By Shiela Mae Butlig
The Department of Interior and Local Government-10, on Monday said there are 27 barangays in Northern Mindanao which the government has given special attention to in terms of their barangay development plans.
These efforts are in line with the operationalization of Executive Order 70, otherwise known as the “Whole-of-Nation Approach,” aimed to addresses the root causes of insurgencies and other armed conflicts and threats by prioritizing and harmonizing the delivery of basic services and social development packages by the government.
The identified 27 barangays, scheduled in two batches, will undergo an action planning workshop on the formulation and updating of Barangay Development Plans.
“Barangay development planning activity is formulation and enhancement para maka pag identify sila (the barangay) ano ba talaga ang priority project nila,” DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe said.
The first set of barangays from Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental that underwent the capacity program, July 31-Aug. 2 in Cagayan de Oro City, include Brgy. Patpat, Malaybalay City; Brgys. Kapalaran and Osmeña of Dangcagan; Brgys. Kiulom, Panganan, Digongan, and Segundanon of Kitaotao; Brgy. Bunacao of San Fernando; Brgy. Basak of Talakag; Brgy. Blanco of Balingasag; and Brgy. Umagos of Lagonglong.
Meanwhile, the second set of barangays from Misamis Occidental that will undergo training, August 5-7 in Ozamiz City include Brgys. Roxas and Macubon of Aloran; Brgys. Dalingap and Pinacio of Clarin; Brgy. Small Potongan of Concepcion; Brgys. Lampasan, Tuno, Mara-mara, Mansawan, Leboron, and Lake Duminagat of Don Victoriano Chiongban; Brgy. Carmen of Jimenez; Brgy. San Lorenzo Ruiz, of Sinacaban; Brgys. Owayan and Hoyohoy of Tangub City; and Brgy. Gala of Tudela.
On Aug. 22-23, the executive committees municipal and city development council of the ELCAC barangays will be gathered for the purpose of presenting the unfunded PPAs of said barangays for consideration by the City/Municipal Development Councils.
The said activities are actually one of the activities identified by local government empowerment task group to be implemented within the year, initiated and funded by DILG.
Out of the 12 clusters of EO 70, five are led by the DILG, namely: Local Government Empowerment, Basic Services, Localized Peace Engagement, Unification Sectoral Unification and E-Clip and Amnesty Program—all in the pursuit of prioritizing the delivery of basic services of government. (with reports from dilg x)