Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Schedule of 4P's payout

After a long wait, finally, the 4P's conditional cash transfer benificiaries in the Municipality are going to receive their first payout. Here is the schedule of the distribution, which will start as early as 6:30 AM:

Sept 29 (Andaya Gym)

Morning: Ariman, Balud del Sur, Pinontingan, Paradijon, Luna Candol, Manook, Cota na Daco, Villareal

Afternoon: Panganiban, Buenavista, Balud del Norte, Carriedo, Beriran, Benguet

Sept 30 (Andaya Gym)

Morning: Nato, Patag, Tigkiw, Togawe, Union, Nazareno, Sta. Ana, San Ignacio

Afternoon: Sangat, Dita, Lapinig, Tagaytay, Cogon, Paco, Cabiguhan, Jupi

October 3 (Encinas Pavilion)

Morning: Rizal, Bentuco, Tiris, Bagacay, Manapao, Naagtan

Afternoon: Tabi, Ogao, Cabigaan, Bulacao, Payawin, Casili

Friday, September 23, 2011


The Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) is a feminist legal nongovernment organization composed of women’s rights activists and advocates. They are professionals in the various disciplines of the law and social science, social work and community development addressing women’s issues and concerns. Specifically, its mission is primarily to actively engage in advocacy together with other women’s groups to transform the law and the legal system, and engage its institutions,towards the empowerment of women,especially in the grassroots. This is being pursued in furtherance of the right of women to self-determination and the advancement of their dignity, rights and leadership, in concert with national and global movements for alternative development.

The WLB is in need of a full-time program officer who possesses the following qualities:

Has a keen interest and prior involvement in developmental work, social change and
women’s rights advocacies
Has good research skills
Has good communication (oral and in writing) skills in Filipino and English
Must have good interpersonal skills, is responsible, and takes intiative
Is self motivated and can work well individually as well as with a team

We hope that the candidate will be able to start work as soon as possible. Interested applicants must submit their resumé and sample written work to the:

Rm. 305 CSWCD Building, Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Email: and
If you have questions, feel free to call us at 921-4389.

Funding opportunity for human rights projects

Karapatan sa Malikhaing Paraan (KaSaMa) is inviting eligible Civil Society Organizations to submit innovative Philippine human rights project proposals for grants/funding by international partners.

KaSaMa is a funding initiative by international partners to support innovative human rights projects, which would respond to a wide range of human rights issues and themes such as civil, politicial, economic, social, and cultural rights. KaSaMa is being implemented by a consortium secretariat composed of the Ateneo Human Rights Center, Ateneo School of Government, and the Caucus of Development NGO Networks. And it is being organized in partnership with the following international partners: the Australian Embassy, British Embassy Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, New Zealand Embassy, and the Spanish Embassy, through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation. Also supporting KaSaMa is the Commission on Human Rights,

Proposals must be implementable within a year, beginning in 2012.

Proposals may be submitted through email, fax, or regular mail (courier), and should be received by the secretariat on or before the 28th of October 2011.

For more information on the complete guidelines and to download the applications forms, please visit the KaSaMa website by clicking on this link

For submissions and inquiries please email or you may contact:

Phillip Don G. Recentes
Telephone/Fax Number: (02) 920-2920 or 426-6001 local 4644
Mail/Post to: Ateneo School of Government, Pacifico Ortiz Hall, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

You may also contact the following numbers for specific concerns:
KaSaMa Proposal Guidelines at 920-2595 (Please look for Eric Javier)
KaSaMa Roadshow and Events at 899-7691 local 2123 (Please look for Anna Carillo)

Tatine G. Faylona
Senior Political and Cultural Affairs Officer
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
26th Flooor, Equitable Bank Tower
8751 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City, Philippines
Phone +63 2 786 6666
Fax +63 2 786 6600

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Banning or regulation of plastic bags

The Sangguniang Bayan is currently deliberating on a draft bill regarding the regulation or banning of plastic bags in the Municipality of Gubat. The objective of the bill is to minimize the waste we are currently generating especially  since we are beginning to see plastic waste floating in bodies of water in the municipality. Please sread the draft legislation here. We very much welcome feedback from you guys. If you have comments or concerns, message me through Facebook or email our environment officer Ms Lea Santos at leasantos510ATgmailDOTcom. You can also write your favorite Sangguniang Bayan member for your concerns. I’m sure they will welcome your letter.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fare hike for tricycles

After extensive consultations with various sectors and the different barangays, the Sangguniang Bayan has promulgated a fare increase for tricycles plying routes in Gubat. On Thursday this week, we will be meeting with the various tricycle operators to determine the final mechanics of the implementation and iron out possible kinks in the implementation (like what to do with tricycle operators who do no want to avail of the fare increase). You can find the new tricycle fares here in Municipal Ordinance No. 2011-004.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Human Rights Training

Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN)

Training on Academic Research
In Human Rights and Peace and Conflict
Organized by the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN)
In collaboration with
Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Gadjah Mada University
Centre for Human Rights Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia

Dates: 24-28 October 2011
Venue: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) announces the call for applications to the Training on Academic Research in Human Rights and Peace and Conflict. The training is organized to enhance knowledge and deepen understanding of researching human rights, peace and conflict issues in Southeast Asian countries through collaborative research.

The training intends to bring together thirty (30) emerging researchers (academic and NGO based) and/or graduate students who are currently conducting research on human rights in Southeast Asia. Participants must be attached to an institution working on human rights in a research capacity, or be a graduate student researching human rights. Full and partial scholarships are available for SEA nationals based in SEA. Applicants are invited to submit an application including a research proposal on issues concerning:

Challenges to human rights and peace in Southeast Asia

Rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups

Gender, sexuality and women’s rights

ASEAN and human rights

Development, environment and non-state actors

Human rights and democracy

Migrants, refugees and stateless persons

Other issues of high relevant to human rights in SEA

Workshop participants will gain an understanding of how to develop and design research projects specifically for human rights and peace and conflict issues. These include data collection on, researching on sensitive issues, research and advocacy, and human rights and peace and conflict theory in research. Through an intensive training with experts from the region the participants will develop their capacity to undertake accurate and effective research which contributes to the realization of rights in South East Asia.

Interested applicants are encouraged to fill in the application form available at Applications should be sent to by 23 September 2011. Participants will be notified by 7 October 2011.

Friday, September 02, 2011

New ID Cards for barangay officials

Our barangay officials in the Municipality of Gubat now have ATM-type identification cards issued to them (shown right), a huge improvement from the past's laminated ID cards (shown left). The new cards also cost the barangays less than the old ones. Jalaw Figueras designed the new card.