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Batangas City People's Council develops a three-year road map

Batangas City People's Council develops a three-year road map.

news-bcpc.pngAfter its formation, the Batangas City People's Council (BCPC) felt it lacked direction on how it will support civil society groups. USAID CHANGE facilitated a strategic planning workshop for the BCPC on November 16, 2023. The activity was funded by the city government. Around 33 CSO and 6 LGU participants attended, including Councilor Nelson Chavez. During the activity, the BCPC formulated objectives, indicators, targets and milestones that will strengthen its committees, manage and improve the capacity of members, and implement projects that will help communities for the next three years.

So What? A trategic plan will prepare the BCPC to become as effective voice for the people in engaging with the local government.

Batangas City Bolsters CSO Engagement through a Learning Exchange in Naga City

In a bid to enhance participation and strengthen the network of civil society organizations (CSO), the Batangas City People’s Council (BCPC) in collaboration with the Batangas City Government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Cities for Enhanced Governance and Engagement (CHANGE) Project, co-organized a benchmarking activity in Naga City. A total of 14 delegates composed of BCPC's Board of Directors, Batangas City Planning and Development Office and CSO Desk and USAID CHANGE, took part in the activity held on October 5-6, 2023.