Published on March 5, 2014
INCLUSIVE MOBILITY N ETWORK ORGANIZATIONAL MEETI NG FEBRUARY 4, 2014 with generous support from
INCLUSIVE MOBILITY NETWORK ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Faber Hall Function Room Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City February 4, 2014 DOCUMENTATION REPORT
TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF ACRONYMS ............................................................................................................................................... 4 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................................................... 6 OPENING PROGRAM.............................................................................................................................................. 8 WORDS OF WELCOME ............................................................................................................................................................ 8 PRESENTATION OF THE DRAFT INCLUSIVE MOBILITY ACTION PLAN ............................................................................ 9 Open Forum .............................................................................................................................................................................. 13 PRESENTATION OF STAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS ..................................................................... 16 ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON CSO NETWORKS ................................................................................................. 24 Model Network: Partnership for Clean Air ................................................................................................................ 24 IM Network Organizational Design: ............................................................................................................................. 25 The Whole Must Be More than the Sum of its Parts .............................................................................................. 25 NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF THE INTERIM EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ......................................................................... 26 CLOSING REMARKS................................................................................................................................................................ 28
LIST OF ACRONYMS ADB Asian Development Bank AKKAPP Abot Kamay ng mga may Kapansanang Pasigueño ang Pag-unlad ANSA-EAP Affiliated Network of Social Accountability in the East Asia and Pacific ASoG Ateneo School of Government BPI Bank of the Philippine Island CCTV Closed-Circuit Television CENRO City Environment and Natural Resource Office CLUP Comprehensive Land Use Plan COCAP Concerned with Advocating Philippine Environmental Sustainability CSO Civil Society Organization DENR Department of Environment and Natural Resources DEO District Engineering Office DoT Department of Tourism DPWH Department of Public Works and Highways E-buses Electric Buses E-jeepney Electric Jeepney EMBOA Ermita-Malate Bus Owners Association EVAP Electric Vehicle Alliance of the Philippines FSSI Foundation for Sustainable Societies Inc. HR House of Representatives iBoP Asia Innovations at the Base of the Pyramid in Southeast Asia IEC Information Education Communication IM Inclusive Mobility ISO Institute of Social Order LCP League of Cities of the Philippines LGU Local Government Unit LRT Light Rail Transit MC Motorcycle MMASBA Metro Manila Anti-Smoke Belching Association MMDA Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
MRT Metro Rail Transit NCR National Capital Region NGA National Government Agency NGO Non-government Organization NPDC National Parks Development Committee PCA Partnership for Clean Air PDAO Person with Disability Office PIO Public Information Office PTA Parent Teacher Association PWD Person with disability TOCA Transport Organization for Clean Air TODA Tricycle and Drivers Association TSP Tiklop Society of the Philippines TSSP Transportation Science Society of the Philippines UP University of the Philippines UP-NCTS University of the Philippines-National Center for Transport Studies US AEP United States Asia Environmental Partnership VMG Vision, Mission, Goal ZWRMP Zero Waste Recycling Movement of the Philippines
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Inclusive Mobility Network Organizational Meeting held at Faber Hall Function Room, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights Quezon City last 4 February 2014, was attended by a total of 54 individuals coming from different sectors. Each represents a total of 24 various organizations. About 13% of the participants came from the community, 30% from the government (national and local), 9% were members of persons with disability, while the remaining 48% were from the academe, private sector, NGOs and CSOs. With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, this event was organized by the Innovations at the Base of the Pyramid in Southeast Asia (iBoP Asia) Program under the Inclusive Mobility Project of the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG). The program formally started by the welcome remarks from Dr. Segundo Romero, Project Director of Inclusive Mobility Project. He marked this day as the end of the Inclusive Mobility (IM) Project but the birth of the Inclusive Mobility Network, a community with different individual advocacies but has a unified voice in terms of inclusive mobility emphasizing the accessibility of the poor and vulnerable to livelihood, work, public services and other activities. This network was born through a series of meetings and workshops aiming to give the vulnerable groups equal access. He highlighted that the network is not an adversarial network rather a group seeking solution to problems on inclusive mobility in which all sector is duly represented. This meeting aims to organize an executive council to work on formalizing the network by registering it under the Securities and Exchange Commission. The draft IM Action Plan was presented as a result of the series of meetings and workshops using a participatory and consultative process. The action plan would serve as a guide in determining the right projects and aid for policy making in advancing a more sustainable transport and livable cities. Some of the pressing points raised were: the need to come up with an immediate communication plan to disseminate the plan to a wider audience; strengthen the tripartite partnership of the government; private sector and community groups for the plans to transpire; involve more experts in the planning process that would yield to a more strategic program as one Metro Manila; and, changing mindsets involved in the action plan should include a paradigm shift of kids and the youth by spreading information through the education sector. The IM Action Plan was perceived a dream come true for the vulnerable sector especially the PWDs as they are given voice and their opinions mattered. The IM Network is also key in allowing the government to access relevant data in transport, helping each other toward a common goal and in giving the overall picture of sustainable transport. The proposed structure and form of the IM Network was also presented and provisionally approved by the members. It was followed by the election of the interim Executive Council. There were four nominees from the marginalized sector, seven candidates from the community road users sector, eight prospects from the media, NGO and academe group, four choices from the private sector and seven nominees from the government. The election rules was established using a constructive participatory process which resulted into selecting Ms. Tina Velasco (government), Mr. Cyrus Velega (marginalized), Mr. Rally de Leon (private), Mr. Quin Cruz (community road users), Ms. Vicky Segovia (NGO), Ms. Karen Crisostomo (NGO), Ms. Lalaine Guanzon (marginalized), Mr. Ryan Sumo (private), Ms. Dinna Dayao (media), and Mr. Bert Suansing (private) to serve a 2-year term of office. While Ms. Elsie de Veyra (marginalized), Mr. Pio Fortuno (community road users), Mr. Yeb Saño (government), Ms. Louie Golla
(community road users), Mr. Liberato Requima (government) will serve a 1-year term of office. It was agreed that five other additional representatives from the list of nominees would be named by the Executive Council. In his closing remarks, Dr. Romero urged everyone to be tolerant with one another and render respect and diplomacy in dealing with the other sectors as part of the network. He underlined that this is no longer an IM project team output but the project of all members as the ideas come from everyone. The IM project team would serve as the secretariat, which will assist the rising of the IM network logistically. He encouraged all to locate their specific advocacies in the big IM picture for the network to work as a whole.
