Published: Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:26
Written by DNIPC (JayBanjal)
Bent on achieving yet another milestone for their respective local government units, participants converge in a 2-day Seminar Write-Shop on the Formulation of the Davao del Norte Provincial Investment Roadmap for CY 2021-2025 at the Davao del Norte Pavilion last April 26-27, 2021.
The activity is aimed at developing a directional plan and agenda that would serve as guideline for the local government units in their efforts to lure more investors through the promotion of trade and investment, leading to increased local revenues. The resulting blueprint is desired to be achieved in a projection of another 5 years.
Facilitating the two-day technical seminar is Ms. Gelyn S. Llana, Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist from the Department of Trade and Industry XI. A graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Ms. Llana has been instrumental in drafting the Island Garden City of Samal and Panabo City’s Three-Year Investment Priorities Plan, as well as Davao del Norte’s Local Investment and Incentives Code. She is also responsible in realizing the Panabo City and Davao del Norte’s MSME Development Plan.
Meanwhile, Ms. Maria Hazel C. Zafra, EnP, Assistant Provincial Administrator for Operations, representing Davao del Norte Gov. Edwin I. Jubahib, extends the appreciation of the Provincial Governor to all the partner-LGUs who have shared their tireless effort and unwavering support to the activities and programs of the provincial government. She added, the collective efforts of all the local government units comprising Davao del Norte is one main factor in the past and present success of the province in creating a more conducive business climate and a more transparent and efficient delivery of public services.
The province of Davao del Norte has been awarded as Finalist for two (2) consecutive years, 2017 and 2018, as the Most Business-Friendly LGU in the Provincial Level, in the entire Philippines. In 2020, once again, Davao del Norte was included in the Top 10 Most Business-Friendly LGU for 2019. It also grabbed the 1st Place Overall Most Competitive Province in Davao Region for two (2) consecutive years, in 2017 and in 2018, and was given the award for the third time in 2020. The Province of Davao del Norte also garnered the 3rd Place as the Most Competitive Province in the entire country during the 6th Regional Competitiveness Summit awards in Manila in 2018.
Just recently, Davao del Norte ranked 2nd in the 2020 Overall Most Competitive Province in the entire country. The award was based on the 2022 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry, summing all the scores in Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency.
The two-day Seminar Write-Shop, which was attended by Local Economic and Investment Promotion Officers and Planning Officers of the different cities and municipalities, was made possible by PADO-Davao del Norte Investment and Promotion Center, in cooperation with the Provincial Planning and Development Office.
Published: Friday, 19 March 2021 12:23
Written by DNIPC (JayBanjal)
Davao del Norte Provincial Governor “Kuya Gob” Edwin I. Jubahib formally handed over to the Provincial Administrator’s Office-Davao del Norte Investment and Promotion Center (PADO-DNIPC) the new Motoposh Motorcab and two units of Prefabricated Container Van House, today, March 19, 2021.
In a short but solemn occasion, the dynamic Governor spearheaded the formal turning over of the keys of the motor cab and the container van house units to DNIPC Head, Ms. Joevynar M. Miedes, DMO III. The said equipment will be utilized as part of the ongoing implementation of the DavNor Kaagapay (KAwsa sa Agrikultura ug PAnginabuhian sa BarangaY) Project, a food security and sustainability program initiative of the Governor that is designed to combat the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Kaagapay has three main components, namely, the agro-forestry, poultry-raising, and vegetable production. Meanwhile, the PADO-DNIPC is in the frontline of its implementation, being in-charge of the marketing of the produce coming from the beneficiaries, along with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), and the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office (PAGRO). Through the motor vehicle, the marketing of the products will be faster and more efficient, while the storage facility will ensure the vegetables nutritional qualities and prevents it from spoilage, as these are perishable goods.
In a short message by the Governor, he emphasized on the project’s impact on the communities of Davao del Norte, and to the families of the beneficiaries who were provided with planting materials of high-value and cash crops, as well as domesticated livestock as a means of their livelihood. The said beneficiaries are constituents of Davao del Norte who are severely affected by the crisis, and who are prioritized by the Provincial Government to be given outright assistance.
The vigorous Governor also shared the recent undertaking of the Provincial Government where he assisted in the turn-over of agricultural equipment, consisting of combine harvester, four-wheel tractors, riding type transplanters, and hand tractors to the 23 farmers associations of the province. The said equipment are funded via the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), which is created by virtue of Republic Act No. 11203, otherwise known as the Rice Tariffication Law.
Prior to the formal turn-over, a benediction ceremony was conducted over the facility and the motor vehicle thru Fr. Ian Jade I. Balistoy, the officiating priest.