Saguday, Quirino- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) municipal office in partnership with the Liga ng mga Barangay Saguday Chapter and the Local Government of Saguday successfully conducted a three day Basic Orientation for the Barangay Newly Elected Officials towards Grassroots Renewal and Empowerment for Accountable and Transparent Barangays Program or BNEO towards GREAT Barangays Program on July 29-31, 2018 at ALERT Center, Saguday, Quirino.
The basic orientation is conducted to lay a foundation for the Barangay Newly Elected Officials wherein basics of local governance is the main focus. It highlights the mandates and functions of barangay officials in providing basic services that are in line with national government programs.
Barangay officials to include nine (9) Punong Barangays, sixty one (61) Sangguniang Barangay Members, eight (8) SK Chairpersons, seven (7) Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives, nine (9) Barangay Secretaries and nine (9) Barangay Treasurers attended the training managed by Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Baldovino Baldwin M. Valdez.
DILG Quirino Provincial Director Salvacion Z. Baccay congratulated the participants for being the first set of barangay officials in the province and in the region to attend Basic Orientation for the BNEO. She emphasized in her message that it essential for government officials to serve “na may puso at malasakit sa bayan.”
On the other hand, Municipal Mayor Marcelina M. Pagbilao of Saguday, Quirino encouraged the barangay officials to be an active partner in local development. She explained that this training will give them the right direction in their barangay governance and development efforts. She added that commitment and passion to serve amplifies local development.
Barangay Agenda for Governance and Development (BAGAD) was formulated each barangay to sum up their learnings.
Participants listens attentively during a lecture.Participants unfreezes through a dance. Mayor Marcelina M. Pabilao of Saguday, Quirino delivers a message. Provincial Director Salvacion Z. Baccay of DILG Quirino delivers a message.