WHAT IS BANTAY BAYAN?

Bantay Bayan is a citizen-watch and legal assistance program that aims to ensure that Local Government Units (LGUs) practice good governance amid the COVID-19 crisis. Since it launched in March, Bantay Bayan has gathered over 1000 volunteers nationwide. It is spearheaded by GoodGovPH, a youth-led movement for good governance in the Philippines registered under the National Youth Commission (NYC-YORP), together with volunteer lawyers and law students. Its website is designed and developed by the Developer Student Clubs Loyola.

The Bantay Bayan program aims to:

1

Gather citizens nationwide who will monitor their respective LGU’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

2

Empower citizens to initiate proactive measures to promote good governance in their LGUs

3

Provide free online legal assistance to concerned citizens regarding issues involving the COVID-19

4

Educate citizens about laws, policies, issues, and other matters relevant to the COVID-19 crisis

LGU WATCH

Mobilize | Volunteer Engagement Team

Bantay Bayan mobilizes volunteers nationwide who will monitor the actions of their respective LGUs and act upon issues they see in their communities.

Report | Monitoring and Evaluation Team

The Bantay Bayan Team prescribes action steps that volunteers may pursue to resolve non-legal concerns. Legal concerns, on the other hand, are forwarded to the Bantay Bayan Legal team for legal assistance.

MONITORING CRITERIA

icon RESPONSIVENESS

  • Public health services
  • Emergency response mechanism
  • Case finding, contact tracing, and management
  • Disinfection drives

icon PEACE, SECURITY, AND RULE OF LAW

  • Enforcement of home quarantine, curfew, and lockdown
  • Grievance mechanisms
  • Strict enforcement of physical distancing in public places

icon SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SERVIC

  • Distribution of relief goods
  • Financial assistance/Relief initiatives
  • Overtime pay, Hazard pay, and/or 13th month pay for government employees and frontliners

icon TRANSPARENCY & COMMUNICATION

  • Risk Communication
  • Public Engagement
  • Procurement Reports
  • Financial Reports

PUBLIC AWARENESS

Bantay Bayan regularly produces informative and educational materials (FAQs, primers, infographics, statements), writes articles on volunteers and frontliners, and hosts online educational discussions. This is to make relevant information simpler and more accessible to the people.

You can view our “Usap Tayo!” online sessions below:

Bantay Bayan is spearheaded by:

GoodGovPH

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GoodGovPH is a youth-led movement for good governance in the Philippines. It seeks to champion the principles of good governance through advocacy campaigns, alliance-building, governance education, community collaboration, and innovation.

It is a youth organization registered under the National Youth Commission - Youth Organization Registration Program (YORP).

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Developer Student Clubs Loyola is a student organization powered by Google Developers that aims to build students’ skills and network by giving them access to different technologies, specifically Google Developer technologies like Android, Firebase, Angular, Flutter, Google Cloud Platform and many more.

Together, we learn in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for the community.

Bantay Bayan is co-presented by:

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GoodGovPH

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DSC - Loyola

the_initiative_ph

The Initiative PH

kilos

KILOS Youth

advocates

Youth Advocates for the Philippines

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Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition

In partnership with

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Ateneo Entablado

mea

Ateneo MEA

scintilla

Scintilla Juris

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UP Alyansa

Also brought to you by

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Utopia

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Business Economics Association

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UP CRS

Organization Partners

2KK

Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation

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Abra Youth Organizations Society

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Ateneo EDGE

ama

Ateneo Management Association

cmli

CMLI Junior Council Alumni Association

cssp

CSSP Student Council

ecosoc

UP Economics Society

gma

GMA Cavite Youth Organization

ignite

IGNITE-NCPAG

kalikha

KALikha

psychsoc

UP Psychology Society

trio

PICE-ACIP-UPDSC

pup_econ

PUP Economics Research Society

san_pablo

San Pablo Youth Leaders Organization

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STAND UP

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The Ateneo Assembly

up_aitsc

UP AITSC

up_bac

UP Business Administration Council

up_cesc

UP CESC

scholar

UP DOST Scholars' Association

USC

UP Diliman University Student Council

up_polsci

UP Political Society

up_sandiwa

UP Sandiwa

up_econ

UP School of Economics Student Council

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UP Variates

ust_polsci

UST The Political Science Forum

ymhc

Youth for Mental Health Coalition

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