Galing Pook Awards Tips
The 2021 Galing Pook Awards submission of entries is on June 30, 2021. Are you ready now with your entries?
Galing Pook winners have become models of good practices and benchmarks of excellence in local governance. One key component of every winning Galing Pook program is an exceptionally written project documentation. Check out the tips shared by Negros Occ. Former Governo, and Galing Pook Chairperson Lito Coscolluela here.
Galing Pook mourns the passing of PNoy
The Galing Pook Foundation mourns the passing of Former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III.
We will always remember PNoy for his strong advocacy for good governance and inclusive development.
He will be missed for his hard work and the careful calculations he put into policies. He knew of the Filipinos’ plight and served them with honor, excellence, and integrity because that is what is due them.
Sending our prayers for the bereaved family and loved ones of the late President Noynoy Aquino.
May they find some comfort in how PNoy’s legacy lives through those who continue his passion and advocacies.
Galing Pook Foundation (GPF) Welcomes its New Executive Director
Galing Pook Foundation (GPF) welcomes its new Executive Director, Georgina Ann Hernandez-Yang.She succeeds Dr. Eddie Dorotan, who led the organization for almost 14 years, and retired in March 2021.
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Launching of the 2021 Galing Pook Awards
- Adapt+Innovate Session 13: Catbalogan City, Samar’s “GKAKARITI Awards” Presentation, June 25, 2021, 2PM live here or via Galing Pook Facebook Page
- #BotoNiJuana: Wo/Men/toring Women Leaders!, June 28, 2021, 2:00 PM live here or via Galing Pook Facebook Page
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Video outputs of local government units in the Adapt+Innovate GPF-LGA Cohort is available in YouTube at the A+I for Peace and Development playlist.
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The city we deserve now and in the future
By Dok. Eddie Dorotan
There is so much to learn from 2020 as we go ahead in 2021 and beyond.
In normal times, when we look at our cities, we are resigned to see poverty and inequality, inadequate healthcare, chaotic traffic, crumbling infrastructure, pollution and garbage everywhere. This is just the way it has been and will be. It is what it is.
But calamities like coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can stir us from the trance of complacency and force us to ask first principle-questions about our cities: What is the community for? How is it put together? What are its basic needs? How should we provide them?
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Iriga’s “Veggies on Wheels”: Addressing challenges on income and nutrition under the pandemic
With the livelihood of Iriga City’s farmers being affected by the lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Government headed by Mayor Madel Alfelor established the program, “Veggies on Wheels”.
The program addresses not only the income aspect of those in the agriculture sector but also the nutrition requirements of the people. Veggies on Wheels allowed the city government to procure vegetables and farm produce from its own farmers and distributed these to households. The project created a market for farmers’ products and families at home. Irigeños continued to have safe access to food during the pandemic through this innovation.