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Capitol, RAFI to continue partnership

| by: Stanley Cin

IMG_0815The provincial government and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation (RAFI) will continue its public-private partnership for Cebu’s development, which has been in place for several years.

RAFI President Roberto Aboitiz said this after his first meeting with Governor Hilario P. Davide III at the Capitol last Monday, December 9.

“We reiterate our commitment to work with the province on important areas,” Aboitiz said. “We have always taken the view that the private sector should help the government and we can each lend our strengths.”

Aside from repairing classrooms and helping in the province’s greening program, RAFI is currently working with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on the Capitol’s typhoon response.

Aboitiz said they are also assisting the governor in his PDDRMC programs.
Davide formed “Task Force Paglig-on,” which will lead the reconstruction and rehabilitation program for the typhoon-hit areas in northern Cebu. It was also tasked to receive and solicit foreign and local aid.

A multi-agency workshop will be conducted this Wednesday to consolidate all the assessment reports of the national government agencies and the private organizations.
The output will be submitted to the Provincial Development Council for approval and which will form part of the Capitol’s long term reconstruction and rehabilitation program.
At the onset, Davide encourages the involvement of the private sector in his participatory style of governance.

The relevance of the governor’s programs was validated according to the primary needs of the different sectors called on to participate in a workshop.

His five star agenda includes transparency and accountability,health and sanitation, food security and agriculture, environmental protection and disaster preparedness, and countryside entrepreneurship. Xerxes Alkuino