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)
DAREA Lanao del Sur conducts Food Assistance Program
As part of its food assistance program, Department of Agrarian Reform Employees Association (DAREA)-Lanao del Sur spearheaded by Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) II Engr. Mesug P. Unda released more than hundreds of relief packs to the evacuees and displaced farmers at Lacoto Ayaon National High School, Sawir, Masiu, Lanao del Sur. Eventually, Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer (CARPO) Oding L. Ma-amor and DAREA President Salam Anzalna along with other employees joined in the activity.
The said displaced farmers are still affected by the armed conflict that happened months ago in the Municipality of Butig.
Every pack includes a kilo of rice, sugar, instant coffee, canned goods and noodles. It may be little to others but it means a lot farmers especially this holy month of Ramadhan.
Moreover, Allah the Glorified and Exalted highly praises those who spend their money in charity and giving alms. He promises abundant of virtues and magnificent rewards for them.
Let us be reminded that charity in the holy month is the most blessed act of worship of a Muslim.Ramadhan is a special month for believers. According to whatisquran.com, one who realizes how small the preparation he has to welcome the Judgment Day later on will be very pleased to welcome Ramadhan. One who acknowledges how many sins he has committed will have no other feeling but happiness and joy in welcoming the special month.
According to whatisquran.com, the month of Ramadhan is always be the special moment for the believers, due the numerous amount of virtues in this month. Rewards, and forgiven of Allah spread across every single second and place during this sacred month. One who realizes how small the preparation he has to welcome the Judgement Day later on, will be very pleased to welcome Ramadhan. One who acknowledges how many sins he has committed, will have no other feeling but happiness and joy in welcoming the special month.
There are hundreds of indications that tell about luck, virtue and noble position of the alms giver.
The virtues seem to be gathered altogether in this one deed: giving alms. This voluntary deed is priceless as they aim purely to extend goods to the needy farmers.
Thus, it is very awkward for those who already knew about those indications but their hearts are still unmoved and their hands are still away from increasing their alms.