DOF, PCCI to take pulse of provincial business groups in Sulong Pilipinas workshop
The government’s economic team, led by the Department of Finance, will once more reach out to business communities outside Metro Manila to receive the recommendations of the private sector on how the Duterte administration can better deliver on its promises.
Through its Sulong Pilipinas workshops—whose next leg will be held in Iligan City in Northern Mindanao on Sept. 14 —the government exchanges insights with the private sector to formulate a list of priorities that the administration should focus on.
In a statement, Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino II said the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) was helping organize this year’s series of the Sulong workshops.
The first Sulong this year was held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, where participants submitted a list of 10 “actionable recommendations” on, among others, how the government could improve the delivery of social services.
This was followed by the Sulong Pilipinas leg in Palo, Leyte.
Last year’s Sulong in Mindanao was held in Davao City, where it was first held three years ago to solicit citizen feedback on what eventually became then-incoming President Duterte’s zero-to-10-point socioeconomic reform agenda of his administration.
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