Cities Development Initiative Newsletter

USAID launches Fish Right in Iloilo City

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Iloilo, launched the five-year, US$25 million (PhP1.3 billion) Fish Right project on November 20, 2018 in Iloilo City, Iloilo, Western Visayas. The new project aims to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, increase fish weight and size, and increase private sector investments to support coastal and marine conservation in three key ecological areas in the Philippines.

“We will continue to work together to advance human and ecological well-being in the Philippines and to support initiatives that enhance sustainable resource use and conserve biodiversity. The U.S. government is honored to work alongside you in this crucial endeavor,” said U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission John Law at the project’s launch.

USAID Acting Mission Director Patrick Wesner, University of Rhode Island President Dr. David Dooley, Agriculture Undersecretary Eduardo Gongona, Senator Cynthia Villar, Iloilo Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III, and Fish Right Program Chief of Party Nygiel Armada also attended the launch.

Fish Right is being implemented by the U.S.-based University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with a team of local implementing partners from academia and non-governmental organizations. The three project sites are the Visayan Sea, Calamianes Island Group, and South Negros.

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University of the Philippines - Visayas Chancellor Dr. Ricardo Babaran signed the Memorandum of Agreement with Golden Gate University of California, USA, to establish a mutually beneficial academic cooperation.

UP Visayas Vice Chancellor Mary Ann Gumban described the university’s partnership with USAID through various projects to U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission John Law.

University of the Philippines - Visayas Chancellor Dr. Ricardo Babaran signed the Memorandum of Agreement with Golden Gate University of California, USA, to establish a mutually beneficial academic cooperation.

UP Visayas Vice Chancellor Mary Ann Gumban described the university’s partnership with USAID through various projects to U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission John Law.

UP Visayas partners with U.S. university for academic exchange program and research

The University of the Philippines (UP) – Visayas in Iloilo City signed an agreement with the Golden Gate University of San Francisco, California, USA on November 20, 2018, to establish a mutually beneficial academic cooperation.

The partnership was formally announced by UP Visayas Chancellor Dr. Ricardo Babaran during the Partners’ Meeting with U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Deputy Chief of Mission John Law at the Marriott Hotel in Iloilo City. The agreement includes the establishment of an exchange program for students, faculty, researchers and administrative staff. It also includes the pursuit of collaborative research projects and the conduct of lectures and symposia.

“I believe these are great avenues to gain more knowledge and skills, learn innovative practices, and broaden cultural and social horizons,” said Deputy Chief of Mission John Law during the meeting.

Golden Gate University is California's fourth oldest private university, with 5,000 students and representing more than 68,000 alumni. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in business and management, accounting, taxation, and law.

The partnership is an offshoot of a successful short course on sustainable urban development held in September in Iloilo City organized by USAID through its Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project and UP Visayas.

The USAID/SURGE Project invited urban development expert Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez III, chair of the Executive Master of Public Administration Program of Golden Gate University, to give a talk about best practices in urban development to more than 100 city planners, local officials, professors and students from Iloilo and other cities.

With the support of the USAID/SURGE Project and Golden Gate University, UP Visayas intends to set up an Urban Development Learning Center that will offer multi-disciplinary programs to local governments and private sector practitioners in the Visayas region. The center will also serve as a resource institution and repository of knowledge on urban development solutions for local development issues.

Young mothers benefit from USAID's Program for Young Parents

During his trip to Iloilo City, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission John Law also visited the USAID-assisted Program for Young Parents (PYP) center at the Western Visayas Sanitarium in Iloilo City, one of 33 hospitals currently implementing the PYP program.

In 2014, USAID developed the PYP that aims to provide young mothers the enabling environment to experience healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries. The PYP also links its clients to programs of the Department of Education, Department of Social Welfare and Development, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority that offer continued education and livelihood opportunities.

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission John Law and USAID Acting Mission Director Patrick Wesner pose for a photo with young mothers of Iloilo City.

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission John Law and USAID Acting Mission Director Patrick Wesner pose for a photo with young mothers of Iloilo City.

Mr. Law interacts with young moms at the center.

Mr. Law interacts with young moms at the center.

Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal signed a MOA with systems provider Rameses Systems Inc., Development Bank of the Philippines and e-payments service providers.

Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal signed a MOA with systems provider Rameses Systems Inc., Development Bank of the Philippines and e-payments service providers.

Legazpi City first LGU in Bicol region to implement e-payments

The city government of Legazpi in Albay, Southern Luzon, with technical support from USAID's E-PESO Project, launched online payment services for business permits and real property taxes on October 25, 2018.

The launch follows the passage of Local City Ordinance 14-0010-2018, an ordinance adopting the electronic payment system in the city government of Legazpi, which legitimized electronic payments (e-payments) and authorized the City Treasurer to collect local government unit (LGU) fees via e-payments.

