REGIONAL-NEWS

DILG-10 holds 3rd batch of Training on Gender-Responsive KP Law implementation

December 3, 2014

Cagayan de Oro City - DILG Region 10 will be conducting another training on Gender-Responsive, Child-Friendly and Culture-Sensitive Implementation of the Katarungang Pambarangay for the third batch of participants on December 10-12, 2014 here.

DILG Regional Director Atty. Rene K. Burdeos said the training aims to enlighten the participants on the processes and procedures of the barangay justice system and also stresses the enhanced administering of disputes affecting the women, children and indigenous members within the community.

Burdeos said he was satisfied over the reception of the recently concluded 2-batch training attended by a total of 217 punong barangays and 31 MLGOOs. He said the active participation and positive reaction of the attendees emphasized the need to cover the remaining target barangays to undergo the same training.

Targeted third batch participants are 126 Punong Barangays and 18 DILG field officers coming from the remaining PAMANA Pillar 1 barangays as well as interested Punong Barangays from non-PAMANA Pillar 1 areas of Bukidnon.

The Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) or Barangay Justice System (BJS) is a community-based system for resolving disputes/conflicts between members of the same community administered by the smallest political subdivision, the barangay.

Other members of the communities act as intermediaries and facilitate the discussion of possible solutions. BJS is a tool for declogging court dockets, provides access to service at a minimum cost to both the government and the litigants and promotes the speedy administration of justice. (Julla Columba Celerina M. Pagaduan, LGOO II)