On August 22-23, 2017, the DILG Region III conducted the Provincial Strategic Direction Setting Conference Workshop at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel and Event Center, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales. One of the objectives of the workshop is to strengthen the Local Development Councils particularly their role in local development planning and as partner of the national government in implementing national programs that are truly responsive to the needs of communities at the local level. Moreover, the mainstreaming and localization of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) anchored on AmBisyon Natin 2040, the provisions of the Sendai Framework for DRR, and other international commitments.
The participants of the said two-day workshop were the Provincial Development Council Executive Committees (PDC ExeCom) and Municipal Development Council Executive Committees (MDC ExeCom) from the Provinces of Bulacan and Tarlac. Likewise, other National Government Agencies were also present in the workshop who served as speakers, facilitators and observers.
Furthermore, Batch 2 and Batch 3 of the same workshop will be conducted on August 29-30, 2017 (Nueva Ecija and Pampanga) and September 5-6, 2017 (Aurora, Bataan and Zambales) at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel and Event Center, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.