OPENING PROGRAM The Inclusive Mobility Network Organizational Meeting was attended by a total of 54 individuals with the following representation: Participant Representation NGA 4% PWD 9% Academe 4% Community 13% CSO 17% LGU 26% Transport Sector 5% NGO 22% The program started with everyone singing the National Anthem of the Philippines followed by an invocation led by the emcee, Mr. Lorenzo Cordova. WORDS OF WELCOME Dr. Segundo Romero, Executive Director, iBoP Asia Dr. Romero was happy to declare that this day was the end of the inclusive mobility project and the birth of a new system of inclusive mobility known as a network. This network was not born overnight, it is a product of a series of meetings and workshops conducted by the inclusive mobility project. He gave a quick run through of the process that the Inclusive Mobility Network went through. During the first meeting entitled Metro Manila Transport Challenge Workshop held last 12 September 2013 at the ISO Conference Room at the Ateneo De Manila University, the Inclusive Mobility
project team conducted a diagnostic workshop with major stakeholders to determine the problems in sustainable transport. The second meeting entitled Inclusive Mobility Initiatives Mapping Workshop held last 17 October 2013 at the Faber Hall Conference Room at the Ateneo De Manila University discussed the solutions to the issues raised in the first meeting. It was in these two meetings that inclusive mobility was introduced. This meeting was meant to organize an interim executive council to be formalized and registered through the Securities and Exchange Commission. The idea of having an inclusive mobility community or group is for the government to have someone to approach or talk to about anything related to inclusive mobility. The idea was unthinkable since each member has their own advocacies but the Inclusive Mobility Network brought them together under a unified voice. Dr. Romero reiterated that the Inclusive Mobility Network is not meant to be adversarial rather a solution seeking group that shed more light than heat on having a more sustainable and inclusive transport system. And though most of the members are from the NGO and CSO sector, the concept of inclusivity implies that everyone (all sectors) should be represented in the network. In line with this, Dr. Romero welcomed everyone present in the meeting today and hoped that they all remain until the end of the program especially during the election of the Executive Council. PRESENTATION OF THE DRAFT INCLUSIVE MOBILITY ACTION PLAN Mr. Lorenzo Cordova Jr., Research Associate, Inclusive Mobility Project Mr. Cordova highlighted the importance of having a critical partnership in communicating with one another. The Inclusive Mobility project team compiled the result of the series of meetings and workshops into an Inclusive Mobility Action Plan. Two short videos were shown for the benefit of those who were not present during the first two meetings. The videos showed the highlights and what transpired during the workshops. The entire solution-seeking process involved a series of workshops to determine the issues, challenges, initiatives that may not even require new policies and opportunities facing the transport sector. The process aimed towards determining the elements for visioning the future of transportation and mobility in Metro Manila. Lastly, the process identified champions or advocates for a better transport system. The end product is an action plan. The overriding goal of the IM Action Plan is to look beyond the problem of traffic. It has the following four main objectives: 1. To broaden and make more inclusive the process of diagnosing and designing solutions for Metro Manila's mobility problems;
2. To increase the overall quality of the mobility system in Metro Manila by ensuring that adequately serves even the poor, the vulnerable, the disadvantaged, the marginalized, and the voiceless Metro Manilans; 3. To encourage multi-sector partnership in attaining collective impact in solving Metro Manila problem; and 4. To create an inclusive Metro Manila mobility system that will serve as a key foundation for enhancing livability and sustainability of Metro Manila as one of the world's premiere metropolitan center. The strategic framework of the action plan involves having all stakeholders in one place to talk: the government, private sector and the community. It signifies a multi-dimensional solution as it involves the four aspects: mobility, safety, productivity, and civility. The IM community envisions inclusive mobility in Metro Manila as a safe, seamless, well connected, accessible, and user-friendly Metro Manila sustainable urban transport system that works for all Metro Manilans, especially the poor, the vulnerable, the disadvantaged, and the marginalized. Inclusive mobility outcomes are grounded on a multi-sectoral network of Metro Manilans actively partnering with the government, private sector and civil society. It is categorized according to the aspects of mobility where enhanced mobility is defined as achieving travel purposes at the least cost and travel time; enhanced safety is travelling with least risk of loss of life, limb and property; enhanced productivity is generating higher peoduction of goods and services as a result of less travel cost, effort
and time; and lastly enhanced civility is having enhanced courtesy, discipline, and contribution to an engaging and encouraging travel and mobility environment. The indicators of each aspect and their desired outcomes were presented by Mr. Cordova. The entire action planning process involved three significant steps: 1) identification and diagnosis of problems, issues, and concerns; 2) Design of strategies, programs, and initiatives; and 3) prioritization of actions to be taken. The identification and diagnosis stage was classified into various perspectives: outcome, multidimensional, and modal. Outcome perspective tackled the four aspects of mobility which centers on issues/ challenges among motorists and non-mototized transport road users; challenges to commuters, pedestrians and PWDs; and issues among lawmakers and enforcers. Multi-dimensional perspective looked at the different dimensions of physical, economic, social, environmental, institutional and technological while modal perspective described the challenges per transportation mode: train (PNR, MRT, LRT), bus, jeepney, AUV, private vehicles, tricycles, and bicycles. The strategies, programs and initiatives of the IM network used a ten-point strategy as follows: 1. Making the transport system work for the poor and vulnerable which aims to lower transport fares and find ways to improve day-to-day experience of public transport users. 2. Designing the city to be walkable, bike-able and accessible which aims to create a healthier community with more walkable and pedestrian friendly spaces. 3. Moving people, not vehicles desires urban transport to move the majority of the city's population. This entails building more efficient transport system that connects people with their jobs, health care, education, and other basic needs. 