NAGA CITY — The city’s emerging role as a place ideal for conventions, conferences and training seminars took another boost when the municipal officials of Hagonoy, Bulacan and the League of Barangay Treasurers in the province of Batangas chose Naga to be the venue of their upcoming congress and workshops this month of August.
On August 2 to 6, municipal officials and department heads of Hagonoy, Bulacan led by Mayor Angel L. Cruz will immerse themselves into a “Workshop on Unified Leadership and Innovative Governance” under the guidance of the Center for Local and Regional Governance of UP’s National College of Public Administration and Governance, and the Naga City Governance Institute headed by Willie Prilles Jr. of the Naga City Planning and Development Office.
The league of barangay treasurers of Batangas, on the other hand, will conduct its 4th Congress on the theme, “Barangay Treasurer: Exemplary and Functional Worker in an Enhanced Barangay Government” on August 26 to 28 at Villa Caceres Hotel.
Simeon A. Ilago, director and associate professor of UP’s Center for Local and Regional Governance told City Mayor John Bongat that the participants to the leadership workshop would like to learn from Naga how it achieved the ownership of a joint vision for the city within the organization and among civil society members under a participatory governance. He said that their workshop is being conducted, with Naga and its innovative experiences as backdrop, in order for the new set of officers of the Hagonoy municipal government to come up with initial points of agreement for their Executive-Legislative Agenda.
Felipe M. Hutalla, president of the League of Barangay Treasurers of Batangas province, said that their congress-cum-training seminar hopes to update the barangay treasurers with the full knowledge of the new barangay accounting system and procedures, auditing rules and regulations, and improve themselves as trustworthy and committed barangay financial analysts and budget officers.
Meanwhile, HR practitioners from the different municipalities of Isabela will be in the city on August 4 for their annual study visit. The visitors will be treated to a tour of the city’s colonial landmarks and churches, as well as museums and its three universities. They will be given a short briefing on Naga’s best practices before they wind up to the CamSur Watersports Complex in late afternoon.