End Mere Compliance
Again, in the first quarter of 2016, the Department of Agrarian Reform-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAR-ARMM) got 100% rating in the OGP Compliance Website Assessment Report concluded by the Information and Communications Technology Office- Office of the Regional Governor. Only DAR has maintained the impeccable rating for five (5) consecutive quarters reckoned from first quarter of 2015!
The OGP compliance website by ARMM line agencies commenced in 2013 through the directive of Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman, a year he assumed to office as Regional Governor by popular election. This is partly in compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012.
Said compliance website is quarterly assessed by ICTO-ORG. In line with the regional government’s commitment to promote open government and provide information relating to its activities, all agencies under its mandate are likewise directed to make all necessary information accessible to the public by regularly posting in its respective website all the items required by ICTO such as, among others, Transparency Seal requirements, updated calendar of activities, signed memoranda, organizational structure, citizens charter, department issuances, recruitment and vacancies.
Engr. Abdelnur P. Campong, OIC Chief IT Officer of the ORG commended the Department for its swift update of missing documents and exemplary website for completing all the required items/document since 2015.
Sharing her note on current leadership in DAR, the chief of staff-designate Noemi P. Barretto said that the status of the Department is positively distinctive. “It is very heartwarming to see that key officials are actively working together with their respective staff in implementing our mandate.”
PARO I Rebecca R. Bautista said that DAR-ARMM has got off conquering the limelight and success simultaneous with the assumption of Regional Secretary Amihilda J. Sangcopan, and all these achievements evinced the quality of service we render especially to the benefit of our Agrarian Reform Partners.”
Overwhelmed with the result, regional secretary Sangcopan thanked the Regional Information Technology Officers assigned for the website and the Regional Communication Group as a whole for their job well done, wished good luck for the second quarter assessment this year and kept reminding everyone to continue aiming for the best and plug the practice of mere compliance.
Moving forward to a total quality management system within the office, the draft third edition of Office Service Manual is currently under review and scrutiny by the Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Finalization of Office Service Manual in preparation of the final draft to be presented to Secretary Sangcopan for critique with the Division Chiefs. In doing so, it is of essence that they look back and sustain the gains of hard work for 1 and a half year. (Yasmin G. Macaumbang, Head, Regional Communication Group)