Societal Dimension


JULY 2020

PIME’s Impactful Initiatives in 2020: A Brief Overview

In 2020, the PIME organization spearheaded transformative initiatives, focusing on organization and orientation, capacity building, and the strengthening of the three sectors.

Punta Buri hosted an event attended by 19 participants, while San Antonio saw 16 individuals actively engaging in discussions and activities aimed at fostering community growth.

A standout moment was the capacity-building session held in San Antonio, Ajuy, with a remarkable turnout of 23 attendees from women’s organizations. PIME’s commitment to inclusivity and recognizing the pivotal role of women in community development was evident.

Two core team meetings held on July 10, 2020, and July 20, 2020, underscored PIME’s dedication to strengthening civil society organizations, business groups, and professionals. These meetings facilitated strategic discussions, collaborative planning, and decision-making, laying the groundwork for future initiatives.

JUNE 2020

SIAD Program Empowers Iloilo Communities

In a recent evaluation, the SIAD program demonstrated its positive impact on communities in Iloilo. Focusing on Brgy. Punta Buri and Brgy. San Antonio in Ajuy, along with Brgy. Salacay in Cabatuan, the program engaged 52 participants and 14 staff members.

In Punta Buri, participants reported increased access to education and skill development opportunities, fostering entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture. Challenges, including limited resources, are actively being addressed by the SIAD team in collaboration with local authorities.

Brgy. San Antonio experienced improved community cohesion and health awareness among its 12 participants. The SIAD team recognizes the need for sustained efforts to address local challenges and build community capacity.

In conclusion, the SIAD program’s evaluation highlights its commitment to empowering Iloilo communities. The successes and challenges identified underscore the importance of ongoing collaboration and adaptation for sustainable community development. The SIAD program continues to play a vital role in creating positive, lasting change in the region.


Community Collaboration: PO Assessment in Brgy. Silagon, Ajuy, Iloilo

In a proactive move towards sustainable development, Brgy. Silagon in Ajuy, Iloilo, recently conducted a PO Assessment, exemplifying the local government’s commitment to community engagement.

At the Core Team Meeting, 13 POs were assessed, highlighting the pivotal role played by civil society organizations (CSOs) and Business Groups in addressing community needs. The meeting emphasized collaboration between various sectors, ensuring a more inclusive approach to decision-making.

One notable outcome was the identification of the Tricycle Association’s need to register at the municipal level. This initiative aims to formalize operations and enhance the organization’s impact on the community.

In a subsequent January meeting, 12 individuals discussed the implementation of the Bamboo Project, aligning with Ajuy’s broader Strategic Plan. This initiative not only reflects environmental consciousness but also demonstrates the interconnectedness of projects within the community’s development plan.

The PO Assessment in Brgy. Silagon showcases a commitment to community-driven development, where the LGU recognizes and leverages the essential roles of CSOs and Business Groups. As the community continues to collaboratively address specific needs, these initiatives serve as a testament to the potential for positive change when diverse voices work together for a more sustainable future.


“The SEA Staff’s Journey: Facilitating Environmental Discussions and Coordinating Action Planning Sessions”

The SEA Staff took on the role of facilitating the Environmental Forum at Legayada Elementary School, where they engaged students, teachers, and local community members in discussions about environmental conservation and sustainability. Following that, they also coordinated an Action Planning session in San Antonio, Ajuy, working with key stakeholders to outline concrete steps and strategies for addressing environmental challenges in the area. Additionally, the SEA Staff participated in a Team Building event to foster collaboration and strengthen their collective commitment to environmental initiatives.


“Accreditation Milestone Achieved: Certification Granted in the Municipality of

The successful completion and submission of accreditation requirements in Ajuy had culminated in the issuance of certifications acknowledging accreditation status in the area. This accomplishment reflects a significant milestone, signifying compliance with the necessary standards and criteria for recognition in the municipality. The certification serves as a testament to the organization’s commitment to meeting accreditation requirements, establishing a foundation for meaningful engagement and collaboration within the community.

“Empowering Change: Women’s Organization in Brgy. San Antonio, Iloilo, Gains New Capabilities through Transformative Program”

The Women’s Organization of Brgy. San Antonio, Iloilo, recently underwent a transformative capability-building program. This endeavor aimed to empower and enhance the skills of the women in the community, equipping them with valuable knowledge and tools for personal and collective development. The program encompassed various areas, including leadership training, skill development, and workshops on entrepreneurship. By fostering the capacity of the Women’s Organization, the initiative aspires to contribute to the overall empowerment and socio-economic advancement of the women in Brgy. San Antonio, fostering a more resilient and self-reliant community.

