Barangay workers undergo computer training

Posted: March 28, 2008 in News

General Santos City – Twelve barangay functionaries recently completed a 5-day computer literary training held at the SHEEP-CLP office, located at the General Santos City Library, this city.

Darlon Solana, who served as the trainer, with Marianne Basilio-Anas, for this computer training, said that the participants belonged to the first batch of computer trainees who are slated to undergo trainings on computer literacy. The participants work as barangay secretaries and treasurers and other barangay technical persons.

John Quimosing, newly appointed head of the City Budget Office, in his talk during the closing ceremony, assured the barangays that his office will continue to assist barangay personnel in both basic and advance computer trainings.

This computer training program for barangay workers is a part of the city government’s overall offensive, under City Mayor Pedro B. Acharon, Jr., to tool or retool the barangay workers so that they may be able to catch up with the speedily modernizing methods of barangay governance, said Amelia P. Baroga, SHEEP-CLP supervisor.

Barangay governance underwent radical changes following the advent of RA 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1992 which effected the transfer of political, administrative and financial powers from higher levels of government to the barangays.

SHEEP-CLP, as a program formulated to train government workers and students and pupils of public schools in information technology in pursuit of the city’s global competitiveness development thrust, is one of the major entities taking charge for the pursuit of this task.

The first batch of trainees are: Joseph Casabuena and Jaime V. Junco, City Heights, under Barangay Captain and ABC president, Lourdes F. Casabuena; Donabel A. Arancon and Oliver Catapang, Dadiangas West, under Barangay Captain Edgar C. Acharon; Gina J. Tabor and Mary Ann Rosario, Baluan, under Barangay Captain, Danilo C. Tinoco; Rosalinda Ellaso and Ronald Estampadur, Lagao, under Barangay Captain Minardo Avila III; Benjamin R. Arega, Dadiangas North under Barangay Captain Alfredo Lising; and Emily R. De Leon and Jona Marie H. Cariño, San Isidro, under Barangay Captain Renato Salangsang. (BVS)

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