To give local government units more time to focus their resources in planning and preparing for the COVID-19 vaccination, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is extending the road clearing deadline to February 15.
DILG Undersecretary & Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the department is fully cognizant of the urgency for LGUs to prepare their vaccination plans against COVID-19 the reason why it is extending the deadline. This is, however, he said the last extension to be granted by the DILG.
With the extension, DILG is also adjusting its timeline for the validation of LGUs’ compliance from January 18 to February 16 to March 2, 2021.
“The deadline of the submission of all consolidated validation reports from the DILG regional offices will be one week after the end of the validation period or on March 9, 2021. We will not allow any modification in the report after submission,” he said.
In order to ensure close coordination on the submission of reports, Malaya said DILG regional offices must designate one road clearing focal person whose names should be submitted to the DILG Central Office by February 2, 2021.
Moreover, DILG Regional Offices (ROs) are also given until February 9 to submit to the DILG Central Office (CO) a directory of the members of all their validation teams (VTs) for each province, city, and municipality within their region.