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On September 14, 2022, the Municipality of Balayan held the Accredited Civil Society Organization’s Selection Meeting. Fifteen (15) accredited Civil Society Organizations were present during the meeting. Mrs. Minerva Codizal, MPDO Head, welcomed all the guests and introduced each CSO representative.

Municipal Administrator, Mr. Gonzalo A. Baral started his message by appreciating the presence of each CSO representative. He added the importance of CSOs being involved in planning and emphasized on bureaucracy wherein he noted that “anyone can contribute”.

An inspirational message was given by Coun. Demetrio Hernandez, SB Chairman on Accreditation as he congratulates the accredited CSOs for submitting all the requirements for accreditation and said that there were already more than 100 Civil Society Organizations in Balayan.

Mrs. Maria Isabel Llanto, MLGOO, discussed what is Participatory Governance all about, its benefits, outcomes and potential impacts in the LGU. She also added the People Council’s legal basis, roles and responsibilities as well as the requirements for membership. In addition, CSO representative gave insights about their respective organization and advocacies.

The fifteen (15) Accredited CSOs selected the Local Special Bodies which they prefer to be a member of.

For 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥:
-Amihan Guardians Loyal Brotherhood International Inc.
-Balayan Agriculture Cooperative
-Balayan Municipal Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BAMECO)
-Center for Agrarian Reform & Rural Development (CARRD)
-New Generations Farmers Association
-Samahan ng mga ARB sa Brgy. Lucban (SABL)
-Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Magtutubo sa Barangay Dilao
-Taludtod Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TMPC)
-United Balayan Tricycle Operators & Driverss Association, Inc. (UBTODA).

For 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐎𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥:
-Barangay Laban sa Hustisya Korapsyon Abuso Terorismo at Narkotiko (BALIKATAN) Inc.
-Bayanihan Club Dalig Inc.
-KB (Kasapiang Boluntaryo) Malaya Rescue, Relief & Communication Philippines, Inc.

For 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝:
-Lucban Multi-Purpose Cooperative
-Ten Foundations, Inc.

For 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝:
-Akapin Batangan Inc.

The above-mentioned CSOs, as members of the Local Special Bodies, they are encouraged to attend and participate every meetings and will have voting rights on the plans and programs to be implemented within the municipality.