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A+I Peace and Development Cohort to share stories in times of uncertainties

The 12 cities under the Adapt+Innovate Peace and Development cohort will be sharing their stories of adaptive innovation in times of uncertainties every Wednesday from 1:30PM to 3:30 PM from November 18 to December 9, 2020. The activity, entitled “Adapt + Innovate Stories of 12 Cities in this Time of Uncertainties: Mga Kuwentong Mayor sa Panahon ng Pandemya at Kalamidad”, is brought to you by Galing Pook Foundation, the Local Government Academy, the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the League of Cities of the Philippines.

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VP Leni, Mayor Krisel to grace Webisode on Government Innovations in Education

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni Robredo” and Tabaco City Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro will grace the October 26, 2020 #BagoTayo Webisode. The Webisode is organized by Galing Pook-UNICEF-National Youth Commission and will be streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live. The event is part of the Webisode on Education series.

VP Leni will be discussing the “OVP Learning Hubs” — an innovation to help address issues being encountered by students in relation to the opening of classes under the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Krisel, on the other hand, will share local adaptive programs in education being implemented by the City of Tabaco, Albay.

Mr. Saje Molato, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SIKLAB Pilipinas, will be hosting the event.

The #BagoTayo Webisode is a platform for the Filipino youth to share and learn from each other on innovations and adaptive solutions under the COVID-19 pandemic. It is one of the activities of the Adapt+Innovate for Children and Youth in Governance, a program that is also supported by the National Youth Commission (NYC) and major youth development networks in the country, namely the Positive Youth Development Network, SIKLAB Pilipinas, SUGPAT and YPEER Philippines.

The Webisode is open for everyone and will be streamed live via the Galing Pook Facebook page ( 

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Galing Pook, LGA launch A+I Leadership Course on peace and development


Galing Pook Foundation and the Local Government Academy (LGA), in cooperation with the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), launched at Friday, August 14, the Adapt and Innovate (A+I) Leadership Course for Peace and Development. The launch was immediately followed by the Mayors’ Preparatory Meeting and was attended by personnel from Galing Pook, LGA and LCP, A+I Mentors, and the mayors and staff of select 12 cities nationwide. 

The 12 participating cities in the A+I Leadership Course for Peace and Development

The A+I Leadership Course aims to develop among the participants: (i) a keen understanding on the current adaptive challenges city governments are facing, and, (ii) adaptive and innovative capacities under the “new normal” and towards peace and development.

The participants to the course are the members of the City COVID-19 Teams from the 12 selected cities nationwide. These cities are: Candon in Ilocos Sur, Ilagan in Isabela, San Jose del Monte in Bulacan, Lipa in Batangas, Iriga in Camarines Sur, Tabaco in Albay, Calbayog in Samar, Sipalay and Himamaylan in Negros Occidental, Mati in Davao Oriental, and Gingoog in Misamis Oriental.

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City LGUs share COVID-19 Response Programs

The 12 city governments that participated in the Adapt+Innovate Leadership Course for Peace and Development shared last Wednesday, August 26, their programs and activities that addresses the issues and challenges brought about by COVID-19. These programs and activities range from preventing or controlling the spread of Coronavirus, tracing possible infected persons, ensuring people’s access to food, and creation of income generating activities to keep the local economy afloat.





Living with COVID-19

By Dok. Eddie Dorotan

Covid-19 will be with us for some time. We have no option but to live with the virus while vaccine is not yet available. But what should you do if you are not sick and if you feel sick? Below are some suggestions.

If you feel good and not sick:

  • Do PEACESM everyday. PEACESM means Pray, Exercise, Appreciate, Create, Eat right, Serve, Meditate. 
  • As much as possible, stay at home. 
  • If it is necessary to go out, wear mask, and wash/sanitize your hands.
  • Keep distance physically but stay connected.

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