Galing Pook, partners organize Webisodes for
Nutrition Month

In celebration of the National Nutrition Month, Galing Pook Foundation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), ING Bank, Civika Asian Development Academy, and the #BagoTayo Youth Network organize two Webisodes on food security and nutrition, and innovations led by youth organizations and other organizations.

The first event, Webisode 16, is scheduled on July 21, 2021 at 6:00 in the evening and features Ms. Ness-Lei Lagrimas, SK Federation President of San Roque, Northern Samar, and Mr. Reign Labine of Cantongtong United Youth Association of Samar Province. Ms. Lagrimas will share her SK council’s Covege 20 Program while Mr. Labine will present his organization’s Egg Layer and Vegetable Production Program. Both are award-winning programs and Galing Kabataan certified.

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 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.


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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


Join us as we open this year’s search for the ten outstanding programs in local governance.  With the theme “GobyerNEW: Magagaling na Programa mula sa Magagaling na Pook”, let us encourage local government units to participate and showcase their programs that exemplified adaptiveness, innovation, resiliency, and excellence during these difficult times.
To learn more of the 2021 Galing Pook Awards or download the application form, click here.


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The A+I Leadership Corner

As we talk about creating public value, participating local government units (LGUs) under the Adapt+Innovate for Children and Youth Participation in Governance Program will showcase this June and July, 2021 the programs and projects initiated and implemented by the youth in their respective areas.
Watch them live at Galing Pook Facebook Page every Friday, at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
The participating LGUs are: the Provincial Governments of Northern Samar, (Western) Samar and Zamboanga del Norte; the cities of Dipolog (ZDN), Catbalogan (Samar) and Zamboanga City; and the Municipality of Catarman (Northern Samar).
The Program is implemented in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and supported by the National Youth Commission, Positive Youth Development Network (PYDN), Siklab-Pilipinas, SUGPAT, and Y-PEER Philippines.

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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Governance Innovation Lab

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.