Bantay Bayan Vol II Issue 1

bantaybulanParticipatory governance, including planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, fiscal management and audit, local legislation.
Transparency in action.

In essence, include the people in the processes of local government, so that the outcomes would be more responsive to the needs expressed by the people themselves.

So who are the people?

The ones who will represent the general populace are the representatives of the different sectoral organizations, who elected among themselves who will represent them (see chart on pages 8-9).

These sectoral representatives will form the Council, and will represent their sector in Sanggunian hearings.

Understanding the importance of such an initiative, Bulan, through Honorable Councilor Teodoro M. Dogillo, sponsored the draft Ordinance and was able to have it passed in the Sangguniang Bayan. Sorsogon City, on the other hand, is following suit.

City Councilor Emmanuel Diolata, Chair of the Committee on Cooperatives, has also seen the importance of people participation and effective co-governance.

Councilor Diolata has already set two meetings to discuss the issues and get the sentiments of the civil society organizations (CSOs), with the help of City Legal Officer Atty. Jobert Laceda.

The invited CSOs naturally welcomed the idea that has long been their desire. [Download Full Newsletter]

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