Clarkfield, Pampanga -- In order to further strengthen the engagement of civil society organizations in local special bodies, the DILG Region 3, in partnership with the Local Government Academy (LGA), recently convened CSOs in the region for a Seminar-Workshop on Vigilance to Volunteerism: A Program Intensifying People’s Engagement in Local Governance (V2V: PIPELOG).
The objective of the activity was to ameliorate the current local development by incorporating the participation of the Civil Society Organization (CSOs) in local government structure.
Specifically, it was aimed to further increase the participation of CSOs and non-government organizations in the four-Code mandated local special bodies namely, Local Development Council (LDC), Local School Board (LSchB), Local Peace and Order Council (LPOC), and Local Health Board (LHB).
The V2V PIPELOG roll-out is designed to address the seeming gaps in functionality and capacity and other structural deficits. Moreover, it was instituted in pursuit of more efficient and responsive allocation of resources and delivery of basic social services and to capacitate the LSBs on participatory governance, national thrusts and good practices.
The workshop was held in two batches, on November 15-16, 2012 and November 26-27, 2012, at the Oxford Hotel here.