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Barangay officials in Aguinaldo, Ifugao undergo Dispute Resolution Training

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

Aguinaldo, Ifugao – To help barangay local government units have an established and operational grievance committee oriented with Grievance Redress System (GRS), the Local Government Unit of Aguinaldo in partnership with the Department of Social and Welfare Development – Cordillera conducted GRS and Alternative Dispute Resolution Training for the 16 barangays of Aguinaldo.

Some volunteers also joined the training.

The two-day training covers GRS concepts and its elements, such as the structure for installing, handling, and monitoring grievances, the grievance handling process, monitoring, and reporting, as well as a discussion of problems and difficulties.

With said training on GRS, volunteers, members of the lupong tagapamayapa, and barangay officials of Aguinaldo have familiarized themselves with their roles and functions as GRS committee members.

Said training spearheaded by DSWD-CAR through the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) Area Coordinating Team, the Department of Interior and Local Government Unit and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples.

The activity was held on September 22 and 23, 2022.

Grievance Redress System

GRS is a fundamental component of KALAHI-CIDDS that encourages values of accountability and transparency, which aim for community empowerment.

This mechanism upholds the community's right to information, which includes full access to program information, the ability to participate and be heard, and the right to express concerns, grievances, criticisms, and opinions regarding program implementation.

“Maaaring kabilang sa mga isyung ito ang maling paggamit ng pondo at mga paratang ng katiwalian. Sasagot din ito sa mga simpleng katanungan upang maalis ang hindi pagkakaunawaan,” DSWD-CAR said in a press release Sunday, September 25.

“Sa ganitong paraan ay nakapagbibigay ito ng kapangyarihan sa komunidad na maging bahagi ng mga aktibidad tungo sa kaunlaran,” the agency stressed.

What is an Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a way to resolve conflicts and disagreements between conflicting parties through arriving in an amicable resolution through negotiations and discussions. It is an effort to create a different system for resolving disputes other than the traditional methods or the established ones.


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