In November 2018, Legazpi City also officially adopted the use of electronic fund transfer service PESONet in disbursing payments to suppliers. This makes Legazpi City the first local government unit in the Bicol region to implement e-payments in collecting and disbursing funds, a clear step toward establishing good governance, transparency and operational efficiency.

"USAID, through our E-PESO project, supports the development of economic infrastructure that will enable Filipinos to access digital payment products that can improve their lives. A move to electronic payments will make doing business easier and more efficient, thereby boosting the city’s competitiveness," said Beatrice Conde, USAID Director for Regional Office of Acquisition and Assistance, during the launch.

Taxpayers and business owners can now pay fees online using their ATM debit and credit cards through Legazpi City’s website, via the Filipizen portal that links to LandBank’s Link.Biz Portal or DBP’s Internet Payment Gateway (IPG). For LandBank Link.Biz Portal, the following accounts are eligible as source accounts: LANDBANK Accounts, ATM Cards of BancNet-Member Banks, Visa and Mastercard Branded credit and debit cards and GCash accounts. For DBP, the following accounts are eligible as source accounts for the Internet Payment Gateway portal: DBP Accounts, ATM Cards of BancNet-Member Banks, Visa and Mastercard Branded Credit and Debit Cards.

“Using electronic payment and collection systems will bring more efficient and effective payment and collection services for government transactions and will provide the transacting clients additional payment options. The electronic payment system is an alternative way of paying taxes by our taxpayers to give them a less time-consuming process of transacting business in the government,” said Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal.

Building upon the electronic payments innovations introduced recently, the USAID/E-PESO Project and the USAID/SURGE Project are now working with the Legazpi City government and the Legazpi City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) on the proposed electronic collection of the City’s Fire Safety Inspection (FSIC) fees through PESONet. USAID/E-PESO also continues to engage local businesses to help widen the e-payment ecosystem and increase e-payment usage in the province.

The city government of Legazpi, represented by Mayor Noel Rosal, local tourism stakeholders, and USAID launched the city's first Tourism Development Master Plan on October 25, 2018.

The city government of Legazpi, represented by Mayor Noel Rosal, local tourism stakeholders, and USAID launched the city's first Tourism Development Master Plan on October 25, 2018.

Legazpi City launches first Tourism Development Master Plan

The city government of Legazpi launched its first Tourism Development Master Plan (2019-2028) on October 25, 2018.

USAID's SURGE Project assisted the city government in the development of the master plan. The project fostered a participatory process with the city government and local tourism stakeholders, including the Albay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Legazpi City Stakeholders Tourism Council, and the Junior Chamber International in setting the strategic direction of the city’s tourism sector.

“With your Tourism Development Master Plan, we hope that your tourism sector continues to grow in a sustainable manner that extends its benefits far and wide throughout Albay,” said USAID Office of Economic Development and Governance Chief Jeffrey Lehrer during the event.

The Tourism Development Master Plan embodies the envisioned future of Legazpi City, detailing actionable steps to promote priority tourism attractions, upgrade needed infrastructure, and enhance the overall policy environment and tourism governance. The stakeholders identified a total funding requirement of US$35.7 million (PhP1.87 billion) for 2019-2023 to support tourism programs identified in the plan.

On the same day, USAID, represented by Director for Regional Office of Acquisition and Assistance Beatrice Conde and Mr. Lehrer, joined Mayor Rosal and tourism partners in unveiling tourism projects at the Legazpi Port District and the Bay and Marine Park.

The Junior Chamber International-Legazpi unveiled the four-kilometer “Walk Meter” along the boulevard facing the Albay Gulf at the Legazpi Port District. The “Walk Meter” highlights spots which indicate the total distance and burned calorie count for joggers. It also features a selfie map which joggers or visitors can use as a backdrop for taking pictures.

Meanwhile, Pacific Blue Limited, Inc., a member of the Albay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, opened its Bay and Marine Park Information Center. The center is an educational hub for tourists who would like to know more about bay and marine activities covering the Albay Gulf and Polique Cove. These projects are included in the city's Tourism Development Master Plan.

USAID/Philippines Office of Economic Development and Governance Jeffrey Lehrer and Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal led the ribbon cutting ceremony for the city's newly-opened "Walk Meter".

USAID/Philippines Office of Economic Development and Governance Jeffrey Lehrer and Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal led the ribbon cutting ceremony for the city's newly-opened "Walk Meter".

DTI Undersecretary Rowel Barba, Private Sector Co-Chairman Guillermo Luz of the National Competitiveness Council, and ARTA Deputy Director General Ernesto Perez during the ceremonial cutting of red tape.

DTI Undersecretary Rowel Barba, Private Sector Co-Chairman Guillermo Luz of the National Competitiveness Council, and ARTA Deputy Director General Ernesto Perez during the ceremonial cutting of red tape.

