In line with the advocacy of the Local Government Unit of Bislig City to promote gender-responsive and good governance, a Gender and Development (GAD) Meeting cum Orientation with Barangay Officials and Staff was held last November 21, 2016 at the Highland Function Farm, John Bosco District, Mangagoy, Bislig City.

Said activity was actively participated by 57 barangay councilors, secretaries, treasurers, and other key staff. It was conducted to raise awareness on GAD-related concepts and laws, and to capacitate barangay officials and staff on the formulation of Annual GAD Plan and Budget and Annual GAD Accomplishment Report.

Resource persons for the orientation were Marivic Arma and Iris Yu from the City Social Welfare and Development Office, and Maricar Devie Jane Jamora, GAD Secretariat of LGU Bislig City. The City Local Government Operations Officer, Olivia P. Bagasbas also delivered an important message on GAD Planning and Budgeting.

Indeed, the City Government hopes for the successful implementation of Gender and Development projects and programs at the barangay level.

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