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PIA Press Release
2009/06/05

Council, Lupon members train on effective barangay justice system

by RB Manlangit

Daet, Camarines Norte (5 June) -- Officials and council members from the 25 different barangays in this municipality attended the Training on Human Rights Program: Accessing Justice through Gender Responsive Barangay Justice System at the Local Government Academy Training Center in UP Los Baņos, Laguna.

Estela Dames, municipal local government operations officer of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here, said the training provided the participants necessary concepts and tools that will enhance the proficiency of the barangay officials and members of the "Lupon ng Barangay" in performing their mandated tasks and responsibilities in good governance.

"The training showcased exemplary practices in carrying out the barangay justice system, also known as the "Katarungang Pambarangay", that will enable the poor, women and children, to pursue justice through knowledge of their basic rights," she noted.

Also discussed during the training were updates on the implementation of national laws and local legislations that will ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of women and children; gender advocacy and development program, the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004, among others.

Resource persons were Camarines Norte Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Omar Manlapaz, MGOO Adela Federico of Mercedes and MGOO EstelaDames of the DILG.

The training program was sponsored by the Liga ng mga Barangay Daet Chapter, in cooperation with the municipal government, DILG, and DOJ-Office of the Provincial Prosecutor. (PIA Cam. Norte) [top]

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