Defense Undersecretary and PVAO Administrator Ernesto Carolina with the Baguio City officials led by Acting Mayor Faustino Olowan recognize the heroism of the World War II heroes during the 74th National Victory Day celebration at the Veterans Park in Baguio City on Tuesday, September 3. (RMC- PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

World class skilled Workers. PEZA Baguio deputy Zone Administrator Allan Datahan, in his keynote message at the TESDA - CAR 25 years anniversary awards and recognition program, affirms a continuing partnership with TESDA, not only in bringing work opportunity for Tech - Voc graduates inside the special economic zone but also in skills training to ensure that Filipino workforce will be globally competitive and responsive to the manpower needs of industries/investors. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TVET Partners. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong (2nd from left) in a photo opt with TESDA 25th year anniversary awardees as Outstanding Partners in Technical Education and Skills Development (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Smoke Free Baguio. City Health Officials with partners and community stakeholders strengthens convergence for the attainment of the objectives of Baguio's Comprehensive Tobacco Control Ordinance through the first Smoke Free Baguio Convention at Venus Parkview Hotel, Tuesday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Nation 15 August 2019

Belmonte further strengthens civil society groups’ role in governance

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QUEZON CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA)-- Mayor Joy Belmonte plans to further intensify the involvement of civil society organizations (CSOs) in crafting her programs and plans for her constituents as she recognizes their important role in the  development of Quezon City

 

QC Mayor Joy Belmonte reiterates the importance of people's participation in governance during her
meeting the the CSOs. (Photo courtesy of QC PAISD)

“Mas maganda kung kasama natin ang taumbayan at mga grupong kumakatawan sa kanilang mga interes sa pagpaplano at pagbalangkas,” said Belmonte, who spent three days meeting with around 4,000 CSOs from different districts in Quezon City.

“Ang aking style ng pamahahala ay palaging katuwang ang taumbayan. Gusto ko na kasama sila sa pagbuo ng mga programa at proyekto na magpapaganda sa kanilang mga buhay,” she added.

Belmonte was elated with the continuous growth of CSOs in the city in terms of number, recalling there were just around 1,000 registered organizations in Quezon City several years ago when she was still Vice Mayor.

Belmonte, in her meeting with CSOs, reiterated the importance of people’s participation in governance, as she called on local residents to join an organization that could advance their welfare and fight for their rights.

“Being part of an organization is one of the roles of an active citizen,” said Belmonte.

Belmonte also presented her plans to CSOs, including the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) ordinance to boost her good governance initiative.

“We plan to make Quezon City as the first local government in Metro Manila to enact an FOI ordinance that will boost transparency and combat corruption,” Belmonte said.

The lady mayor also plans to establish Hotline 122 where residents can call for any concern or complaint. The agency will then be required to report on how they acted upon the complaint.

For their part, CSOs officials and members have expressed their full support behind Belmonte’s leadership and vowed to back her initiatives for the city’s development.

“Nakakataba ng puso na napakaraming taong handa akong tulungan at suportahan upang matupad ko ang mga plano kong mapaunlad pa ang Lungsod Quezon,” Belmonte said.

Belmonte takes to heart the role of CSOs because even as a fresh graduate, she joined the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines (JVP) to help advance the need of far-flung and marginalized communities.

“Naging inspirasyon sa aking pamumuno ngayon ang karanasan ko noon bilang JVP volunteer.   Pinadala ako noon sa isang liblib na lugar sa Mindanao kung saan walang kuryente at walang tubig ... mga importanteng resources para sa tao, pero wala.  Basic services ito na kailangan ng mga tao na dapat ibigay ng gobyerno,” said Belmonte.

Belmonte’s experience as a Jesuit volunteer instilled into her the importance of hearing the people’s voice when it comes to governance.

During her nine-year term as Vice Mayor and presiding officer of the City Council, Belmonte worked hand in hand different organizations in crafting policies for the benefit of local residents. (PIA InfoComm/QC PAISO)

By Susan G. De Leon

 

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