My Google Page Rank

Sibugay Governor Jalosjos pledges full support to BJA

PDFPrintE-mail

Gov. Rommel A. Jalosjos pledged his full support to the Barangay Justice Advocates (BJA’s) of Zamboanga Sibugay in the first ever Provincial Congress held recently at the Provincial Capitol Center Podium.

The Barangay Justice for Peace Program (BJPP) is a USAID (United States Agency for International Development) financed project which is being implemented by the Gerry Roxas Foundation (GRF) with its Local Resource Partner (LRP) which is the ACORD in the province of  Zamboanga Sibugay.

The governor, in his speech, declared that he will always be supportive of the endeavors of the BJA’s  and that he will use his position to get more gains for them at all times every time he goes to national and international offices. He said he will always carry with him  their name and represent them in any way he couls.

Governor Jalosjos also said that right after the “Araw ng Zamboanga Sibugay “ celebration, he and Engr. Ferrer, who is also the BJA Provincial Coordinator will look into the possibilities of finding funding sources to pay for the Philhealth insurance of the BJA’s of the province.

Furthermore, he added that once the finances of the province is stabilized, he will try his best to give annual honorarium to the BJA’s and would even go to the extent of slashing off some portion of the MOOE of the province. He said since the BJA’s are sacrificing to do good for the community, then there is no reason why the province cannot make some sacrifices for them in return.

The governor expressed his gratitude to the BJA’s and stressed their importance in maintaining peace in the community and emphasized that they are now the extension of the governor since he cannot personally reach out to the people in the barangays. He added that they are giving great contribution in taking care of Zamboanga Sibugay.

Another  point that the governor stressed out is his dream to have the BJPP established in all the 391 barangays of the province. He said that Zamboanga Sibugay should set a precedence to the whole of the Philippines, and that because of the efforts of the GRF,  they deserve all the encouragements they could get, and that if he can give more to the BJA’s he will always try to give them more.

He wrapped up his commitment to the BJA’s into three (3) items; (1) to be their representative, (2) to fund the Philhealth insurance and  (3) to possibly give out annual honorarium when the finances of the province stabilizes which means to him “I love you.”

Mayor Randy Climaco of Tungawan also declared his support by saying that he is going to give 1 table for each barangay and that he will talk to all the barangay captains to allocate office space for the BJA’s in each  barangay. He added that LGU Tungawan will also try to  allocate funds as counterpart to the honorarium that the governor is planning to give. Climaco also mentioned that even during the early stages of the establishment of the BJA, the LGU funded two trainings wherein the BJA’s were able to attend without spending  a single centavo from  their own pockets.

Atty. Odessa Comedido, the Acting Provincial Legal Officer also expressed her support on behalf of the Integrated Bar of  the Philippines (IBP) and in her capacity as the Legal Officer. She disclosed that the presence of the BJA’s in the barangays gives impact to the de-clogging of the cases in the courts since they are being resolved in its early stage.

It was known that the BJA Provincial Congress of Zamboanga Sibugay was the first ever congress held in the whole of Mindanao and that out of the seven (7) municipalities which have already established the BJA’s in the province, three (3) municipalities; Ipil, Tungawan and R.T. Lim  came in full force.

During the program, Engr. Venancio Ferrer, lll welcomed the delegates with a good news, telling them about the “Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan Project”  (PAMANA) wherein 3 municipalities will be getting three hundred thousand pesos (Php 300,000.00) for each recepient-barangay,  this assistance is so-called “open menu” which means the barangay can identify what  peace and development they would like to implement.

Another highlight of the congress was the sharing of testimonies of 3 BJA’s; Patria Hipulan of Tiayon,  Ipil,  Alma Guzman of Baluran, Tungawan and Jofrey Tejada of Lower Taway, Ipil.  They shared their experiences as BJA’s and how the trainings and capability buildings helped them in effectively resolving small conflicts in their respective communities.

Present from the GRF were the Deputy Director for Mindanao, Ms. Monette Parado and Mr. Philbert Yee and the Executive Director of ACORD Ms. Angelina Ludovice-Katoh Normina Lozano.

The first BJA Provincial Congress was held in coordination with the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) and the Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO) of Zamboanga Sibugay.

By Daphne R. Santuyo & PGO I.T. TEAM




Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

FAST & THE FURIOUS… STREETTUNERS AUTOCROSS TEAM ZAMBOANGA

22 Sep 2017 Hits:54 Be the first to comment!

Este clase de desportes el Motor Sports – Autocross /Drifting                               El presidente del organizacion si Sherwin Ebol , Vice president si Vincent Vilanueva y Hary Lim , el maga miembro si Nico Uro, Errol Macatangay, Atty Josh Ramos , Atty Gabriel Cabaron, Marvin Llanos, Kim Julio, Venz Omandan, Sheldon y Allen . Coach diila o el trainor si Vincent, Hart, Sherwin y Nico . Este el ya sabe kita aserca con el grupo sale con el coach/trainor Vincent M. Villanueva. “Ya principia este años pasao cuando el maga miembro como amigo tiene igual alegria yan junto na un tiempo y ya principia entra na competicion de autocross [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

Mini-grocery loses P.5M to robbers

20 Sep 2017 Hits:93 Be the first to comment!

The Sta. Maria Police (Police Station 7) is now conducting a deeper probe on the robbery of a mini-grocery in Barangay Tumaga, this city, where the sum of P500,000 was [...] Read more


