RCMB-CAR extended its advocacy on continuous education  on alternative dispute resolution (ADR)  to barangay officials and Barangay Peace Council or Lupon Tagapamayapa of  selected barangays in Abra, La Union and Ilocos Sur.

RCMB-CAR Dir. Brenda Rose Odsey discussed comprehensively the procedures and approaches of dispute settlement thru negotiation and conciliation-mediation. To enhance further the skills of the participants, mock conciliation-mediation  meetings were conducted and processed by Sup. LEO Maggie Balagtey. Observations and suggestions were conveyed by the Director at the end of the role plays.

The learning session was a  project of the Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc. (JVOFI). They envisioned to enhance the capacity and skills of the LGU’s in resolving conflicts and disputes in their respective areas pertaining to tobacco production using the Barangay Justice System.  The activity was held in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur on December 12-13, 2017.

Maggie B. Balagtey