About twenty-four heads and technical staff from various departments of the Cities of Antipolo, Calbayog and Manila participated in Module One of the City Leadership and Governance Program (CLGP) on September 6-7, 2016 at the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City. As shown in the photo, the participants posed with the members of the CLGP Technical Working Group (TWG) composed of members from the Department of Health-Bureau of Local Health Development, Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), and the Zuelleg Family Foundation. The TWG members also serve as faculty members of the program. The DAP-Sustainable Human Development Program serves as the academic partner.

The CLGP is part of the Health Leadership and Governance Program (HLGP) that is supported by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. Its basic postulates include the following: Social and health inequities are serious in urban areas; Addressing health inequities benefits the poor, but this requires improving the key indicators under the six building blocks of health systems; Enhancing the six building blocks requires bridging leadership — an approach that builds the competencies of the participants in creating a sense of “ownership,” “co-ownership,” and “co-creation”.