4. Ensuring mobility with safety & civility which pertains to strict implementation of laws while safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the general public who uses the public transport system. On the other hand, the general pubic has an important role in performing its duties as a good citizen. 5. Promoting clean air, clean streets, clean vehicles, & clean facilities to enhance public health and reducing environmental degradation caused by pollution from the transport sector. This also includes the promotion for the use of new technologies as alternative to fossil fuel based transport modes. 6. Planning and communicating better and travelling less which aims to advance an effective planning process that competently allocates resources, and helps decision makers and transport users prioritize transport activities that reduce the need for personal travel and provide alternative transportation options. It also aims to advance an effective planning process that competently allocates resources, and helps decision makers and transport users prioritize transport activities that reduce the need for personal travel and provide alternative transportation options. 7. Sharing information to increase connectivity and accessibility by leveraging on the use of technology. Public sharing of information enables alternative and out-of-the-box options and solutions. 8. Making our neighborhoods more accessible to the rest of the city with the aim on how to inrease or create higher levels of neighborhood connectivity.
9. Changing mindsets and behaviors - the authorities' as well as ours pushing for a paradigm shift to a more comprehensive transportation system. It deviates from "traffic as the problem" to finding mobility solutions. 10. Attaining the mobility of all by engaging all especially the poor since they are the most affected whenever there are changes/projects in the transport sector. Thus, the IM Network offers an online platform to give them voice and to facilitate suggestions and recommendations. Priority actions to be taken were identified as key initiatives that can be implemented by the IM Network in the short-term or a period of one year. The following were identified as the key initiatives and their current state: KEY INITIATIVES IM Network Action Plan IM Portal Infographics IM Audit Studies Community Level IM Pilot Projects IM Professional Course IM Network Expansion On-line petitions Media Engagement Regular Tripartite Policy Meetings STATUS Done and presented in this meeting Existing but needs a little tweaking and improvement IM Network needs to tap art schools to help them develop knowledge products for educating the public about transport and mobility system in Metro Manila Needs to harness transport governance research to get indicators and determine what the proper engagement for the network Needs to be utilized for all elements to be used Have yet to be established Identify who else should be included and whether the network can be expanded to other major cities not just Metro Manila Need to be planned well. An example would be the current petition that calls for public officials to commute at least once a month. Being done by some members but network members need to be more visual in the media for public exposure Need to be planned The roles of the government, private and civil society sectors were also presented by Mr. Cordova. He said that the government should constantly collaborate with the private, non-profit and philanthropic sectors. They should influence the private sector investments to work towards sustainable urban transport and encourage investments in sustainable transport infrastructures. The private sector comes in as funding support for the government. They should find adequate resources to help cities finance infrastructure and deliver adequate services. This is where the public private partnership mechanisms also come in. Civil society has a lot of roles because it varies in nature. Civil society should lead in activities that change mindsets and behaviors of transport users, private sector and decision-makers. They also generate specific actions and participate in independent monitoring and evaluation programs and projects and in data gathering for sound decision-making. They can also accumulate and share knowledge, capacity, skills and networks. The plan wanted the strategies, programs and initiatives to be programmatic and sequential, hence the inclusion of an IM action program that improves physical connectivity, improve communication and encourage transport user contribution to overall mobility. All of the outcomes and programs presented
earlier were organized into the action programs such as: Inclusive Safety Action Program, Inclusive Productivity Action Program, and Inclusive Civility Action Program each with suggested key actions of the government, private, and civil society sectors. This Action Plan presented is open to suggestions, comments, and critical opinions from all sectors for improvement. Everyone was given a printed copy for review. OPEN FORUM The floor was opened for comments, suggestions and reactions from the participants. Most of the participants commended the IM project team for the very comprehensive action plan and in helping create an IM community that represents inclusivity in all aspects. The expansion of the IM network involves making it a stronger organization that puts everybody together to work and think as one. COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE ACTION PLAN: The immediate strategies perhaps need to detail a communication plan to make the network and action plan known to a wider audience. The role and task of the government sector should undertake a careful and thoughtful planning. This has been missing for the longest time. The private sector's role should not only help in mobilizing resources but also include not taking advantage of the situation by raising fees or fares. They should apply the real essence of public-private partnership. PPP happens in both ways. "Drenched in sweat moving from point A to point B" found in the action plan pertaining to cycling is not necessary. "Bicycles can only safely transport one person..." also found in the action plan should take into consideration pedicabs which can transport more than one person. COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE IM NETWORK: Make the network stronger because of the avalanche of activities as a result of building the IM community. The challenge is to be able to put things together. Invite more experts into putting everything into a strategic plan that makes the rest in the government and private sector see IM in a simplistic way that calls for the urgency to take actions already. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Pasig and Makati are all putting things together but there is no agenda that works for one whole Metro Manila. There is a need to be smarter in making plans and to communicate well.
