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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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#BagoTayo Network to hold Webisode for Women’s Month 

The #BagoTayo Network is conducting a webisode with a theme “Usapang KKK: Kalagayan ng Kababaihan at Kabataan ngayong COVID-19” on March 10, 2021 at 5:00 in the afternoon.

The Webisode will feature Anna Luna, Secretary General of the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilya ng Pantawid; Ynnah Marie Barbaso of Silliman University; and, Lalane Mongcal of Northwest Samar State University. Luna will share her experience what it is to be a mother during the pandemic while  Barbaso and Mongcal will discuss what it means to be a young female under the community quarantine.

Hosting the event is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the YPEER Philippines, Ralph Ivan Samson. Ms. Oyen Dorotan, National Chairperson of the Women Action Network for Development (WAND) and Georgina Hernandez-Yang, incoming Galing Pook Executive Director, will also be joining the event.

The #BagoTayo Webisode will be streamed live on the Galing Pook Facebook Page.



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.


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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Upcoming Events  

  • Creating Public Value: Northern Samar’s “Kadasig Awards”, May 19,  2021, 2PM live here or via Galing Pook Facebook Page



The A+I Leadership Corner

As we talk about creating public value, participating local government units (LGUs) will showcase the programs and projects initiated and implemented by the youth in their respective areas.
The Provincial Government of Northern Samar will be presenting the winners of their Kadasig Awards program.
Feel free to invite your Sangguniang Kabataan officials and members as they may learn award-winning programs from Northern Samar that they can replicate in their respective areas.
May 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Live on Galing Pook Facebook Page: Galing Pook

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.