The Liga ng mga Barangay – Zambales Chapter with its President, Hon. Romelino R. Gojo in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government Zambales under the leadership of PD Armi V. Bactad conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Gender Responsive Barangays and Barangay Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (POPSP) Formulation on May 10-12 and 16-18, 2017 at Vista Marina Hotel, SBFZ.
It was attended by the Punong Barangays, Sangguniang Barangay Members, Barangay Secretaries, Barangay Treasurer and other barangay functionaries from the thirteen Municipalities of Zambales who actively participated in the series of workshops and planning process.
The POPSP is a three year comprehensive action plan of the barangay that focuses on the measures to protect the community, establish order and prevent the increase of crimes. LGOO VI Fortunato Abraham III discussed the workshop guidelines and emphasized the need to align the efforts of the barangay to the national and local goals and prevailing peace and order issues. "Hindi sapat ang pwede na or bahala na pamamaraan, kailangan ito ay tugma at sakto sa ating pangangailangan", said LGOO VI Abraham.
PD Bactad encouraged the participants to share the knowledge they acquired during the seminar and use it in accomplishing their plans. "Ang activity po na ito ay hindi lang para sa inyo; ito po ay parte ng inyong sinumpaang tungkulin na mapabuti ang inyong barangay, ang inyong bayan at ng buong Zambales", said PD Bactad.
Likewise, the formulation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan was discussed highlighting the vital points in the planning process.
The activity is in line with the continuous efforts of the national government to attain a safe, secure, peaceful and gender responsive community.