DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Federalism is an integral quality that a government must have in order to ensure a fair distribution of power between the authorities and its constituents.
In accordance with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s patriotic commitment to good governance, Local Government Units (LGUs) have a duty to compel to the Local Government Code of 1991 mandated by the Congress. This year, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Code’s implementation with a theme “LGC@25: Pagsulong, Progreso, Pagbabago”.
Pursuant to this celebration, the Local Government Unit of Taytay (LGU-Taytay) also commemorates its journey of local governance in building and transforming the town in becoming business-friendly and competitive; socially-protective and safe; accountable, transparent, participative and effective; and/or environment-protective, disaster-resilient and climate-change adaptive community.
Let’s take a look as LGU-Taytay conduits vigilance and volunteerism to achieve the BEST and be a partner in national development.
BUSINESS FRIENDLY AND COMPETITIVE
Taytay Business Community Fellowship Night (October 28, 2016)
An event showcasing Taytay’s competitive quality in business and investment, as well as taking pride in bringing together the business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and corporations.
Municipal Tiangge Development Plan
In line with promoting our town as the Garments and Woodworks Capital of the Philippines, Mayor Joric Gacula would like to create a development plan for our Municipal Tiangge. This plan will include the construction of a “Viramall-like” establishment which will cradle the different stalls. Our Mayor would like to have a stylish and refined place where our sellers and their customers can do a better business and can compete with other cultured shops.
Grand opening of McDonalds Kay Tikling Branch (October 20, 2016)
This is the third branch of McDonalds in our town, and a second branch in Brgy. Dolores.
The Hive Topping Off Ceremony (September 14, 2016)
The first condominium building in Taytay built by Megawide. It is currently considered as the highest infrastructure in our town comprising of four 12-storey buildings.
B. Awards Received
Top 1 Overall Most Competitive Municipality in the Philippines, 2nd in Government Efficiency and 3rd in Infrastructure (1st Class Municipalities)
This award was given by the National Competitiveness Council, a national award-giving body that recognizes the Most Competitive Municipalities based on a specific set of indicators, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Metro Manila last July 16, 2014.
CALABARZON Champion Award
This was awarded by the Calabarzon Regional Development Council to the Municipality of Taytay, Rizal for bringing honor to the Calabarzon Region. The award was given last September 01, 2016 at TESDA Women’s Center Taguig, City.
Plaque of Recognition
An award given by Rizal Provincial Cooperative Development Council to Mayor Joric Gacula for his untiring and invaluable support to the implementation of plans and programs of the Cooperative Movement in the Municipality of Taytay, Rizal.
SOCIALLY PROTECTIVE AND SAFE
Strict and continuous implementation of a Drug-Free Taytay in accordance with President Duterte’s stern campaign against illegal drugs.
Livelihood and cleanliness projects given to drug surrenderees in line with the rehabilitation program given by the local government.
Gender and Development (GAD)
Various programs and developments initiated by GAD that gives protection on women, children and the LGBT community.
Municipal Social and Welfare Development (MSWD) Office Programs
Our local government is doing its best to give support to our community with the help of the financial and health assistance that the MSWD offers. Some of these assistances are the Quarterly Pension given to the qualified senior citizens and the Self-Employed Assistance (SEA) for Dagdag Pangkabuhayan for the Small Scale Businesses.
ACCOUNTABLE, TRANSPARENT, PARTICIPATIVE AND EFFECTIVE
Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Job Opportunities
Constant job opportunities from the various local business establishments with referral from our local PESO Office.
Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) Livelihood Projects
Numerous Livelihood Fair for the local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Continuous Information Campaign through Social Media Sites
As response to the unceasing and booming internet demands of the new generation, the local government created social media accounts to give its constituents a more accessible, timely, and interactive option on reaching the local government authorities.
Currently, LGU-Taytay is managing three social media accounts: Office of the Mayor – Taytay, Rizal (Facebook Page) and @taytayrizalpio for Instagram and Twitter.
Bids and Awards Committees PHILGEPS Postings
Projects needed for bidding are posted online for transparency.
Creation of Temporary LGU Website
Creation of a temporary website (www.besttaytayrizal.wixsite.com/home) for the Municipality of Taytay while still waiting for the DOST approval regarding the official domain (www.taytayrizal.gov).
Maintaining of the Full Disclosure Policy Portal (FDPP)
Regular posting of full disclosure of policy as mandated and required by DILG on FDP Portal, an online financial documents sharing website which enables the public to view, download, and print LGU financial documents in order for the constituents to understand how their local government budget and spend in the name of public service.
Faster Application Processes
Business Permit and License Office (BPLO) and Assessor’s Office initiative programs in order to speed up the transaction processes of our constituents when applying government required documents.
Task Force Basura
Through the joint forces of General Services Office (GSO) and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), the Task Force Basura was created. It is a specific body under GSO that handles the strict implementation of the proper waste disposal in the community.
Continuous Declogging of the Flood Prone Areas
Permanent installation of backhoes on some of the local flood-prone areas to minimize the flood caused by heavy rain in the town. There are also continuous de-clogging activities that is often done on the different barangays with the help of the Flood Control Group under the Engineering Department.
Oplan BUSILAK (BUhayin, Sapa, Ilog, Lawa at Karagatan)
The local government unit continuously supports and participates in this provincial environment advocacy with its strict ordinances regarding Proper Waste Management and the constant de-clogging of waterways, especially in flood-prone areas.
DISASTER-RESILIENT AND CLIMATE-ADAPTIVE
Community Emergency Response Volunteer (CERV) Rescue Efforts
Comprehensive training of CERV under our Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) to be always prepared on unanticipated emergencies.
MDRRMO Initiated Projects
Ample seminars and trainings given to the members and investing on rescue equipment that will be useful in case of emergency rescue and monitoring.