PWDs are happy for the representation that they now enjoy. Their representation in many IM activities opened doors and brought awareness to many National Government Agencies (NGAs) that PWDs are part of the society and needs attention. Their rights are given voice through the IM Network. Since there is no existing CSO that acts to address the needs pertaining to the transport sector, the majority of the CSO representation in the IM Network is a great opportunity. There are many proposals by the government on creating more infrastructures but the IM Network is CSO's opportunity to show the government facts and data to compel a paradigm shift for everyone including other CSOs. All sectors have various individual advocacies but do not speak as one so the IM Network clearly helps in giving inclusive mobility a voice. Tap the Department of Education by sending them flyers and representatives from our network to talk to students and parents during PTAs in order to make them aware of what the network is doing. The last Monday of March is declared as disability day, this can be the good time to talk to students about IM and promote inclusivity in transport. OTHER POINTS RAISED: Study all roads (east to west, north to south) and consider constructing separate roads for the exclusive use of public and private vehicles (a road where private vehicles only can ply). Study whether motorcycle (MC) lanes in major thoroughfares could be exclusive to motorcycles. MMDA placed a motorcycle lane with an understanding that this is a private lane for motorcycles however, other vehicles overtaking in the lane compromises the safety of MC riders. The government calls it reserved lane but road users have different interpretation. We understand that infrastructure is lacking but the IM network can help in the safety of MC riders. Study the option of opening subdivisions to MCs for traffic decongestion. Changing mindsets should also include the young by spreading communication through the education sector. The safety issue of MC riders caused by the rampant incidence of crimes committed by motorcycle riding in tandem. There is hope to continue and encourage MC riders to undergo safety seminars because of increasing number of MC users. There is a need to impose discipline and responsibility on MC riders in plying the roads of Metro Manila.
Some LGU policies are inconsistent with national policies. For example, Batas Pambansa 344 states that roads should be accessible to PWDs but some subdivisions do not follow. Another example is wearing a helmet. It is required for MC riders but some subdivisions impose a "no helmet allowed inside the subdivision" policy, which the LGU could do nothing about. Share the Road Movement will file a petition on the Writ of Kalikasan on 13 February 2014 and is encouraging everyone to share their experiences and get their story across. These stories would make their advocacy more compelling. The writ invoked during one of their environmental law class would oblige the government to strictly enforce all environmental laws and specific provisions on road sharing. It also urges everybody to allocate spaces for cyclists and runners too. It does not aim to eliminate motor vehicles but encourage other people to use other modes of transportation to lessen the environmental impact of motorized transport. RESPONSE BY THE IM PROJECT TEAM Dr. Danielle Guillen said that part of the reason for building an IM Network is to reach out to all sectors including the government sector. The idea of forming an IM Network aside from raising issues is to find solutions to these issues. She acknowledged that traffic is not only due to the number of vehicles plying the road but also because of the lack of connectivity to private subdivisions. From each community, individuals must realize that everyone has a role. There do exist technologies that could help identify transport issues and concerns (i.e. CCTV cameras) and there are lobbyists who rally to help the government and find solutions to the existing problems. She encouraged everyone to be champions for the sector and avoid blaming the other. Dr. Romero said that the open forum clearly showed that the IM network is composed of a diverse set of people and organizations. It involves all sectors and he was happy that representatives from the government (LGU and NGA) were always present because their presence is crucial in every meeting. He recognized that their role is difficult because the network is composed largely of CSO/NGO and the government is always in the minority. The government's attendance is pivotal so ideas from the group would not fall under the extreme. The government provides the necessary balance and perspective to the group. Tyranny of the minority is avoided by having a permanent set of government representatives every time. Dr. Romero cited MMDA as a government institution share a similar agenda with IM. In fact, MMDA's plan has portions on mobility, safety, civility and productivity. They have started to separate the perspective of mobility on their plans and programs however, since traffic and transport management is part of their mandate, they could not zero in on mobility alone.
