ACLG conducts First Barangay Leadership Governance Program
The Ateneo Center for Leadership and Governance (ACLG), through the cooperation of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) headed by the City Director Moh. Taha S. Arakama, conducted the first Barangay Leadership and Governance Program (BLGP) on August 21-23, 2014 at the Marcian Garden Hotel, this City.
The ACLG produced the first batch of Bridging Leader fellows in the Barangay Level of Zamboanga City. The first batch includes Calarian Barangay Captain Hon. El king Omaga, Tulungatung Barangay Captain Hon. Ester Del Rosario, Dulian Barangay Captain Hon. Leon Tabuena, Bungiao Barangay Captain, Hon. Nestor Atilano, Bolong Barangay Captain Hon. Antonio Evangelista, and Recodo Barangay Captain Hon. Wahab Ibba. The chairpersons of barangays Mampang and Manicahan were not able to make it for the training but sent their barangay leaders to attend the program. All participating barangays, especially the chairpersons, showed strong leadership commitment and willingness to learn so that they can transform their respective communities by addressing the inequities and social divides in their respective areas of responsibility.
The ACLG also tapped the expertise of other faculty who participated in the Bridging Leadership Appreciation course to give some sessions of the training. Ms. Loreta Sta. Teresa, the director of CCES, Ms. Karen Abulencia and Mr. Julius Lapasaran from the College of Nursing, and Mr. Jemar Peñiones of the High School Unit shared their time with ACLG and the Barangay Leaders. The training ended with a high note where the participants pledged to become Bridging Leaders. The pledge was led by Director Arakama with the assistance from the ACLG. The new bridging leaders will be mentored and coached by the ACLG in implementing their action plans as part of their practicum that will run for a period of Six (6) months.