Archive for November, 2016
Catbalogan City Government headed by Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan relaunched the city’s commitment to the MASA MASID program last November 29, 2016 at Sangguniang Panlungsod Session Hall.
Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Ilegal na Droga or MASA MASID is the program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) aimed at encouraging communities to take a proactive stance in the government’s fight against corruption, illegal drugs, and criminality.
Under DILG Memorandum Circular 2016-116, the program has four main thrusts: information and education campaign in communities for government programs against corruption, illegal drugs and criminality; creation of a reporting mechanism on illegal drugs-related activities; formulation of community-based rehabilitation programs; and revive the spirit of volunteerism by creating a volunteer-friendly atmosphere for organizations that wishes to be partners for change.
Present during the said activity were the barangay chairs of different barangays of the city, from the religious sector, from the Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Jail Management & Penology, and other sectoral representatives who affixed their signature to the commitment to the said program.
And it’s official, Catbalogan City will host the First Session of UCLG ASPAC Executive Bureau 2017!
Catbalogan City is a member of the UCLG ASPAC or United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is one of the Regional Sections of UCLG, an amalgamation of International Union of Local Authorities, United Towns Organization (UTO), and World Association of the Major Metropolises (METROPOLIS) and was established on 1 January 2004 with its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.
This important activity is a first for Catbalogan City and even in the whole island of Samar to host an international gathering of Mayors and Governors from cities and provinces across Asia Pacific, which is through City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan’s steadfast leadership coupled with strong networking and partnership-building.
An estimated of 80 local chief executives are expected to attend the Executive Bureau meeting while an estimated of nearly 300 participants are expected to attend the Asia Pacific conference, which are several of the activities for the 3-day international event.