DILG-Antique’s Local Governance Provincial Resource Center (ALGPRC) has found an additional partner--the Vice Mayors' League of the Philippines (VMLP)-Antique Chapter--to its expanding multi-sectoral advisory committee (MSAC).
“We are thankful that the VMLP has joined MSAC. Together with other partners, we can now conduct capability-building activities for local officials of Antique based on their requirements. Through the partnership, we can also hasten the dissemination of information”, said DILG Antique provincial director Cherryl P. Tacda during the signing of the ALGPRC memorandum of understanding at the DILG Antique Provincial Office.
MSAC is also composed of the University of Antique, the Antique Association of Information Officers (AAIO), the Philippine Information Agency-Antique Provincial Information Center, the Panlalawigang Pederasyon ng Sangguniang Kabataan and the Liga ng Barangay sa Pilipinas-Antique Chapter.
The ALGPRC is the local counterpart of the Local Governance Regional Resource Center of DILG Region 6, which has been serving the citizens of Camiguin for almost 15 years. It was designed to strengthen both the management and technical competencies of local officials and technical staff by providing LGU access to different knowledge products through knowledge exchange and learning opportunities.
The VMLP-Antique Chapter promotes knowledge creation, storage and knowledge sharing at their respective areas of responsibility. Under the MOU, the new ALGPRC partner commits to heighten the promotion of a culture of knowledge sharing and learning among local government units and other local governance stakeholders. Both parties agreed to jointly undertake capability-building programs, research and development and knowledge management initiatives.
The first engagement of the league with the DILG ALGPRC this year will be a capacity-development activity for local legislators that will focus on the quasi-judicial functions of the Sangguniang Bayan. It is set on the second week of March.