Republic of the Philippines
Department of the Interior and Local Government
LOCAL GOVERNANCE RESOURCE CENTER 10
Km. 3, Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City
END OF MEETING REPORT
- ACTIVITY: Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MSAC) Second Quarter
- DATE: April 15, 2014
- TIME: 1:30 – 5:00 pm
- VENUE: Local Governance Resource Center 10
- ATTENDEES: Twenty-three (23) MSAC members, four (4) DILG Personnel
- Mindanao University of Science & Technology
Dr. Montano Salvador
- Civil Service Commission
Mr. Adams Torres
- Cagayan de Oro Press Club
Mr. Rene Michael Baños
- Department of Science & Technology
Ms. Arlene Inocando
- Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Ms. Vicky Susan Pacana
- Bukidnon State University
Ms. Rosanna Generato
- Technical Education Skills & Development Authority
Ms. Marigold Garrido
- National Economic & Development Authority
Ms. Peleta Abejo
- Philippine Information Agency
Ms. Elaine Ratunil
Ms. Kiena Rubillos
- Department of Education
Ms. Carmen Jose
- Department of Agriculture
Ms. Mary Sta. Elena
- Office of Civil Defense
Mr. Mesug Macabantog
- Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
Mr. Daryl Alfredo Hadman
- GROUP Foundation Inc.
Mr. Michael Cagulada
Mr. Jonathan Mongcal
- Xavier University Governance & Leadership Institute
Mr. Recto Mantiza
- Department of Budget & Management
Ms. Margarita Villamala
- Philippine Statistical Authority
Mr. Luis Arquiza
- Gising Barangay Movement
Mr. Jordan Ian Apat
- Safer River Life Saver Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Rosalina Huerbana
Ms. Angeline Agua
- Commission on Higher Education
Ms. Susan Daisy Raagas
DILG – LGRC 10
- Mr. Nilo P. Castañares
Presiding Officer, ARD/LGRC 10 Program Manager
- Mr. Jose Miguel A. Siao
ITO/Head, Multi-media Knowledge & Information Component
- Engr. Marisia C. Naybe
Chief, PDMU (Resource Person)
- Ms. Kristine Joy A. Aca-ac
- HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MEETING
- Discussion on the Highlights of the Northern Mindanao Regional Development Plan by Ms. Peleta Abejo of NEDA Region 10
- The updated Regional Development Plan of 2013-2016 shall form part of the LGRC 10 knowledge products.
- Presentation of the Proposed LGRC 10 Activities for 2014 by ITO Jose Miguel A. Siao of DILG 10
- MSAC members are encouraged to signify their interest for participation and/or collaboration with LGRC 10 in the conduct of the following activities: 1) Public Forum on the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) Program 2) Documentation and Inception Workshop on Local Governance Best Practices focused on Gender and Development and Persons with Disabilities and 3) Volunteer Citizenship Program (VCP)
- Bukidnon State University has expressed interest to collaborate with LGRC 10 on the conduct of the FDP Forum. A collaboration meeting with focal persons shall be scheduled to discuss and plan the details of the activity.
- The help of MSAC members shall be sought for the identification and critiquing of local governance practices based on set criteria.
- MSAC members were reminded to submit their forms on the Pool of Experts: MUST, DBM, BFAR, GBM, XUGLI, PSA, BFP, CU, DA, CSC, PIA, Balay Mindanaw, Lambo Bayan and CDO Press Club
- Briefing of the WATSAN Hub and Anchoring of the Program to the LGRC 10 by Engr. Marisia C. Naybe of DILG 10
- The LGRC 10 as implementing arm of the WATSAN Hub shall be finalized upon approval of the MSAC. To this effect, a motion was raised, seconded and approved without objections from the body. A resolution shall be drafted.
- The MSAC can recognize and recommend qualified experts to assist DILG in capacitating local functionaries at the cities and municipalities (i.e. community organizers, development planners, etc, water governance experts)
- The problem of institutional fragmentation poses a serious challenge to LGUs in finding a one-stop facility that could provide experts, knowledge and training on water governance.
- Safer River Life Saver Foundation, Inc. has expressed interest to join the program orientation on April 28, 2014 for a hands-on training on the WATSAN. Engr. Maris Naybe shall have the invitation sent out to them.
- Mr. Mike Baños would like to request for a copy of the WATSAN pool of experts. The data shall also be posted at the LGRC website.
- Mr. Mike Baños (CDO Press Club): To ensure the quality of experts on water governance, their track record on the said expertise must be scrutinized and evaluated.
- Dr. Montano Salvador (MUST): One of our faculty members at MUST finished her masteral studies on water governance from the Malaysian Institute of Technology. She could be recommended as an expert on the subject.
- Mr. Adams Torres (CSC): Water is political. The management of water is influenced by local chief executives who elect officials to the Water Board of Directors. We could replicate the practice done in Singapore to advance water resources by developing the technology on reverse osmosis and sharing or mass producing it in every municipality.
- Ms. Susan Daisy Raagas (CHED): There is actually a National Water Board but is inactive. Engineering professions have several fields of expertise. Although the DILG conducts monitoring of water projects, there is a need for an expert who specializes in this area.
- The CHED Student Financial Assistance Programs Application Form (SY 2014-2015) by Engr. Susan Daisy Raagas of CHED Region 10
- MSAC members were enlisted to help in the dissemination of information and application forms on the CHED Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) for SY 2014-2015.
- Successful applicants will be granted P15,000 per semester, while half-scholars shall be given P7,500. The deadline for the submission of scholarship applications will be on April 30, 2014.
- Program Overview of the I-GOFAR/L-EPM by Dr. Rosalina Huerbana of the Safer River, Life Saver Foundation, Inc.
- Liceo de Cagayan University offers a 15-module Training Program, to be completed in 20 months for Local Government Units leading to a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning and Management. The aim of which is to promote and operationalize the use of the L-EPM process module to formalize and widen the base of its acceptance and promotion for good practices in local governance.
- Presentation of the Citizen Watchdog for Good Governance: A Research and Monitoring Project for CCT Program in Cagayan de Oro City by Mr. Michael Cagulada of GROUP Foundation, Inc.
- The Citizen Watchdog for Good Governance is a project that researches and monitors the implementation of the DSWD Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program in Cagayan de Oro City. In partnership with LGRC, the project shall glean findings that would be communicated to the concerned government agencies and beneficiaries for critique and validation.
- Roles of the LGRC shall include: provision of facility for collaboration activities and meetings, provide technical assistance and advocacy through the website and attend as partners in capacity building activities.
- Institutionalization of partnership with LGRC shall be done with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
With no other matters to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 4:55 pm.
KRISTINE JOY A. ACA-AC
NILO P. CASTAÑARES, CESE
ARD/LGRC 10 Program Manager