Kabisig fair at Abreeza, Sept. 1-4-A A +A
Saturday, August 23, 2014
THE Davao Region leg of the government's Kabisig Expo and Trade Fair 2014 will be held on September 1-4, 2014 at Abreeza Mall, an event which will mark the start of the Philippine Civil Service month celebration.
The project is supported by the Office of the President in coordination with the Presidential Communication Operation Office with the Philippine Information Agency XI and Arena XI as its cooperating partners.
Earlier, the first expo held for the year was at SM City Fairview in Quezon City.
The project is a one-stop exhibit of the services and accomplishments of government agencies and instrumentalities including government owned and- controlled corporation (Goccs).
The Kabisig program was created by virtue of a Presidential Proclamation No. 650 in 1990 during the term of the late President Cory Aquino. Its mandate is "to facilitate, coordinate and monitor the implementation of government programs and projects, It also provides linkages between and among the private sector groups and government agencies and instrumentalities."
Kabisig chair Daniel Guillen said the information exhibit and trade fair will help the public know the good news about government not usually publicized in media.
He said that sometimes, the public reads about a government agency exist only when an anomaly is discovered or when its officials are linked to graft and corruption.
In his previous message to Kabisig, President Aquino thanked its organizers "for being a key partner in our great task of nation-building through the years, beginning with its organization during the administration of my late mother” He added that he trusts Kabisig to “continue to play the vital role of linking us with the people as we institute much needed reforms and reorient the bureaucracy toward ideals of integrity, competence, and performance."
In support of the Kabisig project, President Aquino has issued another Memorandum Circular No 62, directing and authorizing all government departments and attached agencies and instrumentalities including Goccs to extend support and participation to the exhibits.
The other expo scheduled for this year will be on September 30-October 3, 2014 at SM Lipa City, Oct 6-9, 2014 at SM Fairview (Part 2) and October 28-31, 2014 at SM Clark, Angeles City. President Aquino has been invited and is expected to visit any of the scheduled expo.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 23, 2014.