The main contribution of the IM group is to give the big picture on sustainable transport in Metro Manila. Dr. Romero urged all to look at their activities and individuals and locate their specific advocacies in the big picture. The outputs of the group are no longer outputs of the IM project but the product of every member. All ideas came from every member through a participatory solution seeking process. The IM project team serves as a midwife1 giving birth to the IM Network. The project team will not leave soon as the project ends, they will continue to listen and to provide resources for the network's activities. IM becomes the network of organizations and individuals and no longer the project. PRESENTATION OF STAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS As a form of getting the profile of participants, they were given pens and papers to write the following information: About your organization Purpose/ Objective of the organization Members Activities/ Initiatives Future plans Thoughts of being a member of the network if you will join Below were the ones submitted and presented in plenary: ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Viva Manila Neighborhood revitalization of Intramuros, Ermita, Malate through arts and culture to improve livability and creativity Members include Carlos Celran, Ria Cimjap, Charrise Aquino-Tugade, Daniel Darain Institutional partner include: 1 ACTIVITIES/ INITIATIVES Pasyal Sumakay: Carless street fair in Intramuros FUTURE PLANS THOUGHTS ON BEING A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK Assist in building and promoting IM campaigns/ advocacy Can partner to host events Possible to coordinate on pilot project such as bike racks for Rizal Park Dictionary definition: a person that helps to bring something into being or assists in development
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION DoT, Intramuros Administration, Manila City Hall, EMBOA (business association), NPDC (National Parks Development Committee), other CSOs World Bank ACTIVITIES/ INITIATIVES FUTURE PLANS Working on Greenprint 2030 - three pillars: inclusive, connected, resilient Can talk on how to integrate IM agenda Still launching report and preparatory Phase II City Transportation Management and Development Office of Marikina Effectively and efficiently manage the transportation and traffic system within the city Traffic manning activities Transportation regulatory enforcement operations IEC campaigns Planning and design (traffic engineering) Transport relations activities DPWH-NCR Implement infrastructure projects Members: DPWHNCR Metro Manila, 9 District Engineering Offices (DEOs) Arangkada Alliance Uphold rights and welfare of riders Empowerment and THOUGHTS ON BEING A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK Construction of alternative roads Development of Marikina Eastern Transport Terminal Designation of roads for private vehicles Personal level: interested to be a pedestrian champion within IM Network and the STOP fan campaign which pedestrians can use in crossing the streets Will be proactive members of the network. Looks forward to the realization of the 10point strategy especially in item number 6. Giving information/ dissemination updates of the DPWH-NCR project implementation Seminar on riders rights and safety riding seminar Humanitarian Well-disciplined community Progressive MC community A well-benefited organized network group
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION education Members: 6,000 active and motorcycle clubs Motorcycle Rights Association 19,000 member advocates National leaders: Joverty Bolanos and Martin Misa Bulacan Motorcycle Riders Federation 18 organizations and clubs ACTIVITIES/ INITIATIVES FUTURE PLANS THOUGHTS ON BEING A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK activities Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities Work on climate solutions and fair climate policy Membership: Aksyon Kilma, Electric Vehicle Alliance, Partnership for Clean Air Partnership for Clean Air, Inc. Evolved from "Lead-free Coalition" Promote air quality movement as a multi-stakeholder effort in the Philippines Objective: to facilitate air quality activities of members and stakeholders Members: 58 Rider advocate safety and welfare HPG force multiplier Blood Brother (conditional donation) Dugong Alay Dugtong ng Buhay Promotion of "Tatlong Republika" Ride for a cause E-jeepney revolution Climate friendly cities People's Survival Fund adaptation Slow-onset impacts, systems of rice intensification Upgrade tricycles from 2-stroke to 4stroke Cleaner fuels Road sharing Walkable, Livable, and Clean Cities Willingly joins the IM Network Improve e-jeepney system Enterprise of electric public utility vehicles Walking and cycling are the most environmentallyfriendly forms of transport Eco-driving Clean fleet (Electric vehicles) IM is in line with their VMG
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION organizations (e.g. COCAP, BPI Globe Bangko, Miriam College, MMASBA, ZWRMP, UP-NCTS, Atin To Development, TOCA, Clean Air Asia, DENR) Tiklop Society of the Philippines Promote folding bikes as part of one's lifestyle Promote bimodal transport Espouse 'share the road" concept Give back to society any way we can Members: over 6,000 in facebook, around 300 extremely active, cuts across all sectors of society ACTIVITIES/ INITIATIVES Firefly Brigade Promote the bicycle for clean air as an environment friendly means of transportation and sustainable communities Instrumental in opening LRT and MRT to allow folding bikes Trains newbies how to bike safely on city roads At least 6 rides a week Promotes share the road Open members' minds to society concerns Advocacy projects: orphanage visits/ elderly homes, lighten up project (give safety gear to cyclist commuters), bike sharing program for UP Tacloban students Push the Bike Parking Bill (HR Bill 5240) Monthly critical mass rides Monthly urban safety and etiquette skills riding clinic Bike to work program (bike buddy/ bike guide) FUTURE PLANS THOUGHTS ON BEING A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK Continue to push the envelope Continue to change people's minds and expand comfort levels and awareness TSP will be a great integral cog in IM Have more people riding their bikes than their cars More bikes than cars on the road All private/ public sectors, companies to have bike friendly facilities Very beneficial to promoting the advocacy and it will be helpful for us in supporting our programs and projects
