Barangay Freedom of Information
Your City Government at Work
October 18, 2022
Usapang Bakuna
October 19, 2022
Exercising the people’s freedom or rights to information became a very effective mechanism toward actualizing this administration’s top priority agenda for a transparent, participatory, effective and efficient governance in the Happy City of Isabela. To bring this virtuous principle in the barangay level, the City Government of Isabela under the dynamic leadership of Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman through its City Information Office in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency Basilan Information Center hosted a Barangay Freedom of Information Conference on October 17, at the City Infirmary Multipurpose Hall.
This was participated by officials from the city’s 45 barangays. This conference aims to equip the barangay officials with precise knowledge and appreciation on Freedom of Information (FOI), empowering them to pass their own barangay ordinance operationalizing in the barangay level the people’s constitutional right to information and the state policies to full public disclosure and transparency in the public service.
Gracing the activity were Barangay Affairs and Governance Office Consultant Peter Eisma, Mr. Arnel Alvarez of the DILG Isabela City Field Operations Office, City Information Officer Mendry-Ann Lim, SP Secretary Rodela Nuñal and PIA Basilan Infocenter Manager Nilda Delos Reyes. (Words by S. Sualing/Photos by M. Santos, CIO)