BAGUIO CITY, July 27 (PIA)-- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) invites interested civil society organizations(CSOs) to seek accreditation from them to be their partners in the nationwide information campaign on Federalism.
DILG City Director Evelyn Trinidad said in compliance to the presidential directive to undertake a nationwide information campaign on Federalism, the DILG has initiated the One Nation. Decentralized Government: Transition to Federalism Project which aims to increase public awareness on Federalism.
In order to ensure that the information campaign activities are conducted by legitimate and competent organizations, the DILG through its regional office will implement an accreditation system for CSOs.
Through the accreditation system, all CSOs that have signified their interest in conducting Federalism-related information advocacy campaign activities will have to be granted a certificate to be able to carry out information campaign activities on Federalism, Trinidad said.
She explained that the DILG, specifically the Center for Federalism and Constitutional Reform Project Management Office (CFCR-PMO), in close coordination with the Local Government Academy (LGA) shall be responsible for training accredited advocacy partners on key messages and content parameters.
Interested CSOs are advised to submit the following documents to the DILG CAR Regional Office located at Barangay Center, Upper Session Road, corner North Drive, Baguio City; Letter of Application / Intent address to DILG Regional Director Marlo L. Iringan, noted by the Board or its equivalent; Articles of Incorporation or equivalent document containing the purpose, vision, mission, objectives, and scope of operations of the organization; Certification issued by the organization’s Secretary/ Managing Officer / Administrator attesting to the organization’s financial capacity to undertake Federalism advocacy campaigns without sourcing funds from participants; and Profile of five to 10 organization members who are specialists or experts in the field of governance, political science, or the social sciences, and will be engaged to assist in the organization’s Federalism-related initiatives.
The DILG Regional Office shall review submitted document requirements and issues results of assessment through a written notification within 15 working days.
Interested CSOs are advised to coordinate with the DILG Regional Office, City and Provincial Offices depending on the scope of operation of the applicant-CSO. (PIA CAR)