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES/ INITIATIVES National Bike Day Coordination with LGUs for more bike friendly communities Conduct sensitivity training Provide livelihood/ medical treatment FUTURE PLANS Educate the youth Mainstreaming PWDS Have more "wheemobiles", accessible transportation in all LGUs, major roads everywhere (schools, work, hospitals, recreation centers) Make the Philippines PWD friendly, accessible and barrier-free society Share expertise, best practice on PWD sector, be an instrument, inspire and represent PWD sector Grateful to the IM Network that they are part of this advocacy. IM Network is more truthful. IM network can help the PWD sector a lot. IM action plan should be actualized. The LCP is more than willing to be part of this network. Genuine urban development requires building linkages. Circle of Friends Foundation Inc. Founded in 1998 To provide equality, dignity and mobility for PWD Provide accessible transportation "wheelmobile" accessible van with ramp Members: PWD, artist with disability, volunteers, filipino artists AKKAP Pasig Federation Make the rights of PWD real PWD society of Pasig City Members: 1,000+ from different barangays Submits monthly activity proposal to Pasig LGU on PWD livelihood, health and recreation To have PDAO (Person with Disability Office) at the LGU which should have annual funds to create and sustain their programs. League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) To serve as the voice of cities; advocate for policies and programs that promote the interest of cities across the country Knowledge broker for cities General assemblies Conventions Board Meetings Programs/ projects on various urban development themes Knowledge platform for cities Professionalize city managers THOUGHTS ON BEING A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES/ INITIATIVES FUTURE PLANS THOUGHTS ON BEING A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK Members: all the cities in the Philippines (144 cities) Barangay/ Community representative (from Pasig City) Representation of community leaders including commuters Members: community leaders including women, senior, PWD and students Philippine Nurses' Association An association composed of male and female memebrs. It is a non-government and non-stock (non-profit) organization Concern on safety and health care Insurance driving lessons Participation in car-less day, Bike4Life, TODA, barangay assembly/ CENRO activities, seminar consultation Outreach program Ecology/ environment Livelihood Disaster preparedness which includes transportation lecture on safety. This includes different aspects of transportation and implementation of traffic rules and regulation. Encourage everybody to take public transportation instead of private cars Enhance traffic rules and regulation Train new graduates in nursing for outreach program Summer tutorial bike Safety road month Clean air month World Earth day PWD accessibility Barangay feedback mechanisms for abusive tricycle drivers Transport system is the nervous system of the city Congratulated the IM team. Will continue to attend IM activities/ program because this is important for all of us. Encourage others to spread the IM Network and properly implement its objectives and purpose. Message to everyone is to get along with one another and respect others so that you may be respected.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES/ INITIATIVES Makati City Government Promote general welfare of constituents Members: City officials, employees, Sangguniang Panlungsod Lyon Couriers Inc. Mail delivery business Represents messengers Give jobs Identify places and resources in all areas Bike to work Push to address standards and make this information available to all OpenStreetMap Philippines FUTURE PLANS and other activities/ project Join other organization like IM Green Mobility: Makati Transport and Traffic Summit 2013 Pedestrianization: bicycle network Enhanced Mobility: rationalized urban transport, Ayala BRT Promoting green transport: e-jeeps, e-buses Signalization: CCTV monitoring, red light camera Strategic planning/ coordination with national government agencies and residents Most visible lately in the Yolanda crisis THOUGHTS ON BEING A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK Formulation of Transport Plan (2014-2023) integral part of Makati CLUP: compact, walkable, livable, safe, clean resilient city Open to partnership with IM Make all public transportation routes available in both map and data Mapping all informal settlers Help in planning Push for walkable sidewalk Advocate for less air and noise pollution Help in organizing ideas and solutions. Push for efficient use of resources through education. Give specifications on proposed solutions (e.g. how big bike lanes/ roads should be?
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES/ INITIATIVES FUTURE PLANS THOUGHTS ON BEING A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK Crowd-sourced mapping Free and open data Millions of users worldwide Personal Level/ Citizen Education/ civility driver/ pedestrian/ commuter Department of Sociology UP Diliman Teach, research Students Advocacy: mobilization of resources Families of Road Victims and Survivors Association of families, relatives, friends and colleagues of road victims, including survivors. It is a support group and at the same time an advocacy group for road safety especially the enforcement of rules and regulations for road users. Research Changing of culture/ mindset of the members of the academic community Book on road safety: advocating for road safety and road traffic injury victims Social science is in the context of social change. Hopes to invite more members of the academe like students. Campaign to make road safety a societal concern as well as a RIGHT of every citizen. Even before mobility, we talk about road safety.
ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON CSO NETWORKS MODEL NETWORK: PARTNERSHIP FOR CLEAN AIR Vicky M. Segovia, Executive Director As a model network organization of a CSO network, Ms. Segovia presented the structure of Partnership for Clean Air (PCA). PCA's structure is similar to the IM network in terms of its composition of mostly CSO members and it being an advocacy network. She presented the history of the organization saying how PCA evolved from the Lead-Free Coalition to the Coalition for Cleaner Fuels to being PCA in June 8, 2001. PCA was registered to be a legal entity with the Securities and Exchange Commission and incorporated as a non-stock, nonprofit corporation on November 23, 2003. The PCA secretariat operations was initially funded by a US-AEP grant in the first 6 months. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded the consultants that made up the secretariat and all operations, overheads and projects for 2.5 years. Pilipinas Shell and Manila Observatory supported the core operations of the PCA secretariat in subsequent years up to 2009. PCA is a national network of Clean Air Asia in the Philippines. In line with its mission and objectives of promoting air quality management, PCA as an organization serves the following functions: Coordinative as it coordinates air quality activities of members and stakeholders. Supportive as it supports members and stakeholders in air quality activities. Innovative as it undertakes activities in new areas of air quality management. Participative as it continues to promote air quality management as a multi-stakeholder effort. Responsive as it runs an efficient organization in order to be more responsive to the needs of its members and stakeholders. Transparent as it conducts activities and operations in a transparent manner. PCA members comprise representation from the government, development agencies and various CSOs, NGOs and the academe. Ms. Segovia also presented they past key achievements in program development, capacity-building, and social mobilization. She also showed key activities that includes annual forum on clean air, assemblies, steering committee meetings, recruitment of clean air champions, car-free days, tricycle upgrading project, eco/ clean fleet management, eco-driving seminars for government offices, environmentally sustainable transport system, feasibility study of tricycle upgrading using e-trikes, lobbied for Green Philippine Development Plan, Electric Vehicle Alliance of the Philippines (EVAP),
