The DILG, Liga ng mga Barangay, Catholic Church, inter-faith groups, civil society organizations, and city officials of Olongapo City gathered together in promoting transparency and good governance during the Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS) launch on April 29, 2015 at FMA Hall, City Hall, Olongapo City.
Barangay New Banicain of Olongapo City was featured in the currently released 2012 Edition of Husay Balangay, “Kalipunan ng mga Malikhaing Pamamaraan at Karanasan sa Pagpapaunlad at Pamamahala ng mga Barangay.”
The kick-off activity of the 18-day campaign to end Violence Against Women (VAW) was held during Olongapo city’s flag raising ceremony on November 25, 2013. This was spearheaded by the Women and Children Protection Council with City Councilor Elena Dabu as Chairperson of the SP Committee on Women. The City is actively joining the 18-day campaign against gender-based violence that is being observed globally from November 25 to December 12.
According to Republic Act 10398, November 25 of every year was declared as the “National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children”. The law raises the standard by which this campaign is observed by mandating key agencies to undertake activities designed to raise public awareness on VAW.
Olongapo City OIC-City Director Lydia M. Baltazar awarded the Certificate of Recognition last April 22, 2013 at the City DILG office, to the Indigenous People’s (IP) Representatives Hon. Egmidio M. Gonzales, Jr. , Sangguniang Panlungsod of Olongapo City, Hon. Trolie B. Romualdo Sangguniang Barangay of New Cabalan and Hon. Zenaida P. Liwanag for Old Cabalan. They will seat as Ex-Officio Member to the concerned Sanggunian for three years pursuant to Section 11, Title II,NCIP AO No. 001,s.2009 and DILG MC No. 2010-119 (D).