Capiz will spend some P1 million for a three-day trip to Davao City for the Strategic Planning Seminar and Executive Legislative Agenda meeting on October 17 to 19.
Provincial Administrator Dr. Edwin Monares said the funds were already programmed in each department of the provincial government.
Monares said 70 Capiz officials will attend the meeting, including the department heads and administrative officers (https://dailyguardian.com.ph/capiz-to-spend-p1-m-for-davao-city-trip/).
He insisted the trip, which includes a visit to Samal Island, would be fruitful and productive.
Participants will also hold a benchmarking session on tourism, eco tourism, computerization, Rescue 911 and other programs which were successfully implemented in Davao City.
Several members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Capiz, including the vice governor, will not attend the seminar in Davao City.
Board members Jonathan Sonny Besa, Enrique Martin, Weldie Apolonario, Matt Hachuela, and Thea Faith Reyes said they cannot attend the meeting due to prior commitments.
Vice Gov. James Mitang Magbanua said he has a scheduled meeting with the national officials of an organization, thus he cannot join the Davao City meeting.
Magbanua said the budget for the Davao trip needs approval of the board.
Philippines Councilors’ League (PCL) president and ex-officio member Mitch Patricio will also not attend for the same reason.