Five parishes enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the barangay council and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on March 29, 2016 (Tuesday) at 2:00 PM at Max’s Restaurant, Commonwealth Avenue, Batasan Hills, Quezon City (QC).
The side of the church is represented as follows:
1) St. Peter Shrine of Leaders – Reverend Father Marlou V. Lemaire;
2) San Antonio De Padua Parish (SADPP) – Fr. Rodrigo O. Vasquez;
3) Presentation of Our Lord Parish (POLP) – Rev. Fr. Montecarlo Viloria;
4) Parokya ng Kristong Hari – Rev. Fr. Roland P. Jaluag; and,
5) Christ The King Parish (CTKP) – Rev. Fr. Nonato Ambrosio Legaspi.
The state, on the other hand, is embodied by:
1) Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad;
2) Kagawad Luisito “Tata” Z. Ludovica;
3) Kgd. Edgar “Junjun” S. Macario, Jr.;
4) Kgd. Jhorwin D. Santos;
5) Kgd. Charlie O. Mangune;
6) Kgd. Ernesto “Ernie” S. Custodio;
7) Kgd. Filomena “Luming” V. de Guzman;
8) Kgd. Roberto “Bobby” B. Miras; and,
9) DILG-QC Director Juan Jovian E. Ingeniero.
The MOA signing symbolizes the full implementation of the Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS) project, a non-political, non-partisan partnership between the church and the barangay.
Both parties are one in the following aspirations:
– bringing more residents of Batasan Hills out of poverty, especially the marginalized sectors;
– upholding the policies embodied in the Local Government Code so that the barangay achieves meaningful autonomy;
– encouraging and strengthening barangay and church collaboration in the institutionalization of programs and services for the common benefit of the people;
– working jointly in the formulation of policies for a for a responsive and responsible governance; and,
– calling for citizen’s participation in all aspects of local governance through assembly and consultation.
Among the proposals the group has come up with during the late lunch meeting are the conduct of mass weddings, confirmations, baptisms and communions, as well as, street masses.
Written by Aphrodite
Photos taken by Tess Nator