A member of the Provincial Board (PB) has urged all barangays in Palawan to promote public transparency and feedback mechanism through the use of social media.

Board Member Ferdinand Zaballa in a filed resolution said events like disasters, crimes, and other important events should be posted on various social media platforms.

It is being implemented in some of the barangays in the town of Narra, he said.

“Tungkol lang naman ito sa open governance policy, nakikita natin na may achievements ang mga barangay pero hindi ‘yon nakikita kaya with this, puwedeng mai-post ang mga activities ng barangay, schedule ng bidding at iba pang programs. This is already being implemented in some barangays of Narra which I would like also to share since it is a good practice sa lahat ng munisipyo,” he said.

He added he wanted this public transparency initiative to become a “mandatory practice”.

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Zaballa cited the killing of a 53-year old Bantay Dagat employee of the municipal government of Narra who was found buried in a septic tank on July 2 in Brgy. Bato-Bato with his severed penis in a suspected love triangle crime.

The suspect, alias Jay-ar Colas was immediately captured Roxas through the coordination of barangay and municipal officials.

“This is where peacekeeping and disaster program so we will know what is happening in each area. One good example dito ay if you remember more than two weeks ago ay mayroong nangyari sa Narra na may pinatay and we posted the pictures of the suspects on social media and the heads ng barangay peacekeeping action team ay tumulong. We managed to track down the suspect in Roxas,” Zaballa said.

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