Friday, March 23, 2012
Electrification of Bagong Silang in Barangay Rizal
We are almost done with the electrification of Sitio Bagong Silang in Barangay Rizal. The project was prioritized by the municipality as per the result/recommendation of the participatory budgeting project we had last year in partnership with the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy.
The participatory budgeting project was basically like this: general assemblies in all the barangays elected their representatives who deliberated on what projects are needed in their barangays. The electrification of Barangay Bagong Silang in Rizal was one of those needs that came up during the participatory budgeting activities. A formal proposal was submitted to the municipality and the municipality, in coordination with SORECO 2, funded the project.
We are going to have participatory budgeting again in the municipality this year. We are going to roll out a much bigger and better version of what we experimented last year and we hope people from the barangays will participate again.