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Barangay Executives Empowerment: Feb 18-19, 2014

posted Oct 14, 2014, 6:33 AM by Barangay Tortugas
Barangay Executives Empowerment is another program of our good Mayor Joet Garcia. This is the continuing education on Barangay governance for the members of the Barangay Officials, a valuable part of our Learning Barangay.

Bataan Polytechnic State University (BPSU) led by its President, Dr. Delfin Magpantay with the company of some professors gave a comprehensive seminar for the benefits of all Barangay Captains, Secretaries and Treasurers for Barangay Strategic Planning.

Terminal Report of Barangay Executive Empowerment

Seminar Proper:

Registration: The first day of the seminar began with the registration of participants. Barangay Captains, secretaries, and treasurers arrived to the venue on time.

The opening program was graced by BPSU’s top ranking officials. Present in the program were President Delfin O. Magpantay, VP for Research, Extension and auxiliary Services/Administration and Finance, Dr. Elizabeth A Joson of Extension Services, Dr. Emmanuel Macaraeg of the Operations, Planning and Development Office. From the City Government were Hon. Joet Garcia, City Mayor; ABC President Hon. Victor Baluyot; City DILG Mrs. Evelyn Matias; and Board Member Hon. Teddy Austria.

President Magpantay welcomed the participants during the opening program.

Strategic Planning Workshop:

After the series of preparatory lectures, participants were tasked to create their respective Barangay Strategic Plan for 2014-2016. Each barangay were tasked to come up with strategic plans for each of their mandates.

Facilitators from BPSU assisted the participants on creating their three-year barangay agenda. Because of the limitation of time, only an outline of the three-year agenda were created by each barangay, which were collaboratively created by the barangay captain, secretary, and treasurer in each barangay.

Some plans were used for presentation during the critiquing activity at the end of the culminating workshop.


A Decade of Excellence: The BPSU Experience, Delfin O. Magpantay, Ed.D., President, Bataan Peninsula State University

To cap the two-day program, the University saved the best for last. President Magpantay was tasked to deliver a challenge to the participants. Dr. Magpantay shared his learnings from his ten-year leadership in the University. Dr. Magpantay shared the group that the ultimate secret of his leadership success is being thankful to God, valuing connections with people, and focusing on things that really matter.

Closing Program:

The two-day workshop ended with enthusiasm and gratitude as the participants were sent off to take on the challenge of becoming new breed of visionaries and dynamic local leaders. During the closing program, Mayor Garcia expressed his gratitude to the university for collaborating with the City Government for the first-ever project for local government officials, saying “I am looking forward to more partnerships with the University in the future.”

The participants showed their appreciation to the University through loud cheers and applause, led by ABC President Hon. Victor Baluyot and Board Member Hon. Teddy Austria.