QUEZON CITY, May 16 (PIA)--Mayor Herbert Bautista has approved an ordinance merging two offices that deal with grassroots development into one department.
City Ordinance 2563-2017, authored by Councilors Roderick M. Paulate and Donato C. Matias, effects the merger of the Barangay Operations Center (BOC) and the Community Relations Office (CRO).
The unit is now called the Barangay and Community Relations Department.
The streamlining aims to ensure that the needs of the barangay and the communities are efficiently addressed by eliminating over-lapping of functions and redundancy.
The streamlining of the city government’s operations is among those included in the Executive-Legislative Agenda which Mayor Herbert Bautista unveiled late last year.
“In line with the ongoing rationalization plans which aims to make the structural organization of the city government more responsive and in the interest and exigency of the service it is deemed proper to integrate the Barangay Operations Center and the Community Relations Office and re-align their respective functional structure under a single and unified line of authority,” the resolution read.
“Ang BOC ang focus ‘nyan barangay. Ang CRO community relations, sa mga NGOs at POs (Peoples Organization). Dapat lang na pag-isahin sila bilang isang department,” Mayor Bautista said.
“Hopefully, maging efficient lalo ang serbisyo, more coordinated naman sila, more information campaign on the services na binibigay ng city at ma-streamline mo ang bureaucracy, mas magiging lean pero efficient and service,” Mayor Bautista added.
The Barangay and Community Relations Department provides basic technical and administrative services and assistance to the barangay and the community, monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of barangay officials, government and Non-Governmental Organizations within the community. BCRD also promotes and explains the city plan and programs to the people.
BCRD will have four divisions namely: Operations and Monitoring Division, Administrative Division, Planning and Programming Division, and the Technical and Research Services Division. (QC PAISO/RJB/SDL/PIA-NCR)