Reg. 9 municipal leaders gather ADZU colloquium PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 February 2016 13:34

After completing Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU)’s Municipal Leadership and Governance Program (MLGP), mayors, health and social workers and planning and development officers from nine municipalities in Region 9, reunited in a colloquium on February 2-4, 2016 at the Garden Orchid Convention Center, this city.

The MLGP, implemented through the Ateneo Center for Leadership and Governance (ACLG), in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF), is designedto build the capacities of key municipal officers and personnel to address the health challenges in their respective municipalities. It consists of two modules and a practicum lasting six (6) months.

Following the Municipal Health System Development Roadmap, the participants, develop responsive health systems to address issues affecting safe maternal delivery and infant births.Prior to the colloquium, the ACLG conducts an on-site valuation of the municipalities to ensure that there were marked changes in leadership as seen through their respective municipal roadmaps and interviews with key stakeholders.

During the colloquium,the Local Chief Executives (LCEs)and the Municipal Health Officers (MHOs) presented their achievements and discussed their learnings and experiences that will guide them through the years beyond the program. The health teams also narratedthe challenges they encountered in implementing their health programs and their leadership responses to improve the municipal health system in their respective towns.

Other highlights of the colloquium include a leadership recollection facilitated by Sister Jesnen Porras, ADC, and the Eucharistic Celebration officiated by FrSalvador Wee, SJ.

The colloquium,attended by the LCEs, MHOs, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers (MSWDOs), and the Municipal Planning and Development Officers (MPDCs) composed of the 4th batch of the program, came from the following Municipalities: Ramon Magsaysay: Mayor Leonilo D. Borinaga, Sr., MHO Leah F. Yu, MSWDOFelicitas B. Fuentes, and MPDCApollo Lorenzo A. Lubguban; Manukan: Mayor Enriquita U. Winters, MHODr. Reiner V. Alonzo, MSWDO Rep Richard A. Redera, and MPDC Engr.  Perlita S. Pabillaran; Malangas: Mayor Alfredo A. Atilano and MHO Dr.Ramon Julius C. Balala; Tabina: Mayor Greg A. Dayondon and Nurse Abella M. Delizo; Tukuran: MSWDORevelyna C. Jumalon; Josefina: Mayor Maria Fe M. Pitogo, MHO Dr. Rhoel D. Elumbaring, MSWDO Rosie A. Mundan and PDO-II Maria Isma S. Amatiaga; Buug: MayorJonam R. Lagas, MHO Dr. Remegio K. Cordenillo, and MSWDO Joan A. Aragones; Sominot: Mayor Stephen C. Acosta, MHO Dr. Pesabeth Z. Apostol, MSWDO Rosalinda S. Bermudo, and MPDC Engr. Melecio B. Braza; and Midsalip: MHO Dr. Ceriaco S. Lagare, and MPDC Engr. Vicente J.  Illesis.

Fr. Karel San Juan , SJ, President of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU), delivers his message to the mayors, health and social workers and planning and development officers,during the colloquium of the ADZU-DOH-Zuellig FoundationMunicipal Leadership and Governance Program on February 2-4, 2016 at the Garden Orchid Convention Center, Zamboanga city.

Fourth batch of Graduates of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University-Department of Health-Zuellig Foundation Municipal Leadership and Governance Program