Leaders' and citizens' interaction in localizing the MBN approach the experience of the municipality of Rizal, Zamboanga del Norte

The physical absence of the elected representative of the first district of Zamboanga del Norte and the mayor of the municipality of Rizal did not deter the local government unit from successfully implementing the Social Reform Agenda (SRA) /Minimum Basic Needs (MBN) Approach. The political will of...

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Published in:Philippine Journal of Public Administration Vol. XLIII, no. 1-2 (Jan. 1999 - Apr. 1999), 84-130
Main Author: Nicolas, Eleanor E.
Resource Type: Article
Language:English
Published: 1999
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Summary:The physical absence of the elected representative of the first district of Zamboanga del Norte and the mayor of the municipality of Rizal did not deter the local government unit from successfully implementing the Social Reform Agenda (SRA) /Minimum Basic Needs (MBN) Approach. The political will of the mayor in creating the necessary social infrastructure and the intensive social preparation of the major stakeholders, and implementors at the municipal level carried the SRA/IMBN through the challenges of introducing major changes in the local situation. Facilitating the operationalization of the MBN Approach at the barangay level was mobilizing and getting the commitment of volunteers, people's organizations and local leaders as partners in the process of responding to the unmet needs. Two barangays with very unique MBN experiences provide interesting insights on how to triumph over problems of resources and nonparticipation.
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