Local News: Bacolod Lupon Members Given High Rating
Lupong Tagapamayapa members of the respective barangays of Bacolod was given the
rate of 8 out of 10 as the highest rating in terms of their knowledge and
capabilities in handling the cases launched by their office.
The 1st batch participants of the Seminar on Katarungang Pambarangay composed of Punong Barangay and Lupong Tagapamayapa officers and DIGL officers on March 22-23, 2012.*
The rating was pro-nounced by Atty. Cesar Beloria Jr., City Legal Enforcement
Officer of Bacolod during the Seminar on Katarungang Pam-barangay held at Middle
Town Inn, on March 26-27, 2012. Atty. Beloria was the resource person of the
seminar that talked about proper procedures and executions of the laws, rulings
of the Supreme Court and the basic interpretation of the law.
The seminar was organized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Bacolod City and Liga ng mga Barangay-Bacolod. Mr. Dino A. Ponsaran, OIC-DILG Bacolod claimed that objectives of the activities are; to professionalize the implementation of Katarungan Pambarangay of Bacolod City and a refresher course to all Lupon officers. Although the settlement of cases in the barangay level is existing already even during the ancient times, but with the change of time it is needed to update and upgrade the system accordingly, Ponsaran added.
Councilor Mona Dia G. Jardin, Liga President of Bacolod City and Punong Barangay
of Felisa, believes that this seminar is a must among the Lupong Tagapamayapa
members considering that the volume of cases brought to the Katarungang Barangay
is high. These cases often involve the conflict involving properties,
relationships and lives in the community that will oftentimes need the expertise
of Lupon members.
The seminar was divided into two batches- the 1st batch on March 22-23 and 2nd
batch on March 26-27. Jardin appreciates the efforts of speakers who nurtured
the minds of participants-May Theresa Alaban, LGOOV; Mia Asuncion Gatilogo,
LGOOVI, Dino A. Ponsaran, LGOOV and Atty. Cesar Biloria Jr.*