electric vehicle summit, and produce national air quality status report. They were also proud to say that in 2013, they had been officially accepted as member of the Foundation for Sustainable Societies, Inc. (FSSI). One of PCA's priority projects from 2013 until 2015 is the promotion of non-motorized transport such as biking and walking. In the future, PCA hopes to continue their clean air advocacies, search for alternative clean technologies, and be the center for training on clean cities program. IM NETWORK ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN: THE WHOLE MUST BE MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS Dr. Segundo Romero Dr. Romero presented a proposed structure of the IM network with the goal of being the primary advocate of mobility of all, by all, for all in Metro Manila. In terms of membership, the project team proposed for the IM Network to have member organization with individual members admitted according to rules that the Executive Council may provide. The IM Network should be deliberately and unashamedly biased in favor of the poor, the vulnerable, the disadvantages, and the marginalized Metro Manilans. Representation in the structure of the organization should reflect this bias. The multi-sector representation in the Inclusive Mobility Network is solely a mechanism for providing adequate information, ideas, insights, and perspectives from other sectors, for making the strategies, policies, actions, and decisions of the Inclusive Mobility Network consistent with the general welfare of all Metro Manilans. Representatives of the disadvantaged, community road-users, NGOs, the private sector, and the government in the Inclusive Mobility Network shall, as far a possible, represent their respective sectors (disadvantaged, community, NGOs, private sector, government) and not solely as representatives of their respective organizations. The idea is for them to contribute collectively towards a more inclusive mobility in Metro Manila. The Executive Council is proposed to finalize the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws of the IM Network. They will be the incorporators of the Network when registered through the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. Those who will be elected as Executive Council members in this meeting shall serve as the first set of officers of the IM network for two years (February 2014 - February 2016). The Council is expected to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman and the initial members shall have staggered terms where half will serve for the full two-year terms and the other half for one year. Membership in the Executive Council shall have the Executive Director of the IM Network as an exofficio member. The Executive Council is proposed to have the following composition: QUANTITY 3 PERCENTAGE 20% 3 3 3 3 15 20% 20% 20% 20% 100% REPRESENTATION Vulnerable/ Disadvantaged groups (urban poor, PWDs, senior citizen, accident victims, youth) Community-based organizations, road-users/ commuters NGOs, academe, media Private sector Government (national/ local) TOTAL
The criteria for choosing members of the Executive Council includes: 1. Accepts the vision of IM for Metro Manila; 2. Able and willing to contribute personal effort for enhancing IM in Metro Manila; and 3. Able to provide sector perspective in the service of overall inclusive mobility in Metro Manila. Meanwhile, the IM Project Team shall serve as the interim Secretariat until the project ends in May 2014, hence, they cannot be nominated nor elected as part of the Executive Council. But soon as the project ends, they will all serve as members of the IM Network. The IM Project Director shall serve as the interim Executive Director until the project terminates. The proposed election rules and procedure were as follows: Sector categories will be formed on the display gallery: (1) Marginalized, (2) Community roadusers, (3) NGO, academe, media (4) Private sector, (5) Government sector No two council members shall come from the same organization/agency/community Nominations for each category will be made for each sector (in the sequence above) using metacards Voting at large will be done using colored sticker dots The adoption of the IM logo and tag line was also proposed as an interim arrangement to serve its purpose on upcoming events and in the implementation of the Network’s Communication and Action Plans. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF THE INTERIM EXECUTIVE COUNCIL The nomination and election was done in a participatory manner where the participants get to comment and suggest how the election should be done.
The participants were asked to nominate as many members as they could and every nominee agreed to willingly serve the network as an executive council member. (See attachment for actual number of nominations) The nominees per sector were as follows: MARGINALIZED Lalaine Guanzon (Circle of Friends, PWD) Cyrus Ballega (AKKAP Federation, PWD) Elsie De Veyra (PCA, Senior Citizen) James Velasco (Ryders with Disabilities, PWD) COMMUNITY ROAD USERS Pio Fortuno (Tiklop Society of the Philippines) Robert Perillo (Bulacan Motorcycle Riders Federation) Quin Cruz (Manggahan Pasig City) Erwin Paala (Families of Road Victims and Survivors) Trina Tolentino (Operation Katipunan) Louie Golla (Motorcycle Philippines Federation) Julia Nebrija (Viva Manila) MEDIA, NGO, ACADEME Benjie Libarnes (Arangkada) PRIVATE SECTOR GOVERNMENT SECTOR Tina Velasco (MMDA) Rally de Leon (Lyon Couriers) Cora Cruz (TSSP) Karlo Robosa Liberato Requioma (DPWH-NCR) Vicky Segovia (PCA) Alberto Suansing Third Espero (LCP) Karen Crisostomo (Firefly Brigade) Ryan Sumo (App Developer) Violeta Seva (Makati City) Reina Garcia (Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities) Chad Osoria (ANSA-EAP) Engr. Gabriel Eusebio (Marikina Bikeways) Ronald Rodriguez (Pathways to Higher Education) Dinna Dayao Paul Sison (Marikina PIO) Yeb Saño (Climate Change Commission) The group decided to have a total of 20 members as interim executive council where they voted for 15 members during the meeting. After which the council will decide on the additional five with the end and view of balancing the representation of all sectors in the council. This will serve as a permanent election rule for the succeeding elections. A tie between Liberato Requioma and Violeta Seva from the government sector called for a revote. The voting resulted into Liberato Requioma getting elected. 2 Then the 15 who got the highest votes got elected as the 15 interim executive council members. The fifteen were ranked according to the person with the highest votes to the lowest to determine the number of years they will serve as council members. The top 10 elected members shall serve for two 2 17 voted for Liberato Requioma while 7 voted for Violeta Seva.
years while the remaining five plus the additional five to be named by the Executive Council shall serve for one year. The election results were as follows: 2-YEAR TERM Ms. Tina Velasco (MMDA) Mr. Cyrus Ballega (AKKAP Federation, PWD) Mr. Rally de Leon (Lyon Couriers) Mr. Quin Cruz (Manggahan Pasig City) Ms. Vicky Segovia (PCA) Ms. Karen Crisostomo (Firefly Brigade) 1-YEAR TERM Ms. Elsie De Veyra (PCA, Senior Citizen) Mr. Pio Fortuno (Tiklop Society of the Philippines) Mr. Yeb Saño (Climate Change Commission) Ms. Louie Golla (Motorcycle Philippines Federation) Mr. Liberato Requioma (DPWH-NCR) 5 additional members to be determined by the Council members Ms. Lalaine Guanzon (Circle of Friends, PWD) Mr. Ryan Sumo (App Developer) Ms. Dinna Dayao Mr. Alberto Suansing PHOTO 1 The Newly Elected Interim Executive Council CLOSING REMARKS Dr. Segundo Romero As closing remarks, Dr. Romero urged everyone to be tolerant with one another and render respect and diplomacy in dealing with the other sectors as part of the network. For this big network of organizations to last longer, conflict should be avoided and patience and democracy must be exercised at all times.
