Isinulong ni Senador Ping Lacson nitong Huwebes ang pagbibigay ng masteral courses para sa mga community planner ng 1,488 munisipalidad sa bansa, para mapakinabangang mabuti ang pagtaas ng badyet kada LGU alinsunod sa Mandanas-Garcia ruling simula 2022.
Ayon kay Lacson, isang magandang investment ito kung saan ang lokal na pamahalaan ay magkakaroon ng kasunduan kasama ang Development Academy of the Philippines para hasain ang kasanayan ng mga community planner sa bansa.
“Maybe the 1,488 municipalities can benefit from that. If the Local Development Academy has no wherewithal to provide masteral courses, maybe we can sign a MOA with the DAP so we can develop the skills of our community planners to enroll in their degrees and go back to the municipalities under a contract to serve for a certain number of years,” ani Lacson sa deliberasyon ng Senado sa 2022 badyet ng Department of Interior and Local Government.
Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson on Thursday pushed for masteral courses for community planners in the country’s 1,488 municipalities so they can maximize the increased revenues from the implementation of the Supreme Court’s Mandanas-Garcia ruling starting next year.
Lacson said this could be a “worthwhile investment” where local government units sign a memorandum of agreement with the Development Academy of the Philippines to develop the skills of the community planners.
“Maybe the 1,488 municipalities can benefit from that. If the Local Development Academy has no wherewithal to provide masteral courses, maybe we can sign a MOA with the DAP so we can develop the skills of our community planners to enroll in their degrees and go back to the municipalities under a contract to serve for a certain number of years,” he said at the Senate’s deliberation of the 2022 budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government.
As it faces more challenges in the second year of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government should be more open to constructive criticism as well as the efforts of the private sector, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Saturday.
Lacson also said the government should evaluate the actions it has taken so far and sustain the strengths while addressing the weaknesses of its response.
“Now is the time for an evaluation, what the government did right and what it did wrong,” he said in an interview on DWIZ radio.
“Instead of rejecting constructive criticism, it should accept it as part of their planning and continuing assessment. Our aim is to call their attention to things they may not realize. No one has a monopoly of wisdom and knowledge,” he added.
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