The Ateneo de Naga University-Center for Local Governance in collaboration with Center for Community Development and Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), conducted Kuwentuhang Bayan: Training of Trainers last 11 April 2019 at the Instructional Media Center. The training was attended by SK Officials coming from Pamplona, Buhi, Nabua and Iriga City.
Ulysis B. Obenia, coming from the Junior High School, facilitated Module 1: Conscientization through guided contemplation and discussion of the national situation where the participants were asked to recognize the issues arising in our society as well as how power affects the community.
While for Module 2: Engaged Citizenship and Module 3: Empowerment, Ireneo D. Quejada, Chairperson of Junior High School Computer Education Department guided the participants with the visioning and problem analysis through activities that will allow them to explore possibilities and widening their horizons in creating a better future for their communities and empowering them by actualizing their visions through collaborations and engagements.
To further utilize this platform in ensuring preparedness when 2019 Mid-term Election Day comes, Alexander B. Marpuri, Election Officer III of COMELEC-Calabanga and also the Provincial Spokesperson of Camarines Sur together with his two technical staff, demonstrated how to use the VCM (Vote-counting Machine) as part of COMELEC’s movement to educate especially first time voters and ensure an organized and smooth election, as there are certain prohibitions and reminders that the electorate should be mindful about.
These SK officials are set to run community-based Kuwentuhang Bayan: Boses ng Mamamayang Babad in their respective barangay and municipality.
by Camille Faye Badong