The Negros Caucus of Development NGOs in collaboration with Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement-Negros and the Western Visayas Network of Social Development NGOs (WevNet), will hold conference on the Negros Occidental Provincial Development and Reform Agenda at the Chicken J Restaurant, near the Villamonte Barangay Hall, at B.S Aquino Drive, Bacolod City, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
NCPN Coordinator and PRRM-Negros Area manager Edwin Balajadia, said in a press release yesterday, that the workshop will crystallize local civil society’s positions on urgent and vital issues, especially on mass poverty in the province after the May 2013 elections and provide it with an action plan for its mass struggles and social advocacies in the remaining months of 2013 and beyond.
Balajadia is also the vice president of WeVNet.
The conference-workshop will be attended by leaders and representatives of civil society organizations and formations, including from the various basic sectors of small farmers, fishers, urban poor, rural women, workers, youth and students, political and social movements, and NGOs, the press release said.
Emmanuel Areno, executive director of the Iloilo-based ICODE and regional coordinator of WeVNET, will also provide national and regional CSO network updates, the press release added.*