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DILG-7 urges women groups to self-reliant, empowered

Dagyaw 2023 serves over 1k pax, women groups

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, June 16 (PIA) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 7 has urged women in the barangays especially in conflict-affected areas to be self-reliant and empowered through financial management.

This was cited by DILG-7 Regional Director Leocadio Trovela during the Regional Dagyaw Town Hall Meeting on June 14 in Dumaguete City, as he stressed that entrepreneurship as well as financial literacy skills or importance of savings, gives greater confidence in women.

The Dagyaw 2023 is hosted by Provincial Government of Negros Oriental and led by DILG-7.

It aims to continue the current administration’s efforts to bring government services closer to the public and build mutual trust between the government and the people in the community.

Trovela said the dialogue will help practice social accountability in the country especially addressing the pressing development and social concerns for the important sector, particularly the women.

The DILG also announced the opening of AMUMA sa Barangay Learning Resource Center located at the ground floor of the provincial convention center where organized women in barangays or AMUMA groups in the priority areas of government's End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) to converge for skills trainings.

The 10 conflict-affected villages placed under the AMUMA program include barangays Bayog and Lumpao in Canlaon City, and barangays Humay-humay, Binobohan, Planas, Hinakpan, Nagsaha, Villegas, Trinidad and Tacpao in Guihulngan City.

This year’s Dagyaw focuses the theme: “Panag-tigom sa mga Mare-tes: Kalambuan alang sa tanan,” which promotes women empowerment and gender equity.

It gathered over a thousand of women groups and civil society organizations in the region.

The activity was in tandem with different booths of government agencies for Serbisyo Caravan set up to provide a one-stop-shop service for the public.

In the same event, Negros Oriental Gov. Manuel “Chaco” Sagarbarria expressed his commitment to support the Dagyaw program by adding more services for each local government unit (LGU) in the province.

The governor also launched his administration’s service caravan dubbed "MLS" or Medical, Legal, Social Services program during the Dagyaw Town Hall Meeting.

“We will visit each LGU to provide our service caravan to be closer to the people especially women groups in the barangay as our priority, that way they will be happy with the services from the government,” the governor said.

The Serbisyo Caravan together with the provincial government’s MLS provided services on medical, dental, minor surgery, blood typing, free ECG, hair cut, massage, ear piercing, free reading glasses, free legal services, distribution of agri farm inputs like vegetable seeds, cacao, star apple, dragon fruit, coffee, tilapia fingerlings, among others. (JCT/PIA7 Negros Oriental)

DILG-7 Regional Director Leocadio Trovela addresses the women groups and civil society organizations during the Regional Dagyaw 2023 in Dumaguete City. (PIA Negros Oriental)
Negros Oriental Governor Manual "Chaco" Sagarbarria (R) with Philippine Information Agency Information Center Manager Jennifer Tilos (L) during the signing of commitment of support to AMUMA sa Barangay Learning Resource Center through the implementation of “Amuma sa Barangay” program on June 14, 2023 in Dumaguete City. (PIA Negros Oriental)

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