MALOLOS BULACAN – In partnership with the Provincial Government, a conference was held for the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) seeking representation to the Local Special Bodies (LSBs). This was held on August 6, 2019 at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, City of Malolos, Bulacan.
During the conference, citizen participation was emphasized as the CSOs were oriented on the DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2019-72 dated May 27, 2019 or the "Guidelines on the accreditation of Civil Society Organizations and selection of representatives to the Local Special Bodies". Participatory Governance, Codal Avenues of Participation and relevance of Local CSO Network were likewise highlighted.
The activity provided an avenue for CSOs to fully understand the Memorandum Circular and raise their concerns especially on the process of accreditation. The issued DILG Memorandum Circular is pursuant to Article 64 of the IRR of Local Government Code of 1991.