“SIAD Strategic Plan Unveiled and Embraced: Community Engagement in Brgy. Punta Buri and Brgy. Salacay General Assemblies”

Participation in both the General Assemblies of Brgy. Punta Buri, Ajuy, Iloilo, and Brgy. Salacay, Cabatuan, Iloilo, marked a significant step in aligning the community with the vision outlined in the SIAD Strategic Plan. The sessions involved the presentation of the plan, fostering open discussions and engagement with the local residents. By actively participating in these community gatherings, the aim was to ensure that the SIAD Strategic Plan is not only communicated effectively but also well-received, understood, and integrated into the specific contexts of Brgy. Punta Buri and Brgy. Salacay, fostering a collaborative approach to sustainable development in these areas.

“Empowering Communities Through Participatory Planning: Series of Workshops Across Partner Areas Foster Local Collaboration and Development”

A series of Participatory Community Planning Workshops (PCPW) has been successfully conducted across partner communities, reflecting a comprehensive engagement strategy. The second installment, PCPW II in Brgy. Rombang, Belison, Antique, and the third installment, PCPW III in Brgy. Punta Buri, Ajuy, Iloilo, demonstrated the commitment to inclusive community development. Likewise, PCPW I in Brgy. Legayada, Lambunao, Iloilo, PCPW III in Brgy. Pedada, Ajuy, Iloilo, and PCPW II in Brgy. San Antonio, Ajuy, Iloilo, contributed to fostering local participation and collaboration. The recently concluded PCPW III in Brgy. Salacay, Cabatuan, Iloilo, further exemplifies the organization’s dedication to empowering communities through participatory planning, ensuring that the initiatives are tailored to address the specific needs and aspirations of each partner community.


Ajuy, Iloilo Core Team and BALANGAW Meetings Foster Collaborative Engagement Across Sectors”

The Ajuy, Iloilo Core Team Meeting in October convened 15 participants, including representatives from LGUs, business sectors, CSOs, and four SEA, Inc. staff members. Additionally, the BALANGAW meeting in August brought together 18 participants from various sectors, including three SEA, Inc. staff. These gatherings served as vital platforms for collaboration and discussion, fostering engagement and cooperation among stakeholders from different domains in the pursuit of shared objectives.


Celebrating Success: Facilitating Meaningful Activities with Significant Outcomes

Facilitated various activities with significant outcomes:

Organized two Network meetings where the Core Team agreed to have Mayor Jett Rojas sign a letter for the appointment of CSOs as Core Team members in Ajuy. The composition of the core team was finalized, and CSO’s Inventory was updated to align with DENR’s 2020 program implementation. DENR will provide a copy of the program implementation for Reforestation in 2017 and 2018.

BALANGAW established a Mission statement and purpose based on the organization’s seven dimensions, also discussing the Community-Based Learning (CBL) required for DOLE registration.

Conducted two SIAD Participatory Community Planning Workshops II, with Rombang formulating a mission statement and finalizing the SIAD plan, while Salacay developed a SIAD strategic plan for consolidation.

Facilitated five CSOs conferences in five LGUs, led by the Local Legislative Office/MLGOO/MPDO, addressing guidelines on CSO accreditation and selection of representatives for local special bodies. Outcomes included discussions on participatory governance, workshops to improve local special bodies, accreditation of CSOs, creation of sectoral groups, scheduling workshops on CSO Network, and election of special bodies, with thirty (30) participants responding.

In the Culasi National High School General PTA Meeting, discussions covered environmental governance, school concerns, PTA concerns, an Induction Program, and the adoption of Zero Waste Management and a campaign against single-use plastic. The meeting was attended by three hundred sixty-five (365) parents.

MARCH 2019

Harnessing Community Input: Presentation of PRA Tools Result

The PRA Team, led by Renith Rosales, presented the Household Head Inventory to the General Assembly of Punta Buri on March 17, 2019. A noteworthy 68.6% of households attended, and the assembly yielded positive outcomes, including a generous land donation for public use. Mrs. Mildred De Los Reyes expressed her intent to donate land for a public market and playground, showcasing the community’s engagement and commitment.


Community Empowerment through Participatory Resource Appraisal (PRA) Training
In a bid to empower local communities, a Participatory Resource Appraisal (PRA) Training took place at NIPSC, Ajuy, Iloilo, on November 17-18, 2018. Attended by 35 participants from Barangay Pedada, Barangay Punta Buri, and Barangay San Antonio, this training aimed to enhance the capacity of the barangay council and CSOs in resource assessment and community planning.

JULY 2018

Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD) 3.0 Orientation: Fostering Community Engagement

The Executive Assistant Director took the initiative to conduct a Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD) 3.0 orientation at LGU Pedada’s barangay hall on July 17, 2018. This informative session was attended by 22 participants from the barangay council and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The goal was to familiarize the local community with SIAD 3.0, setting the stage for collaborative and sustainable development efforts.


5th SIAD Workshop Unveils Multidimensional Approach for Holistic Community Development in Ajuy, Iloilo

The 5th SIAD Workshop held on August 24, 2017, at the SB Session Hall in Ajuy, Iloilo, marked a significant milestone in project identification and collaboration across various dimensions. The workshop saw active participation from representatives specializing in different dimensions, each focusing on specific aspects crucial for community development.

