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Friday, April 6, 2012

GAIRAN - A GARDEN IN THE CITY - Part I

(from Kanaas)

GAIRAN - A GARDEN IN THE CITY
Gairan Goes on a PlanningWorkshop

 To craft long-term plans for the barangay, the Sangguniang Barangay holds strategic planning last July 9-10, 2011 at the Bogo LiTes Center. Bringing with them their wits and ideas are the Barangay and SK Officials, health workers and tanods, purok leaders and representatives from private and non-government organization. Inspired with the desire to formulate vision, mission, barangay development agenda, E-GWEN comprehensive action plan, and citizen’s charter the participants brainstorm thoroughly.

“If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail”, emphasized by Mr. Jose Neil Lumongsod on his workshop on Strategic Planning Model: Why Plan? The participants collate inputs on barangay assessment through Situational and SWOT Analyses facilitated by Ms. Tseryl Noynay.

With assessments in place, Mr. Carlo Fernando Logarta, of the City Planning and Development Office tackled the baseline component of the model through a workshop considering Gairan in the past, present and the future. “Basta naa ganiy barangay nga interesado kaayo nga mokat-on on matters of effective local governance, I won’t hesitate to help them. Malipay kaayo kog dako kon naay barangay nga magpahigayon ug sama niini kay ang City government nagkinahanglan kaayo sa inyong mga plano.”, said Mr. Carlo Fernando Logarta in his lecture.

After deliberations and brainstorming, Gairan’s Vision and Mission statements were crafted. Mr. Logarta also provided inputs on coming up with a Barangay Development Agenda and Citizen’s Charter.

The participants resolved not to sleep until the Barangay Development Agenda and Citizen’s Charter were formulated. Each group was assigned to different sectors like health, environment, infrastructure, education, tourism, agriculture, peace and order among others wherein they would deliberate on programs and activities on the group level then present it to the body.

Driven by the desire to participate in the E-GWEN provincial program, the participants came up with a comprehensive action plan. Each group was assigned on a per criteria basis wherein the entire body of participants commented and made suggestions for the improvement of their proposed programs and activities relative to the criteria assigned to them. An open forum followed.

With the desired outputs and upshot accomplished, the participants journeyed back to Gairan hopeful that the plans formulated would be translated into concrete actions. - TJL


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BOGO QUARTERLY
KANAAS GIKAN SA AMIHANAN
OCTOBER 2011 VOL. 1 NO. 2

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