Guidelines on accreditation of CSOs, selection of representatives to LSB up for discussion
The City Council committee on planning, innovation and development chaired by Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya is set to tackle the DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2022-083 dated June 15, 2022 relative to the Guidelines on the Accreditation of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Selection of Representatives to the Local Special Bodies (LSBs).
In a letter dated July 9, 2022, City DILG Director Engr. Jane J. Docallos cited that the accreditation of CSOs by the Sangguniang Panlungsod for membership in the local special bodies is part of the first 100 days requirements for local government units to comply.
She said this is pursuant to Article 62, Rule XIII of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Local Government Code of 1991 (Republic Act No. 7160) which mandates local government units (LGUs) to promote the establishment and operation of people’s organizations, non-government organizations, and the private sector, to make them active partners in the pursuit of local autonomy, and to directly involve them in the plans, programs, projects and activities of the local government unit, such as, but not limited to, membership in the local special bodies (LSBs) and involvement in the
delivery of public goods and services.
The MC is likewise issued to provide the guidelines on the process for accreditation and selection of CSOs and their representatives to the LSBs and to strengthen their participation in local governance and development processes, reiterating and strengthening the provisions of RA 7160 and its IRR.
It covers all provinces, cities and municipalities and all civil society organizations intending to apply for accreditation to seek representation in the LSBs, among others, The Gavel learned. (SP/JAOclarit)