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MLGP Bicol Batch 3 Concluded its one year Program on Municipal Leadership and Governance with Two Day Integration Activity
Posted on: Feb 05,2016 by Admin
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The First Batch was held last October 26 - 30, 2015 at the Microtel by Wyndham Hotel,...  

The Pilot Batch was held last October 19 - 23, 2015 at Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City....  

    The Municipal Leadership and Governance Program (MLGP) Region V Batch 3 recently concluded the one-year program with a two-day integration activity on January 21-22, 2016 at Sequoia Hotel and Hotel Rembrandt, respectively, both in Quezon City. Ten Local Chief Executives (LCEs) and 10 Municipal Health Officers (MHOs) from nine municipalities of the said region received their Certificate for the Municipal Leadership and Governance Program after successfully completing the Program and transforming their municipalities by improving the six building blocks of health.

Day 1 was the Reflective Integration held at Sequoia Hotel and facilitated by Fr. Jonathan Bitoy, a Filipino Claretian Missionary. The Reflective Integration aims to conduct activities for the local chief executives, municipal health officers of MLGP municipalities and executives and staff of DOH- Region III after the one year MLGP modules. The second day was the Colloquium and Awarding Ceremony where the LCEs exemplified their learning and experiences during their practicum phase through sharing of their public narratives in front of invited panel members namely: Dir. Elouisa T. Pastor, Regional Director of DILG Region V; Dr. Maria Corazon Tapang-Lopez, Associate Dean of DAP-GSPDM; and Dr. Napoleon Arevalo, Regional Director of DOH Region V. The municipalitiesí health data and road maps where exhibited at the function hall.

The public narrative was followed by Presentation and Conferment of Candidates headed by Mr. Bernie A. Dizon, DAP Representative of the President. As the keynote Speaker, Dr. Nestor F. Santiago Jr. concluded the event by reiterating the lessons and experiences that the students acquired from the MLGP as well as how they should use it as a weapon in alleviating several health challenges. In the end, he said that the MLGP do not end at the colloquium ceremony but rather a continuous process that they must sustain and develop.

The LCEs and MHOs who graduated from the region were Hon. Gordon Olfindo and Dr. Robert John Aquino of Viga, Catanduanes; Hon. Domingo Halum and Dr. Carla Denisse Cristobal of Bulusan, Sorsogon; Hon. Augusto Manuel Ragrario and Dr. Maria Norma Labalan of Magallanes, Sorsogon; Hon. Ben Espiloy and Dr. Dave Clark A. Diaz of Monreal, Masbate; Hon. Francis Ong and Dr. Flordelis D. Lasam of San Vicente, Camarines Norte; Hon. Corazon Olos and Dr. Angelina Cetzo of Ocampo, Camarines Sur; Hon. Cordial Constantino and Dr. Enrique Respall of Caramoan, Camarines Sur; Hon. Antonio Chavez and Dr. Arnel Armea of San Jose, Camarines Sur; Hon. Luisa DC. Angeles and Dr. Beatriz Wong of Bombon, Camarines Sur; and Hon. Carlos Irwin Baldo Jr. and Dr. Ma. Crispa Florence of Camalig, Albay.