DINALUPIHAN, Bataan – It is now a green light for Bataan LGUs to get everything set for the upcoming FY 2022 Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) as their respective C/MLGOOs, program focal persons and encoders attended the face-to-face provincial orientation facilitated by DILG Bataan yesterday.
As a reminder that the performance of LGUs in this particular assessment is tantamount to the level of delivery of social services on child and youth welfare in their locality, PD Belina T. Herman, CESO V challenged the participants to strive for 100% passing rate this coverage year.
It can be recalled that for audit year 2021, five out of 12 C/MLGUs in the province, namely Mariveles, Dinalupihan, Abucay, Samal, Hermosa, were awardees of the CFLG Seal.
For this roll-out, LGOO V Johnny Mandocdoc presented the background, legal bases and supplemental guidelines of the said annual mandatory audit. He also stressed that in order to pass the audit, an LGU must obtain an overall grade of 80 percent with a minimum required score of 12 each for the Survival, Development, Protection, and Participation categories; and 32 points for Governance area.
Meanwhile, LGOO II Ayla Theresa Bugay explained in detail the indicators and means of verification for each of the said categories. She then discussed some frequently asked questions relative to the program.
An actual demonstration on the features of Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance Knowledge Management System (SCFLG KMS) was also led by LGOO V Laverne Gonzales, Jr. to reorient the LGU encoders on the features of this online tool.
Wrapping up the activity was Cluster Head Yvette Cosio who emphasized that CFLGA is an equally important component of the Seal of Good Local Governance. She likewise hoped that no LGU in Bataan would be left behind in the pursuit of the seal and ultimately in realizing a child-friendly province.
Started in 2014, CFLGA is a results-based assessment system chaired by DILG in support to the country's commitments to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.