MAYOR Sebastian Duterte has issued an executive order that spells out the implementing rules and regulations for the sustainable livelihood and entrepreneurship program ordinance.

In signing Executive Order 56 on October 10, Duterte cited Section 9, Article II of the Constitution as the basis for his action. The provision of the Constitution declares the need for the government to promote a just and dynamic social order that will ensure the prosperity and independence of the nation and free the people from poverty through policies that provide adequate social services, promote full employment, a rising standard of living, and an improved quality of life for all.:

The order is also based on Republic Act 11032, the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, which mandates the local government to ensure efficiency of delivery of services.

Ordinance No. 0855-22, known as “An Ordinance Instituting the DCSLEP,” promulgates the overall guidelines in the provision of financial assistance and livelihood projects to micro and small enterprises to ensure their continuing viability, growth, and enhance productivity for uplifting MSMEs’ socio-economic status.

Executive Order 25 Series of 2022 also established the Program Management Committee to handle the efficient formulation and implementation of the IRR for the DCSLEP.

Based on the IRR, the DCSLEP is the livelihood assistance program of the city government by the City Cooperative Development Office (CCDO), City Agriculturist Office (CAgrO), City Veterinarian’s Office (CVO), and City Social Welfare And Development Office (CSWDO) and other offices.

The PMC is headed by the city mayor as the chairperson and city council committee cooperatives and people’s participation as vice chair with the heads of CCDO, CAgrO, CVO, CSWDO, and Integrated Gender and Development Division (IGDD) as members.

The CCDO shall also serve as the secretariat of the PMC.

The PMC is tasked to oversee the overall operation, implementation, and evaluation of the DCSLEP; formulate and institute policies and procedures not covered by the Ordinance that prescribes the IRR of the various livelihood programs of each department; approve all loans from various departments as contained in the Ordinance and sign the loan agreement and all instrumentalities as needed; institute safety measures in the regulation of the trust fund accounts; grand condonation and/or amnesty to the beneficiaries in times when the repayment of a beneficiary is impossible.

Source: Mindanao Times (