Gov. Marañon, Capitol heads attend LED strategy planning
Thirty-eight Capitol department and office heads are currently attending the two-day Local Economic Development Strategy Planning jointly organized by the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) and the Provincial Economic Development and Investment Center (PEDIC) that started yesterday at the Beach House in Sagay City.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. together with the Capitol department and office heads during the first day of the Local Economic Development Strategy Planning jointly organized by the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) and the Provincial Economic Development and Investment Center (PEDIC) yesterday, at the Beach House in Sagay City.*(Capitol photo)
MBCCI president Frank Carbon who welcomed the group to the activity said that in a few years, there is going to be a change in our economic landscape so it is best that we learn the strategies this early. He urged the Capitol department and office heads to help our local government units make the rural areas development-prone instead of development resistant.
Provincial consultant on Trade and Investment and former governor Rafael Coscolluela also shared his insights on the positive and business-like attitude of the Taiwanese people during his recent visit to the country. He said that LED is a recent paradigm used by LGUs to attract investors. He added that we cannot wait for the programs of national government to trickle down to the provincial level, for as long as there is poverty in the rural areas and there is an imbalance, there is something wrong and we need to address these issues.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. in his message said that the province just received its 3rd Seal of Good Local Governance award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) together with some cities and towns of the province. “We have done so much for our province but we have still many things to do, let’s think like the Japanese people, let’s think about what’s good for the whole,” the Governor added.
Well-known LED coach and former University of Philippines professor Dr. Aser B. Javier discussed thoroughly various topics about the Local Economic Development and will conduct a workshop today to assist the Capitol heads on LGU LED Strategy Formulation.*(Capitol)