City plans for poverty reduction programs

Anchored on the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce poverty incidence by 2015, the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 3 series of 2012 of DBM-DILG-DSWD-NAPC requires all LGU to create a Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) to spearhead the formulation and monitoring of the Local Poverty Reduction Action Plan (LPRAP).

In consonance with Executive Order No. 003 series of 2014 issued by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan to reorganize the LPRAT for the formulation of LPRAP 2015, a planning workshop was held last February 24, 2014 at Twin’s Resto, this city.

More than thirty (30) were in attendance representing the different concerned LGU Departments

along with Civil Society Organization (CSO) representatives that discussed, deliberated and consolidated identified program, projects and activities for 2015 tackling concerns on social welfare, health, agriculture, education among others.

A follow-up meeting is to be scheduled for the presentation of the final action plan, which is to be legislated by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Catbalogan.

The said national directive to include from the grassroots in the budgetting and planning of the local government is related with the current administration of Mayor Step of an inclusive, participative and empowered form of governance.

(Photos by Ador L. Hurtado, Office of the City Mayor)

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