Barangay Development Plan, Barangay Budget and Capacity Development Agenda—these are the focus areas in the recent conduct of the Training of Trainers of Barangay Newly-Elected Officials (BNEO) Training Management Team for Barangay Development Plan Formulation.
Conducted by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10, the training aimed to capacitate the Training Management Team per City/Municipality per Province on planning for development in their barangays.
This was participated by Training Management Team composed of City/Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (C/MPDC) and City/Municipal Budget Officer (C/MBO).
“You are the ones in a very strategic position to provide guidance to the newly-elected officials in coming up with very responsive barangay development plan and barangay budget,” DILG 10 Arnel M. Agabe said to the participants. “We also aim to identify as to what should be the other capacity interventions that DILG could conduct for the barangay officials to perform their functions well,” he added.
With this, the Regional Director undercored the importance of their roles in terms of enhancing governance at the barangay level by guiding their respective barangay officials.
“The more proximate are our barangay officials, the more it will be advantageous for them to determine the services, facilities and concerns that would need the attention of our barangay governments or local governments,” he said.
Three batches of trainings were conducted. First batch catered participants from the Provinces of Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, and Lanao del Norte Cluster 2 and 3 last August 29-30, 2018. This was followed by the next batch coming from the Provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte Cluster 1 and Cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan last August 30-31, 2018. Lastly, third batch accommodated participants from the Provinces of Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte Cluster 4 last September 3-4, 2018.
“With your help, we will be able to have the best barangay officials for this term of office,” RD Agabe said.
BNEO towards Grassroots Renewal and Empowerment for Accountable and Transparent Barangays Program is a mandated orientation-seminar to the newly minted officials.