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600 LGUs to share success stories in SBDP Summit

November 6, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 451 views

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and National Task Force-Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) will gather around 600 local government units (LGUs) from insurgency-cleared areas to share their best practices in the implementation of the Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) during the SBDP Summit 2022 slated on November 7-8, 2022 in Clark, Pampanga.

DILG Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, Jr. said the SBDP Summit aims to provide an avenue for the local chief executives (LCEs) to narrate their success stories and experiences on the implementation of SBDP and Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) as well as to apprise them on the short to medium term direction of the peace programs.

“Ang SBDP Summit 2022 na ito ay napakagandang paraan para magkita-kita, mag-uusap-usap, at magbahagi ng karanasan ang mga insurgency-cleared LGUs sa iba’t bang panig ng bansa sa kani-kanilang SBDP at RCSP projects para mas mapabuti pa ang mga susunod na hakbang tungo sa mas payapa at progresibong bansa,” Abalos said.

Among the expected participants at the SBDP Summit 2022 are the provincial governors and city/municipal mayors of the implementing LGUs of the FY 2021-2023 Local Government Support Fund (LGSF)-SBDP; DILG Central, Regional, and Field Officers; NTF-ELCAC officials; and the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Aside from the DILG Secretary, expected to attend the program are National Security Adviser and NTF-ELCAC Vice Chairman, Sec. Clarita R. Carlos who will deliver a statement supporting the National Peace Framework; and Department of National Defense Officer-in-Charge Jose C. Faustino, Jr. who will likewise express his support for various peace initiatives.

Among the speakers during the event are Punong Barangay Marlon E. Limboc of Barangay Papaya, Nasugbu, Batangas who will talk about the experiences of the community as the beneficiary barangay of the RCSP and SBDP implementation; Municipal Mayor Rachel A. Ubana of Lopez, Quezon and Vice-Governor Joseph W. Ascutia of Camarines Norte who will both discuss their strategies and best practices in the RCSP implementation; Governor Eduardo B, Gadiano of Occidental Mindoro who will discuss the RCSP and SBDP Impact on Peace and Development; and Synergeia Foundation, Inc. which will share their experiences and learnings as third-party monitor of SBDP projects.

During the activity, participating LGUs will also get to experience a gallery walk (photo exhibit) of featured SBDP projects across the country which will hopefully inspire and encourage them on how to go about with their peace projects as peace advocates and champions in their respective localities.

Organized by the DILG Localization of EO70 Program Management Office (PMO), Support to the Local Government Program (SLGP) PMO, and DILG Region III, SBDP Summit 2022 serves as an avenue for the DILG, NTF-ELCAC, and LGUs to ensure vertical linkage of the LGUs’ Local Development Plans (LDPs) to the National Peace Framework.

For further information about SBDP and RCSP, please get in touch with the DILG’s LEO70-Project Management Office.