By Cyrus A. Natividad
The CPU School of Graduate Studies Doctor of Management Major in Development class sponsored a Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Development Council (MIGEDC) Project Steering Committee (PSC) Forum with the theme: “Harnessing Opportunities in MIDGEDCs New Normal.”
MIGEDC’s Chairperson, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas in his keynote message encouraged MIDGEDC members “to work together in recovering from the ill effects of the pandemic.” Furthermore he said, “Today we rally with a common goal and should commit to exhaust all possible ways for the economy to bounce back, for businesses to recuperate, and for us to cope with the work set up in the new normal. We must reassure investors that there is a bright future for them in Iloilo and Guimaras.”
He added that, “We have to renew our commitment and get our acts together to make Metro Iloilo-Guimaras stronger, more vibrant and attractive to live, work and invest.”
According to Cebu Leads Foundation, Inc., MCDC Chair Mr. Gordon Alan Joesph and NEDA Regional Office 6 Asst. Regional Director Engr. Arecio A. Casing Jr., “Responsive Governance, Proper Urban Planning and Political Will of Local Leaders are the important factors in making a competitive Metropolitan Iloilo and Guimaras.”
Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines President, Mr. Pierre Carlo C. Curay and Department of Agriculture Western Visayas, Regional Executive Director- (Centralian) Engr. Remelyn R. Recoter said that “Having a strong Supply Chain Economy should be considered a priority in Metro Iloilo and Guimaras – to achieve efficiency in the area.”
The online forum was held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. MIGEDC’s Executive Director and Iloilo City LEDIP Officer Ms. Velma Jane C. LAO, EnP was Host and Moderator.