NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – Four (4) members of the Multi-Sector Governance Council (MSGC) of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC), Armed Forces of the Philippines took oath at the EMC conference room administered by Deputy Commander BGen. Ronnie S. Evangelista at 9:30 a.m., Feb 22, 2016. The establishment of MSGC is in line with the AFP’s commitment to promote good governance, transparency, and accountability within the framework of stakeholder consultation and engagement.
The MSGC members who took their oath are the following: Mr. Ednar G. Dayanghirang, Technical Assistant of OPAPP; Mr. Sebastian L. Angliongto, Honorary Life Chair of Davao City Chamber of Commerce Industry Inc; Mr. Antonio T. Dela Cruz, President Davao City Chamber of Commerce Industry Inc; and Ms. Susan B. Palad, Chairwoman of UCCP Shalom Center Davao.
The MSGC has a three-fold mandate: 1. To Champion the EMC Transformation Roadmap (EMCTR) to the organization’s external stakeholders in order to encourage support and participation; 2. To provide expert advice in the implementation of the EMCTR; and 3. To help improve transparency and accountability in reporting performance. The MSGC shall ensure the sustainability and continuity of EMCTR until the attainment of the AFP’s vision of becoming “a world-class armed forces, source of national pride”.
As a governance mechanism, the MSGC shall have the following functions: 1) Provide policy advice and/or recommendations to EMC to help steer the organization towards the achievement of the AFP’s vision and strategy; 2) Assist EMC in aligning its policies, plans, and programs with its transformation initiatives; 3) Monitor and assess the implementation of the various EMC Transformation Roadmap initiatives that are critical for the EMC to achieve its desired breakthrough results; 4) Evaluate the EMC’s performance relative to its scorecard; 5) Validate strategy review and assessment reports; 6) Assist EMC in generating additional resources; 7) Advise the organization on possible resource generation programs and/or activities; 8) Support EMC’s advocacy thrust of promoting good governance by advocating the EMCTR to its stakeholders; 9) Help generate public support; and 10) Assist the organization in building meaningful and lasting partnership with key sectors and stakeholders.
The EastMinCom’s MSGC are composed of 8 to 12 members from various sectors within Eastern Mindanao. The said members shall be invited by the Commander, Eastern Mindanao Command considering their willingness to work and assist the Command in promoting good governance, transparency, and accountability.