Neil Eneri R. Tingin Local Government Operations Officer IIIDepartment of the Interior and Local Government
Can you tell me something about DIG? LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS NATIONAL GOVERNMENT a link between
Two (2) Sectors:Philippine local government fieldNational Police, operations offices,Bureau of Jail Bureau of LocalManagement Governmentand Penology, Supervision,Bureau of Fire Bureau of Local Government Development, National Barangay Operations Office
“The DILG is a very extensive department, but Ibelong in the LG sector, specifically in theoperations office. I am employed by the DILG-NCR,but I report directly to the Regional Office. InDILG-NCR, we have field offices for each of the 17LGUs. Perhaps, in the future, I will be deployed inone of the cities in NCR.“ - Neil Eneri R. Tingin
OPERATIONS IN DILG• Involve the implementation of national and department programs, mainly focusing on capacity development and capability building.• Also involve monitoring and evaluation to ensure that LGUs exercise local autonomy in such ways that are in line with the thrusts of the national government.
What is your role in this government agency? “An LGOO gives technical assistance to local governments. Technical assistance varies widely from legal opinions to assistance in the implementation of programs.” NEIL:Local Government Operations Officer III (LGOO III)
What is your role in this government agency? “I am assigned at the Office of the Regional Director, handling all tasks related to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM).” NEIL:Local Government Operations Officer III (LGOO III)
Neil Eneri R. Tingin• He is involved in the development of systems for the assessment of LGU operations in the field of disaster preparedness, a priority area in the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010.• DILG and its counterparts in the local levels (field offices) are mandated by RA 10121 to be vice-chair for preparedness.
Is there a specific department that is involved in the map- making process? If there is, what available facilities does it have for generating maps? “Right now, the application of GIS in our tasks in DILG is still at its infancy. In fact, I can be considered to be the one who introduced GIS into the office.” NEIL:Local Government Operations Officer III (LGOO III)
Is there a specific department that is involved in the map- making process? If there is, what available facilities does it have for generating maps? “As time progressed, I did show them how GIS can be integral in the operations of the office particularly in the area of DRRM.” NEIL:Local Government Operations Officer III (LGOO III)
Where/How do you get data formapping?Data flows between government agencies are restricted! DATA FOR MAPPING are obtained by mobilizing field offices through MEMORANDA
What is the subject matter of the maps?Depict risksHazardsVulnerabilities* However, with the involvement of the office with many different projects of other national government agencies (MMDA’s MM Greenprint, which is on urban planning; DPWH’s Flood Risk Management Master Plan and MWSS’ Water Security Master Plan for Metro Manila and its Adjoining Areas), several other applications may be met in the near future.
Can you give me an overview on how maps are designed, constructed, reviewed/verified and distributed?• Design, construction, review, verification and distribution are all done by one person.• However, improvements are expected on that department as two other geographers who are both alumni of the Department of Geography have been employed*.
“My designs are usually based on what I havelearned in cartography class, though I can saythat I make maps with more attention to detail.In particular, I am very sensitive in color choice,symbology, layout and composition, among manyothers. Also, I am sensitive about my medium andmy scale bar – I make sure that divisions areintegral; i.e. one centimeter in the scale barequals an integral value in reality.“ - Neil Eneri R. Tingin
Do you follow certain cartographic conventions (i.e. assigning colors and symbols, paper size, style of map elements, fonts)?
Do the end products come in paper maps or in digital copies?• Usually, in a map gallery in flash drives and hard drives.• Some of the maps are printed in stand- alone copies.• Others serve as supplementary maps which are included in written reports/outputs.
Who are your intended audience for thesemaps? • Use by people in the office • By local government officials and technical personnel in NGAs • Some supplementary maps are toned down to meet the map-reading aptitude of a more general audience, so that the message that is intended to convey can be carried across.
“My skills in design were developed as Ipracticed cartography throughout the recent years.” - Neil Eneri R. Tingin