Once again, NCMB CAR was invited to speak on conciliation mediation techniques and skills before 200 Lupon ng Tagapamayapa from Abra on October 2, 2015 at Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, Baguio City.

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In 2014, the Branch’s technical staffs Ms. Cresencia M. Pawingi and Mr. Cesar Cacayuran facilitated the discussion, sharing,     and workshop of the first batch of this Training on Gender Responsive, Child Friendly and Culture-Sensitive Katarungang Pambarangay.

Sponsored by DILG-Abra, the training tackled gender responsiveness, child friendly and culture sensitivity as major phases in the attainment of a sound barangay justice. Speaking in three hours, Director Gil G. Caragayan shared the suggested techniques to be applied in a conciliation mediation forum but cautioned the participants that there is no “hard and fast rule” in conciliating and mediating disputes.

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“Know the profile and background of the case. Be ready with options and solutions of the case you handle,” Dir. Caragayan advised the Lupon Tagapamayapa.

Dir. Caragayan emphasized on the traits of a conciliator – Machiavellian trait, the wisdom of Solomon, the patience of Job, sincerity and bulldog characteristics of an English, the wit of the Irish, the physical endurance of a marathon runner, the broken field dodging abilities of a half-back, the guile of Machiavelli, the personality probing of a good psychiatrist, the confidence retaining characteristics of a mute, and the hide of rhinoceros. He said that these traits should be exhibited by anyone who acts as conciliator-mediator. Cresencia M. Pawingi, LIO-CAR