The Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines (CCARPH) co-organized the event entitled, “Consultation Meeting and Workshop on City and Barangay Resilience Scorecards” with the National Resilience Council (NRC), the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (PLMun), and the local government of Muntinlupa City held last Oct. 29, 2019.
Each of the nine barangays were represented by barangay officials and PLMun faculty and students, and they all participated in validating the Barangay Resilience Scorecard. This scorecard was translated from the Resilient Local Government Systems Scorecard of the NRC. Both these scorecards aim to assess the city and barangay’s initiatives and programs towards resilience, with a focus on five pillars: Leadership and Governance, Human Development, Local Economy, Infrastructure, and Environment. In the Barangay Scorecard, the City Scorecard was translated and refined to better fit the existing government structure of the barangay. The participants came up with initial ratings of their barangays based on the 25 indicators in the Barangay Scorecard.
In a parallel session, members of the Muntinlupa City Resilience Council and representatives from the private sector scored Muntinlupa City on the City Level Resilience Scorecards. Mercury Drug and Meralco representatives joined the Muntinlupa City Resilience Council to assess the current programs and initiatives of the city and the private sector towards resiliency.
In the afternoon, the participants presented their initial ratings of their city and barangay. Through this exercise, they were able to see what areas they are doing well in as well as where their city and barangays could still use some improvement in achieving resilience.