- Written by LGOO IV Josephus Zotico M. Deysolong
- Category: News and Updates
- Published: 28 February 2017
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ILOILO CITY - In the continued pursuit of building stronger partnership between Local Government Units (LGUs) and the private sector in implementing infrastructure projects and basic services, the Department has conducted, in two (2) separate batches, an Orientation Seminar on the LGU Public Private Partnership for the People (P4) Program last January 31, 2017 at Kapis Mansions Hotel, Roxas City and on February 7, 2017 at Hotel Del Rio, Iloilo City.
The activity served as a venue to expand the discussion on the LGU P4 Program that included presentations of PPP modalities and formulation of P4 Ordinance as prerequisites of engagement. As an offshoot of the results generated through a rapid survey during the DevTalk, private sector members were also invited as potential partners to the LGUs if they will opt to engage in the PPP as a strategy.
130 participants were in attendance to represent the LGUs in the provinces of Capiz and Aklan in Roxas City and 280 participants attended from the provinces of Antique, Guimaras, HUC Iloilo City and Iloilo Province in Hotel Del Rio, Iloilo City. The participant of the one-day orientation includes LGU officials headed by their respective Local Chief Executives. The Iloilo Business Club and members from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce headed the private sector participants which also included representatives from Ayala Land Corporation, Double Dragon Properties Corporation and Megaworld Corporation – Iloilo. Experts from various NGAs were also present to provide their inputs during the critiquing process of proposals.
The activity stems from the conduct of the Development Talk last November 16, 2016 that generated a positive response on the LGU P4 Program from the Local Government Units. During that event, the LGUs were introduced to the concept of Public Private Partnership (PPP) tailored the demand and the capacity of the LGUs as proponents, Deputy Executive Director Eleazar Ricote of the PPP Center and BLGD Assistant Director Dennis Villaseñor served as Resource Persons.
The recent phenomenon in the economic expansion of the Philippines has been an immediate result of the robust spending on government infrastructure funded out through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Scheme. The PPP has been the vehicle for private sector participation in the provision of infrastructure and social services. With PPP, the private sector plays a significant role in the LGU’s growth and development bridging the gaps in the economic and social development. The PPP helps LGUs in providing basic services to communities, promoting general welfare and providing quality of life to the people. (LGOO IV Josephus Zotico M. Deysolong, DILG6)