The Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC2) is a dynamic, interactive and virtual program that contributes to building the DILG as a Knowledge Centric Organization (KCO) and builds learning communities that pursue local governance excellence through knowledge sharing and innovation.
LGRRC2 team through the Program Manager, OIC-Assistant Regional Director Atty. Odilon L. Pasaraba, believed that going on-air is one of the best means to reach out and relay information to the grassroots and at the same time establish accountability with them. Hence, the radio program “Ikaw at ang Gobyerno-Lokal” with the DWPE-Radio ng Bayan which was started way back in October 2002 was revived, this time, anchored on LGRRC2.
The radio program was relaunched through a Press Conference live on-air: “Ikaw at ang Gobyerno-Lokal: LGRRC2 On-Air” on July 2, 2014 at the DILG Conference Room, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City. The activity gathered 25 participants from the Academe, Media, Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, and DILG Provincial Offices’ Representatives.
“The old paradigm says knowledge is power … but DILG says knowledge sharing is power.” This is one of the marked lines of Atty. Odilon L. Pasaraba. He emphasized that knowledge is no longer constricted in the government offices; it is now being shared not only amongst various agencies but more importantly with the grassroots, the equally rightful owners of information and knowledge.
The highlight of the activity which was an open-forum spurred the sharing of impressions, suggestions and commitments amongst the participants. It was noted that the radio program which shall hosted by DWPE’s Teresa Campos and DILG RO2’s Ive B. Saludez shall invite Regional Focal Persons of Key Programs of DILG RO2 to share “good news” to the grassroots. A feedback mechanism was also suggested during the open forum. Hence, LGRRC2 Program Manager Atty. Odilon L. Pasaraba assigned 0917-578-2052, where listeners and LGUs may send their concern through text and shall be read during the program.
The activity concluded with the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the DILG RO2 and DWPE-Radio ng Bayan, the host station for this program which is scheduled every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, 8:00-9:00 in the morning.