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PROCESS Team in Bohol

      The municipal officials of Catigbian hosted an Ecotourism Familiarization Tour for PROCESS-Bohol staff Monday last week.

      The half-day activity on January 19 was part of the local government unit's staff development agenda, aiming to know the best practices, programs and services of the once sleepy town of Catigbian.

      The 19-man team led by PROCESS-Bohol Executive Director Emie Roslinda paid a courtesy call to Mayor Roberto Salinas.

      Then, they toured the municipal hall and its premises, and observed the operation at the Catigbian Livestock Auction Center and the Public Market.

      The LGU's information office gave a PowerPoint presentation on the best practices, programs and services of the municipality at the conference hall, leading to lengthy discussions and exchange of ideas.

      "We have chosen Catigbian as our destination not because this is our partner in the implementation of various PROCESS-facilitated projects, but because we want to learn how the then sleeping LGU became an emerging economic tiger in the Province of Bohol, that we are very proud of. We would like also to experience your Dagook Falls Adventure and the 'pick-and-pay' at your demo farm," Roslinda said.

      For his part, Mayor Salinas emphasized in his message that "LGU-Catigbian is managed like a corporation, but we are not after of the green box. What we are after of is the effective delivery of services to the public, say for example, potable water. For a local government unit to operate a waterworks system, the motive is not profit, but more of the service to the people".

      At around lunchtime, PROCESS-Bohol staff had a short glimpse of the newly constructed P14-million Municipal Health Center with a five-bed lying-in facility that surprised them most.

      The proposed area for Dagook Falls Adventure was the last stop of the group where they enjoyed the hanging bridge escapade. - source: Sunday Post

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