Iligan Civil Society Conducts Assembly for Grassroots Participatory Planning and Budgeting

On Oct 20, 2014, more than 100 CSO leaders from various sectors such as women, PWD, informal settlers, fisherfoks, farmers, youth, labor, transport, SMEs and coops, NGOs and groups of Higaonon Indigenous People and Moro have participated in the city-wide CSO assembly in Iligan City to participate in the Grassroots Participatory Planning for 2016. Initiated and supported by the DILG, the event was mainly mainly facilitated by the Community Mobilizer for GPP or more known as Bottom-up-Budgeting (BUB), Mr. Val Galorio, and opened by DILG City Director Emilio Rana. As the incumbent co-chair of the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) of Iligan Ciity which is chaired by the city mayor, EcoWEB Executive Director assisted the facilitation of the event. Representing the local government, City Planning and Development Officer Arch. Gil Balondo also made a brief updates on the status of the BUB/GPB projects approved in 2014 for Iligan City.

With most of the approved BUB projects for 2014 yet to be implemented, participants to the assembly still considered the poverty incidence in the city to be high and still mostly identified unemployment, low productivity, lack of livelihood opportunities, inadequate social services including education, and peace and order problem as among the root causes . However, the participants are hopeful for a positive impact to poverty alleviation of the more than 40 projects amounting to over P43M for 2014 and another P30M worth or projects for 2015.

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Civil Society in Kolambugan participate in national budgeting and planning process

Cherlita Amores disucssing issues on BUB during CSO Assembly in KolambuganOn Oct 14, 2014 the first Municipal CSO assembly in Lanao del Norte for the Grassroots Participatory Planning for 2016 was done in the municipality of Kolambugan which was participated by more than 40 CSO leaders from the sectors of farmers, fisherfolks, women, youth, senior citizen, among others. Groups of the 4Ps and NGOs, among others, were also represented.

As the elected Lanao del Norte Provincial Focal Person (PFP) of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), EcoWEB Executive Director Regina "Nanette" Antequisa helped co-facilitate the workshop together with PFP alternates Edna Arnoco of PASAKA and Carmela Arienza of CHARM. 

The event was mainly facilitated by the DILG Community Mobilizer (CM) for GPP, Dr. Warlito Sanguila, and assisted by the DILG municipal officer. The event was graced by the Municipal Mayor Lorenzo Manigos who appreciated much the help of BUB/GPBP in addressing poverty situation in the municipality.


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CAFOD Grants EcOWEB PhP7.42M for Yolanda Response

To address the identified capacity gaps of people’s organizations and their local coordinating structures in enabling households affected by Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) to effectively recover from the impact of the disaster, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) of the UK and Wales is providing EcoWEB PhP7.42M to serve as a counterpart funding to the partnership project of EcoWEB with the Department of Agriculture (DA) of Region 8 and partner local government units.

The project aims to hasten the recovery while reducing the vulnerability of the Haiyan-affected communities by enhancing the capacity of community-based and the local structures of agri-fisheries organizations to develop and manage sustainable and resilient livelihoods and to partner with and access resources from the government and other agencies. This shall also provide some interventions to improve the capacity of local government units in building resiliency of their respective localities and in supporting initiatives of communities for building back better their communities damaged by the disaster.  

The project is comprised of 3 major components: 1) Local capacity building and accessing resources from the government; 2) Building resilient livelihoods; and 3) Building resiliency of communities.

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