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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Call for Applications for Galing Pook Executive Director


Galing Pook Foundation welcomes applications/nominations for the position of Executive Director. The deadline of application/nomination is on 30 September 2020. If you have, or know somebody who has, the qualification and the drive to innovate, solve problems and make a difference, feel free to contact the Galing Pook Secretariat at secretariat(at)

To know more about this posting and the qualifications required, read more here >>>


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