CAPITOL GROUNDS, Bataan – Members of the Multi-Sectoral Governance Coalition (MSGC) of the Province of Bataan took their oath of office before Gov. Abet S. Garcia during this morning’s flag raising ceremony.
Created by Executive Order No. 82 series of 2014, the coalition is an essential element of the Performance Governance System (PGS), particularly in the local government units, which the Province is currently implementing in partnership with the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA).
It is an important strategy to ensure continuity of the transformation agenda because, unlike the elected leaders, the stakeholders of a particular sector in a province do not change as often.
Chaired by Engr. Carlito B. Pena, an Environment Management Supervisor at the Philippine National Oil Company-Alternative Fuels Corp, the coalition held their first meeting at the Bulwagan ng Bayan immediately after their oathtaking.
In addition to communicating the vision of the Provincial Government within the sectors where they belong, the following are some of their plans and programs for 2015:
1. Drafting of the Bataan Environment Safety and Sustainability Plan
2. Creation of the Bataan Environment Safety and Sustainability Center
3. Conduct livelihood seminar with the theme: Sagip Kalikasan, Dulot ay Pangkabuhayan
4. Small Business Enterprise FAIR
5. Wellness Program (Medical/Surgical Mission)
6. Planting of mangroves
The other members of the coalition are: Engr. John Philip S. de Jesus- Orica Phil. Inc (Vice-Chairman); Dr. Glory Baltazar – Bataan General Hospital (Secretary); Mr. Bryan Joseph A. Banzon – ABESCO Construction Development Crop (Treasurer); Mr. Jesus de Luna – JBJ Consulting, Inc (Auditor); Mr. Paulo Tibig; Ms. Anna Banzon-Tuazon; Rev. Noel Nuguid; Mr. Reynaldo Gonzales; Ms. Armanda Battad; Ms. Camille Buenaventura; Mr. Abul Khayr Amalon Alonto II; Mr. Rogelio Zulueta Jr.; Dr. Gregorio Rodis; Dr. Carolina Violeta; Ms. Grace Corazon Castillo; Ms. Leilani Reynoso; and Mr. Raul Mamac.
Tasked to collectively undertake projects directly relevant to the vision, the coalition will also be entirely self propelling, it will not rely on the Province’s resources. While it may attend PGS related activities, it will conduct regular monthly meetings outside the Provincial Capitol.