Graduate Students of the DPA Program organize ‘Seminar on the Best Practices in Local Governance’

To equip graduate students taking up ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ (๐˜‹๐˜—๐˜ˆ)/๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ (๐˜”๐˜ˆ๐˜”-๐˜—๐˜ˆ) with up-to-date knowledge and insights on the best practices of selected local government units (LGUs) in the Sorsogon Province (Bulusan and Magallanes) and City Government of Naga as well as the Provincial Unit of Albay on Disaster Risk Response and Management, Sorsogon State University – Graduate School (SorSU-GS) students of the DPA Program, along with their subject โ€œ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜œ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ/๐˜™๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ,โ€ spearheaded and organized ๐’๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐†๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž, held last July 30, 2023, at the SorSU – University Library, Sorsogon City Campus.

Bannering the theme: โ€œ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ: ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ,โ€ the face-to-face morning session commenced with the welcome remarks of Dr. Susan S. Janer (Dean, Graduate School) to the DPA/MAM-PA student-participants. It proceeded with the in-person discussion of Hon. Michael G. Guysayko (Municipal Mayor of Bulusan, Sorsogon Province) on the โ€œ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐†๐”-๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐š๐งโ€, whereas the โ€œ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐†๐”-๐Œ๐š๐ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ž๐ฌโ€ was tackled by Hon. Maria Elena Ramona M. Ragrario (Municipal Mayor of Magallanes, Sorsogon Province).

On the other hand, the afternoon activity was composed of a hybrid setup, where the student-participants (gathered in the University Library) engaged in an online talk session with resource speakers via Zoom meeting. In lieu of Dr. Cedric D. Daep (Head, Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office), Mr. John Eugene Vincent Escobar (Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office) presented the โ€œ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ฅ๐›๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญโ€. Meanwhile, Hon. Ghiel โ€œOyingโ€ G. Rosales (Councilor, Naga City & Chairperson, Committee on Laws, Ordinances, and Reorganization; Environment and Energy; and Manpower, Livelihood and Cooperative Development) shared the โ€œ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐†๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐š๐ ๐šโ€.

Following every talk session was the Q&A portion, where attendees posed questions and clarifications to the resource speakers. In addition, impressions were also given by Ms. Apryll E. Ravago and Ms. Maria Angelica C. Muyna, both MAM-PA students, in which they shared their meaningful takeaways and learnings during the seminar.

The seminar was convened and organized by Dr. Errol De Castro (Head, Program and Institutional Accreditation) and Dr. Catherine A. De Castro (Faculty, DPA/MAM-PA Programs and Director, Planning Management) who also provided the closing remarks of the event. It was attended by a total number of 41 participants (6 DPA students & 35 MAM-PA students). (SorSU PIO)