By Roi Lomotan
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) — Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo met with members of local press and reported some important points of discussion at the first NIR Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting held at the main office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Metro Manila recently.
Degamo disclosed that group agreed to let Negros Oriental host 16 regional offices of major government offices under the human development, industry and labor and infrastructure.
The government agencies under the human development cluster include DSWD, Department of Education, Civil Service Commission, Philippine Statistics Authority, Professional Regulations Commission, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and Department of Health.
On the other hand, the government agencies under the industry and labor sector include Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For the infrastructure sector, those government agencies with regional offices assigned in the province are Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Transportation and Communication and its attached agencies namely, Maritime Industry Authority, National Telecommunications Commission, Land Transportation Authority and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
He also said that the existing offices mentioned government offices in the province will be used as regional offices.
The first TWG was presided by DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and was attended by local officials from Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental, Degamo said. (mbcn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on June 23, 2015)