The Olongapo City Inter-agency Monitoring Team (IMT), led by the Department of the Interior and Local Government – Olongapo City, assessed the functionality of the barangay violence against women (VAW) desks at the DILG City Office last October 10, 2022.

LGOO VI Fernando M. Erese Jr. of DILG Olongapo oriented the IMT on the barangay VAW desk functionality guidelines and explained the strategy to streamline the audit process.

Those that received scores from 81 to 100 were rated as ideal, 51 to 80 as mature, and 21 to 50 as progressive. Out of the 17 barangay VAW desks, nine were rated as ideal, five as mature, and three as progressive. No barangay received a basic rating.

The barangay VAW desks were evaluated based on their establishment in the barangay, resources available, formulated policies, plans, and budget, and reported accomplishments.