Lucas Molina, the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Representative, took charge of projects falling under the SOCIAL Dimension. The workshop provided a platform for members specializing in the SOCIAL and CULTURAL Dimension to engage in fruitful discussions, laying the groundwork for future projects and initiatives.

Engr. Rolly Barriso, serving as the Co-Chairman of the SIAD Core Team, spearheaded efforts in the HUMAN Dimension projects. This highlighted the commitment to addressing human-centric aspects vital for the overall well-being of the community.

Meanwhile, the ECONOMIC Dimension discussions revolved around formulating strategies and projects aimed at fostering economic growth and sustainability within the community. This segment showcased a comprehensive approach to development, considering both social and economic factors.

Representatives from diverse sectors, including the PNP, Religious Group, Market, and Senior Citizens, came together to deliberate on projects falling under the SPIRITUAL Dimension. This collaboration emphasized the importance of addressing spiritual well-being alongside other dimensions for holistic community development.

In the POLITICAL Dimension, SB Biclar and Brgy. Sec Susan Gomia, along with representatives from the BFP, worked on projects that aimed to enhance political structures and governance within the community. This demonstrated a concerted effort to ensure political stability and effectiveness in driving positive change.

The 5th SIAD Workshop thus served as a platform for multidimensional collaboration, fostering a holistic and integrated approach to community development. By addressing social, cultural, human, economic, spiritual, and political dimensions, the workshop laid the foundation for a comprehensive and sustainable vision for the future of Ajuy, Iloilo.

JULY 2017

On July 4, 2017, the 4th SIAD Workshop took place at the SB Session Hall in Ajuy. Mr. Ronie Z. Bautista, SEA Asst. Executive Director, led the review of the SWOT Matrix, setting the stage for insightful presentations. Notably, Mr. Roy Amacio and Hon. Alejandre Labid presented outputs on the Human and Political Dimensions, offering a detailed analysis of the community’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

A turning point came on July 20, 2017, at the CSO Alliance Network Organization’s 1st General Assembly held at the Ajuy Function Hall. Mr. Ronie Bautista introduced SIAD as a Rural Development Framework, highlighting the vital trilateral relationship between the State, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and the Private sector. The assembly sparked meaningful discussions, including inquiries from Mr. Victorino De Los Reyes about the role of CSOs in the Barangay Development Council.

During the assembly, Mr. Ronie Bautista clarified the accreditation process and outlined the pivotal roles CSOs play in community development. This emphasis on collaboration and strategic planning reflects a dedicated effort towards empowering rural development in Ajuy, Iloilo.

In summary, the SIAD Ajuy Core Team Meetings underscored a commitment to fostering sustainable development, evident in meticulous workshop planning, insightful SWOT Matrix presentations, and engaging discussions during the CSO Alliance Network Organization’s inaugural assembly. These milestones mark a significant stride towards a more empowered and developed Ajuy community.

APRIL 2017

Empowering Rural Development: SIAD Ajuy’s Milestones

In a series of crucial meetings held in Ajuy, Iloilo, the SIAD Core Team and Secretariat convened at the Mayor’s Office Conference Room on April 4, 2017. The primary agenda revolved around meticulous planning for the upcoming SIAD Workshop, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive approach to ensure its success.


SIAD Workshop in Ajuy, Iloilo: A Collaborative Session for Community Development

On February 23, 2017, the town of Ajuy in Iloilo played host to a significant event—the SIAD Workshop, featuring a notable guest, SEA CEO Nick Perlas.

The workshop kicked off with a warm welcome extended to Nick Perlas by the community. Participants, representing diverse sectors within the municipality, engaged in a registration process that set the stage for a day of productive discussions.

Mr. Nicanor Perlas took the floor, guiding attendees through the various components of SIAD. The interactive session saw participants from different walks of life in Ajuy actively participating in the dialogue, presenting questions, and sharing their perspectives.

A unique feature of the workshop was the method of capturing participants’ thoughts. After the Q&A session with Nick Perlas, attendees were instructed to document their ideas on Manila paper. Subsequently, each group selected a spokesperson to present their collective insights in front of the gathering.

The workshop’s output presentation was led by Mr. Rolly Barrido from Barangay Luca, Ajuy. His presentation shed light on the community’s perspectives and ideas, providing valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by Ajuy.

Following the group presentations, a comprehensive discussion ensued between the participants and Nick Perlas, allowing for a deeper exploration of the workshop’s themes. The event concluded with a group photograph featuring Hon. Mayor Jett C. Rojas, Mr. Nicanor Jesus P. Perlas III, and the enthusiastic participants—a visual representation of collaborative efforts toward community development.

The SIAD Workshop in Ajuy, Iloilo, stands as a testament to the power of community engagement and the exchange of ideas for fostering positive change. The event facilitated an inclusive platform where diverse voices united in a shared commitment to social advancement and development.