Kabisig Mindanao Foundation, Inc. announced the launching of Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair 2017 slated on April 18 to 20, 2017 at Abreeza Mall Davao City.
The program was created by virtue of a Presidential Proclamation No. 650 in 1990 during the term of Pres. Cory Aquino.
Its mandate was “to facilitate, coordinate and monitor the implementation of government programs and accomplishments. It also provides linkages between and among the private sector groups and government agencies and instrumentalities”.
Guesting during the Kapehan sa Dabaw media forum on Monday, Kabisig Mindanao Foundation, Inc. Chairman and JCI Senator President Daniel C. Guillen stressed the need for the public to hear the good things the government is doing.
“The event aims to showcase government efforts through various projects and programs driven by the participating government agencies including Local Government units and Government-Owned/and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs),” said Guillen.
Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair is a one-stop information exhibit that will feature government offices and their office profiles, service facilities, programs, projects, and accomplishments, including products and services.
Guillen stressed the information exhibit will help increase public awareness on the accomplishments of government agencies not usually publicize in the media.
He also shared the message of President Rodrigo Duterte forwarded to him expressing support to the said event.
“This event simplifies the bayanihan spirit that lives among us. The partenership between the government and the people is a manifestation of our unity that enables us to fulfill our common purpose,” said the President in his message.
He also expressed his hopes to gather around 300 government agencies, 100 Government-Owned/and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) and stakeholders to participate in the event.
“The National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA), they are coming. They will be promoting the office together with the programs,” said the Kabisig chair.
The information exhibit will be conducted in various regions across Mindanao particularly in key areas Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Butuan and Davao City, Guillien said.