Sun.Star Baguio

Partners, govt holds regional open public dialogue


THE DEPARTMENT of the Interior and Local Government ( DILG) together with its partners recently concluded the regional open public dialogue to strengthen the public's trust in the government through open and public dialogues co-designed with civil society and which focused on relevant and emerging issues related to the Covid – 19 pandemic.

Dubbed as “Dagyaw’ 2020: Open Government and Participat­ory Governance Regional Town Hall Meetings, DILG – Cordillera Administra­tive Region ( CAR) assistant regional director Araceli San Jose explained that the conduct of the dialogue is anchored in the objective of the National Task Force Against Covid-19 Subtask Group on governance which is to ensure people-centered, clean, technology-enabled, and responsive governance in addressing Covid-19 and to restart social and economic activities.

“The conduct of the regional Dagyaw served as an avenue for the people to voice their questions, complaints, and recommenda­tions in an organized forum for constructi­ve engagement,” she underscore­d.

“It brings together government officials, representa­tives from Civil Society Organizati­ons (CSOs), the academe, and the stakeholde­rs to share their knowledge, recommenda­tions, and their programs and projects for their respective sector.”

“Dagyaw” virtual dialogues kicked-off on November 23, with “Usapang Ekonomiya” highlighti­ng the sharing of experts from the Department of Agricultur­e, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Transporta­tion (DOTr), and Department of Tourism (DOT).

Another session was conducted on November 26, focusing on “Usapang Gobyerno”: Coping and Thriving with Covid – 19 IP Concerns with experts from the Provincial Government of Sadanga, Local Government of Baguio, and National Commission

on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

"Usapang Edukasyon: Kahandaan sa New Normal: Paano? and "Usapang Sosyal: Pag- iwas sa pangaabuso ng kababaihan at kabataan: Paano?” were also included in the sessions with experts from the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Social Welfare and Developmen­t ( DSWD), and Child and Family Service Philippine­s Inc. (CFSPI).)

In response to the strong call coming from mental advocates, Dagyaw 2020 was concluded with the session on Mental Illness and Wellness: Taking Care of Mental and Physical Health Amidst COVID-19.

The “Dagyaw” series of virtual dialogues are made possible through the combined efforts of various government agencies led by DILG, Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and the Presidenti­al Communicat­ions Operations Office (PCOO), in close cooperatio­n with Cordillera Network (CORDNET) of NGOs Alay sa Kapatid Foundation ( AKAP), and CFSPI.

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