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20/09/2019
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5th Open Government Dialogue kicks off in Manila

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar opened the Dagyaw 2019: Open Government and Participatory Governance Regional Town Hall Meeting in Pasay City on Tuesday (July 30, 2019). Andanar highlighted the importance of bringing the government closer to the people to clarify and further strengthen government programs that affect local communities.

Pasay City, July 30.– Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Communications Secretary Martin AndanarCommunications Secretary Martin AndanarSecretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday opened the fifth leg of the cooperative open government dialogues as part of the Duterte administration’s continuing efforts to bring government services closer to the people.

“One of the most effective means of communication is face-to-face conversation. Actual contact with people for the delivery and presentation of ideas is forceful, immediate, and clarifying. Statements are simplified and the essence of their meanings is never subliminal,” Andanar said in his message during the Manila leg of the Dagyaw 2019: Open Government and Participatory Governance Regional Town Hall Meeting at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

The Dagyaw 2019: Open Government and Participatory Governance Regional Dialogues encourages participation in dialogues between government agencies, the public, and other stakeholders.

This initiative likewise aims to solicit ideas and stories that would help not only in crafting new landmark reforms but also in further strengthening existing measures.

The Manila leg marks the 5th Dagyaw town hall meeting since July 2 this year, following the Pampanga, Cebu, Davao, and Koronadal City caravans ...

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