In line with the Department’s thrust for transparency and participatory governance, DILG Bulacan, led by OIC-Provincial Director Darwin D. David and MLGOO Diana Jean Garcia launched the Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS) in Municipality of Sta. Maria last February 24, 2016.

With the theme, “ Simbahan at Barangay, Nakikiisa sa Pamahalaan para sa Tuwid na Daan”, the activity started with PD David’s message in which he encouraged everyone to be actively involved to not only seek UBAS, but to also work as one, citing another acronym which is Bayanihan ng Barangay at Simbahan (BAYABAS).

Likewise, LGOO VI Victoria C. Gabe gave a comprehensive presentation about UBAS and highlighted the importance of the program, mentioning that thru UBAS, the churches and the citizens will have the opportunity to participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the projects being implemented in their respective communities.  Further, LGOO V Diana Jean Garcia also took the chance to orient the participants about the Barangay Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB).

The activity was participated by different representatives of faith based groups and barangay officials and employees in the municipality.

- LGOO II Ana Karla G. Santos