Barangay officials ordered to intensity spy network-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Thursday, February 27, 2014
ZAMBOANGA City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar ordered Thursday the village officials to strengthen their intelligence networking system to prevent the entry of lawless elements in the city.
“We are starting to build back a better Zamboanga. However, we continuously receive some threats. Thus, we need to strengthen the barangay intelligence network,” Salazar told Thursday the village officials attending the last of a series of orientation at Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar.
The orientation at Centro Latino was aimed to train the village officials on the preparation of their Barangay Development Plan (BDP) and the Barangay Development Investment Program (BDIP).
The BDP is a planning document wherein the problems, needs and aspirations of the community are identified, prioritized and pursued on the basis of available resources.
The BDP is a short-term plan which covers a three-year period and is periodically updated to reflect current priorities of the villages.
The BDP is also translated into programs, projects and activities through the Local Development Investment Program (LDIP) that contains a multi-year listing of programs, projects and activities with cost estimates and sources of funds.
Salazar made the order to prevent what happened during the September 2013 siege.
Salazar has echoed the same message to another group of village officials, the newly elected ones, attending a separate orientation conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Zamboanga Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (Zabida) at Lantaka Hotel.
The orientation also emphasized that the main consideration in the preparation of the BDP and LDIP is the population of each village following the planning dictum that the people are the subjects and objects of development.
The orientation started last February 6 and ended Thursday, February 27.
The villages were grouped into five.
The orientation Thursday was attended by officials from the villages of Latuan, Muti, Tagasilay, Taguiti, Sibulao, Tigbalabag, Mangusu, Vitali, Lamaong, Tumitus, Tictapul, Licomo, Quiniput, Curuan, Buenavista, Calabasa, Dulian Bunguiao, Dita and Lubigan.