Region 1 Biyaheng Pinoy Expo 2010 showcases multi-sectoral services
By Jennilyne C. Role
San Fernando City, La Union (30 November) -- Convergence of public services will be showcased in a one-day Biyaheng Pinoy: Capacity Development Expo (CEDx) 2010 at the Oasis Country Resort, this city on December 2, 2010.
"The event, in coordination with the Local Government Academy, is an ideal opportunity to map out the service and program capacity of national government agencies (NGAs), local resource institutions and other capacity development providers to effectively respond to the capacity development requirements of the local government units (LGUs), Director Manuel Biason of the Department of Interior and Local Government said.
Further, he stressed that the event will go hand in hand with the launching of the "Biyaheng Pinoy, Tapat na Palakad, Bayang Maunlad" Project, covering a series of activities to celebrate 20 years of Local Autonomy of the Philippines.
Pedro Gonzales, Chief of the Local Government Capability Development Division of the DILG added that LGU Best Practices in the region will also be presented to draw inspiration for the other LGUs to work more for their respective constituents.
Spearheaded by DILG, the event will be participated in by LGUs, NGAs, academe, civil society organizations, people's organizations, youth organizations, development partners, private institutions and other stakeholders.
The Biyaheng Pinoy aims to commemorate the 20th anniversary of local autonomy in the Philippines through a year-long series of activities at the local and national levels.
Also, it contributes in the broader valuation of local autonomy towards national development and increase awareness of the general public on local governance issues through conducting different activities involving various stakeholders. (PIA1-La Union) [top]