Three hurt including a minor in vehicular incident

20 Sep 2017 Hits:79 Be the first to comment!

Three persons including a minor were injured after they were hit by a motorcycle along MCLL Highway, Barangay Quiniput, this city, last Saturday. Police identified the injured victims as Floribel Perez [...] Read more


SLIPPERY MOVES OF… FLORA

20 Sep 2017 Hits:69 Be the first to comment!

Este si Flora May S. Ceno, ta llama conele Flora , 20 años de edad, residente de Poblacion, Lakewood Zamboanga Del Sur . Su mayores si Rolando M. Ceno y [...] Read more


FIGHTER’S VISION... GHEN YAN

17 Sep 2017 Hits:86 Be the first to comment!

Este si Ghen Yhan Cabayaruz Berdon , su palayao “yan Yan”, 15 años de edad 5’4” el altor, anak di Agbayani D. Berdon y Genalyn Cabayacruz Berdon , hermano  si [...] Read more


ENDURANCE DASHER … JEK

15 Sep 2017 Hits:104 Be the first to comment!

Este si Jeric Sabungan Gaceta , su palayao “Jek”, 19 años de edad, 5’6” el altor , residente de Barangay Camino Nuevo , Ciudad de Zamboanga . Su mayores si [...] Read more


ROOKIE VISION… PETER

13 Sep 2017 Hits:112 Be the first to comment!

Este si Peter Edward Patual Ignacio , ta llama conele “Peter”, 18 años de edad, 6’3” el altor, residente de Navarro Court Ext, Sta Maria, Ciudad de Zamboanga . Su [...] Read more


BEST OF THE BEST - SILVER…..JELSEA

12 Sep 2017 Hits:107 Be the first to comment!

Este si Jelsea Nicole Batayen Arboiz , ta llama conele “Jelsea“, 13 años de edad , anak di Roger P. Arboiz y Marites A. Batayen , su hermana si Julie [...] Read more


UPRISING GOLDEN ACHIEVER… NICA

10 Sep 2017 Hits:123 Be the first to comment!

Este si Veronica Padillo Sagrado , ta llama conele na palayao “Nica” , 13 años de edad , anak di Ferdinand Elloreg Sagrado  y Marilyn Padillo Sagrado , su hermana [...] Read more


Factory worker nabbed for illegal drugs

07 Sep 2017 Hits:157 Be the first to comment!

A worker at a canning factory was conducted to Police Station 9 after he was caught in possession of a sachet of alleged shabu while entering the premises of Universal [...] Read more


Student stabbed in street brawl

07 Sep 2017 Hits:143 Be the first to comment!

A grade 9 student was rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed during a brawl in Sitio Pasay, Barangay San Roque, this city, Tuesday. Police Station 7, investigator-on-case from the [...] Read more


PANTHER MOVES… VEN VEN

07 Sep 2017 Hits:113 Be the first to comment!

Este si Kaven Repollo Carandang , su palayao “ven ven “, 14 años de edad ,residente de MalasigaTalungan , Barangay San Roque , Ciudad de Zamboanga . Su mayores si [...] Read more


MUAY THAI BRAWLER…. IAN

06 Sep 2017 Hits:122 Be the first to comment!

Este si Prince Ian Cabayacruz Berdon , ta llama conele “Ian”, 14 años de edad, anak di Agbayani D. Berdon y Genalyn Cabayacruz Berdon . Su hermano si Ghen Yhan [...] Read more


It’s “Business as usual” in ZamPen

06 Sep 2017 Hits:167 Be the first to comment!

Despite the extension of military rule in Mindanao, business remains vibrant in Zamboanga Peninsula. Department of Trade and Industry-9 Regional Director Sitti Amina M. Jain said peace and order remains stable [...] Read more


Swedish national held for questioning

06 Sep 2017 Hits:177 Be the first to comment!

A Swedish National allegedly heading to Basilan Province was prevented from leaving Zamboanga City by personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard Zamboanga Station (PCGZS) on Sunday. A report coming from the [...] Read more


SEA GAMES MUAY THAI BRONZE… RYAN

03 Sep 2017 Hits:136 Be the first to comment!

El diaton Muay Thai Bronze medalist  si Ryan Tarang Jakiri , ta llama conele el “Pilipino assassin” , 25 años de edad, 5’8” el altor , casao cun May Libao [...] Read more


SEA GAMES PENCAK SILAT BRONZE ….JEFF

02 Sep 2017 Hits:133 Be the first to comment!

El diaton Pencak Silat Bronze medalist si Jefferson Rhey Abilay Loon , su palayao “Jeff”, 24 años de edad ,5’7” el altor , residente de Barangay San Roque , anak [...] Read more


SEA GAME BILLIARD STAR…. CHEZKA

01 Sep 2017 Hits:133 Be the first to comment!

El diaton Billiard Cue Star … Chezka Luy Centeno , 18 años el edad , residente de Veterans Avenue Extesion , Tetuan , Ciudad de Zamboanga ,6 sila man Hermana [...] Read more


City preps homecoming rites for SEA games medalists

31 Aug 2017 Hits:146 Be the first to comment!

The City Government is preparing a special homecoming ceremony for Zamboangueño athletes who reaped medals in the recently concluded 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. At the same time, [...] Read more