Philippines bags Bright Spot award at London summit

 
Photo from Open Government Partnership
 
The Philippines has bagged the Bright Spots Award at the Open Government Partnership Summit in London.
 
The Citizen’s Participatory Audit (CPA), Commission on Audit (COA) Chairman Grace Pulido-Tan pet project which allows ordinary Filipinos to participate in the audit of public funds, was declared winner of the Bright Spots competition at the closing plenary of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) summit in London Friday afternoon.
 
COA Commissioner Heidi Mendoza, who headed the Philippine delegation, recevived the award for the country's entry.

The four pilot projects of the intiative are the DPWH CAMANAVA Flood Control, the DepEd Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Infra for School Buildings Phase 1, Quezon City’s Solid Waste Management Program, and Marikina City’s operation of barangay health centers.
 
The CPA received the highest number of votes from the over 1,000 summit participants and the general public, beating six other bright ideas from Chile, Estonia, Georgia, Indonesia, Montenegro and Romania.
 
Out of 50 shortlisted entries from around the world, the list is whittled down to 7 contenders.
 
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) was launched in September 2011 by eight founding governments: UK, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa and United States. It has now 60 participating countries with multilateral initiative aiming to promote transparency, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
 
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