- Written by Charmine T. Galvez
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- Published: 26 May 2014
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Municipalities of Jordan and San Lorenzo, Guimaras capped their Barangay Newly Elected Officials (BNEO) Training after four schools set in the whole month of March. In response to the capacity building needs of newly-elected barangay officials, the BNEO Training was conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Local Government Academy in partnership with the Liga ng mga Barangay of the Municipalities of San Lorenzo and Jordan, Guimaras.
The training program anchored on a theme, “Enhancing Proficiency of Barangay OfficialsTowards Effective Governance”. The activity was geared to enhance the barangay officials’competencies to attain the needed synergy and transform the barangays as champions of excellence in basic service delivery and bring the government closer to the people.
The activity was participated by the Punong Barangays, seven Sangguniang Barangay Members, Barangay Secretaries and Barangay Treasurers of the two municipalities.
Resource persons include their respective Municipal Department Heads such as Budget Officer, Municipal Planning Development Coordinators (MPDCs), Accountant, Treasurer, Sangguniang Bayan Secretary, Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs) and the DILG Guimaras Cluster as resource persons/facilitators on the dynamics of barangay governance, local legislation, and other DILG program implementations.
The training was highlighted by the role playing of the participants in relation to Republic Act 6713, an act establishing a code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees. A mock session and a workshop on Barangay Agenda for Governance and Development were also conducted.
Other topics discussed were on Leadership; Barangay Governance, Structure and Organization of the Barangay; Duties, Responsibilities and Benefits of Brgy. Officials; Order of Business; Barangay Legislation; Barangay Finance; Barangay Budgeting; BAC/Procurement Law & Procedures; Barangay Dvelopment Planning; Communiy Mobilization/Volunteerism; Incentives & Awards for Barangays & Brgy.Full Disclosure Policy; Barangay Citizen’s Charter; Barangay Governance Program Monitoring System (BGPMS) and CapDev Agenda.
The three-day activity concluded after the issues and concerns were raised and responded accordingly such as the increase in fee charges that cannot be imposed if it is not included in the revenue code; Barangay Kagawad assigned as Officer of the Day cannot assume the duties and responsibilities of a Punong Barangay but the latter may designate an Officer-In-Charge in his absence and act on his behalf; the issuance of Residence Certificate serves as evidence of residency in the barangay for seven months; provincial hospitals’ benefits to the barangay officials; and the application of free matriculation benefits to the barangay officials and their dependents. (LGOO II Charmine T. Galvez, DILG6-Capiz)