A REGIONAL town hall meeting dubbed “Dagyaw” will be held in Brgy. Nazareth gymnasium on Aug. 8 as part of the Duterte administration’s continuing efforts to bring government closer to the people.
The “Dagyaw 2019: Open Government and Participatory Governance Regional Town Hall Meeting” aims to provide a platform for citizens to raise local concerns through direct interfacing with senior government officials.
It is also intended to communicate the good governance reforms of the Duterte administration.
The word “Dagyaw” is a Hiligaynon term for “Bayanihan,” which exemplifies the concept of “togetherness.”
It seeks to provide an avenue for productive, valuable, sincere, and visible engagement between government and the people at the local level.
The event is also designed to provide a one-stop shop of frontline government services and national programs as booths of government agencies will be set-up in the same venue.
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) Regional Director Arnel Agabe said this is in line with the directive of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to see to it that local concerns are heard and given attention to not just by regional line agencies but also the national government.
He said around 800 stakeholders from civil society organizations academe, business groups, public sector unions, people’s organizations, and media are expected to attend the activity.
As a platform for engagement and convergence, each regional meeting will focus on area-specific topics to address the issues and problems experienced in the locality.
For Region 10, the discussion will focus on violent extremism, health, and general development.
Dagyaw is spearheaded by DILG, Department of Budget and Management, and the Presidential Communications Operations Office.(By Apipa P. Bagumbaran)
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