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Aņo in Dumaguete today


Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año will lead the kick-off today of the provincial dialog and covenant signing of “Dagyawan sa Barangay” at the Negros Oriental Convention Center in Dumaguete City.

This developed after the creation of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Group to tackle issues at the local level.

The event is a series of open government and participatory governance townhall meetings that will provide avenues for productive, valuable, sincere, and visible engagement between the government and the citizens at the grassroots level to ensure access to frontline government services and vital programs and projects.

Año is expected to give a message of commitment as chair of the Participatory Governance Cluster- Open Government Partnership (PGC-OGP) during the program.

This will be followed by a ceremonial signing of commitment of support by national government agencies, local government units, civil society organizations, and religious sector.

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, Greg Fernandez Jr. of Negornet, and Bishop Julito Cortes of the Archdiocese of Dumaguete are also expected to give their messages of support.

“Dagyaw” is a Hiligaynon word for “bayanihan,” that exemplifies the concept of “togetherness”.

The dialogs will also serve as a mechanism for citizen engagement in programs related to frontline service delivery such as health, education, housing, electricity, and infrastructure, as well as anti-corruption efforts of the government.*


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