Event Reports

LoGIC Team Visited South Cotabato

LoGIC Project team, led by KAS Country Director Prof. Dr. Stefan Jost, visited the Province of South Cotabato, one of the partner LGUs of LoGIC. Dr. Jost was joined by Patrick Asinero and Jordan Antolin of CDPI.
On August 23, the team visited Mayor Floro Gandam of the Municipality of Lake Sebu. During the meeting, the discussion focused on improving tourism sector business registration processes and improving private sector representation in the LGU to improve business process and economic opportunities. The also visited the indigenous women weaving community supported by the LGU.

Moreover, the team did a courtesy visit with the newly elected local chief executive of South Cotabato, Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. on August 24. The discussion among the LoGIC team, the governor, and the CSO representatives focused on improving the business opportunities and public service delivery in the province, with particular emphasis on the role of CSOs and business groups' role in monitoring government-led infrastructure projects in South Cotabato. After the meeting with the governor, the team also met the South Cotabato Integrity Circle and joined the discussion about the preparation for the upcoming South Cotabato Integrity Week celebration in September 2019.

The visit in South Cotabato ended with a visit in one of the CSO/Social enterprise group in the coffee industry partner - Tupi Coffee Growers Association Inc. - of the Municipality of Tupi, another LoGIC member LGU. Tupi Coffee Growers had been supporting small holder farmers and women workers to improve their incomes.

Patrick Asinero

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Project Manager - LOGIC Project

Patrick.Asinero@kas.de +63 2 8894 3737 +63 2 8893 6199