The election of government representatives as part of the Executive Council is serendipity because they have sympathy to CSOs so their role is critical as a balancing act. This is to demonstrate to all government sector representatives down the road that constructive engagement and true essence of partnership is the way to go. He underlined that this is no longer an IM project team output but the project of all members as ideas come from every member. The IM project team would serve as the Secretariat, which will assist the rising of the IM Network logistically. He encouraged all to locate their specific advocacies in the big IM picture for the network to work as a whole.
NOMINATION RESULTS MARGINALIZED Lalaine Guanzon (Circle of Friends, PWD) Cyrus Ballega (AKKAP Federation, PWD) Elsie De Veyra (PCA, Senior Citizen) James Velasco (Ryders with Disabilities, PWD) NOMIN ATIONS 1 4 1 1 COMMUNITY ROAD USERS Pio Fortuno (Tiklop Society of the Philippines) Robert Perillo (Bulacan Motorcycle Riders Federation) Quin Cruz (Manggahan Pasig City) Erwin Paala (Families of Road Victims and Survivors) Trina Tolentino (Operation Katipunan) NOMIN ATIONS 1 MEDIA, NGO, ACADEME Benjie Libarnes (Arangkada) NOMIN ATIONS 1 1 Cora Cruz (TSSP) 1 Karlo Robosa (Trip barker) 1 Liberato Requioma (DPWHNCR) 2 9 Vicky Segovia (PCA) 2 Alberto Suansing 4 Third Espero (LCP) 1 3 Karen Crisostomo (Firefly Brigade) 2 Ryan Sumo (App Developer) 1 Violeta Seva (Makati City) 1 3 1 Engr. Gabriel Eusebio (Marikina Bikeways) 1 Louie Golla (Motorcycle Philippines Federation) Julia Nebrija (Viva Manila) 11 Reina Garcia (Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities) Chad Osoria (ANSAEAP) 1 Yeb Saño (Climate Change Commission) 1 Ronald Rodriguez (Pathways to Higher Education) Dinna Dayao 1 Paul Sison (Marikina PIO) 1 2 1 PRIVATE SECTOR Rally de Leon (Lyon Couriers) NOMIN ATIONS 3 GOVERNMENT SECTOR Tina Velasco (MMDA) NOMIN ATIONS 3
ELECTION RESULTS MARGINALIZED Cyrus Ballega (AKKAP Federation, PWD) Lalaine Guanzon (Circle of Friends, PWD) Elsie De Veyra (PCA, Senior Citizen) James Velasco (Ryders with Disabilities, PWD) # OF VOTES 14 COMMUNITY ROAD USERS Quin Cruz (Manggahan Pasig City) 7 Pio Fortuno (Tiklop Society of the Philippines) 5 Karen Crisostomo (Firefly Brigade) 7 Ryan Sumo (App Developer) 6 Yeb Saño (Climate Change Commission) 5 Louie Golla (Motorcycle Philippines Federation) 4 Dinna Dayao 6 Alberto Suansing 5 Liberato Requioma (DPWH-NCR) 3 (1st round) Julia Nebrija (Viva Manila) 3 Violeta Seva (Makati City) 17 (2nd round) 3 (1st round) 4 # OF MEDIA, NGO, VOTES ACADEME 13 Vicky Segovia (PCA) Robert Perillo (Bulacan Motorcycle Riders Federation) 3 Erwin Paala (Families of Road Victims and Survivors) Trina Tolentino (Operation Katipunan) 2 2 Benjie Libarnes (Arangkada) # OF PRIVATE SECTOR VOTES 9 Rally de Leon (Lyon Couriers) 2 Karlo Robosa # OF GOVERNMENT SECTOR VOTES 14 Tina Velasco (MMDA) 1 # OF VOTES 15 4 7 (2nd round) 2 Reina Garcia (Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities) Ronald Rodriguez (Pathways to Higher Education) Cora Cruz (TSSP) 1 Paul Sison (Marikina PIO) 1 Engr. Gabriel Eusebio (Marikina Bikeways) 0 0 Third Espero (LCP) 0 Chad Osoria (ANSAEAP) 0
RANKING EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Tina Velasco (MMDA) Cyrus Ballega (AKKAP Federation, PWD), Rally de Leon (Lyon Couriers) Quin Cruz (Manggahan Pasig City) Vicky Segovia (PCA) Karen Crisostomo (Firefly Brigade), Lalaine Guanzon (Circle of Friends, PWD) Ryan Sumo (App Developer), Dinna Dayao Elsie De Veyra (PCA, Senior Citizen), Pio Fortuno (Tiklop Society of the Philippines), Alberto Suansing Louie Golla (Motorcycle Philippines Federation), Yeb Saño (Climate Change Commission) Liberato Requioma (DPWH-NCR) TOTAL # OF VOTES 15 14 13 9 7 6 5 4 3 RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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