Calling the public to practice discipline for a sustainable future for all, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Central Visayas launched the Disiplina Muna advocacy campaign, the first regional launch in the country on December 6, 2019 in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
DILG-7 Director Leocadio Trovela, CESO IV asked Boholanos to support the initiative, stressing the need to rekindle the culture of discipline among Filipinos.
“Tulong-tulong tayo. Ipakita natin sa national na kayang-kaya natin ang ganitong kampanya bilang tayo ang pangalawang nag-launch ng Disiplina Muna (after the national launch on November 6 in Manila),” he said.
The regional launch was highlighted by the commitment signing by the mayors, vice mayors, and other government officials, from the public and private sectors, and the media.
Philippine National Police Bohol Acting Provincial Director PCOl. Jonathan Cabal and BFP Bohol Provincial Fire Marshall Fire Chief Inspector Raul Bustalino graced the event.
The DILG initiated the national advocacy campaign that aims to rebuild the culture of discipline among Filipinos as a means of fostering people’s participation towards sustainable development and maintenance of peace and order.
Disiplina Muna was first introduced nationwide on November 6, 2019 in Metro Manila. It jumpstarts the whole-of-nation approach championed by the Duterte administration that seeks to promote shared responsibility between the government and its people.
The present administration believes that increasing the consciousness of the people of their critical role in nation-building and encouraging them to take part on the government processes embody the real concept of good governance.
Disiplina Muna envisions a disciplined and law-abiding Filipino citizenry that change starts from them and not only through the sole efforts of the government. With a renewed mindset and behavior, only then will there be genuine change and inclusive development.
The DILG’s pillars for its Disiplina Muna campaign are road clearing, disaster preparedness and resilience, anti-smoking, ease of doing business, liquor ban, environmental or tourist spots cleanup, and functionality of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADACs).
The campaign targets three key audiences: the youth, yuppies or young professionals, and the general public. It will also tap partners from the national and local governments, private sector, civil society, and media.
There will be Disiplina Muna champions or ambassadors from the various sectors who will support the call for a culture of discipline.