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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

2021 Dagyaw Townhall Meeting set in Caraga


By Jennifer P. Gaitano


BUTUAN CITY – Different government agencies, civil society organizations (CSOs), development partners, academe, business groups, public sector unions, people’s organizations (POs), and media will be participating in the Dagyaw TownHall Meeting on November 17, 2021 at the Pavillion, Watergate, this city.

The event is spearheaded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), among other agencies involved.


According to DILG-Caraga regional director Lilibeth Famacion, Dagyaw aims to build mutual trust between the government and the Filipino people by providing an open, neutral, and protected space for dialogue. 


This will also be a three activities in one setting/venue: 1) 2021 Dagyaw Townhall Meeting; 2) 2nd Special Episode of PIA’s Kapihan with DILG; and 3) CSO Forum on the Full Devolution of certain functions of the Executive Branch to Local Governments, including the salient features of the Devolution Transition Plans (DTPs).


“Basically, the Dagyaw 2021 will provide a platform for citizens and government to hold discussions on local service in the context of the COVID-19 Recovery Efforts of the country and the implementation of the Manadanas Ruling,” said Famacion.


Some 40 individuals from various sectors are expected to attend the event face-to-face while others will join via Zoom platform. This is in compliance with the imposed health protocols to ensure the safety of the attendees.


The Persons with Disabilities (PWD) sector in the Caraga region will also be participating in the 2021 Dagyaw through the help of a Filipino Sign Language (FSL) interpreter for each session. 


The said event will be streamed live via official Facebook Pages of PIA, DILG and DBM, and other social media platforms available. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)