The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) MIMAROPA successfully conducted a comprehensive retooling program aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of Local Government Operation Officers (LGOOs) and administrative personnel. A combination of classroom-type sessions and plenary discussions took place in the historic city of Vigan from March 12 to March 13.

The classroom-type sessions were meticulously designed to cover a range of pertinent topics vital for the effective functioning of local government units (LGUs), to wit:
1. Technical Proficiency and Effective Communication by LGOO VI Atty. Erika Mae Gumabol delved into the standard format of correspondences and issuances as well as tips to improve technical writing, emphasizing their importance in supervising LGUs
2. Accounting for Non-Accountants by Accountant III Deborrah Acosta, equipped participants with knowledge necessary for sound financial management
3. Policy Research Analysis by LGOO VI Dennis Beltran, CESE, and LGOO VI Myla Panganiban, CESE, highlighted the significance of informed or evidence-based decision-making to effectively assist the LGUs
4. Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) by Atty. Derick Jakson Artates of PAO offered clarifications in the execution of agreements made out of the KP process
5. Tips on Lupong Tagpamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA) by LGOO VI Aivan Garniel provided comprehensive guidance on how to assist the Lupong Tagapamayapa for the said awards
6. Anti-Violence Against Women and Children by Atty. Gizelle Corpuz, delved into the intricacies of the VAWC Act
7. Excel 101 by ITO I Patrik Alison Gianan equipped participants with spreadsheet skills to make data management and analysis easier
8. Building Collaborative and Inclusive Working Relationship by DILG Marinduque Provincial Director German Yap, CESO V, provided practical and holistic tips to improve relationship with various stakeholders through proper grooming, behavior and etiquette among others
9. Support for the Local Governance Program (SLGP) Orientation on CSO/Dagyaw by DMO IV Susan May Granada highlighted the significance of citizen engagement and participatory governance in local decision-making
10. COALESCE by LGOO IV Chelsea Coleen Tamayo, LGOO V Reianne Maranan, and LGOO VI Atty. Erika Gumabol aimed to assess the programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) of the Department

Throughout the retooling activity, participants actively engaged in discussions, sharing experiences, and best practices, thereby fostering a dynamic learning environment conducive to professional growth and development. The event concluded with a renewed sense of commitment among attendees to apply the acquired knowledge and skills thereby contributing to the overall advancement of the LGUs in MIMAROPA region.