Thursday, July 14, 2011
The dialogue roadshow I attended went productive today with the representative of our cabinet secretary attending in his behalf. Several local chief executives attended from different towns, provinces and cities. In attendance too were several representatives from the civil society organizations, national government agencies and uniformed personnel. Several media practitioners covered the said regional event. The activity was all about full disclosure policy requiring all local government units to post their budgets and finances, bids and public offerings in government websites, newspapers of general circulation and in conspicuous places within their localities. In the afternoon, the activity was confined to organic personnel of our Department. Pressing issues affecting the field officers in their official functions were raised to the Undersecretary. Hopefully the issues raised will pave the way for appropriate amendments and clarity of office policies.