DAVAO CITY—The City Development Council of Davao del Norte’s Panabo City convened last month government and policy-makers to a discussion of this year’s investment and savings plan as it continued to attract visits from other local governments on its best practices on local administration.
Council chairman Mayor Jose E. Relampagos led discussions that centered on the approval of a supplemental development investment program, disaster risk-reduction (DRR) activities and the city investment program.
The meeting has also declared a policy of generating savings from its 20-percent development fund.
Also last month, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Panabo City Negosyo Center invited several business organizations to a business continuity planning seminar to help them handle and manage well their respective businesses especially during crisis situations.
Participants include food processors, retailers, creative industry, cooperatives and associations. Topics were about risk management, disaster preparedness and business continuity strategies.
Meanwhile, the city’s Market Complex Technical Working Group visited the Pagadian City Commercial Center on April 3 to April 5 to help the former gain more insight in managing its market, currently being constructed from its old site.
The City Commercial Center is under the Pagadian Economic Enterprise Department. The Panabo City market complex would also be managed by the City Economic Enterprise Management and Development Office.
Pagaidan City Mayor Samuel S. Co welcomed the Panabo City team and briefed the latter on the operation of its City Commercial Center, which was established in 2010.