The barangays, situated in the forefront of local governance, are seen as perfect convergence points of governance and citizen participation. For this reason, the Local Government Academy introduces a training program for the Barangay-Based Institutions (BBIs) specifically the Barangay Peace and Order Committee (BPOC), as an effective intervention to encourage active citizen participation.

On February 26-28, 2020, the LGA conducted a Training on Strengthening Barangay-Based Institutions for the members of the BPOC as part of the Barangay Newly Elected Officials (BNEO) towards Grassroots Renewal and Empowerment for Accountable and Transparent (GREAT) Barangays Program. A total of fifty-seven (57) barangay officials, BPOC members and CSO representatives from Regions III, Region IV-A and the National Capital Region attended the training held at the Linden Suites, Pasig City.

The activity was spearheaded by the Local Government Training and Development Division (LGTDD) of the LGA, with former Associate Director Rosemarie Herrera of HealthDev as well as the Vice President and Founding Member Rachel Aquino of MedNet, Inc. as resource persons.  During the training, the barangay officials were able to utilize analytical tools such as stakeholders’ mapping and analysis, problem tree and needs analysis, as well as resource inventory that enabled them to reflect on the local conditions of their respective barangays. Moreover, they were able to visualize and identify targets and strategies in improving their service delivery.

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