NSPDF task force on
good governance finalizes its action plan
By TERESITA B. CARDENAS, PIA Catarman
Samar – In order to address issues on government efficiency and
effectiveness in the delivery of services, the task force on good
governance of the Northern Samar Peace and Development Forum (NSPDF)
has finalize its action plan Wednesday morning at Sophie’s Restaurant,
University of Eastern Philippines, Catarman, Northern Samar.
The group prioritized
and targeted the advocacy of the following: transparency in public
governance, public-private partnership for growth and employment,
poverty alleviation, quality education and children’s welfare.
For transparency in
the local government unit, the group decided to monitor the
politician’s term based plan that were submitted to DILG, the
promotion of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), and for
LGUs to give priority on employment and economic development.
While for poverty
alleviation, the monitoring of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program
(4Ps) and monitoring of agricultural program were also on top of the
list to be done by the task force.
Likewise, the conduct
of job fairs and seminar workshop for small scale businesses will be
done within the second quarter with DTI, DOLE, TESDA and NSPESO
spearheading the event.
children’s welfare, the group asked the head of DSWD in the province
to update and apprise the members as to the implementation of the
Northern Samar Local Children’s Code on February 4 during the NSPDF
scheduled quarterly meeting.
On quality education,
the promotion of the Alternative Learning System (ALS), the conduct of
information education campaign for parents, lobbying for the
allocation of funds for locally paid teachers, and increase support of
stakeholders on public education were among the things discussed
during the meeting.
The meeting was
participated in by Rev. Fr. Fred Placa, the chair of the task force,
Engr. Romeo Cardenas of PPDO, Mrs. Carmen Mejia of PSWDO, Mrs. Althea
Basiloy of UEP, PNP Provincial Director Col. Brigido Unay, Mrs.
Teresita B. Cardenas of PIA, Mr. Fortunato Lagarde of DILG, Col.
Malinao of 803rd Brigade and Ferminlino Ultra of UEP Association of
Law Students (ALAS).