Twenty-one national government agencies with offices in Western Visayas and all the mayors of Negros Occidental’s Third District committed their full support to Rep. Alfredo Benitez’ IHELP priority programs for 2018 and 2019 in a Strategic Planning session held March 8-9 in Tagaytay City, a press release from his office said.
The two-day marathon meeting attended by regional directors and heads, included identification of priorities with budgets for 2018-2019 and dialog to reach mutual agreements on critical points for convergence.This is Benitez’s second planning session with national agencies, the first was in 2015.
Leading the discussion, Benitez also presented his big ticket programs under Infrastructure, Health and Housing, Education and Environment, Livelihood, and Policy or Legislation.
Interacting to all the presentations were Victorias Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon, Silay Mayor Mark Golez, Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares and representing Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano was Punong Barangay Isidoro Rodrigazo who is also consultant for Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the press release said.
Agencies that attended included National Economic Development Authority, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform, National Irrigation Administration, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Health, Department of Interior and Local Government. Department of Education, Department of Social Welfare and Development, National Housing Authority, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Administration, Department of Labor and Employment, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Philippine Ports Authority, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Energy, Department of Trade and Industry, Sugar Regulatory Administration, Commission on Higher Education. Also represented was the office of Abang Lingkod Partylist Representative Stephen Paduano, the press release said.*
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