City Starts FACES Project
Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. led the ceremonial turn-over of fund assistance given by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals-Family-Based Actions for Children and their Environs in the Slums (UNMDG-FACES) Project in Olongapo City.
Held at the Rizal Triangle Covered Court recently, Mayor Gordon officially turned over the P60,000 fund assistance for the 1st phase of UNMDG-FACES project to City Treasurer Marcelino Andawi, UBSP Coordinator Randino Ledesma, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) head Gene Eclarino and to City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) OIC Engineer Marivic Nierras.
The said amount is the partial funding of the total amount of P300,000.00 fund assistance. The Local Government Academy (LGA) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) of the Philippines thru the United Nations-Habitat, implements FACES in Olongapo. The city is the sole recipient in Region III of the said second batch of the grant.
To ensure the implementation of the said project, Mayor Gordon signs Executive Order No. 59 that creates the FACES Project Management Team (PMT) wherein the Officer-In-Charge of the Urban Basic Services Programme (UBSP) will lead the team.
Among the 17 team members are:
1. The Officer-in-Charge of the City Planning & Development Office
2. The City Social Welfare Officer
3. The City Health Officer
4. The City Nutrition Action Officer
5. The Officer-in-Charge of the City Budget
6. The City Director of DILG
7. The Division Superintendent of the Department of Education
8. The Livelihood and Cooperative Development Officer
9. The City Population Office
10. The PESO Coordinator
11. The JLGMH Women’s Center Officer
12. The City Civil Registrar
13. The President of Gordon College
14. The Officer of the Women and Children Protection Center of the PNP-Olongapo City Police Office
15. The President of the Olongapo Business Club
16. The President of the Gawaing Aktibong Pampamayanan of Olongapo (GAPO)
17. Barangay Focal Persons of the Identified Slum Community
The FACES project aims to focus and target issues on poverty thru the selection of twenty (20) male and twenty (20) female youth from underprivileged communities. From the study of the “subjects” the FACES Project Management Team will then formulate recommendations to address and provide solution to poverty.