Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Tuesday, 22 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << October 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2007/09/13

Feature: Bringing policy research to grassroots governance

By Minerva BC Newman

Cebu, Philippines (13 September) -- The Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies (ARENA-7) and the Mactan Island Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) signed recently a memorandum of agreement for grassroots governance as both parties agreed to assist Lapulapu City and Cordova town implement local governance through solving problems in the local communities with the use of development policy research.

The Philippine Institute fro Development Studies (PIDS), an attached agency of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) celebrates September of every year "Development Policy research Month" (DPRM) in accordance with presidential proclamation 247.

According to the DILG, Secretary Ronaldo Puno had issued a memorandum circular to all governors and city/municipal mayors in the country to attend or participate in activities for this year's celebration of the Development Policy research Month that carries the theme, "Enhancing Grassroots Development: A Framework for Local Governance."

Thus, MICCI president Efrain Pelaez explains that the agreement wants to promote local governance and it is non-political. "We are to bring both sectors' services to the grassroots because many of the problems at the community level are not solved by the local government units due to lack of funds or bureaucratic red tape."

According to ARENA, two of the most important signatories of the MOA are the director Alan aranguez of DENR-EMB and Patria Aurora Roa of DOT-7 because Lapulapu City officials had admitted that garbage collection and waste management as the city's "weakest link" and it affects the tourism industry in Lapulapu.

ARENA-7 president, Eduardo lecciones who is also the regional director of DA-7 said that his agency is concerned with Lapulapu's waters because there is no area in the city that is classified as agricultural lands.

The national organizers of the Development Policy research Month celebration cited the importance or the significance of research in policy formulation, planning and decision making in both national and local government units.

Local problem solving and local planning especially if backed up by research are effective and efficient ways of grassroots governance. (PIA-Cebu) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»DOLE looks for model employee, employer
»No let-up on lifestyle checks Ombudsman
»Estrada verdict has little effect on economy, bizmen say
»23-T OFWs come from Davao in past 12 months
»Comelec clarifies issue on barangay, SK candidates holding appointive or elective positions
»Frontline Service Fair opens in Tacloban City
»CSC commissioner guests at opening of Tacloban frontline service fair
»CSC completes "PASADA" audit of Region 8
»Bohol takes Sandigan verdict with sobriety
»Leyte, 6 other geothermal-producing provinces designated as special economic zones
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines