 17 at the Provincial Capitol, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental.
DILG Provincial Director Pablio Benitez, Jr. facilitated the meeting said that transactions, documents, and governance reports were turned over to the incoming governor to ensure that there will be no disruption in public service with the new provincial leadership.
“The Department strongly implements the transparent and complete turnover of data and other relevant information to bring continuous progress for the benefit of the people in Misamis Occidental,” Benitez said.
The incoming transition team, headed by Tangub City vice mayor, Edemar Alota were provided with information from the planning, administrative, engineering, social welfare, health and other concerned offices and units in the Capitol through their counterparts headed by Provincial Planning Officer Teresa Calamba.
Both teams agreed on the timeline to complete the needed documents prior to the formal turnover between Ramiro and Tan on or before June 30, 2019.
Per DILG Memorandum Circular 2019-039, all local government units are mandated to create Local Governance Transition Teams to ensure a smooth transaction after the midterm elections and continuity of local governance. The DILG Regional Field Offices are tasked on monitoring and reporting all transition activities, and sanctioning of non-complying LGUs.