800 participants to join Dagyaw townhall meeting

THE REGION
By Frances Mae Macapagat
July 9, 2019

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Following the townhall meetings that took place in San Fernando City, Pampanga and in Cebu City, a Davao leg is scheduled as organized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).

The PCOO, through its attached agency the Philippine Information Agency identified key concerns and issues in every region and raised these as key topics of the Regional Townhall Meeting.

For Davao Region, senior government officials will discuss the issues on TRAIN 2, Violent Extremism, and the Build, Build, Build as a way of communicating good governance reforms of the Duterte administration.

“This is also a good venue for the government to answer and clarify questions from the public,” said DILG XI regional director Alex Roldan.

In the day-long Dagyaw 2019, regular citizens are given the opportunity to clarify and raise local concerns through direct interfacing between senior government officials.

It was learned that the presence of senior officials in the regional dialogues and their openness to directly interface with non-government stakeholders is much appreciated.

“This is why I encourage the agency regional officials to open their lines especially to the media and be more active in explaining to them and to the public what the government is doing,” Roldan added.

Also, the event is also designed as a one-stop shop of frontline government services and national programs as booths of the Social Security System (SSS), PAG-IBIG Fund, and other agencies will be set-up in the same venue.

The Dagyaw 2019 addresses the concern on the need for the government to focus on providing local platforms for citizen engagement programs related to frontline service delivery and anti-corruption efforts.

Stakeholder inputs will also be gathered for the co-creation of the Philippine Open Government Partnership (PH-OGP) National Action Plan 2019-2021.

Key outputs of the Dagyaw 2019 will include the updated Participatory Governance Cabinet Cluster Performance and Projects Roadmap and the PH-OGP National Action Plan 2019-2021. 


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