DTI and ARTA launch online database of business registration information

On December 12, 2018, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) launched the Philippine Business Registrations Information System (PBRIS) at the Philippines International Convention Center in Manila.

PBRIS is a centralized online database of all business-related regulations and regulations affecting businesses issued by agencies of the Philippine government. It will also include regulations such as department orders, memoranda, and ordinances from the local government units. USAID’s SURGE Project provided technical advice in structuring the portal.

Currently, the PBRIS has 283 regulations from 35 government agencies under the review of ARTA. USAID/SURGE is also helping in the transfer of issuances and ordinances from the eight Cities Development Initiative (CDI) cities of Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Tagbilaran, and Zamboanga to the portal, to serve as additional references. USAID assisted the eight CDI cities in successfully streamlining and automating business permits and licensing systems, which resulted in simplified steps, faster release of business permits, and higher revenues.

By providing the means for the public to easily access information on regulations and give feedback, PBRIS democratizes the regulatory management environment and helps reduce regulatory burden.

Guests browse through the PBRIS online database during the launch.

Guests browse through the PBRIS online database during the launch.

Dir. Mary Lou Gesilva from DTI-Competitiveness Bureau, Asec. Mary Jean Pacheco and Usec. Rowel Barba from the DTI-Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group with USAID/SURGE Component Team Leader Deanna Lijauco and IT Specialist Jay Payuyo.

Dir. Mary Lou Gesilva from DTI-Competitiveness Bureau, Asec. Mary Jean Pacheco and Usec. Rowel Barba from the DTI-Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group with USAID/SURGE Component Team Leader Deanna Lijauco and IT Specialist Jay Payuyo.

Architect Dolly Anne Zoluaga (rightmost) of the Iloilo City Planning and Development Office joined the panel discussion on creative hubs.

Architect Dolly Anne Zoluaga (rightmost) of the Iloilo City Planning and Development Office joined the panel discussion on creative hubs.

Iloilo City promotes creative hubs in business forum

Architect Dolly Anne Zoluaga, Assistant Department Head and Zoning Administrator of the Iloilo City Planning and Development Office, joined the panel discussion on creative hubs or dynamic centers of creative activity during the Arangkada Philippines Fora 2018 on November 28, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati City.

The fora was organized by the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines in partnership with USAID. With the theme “Creative Industries: The Next Sunrise Industry”, around 300 foreign and local business leaders attended the event.

Arch. Zoluaga joined other panelists representing creative hubs such as the Intramuros administration, British Council, Design Center of the Philippines, A SPACE, Impact Hub Manila, and Brian Tenorio & Co.

Iloilo City is one of the eight CDI partner cities of USAID. She represented the local government sector and shared initiatives in developing public open spaces not only to beautify the city, but also to create spaces for people to converge.

Arch. Zoluaga stressed the importance of the local government’s active participation in the development of creative hubs and thanked the USAID/SURGE Project for providing opportunities to collaborate with other CDI cities in strengthening heritage, arts, and culture. Local government representatives from other CDI cities--Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Legazpi, and Puerto Princesa--also joined the forum and showcased their investment opportunities at the USAID/SURGE booth.

Forum participants visited the USAID/SURGE booth to get information on investment opportunities in the CDI cities.

Forum participants visited the USAID/SURGE booth to get information on investment opportunities in the CDI cities.

Fresh caulerpa seaweed sold at the Subaraw Biodiversity Festival in Puerto Princesa City.

Fresh caulerpa seaweed sold at the Subaraw Biodiversity Festival in Puerto Princesa City.

Seaweed growers showcase products at the Subaraw Biodiversity Festival

Seaweed growers’ groups belonging to the Puerto Princesa and Palawan Seaweed Network showcased their products during the weeklong celebration of the Subaraw Biodiversity Festival – Puerto Princesa Underground River Day Celebration 2018 in early November 2018 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Southern Luzon.

With the assistance of the City Agriculture Office of Puerto Princesa, the Luzviminda Seaweed Growers Association, Salvacion Planters Association, and the KKK Rural Improvement Club displayed and sold fresh caulerpa or lato, raw dried seaweed, flavored chips and noodles made from seaweed, and marinated lamayo, at the Yamang Dagat section of the Subaraw fair.

The associations sold their products to tourists and locals who flocked the Puerto Princesa Coliseum grounds to purchase various agricultural products and handcrafted items. The Seaweed Network was organized by the city government of Puerto Princesa with technical assistance from USAID’s SURGE Project. The city government and USAID/SURGE are helping improve growers’ farming practices, quality standards, and post-harvest technology, as well as expand their market reach and access to support programs.

Tourists visited the Yamang Dagat section of the Subaraw fair which featured seaweed products of local growers.

Tourists visited the Yamang Dagat section of the Subaraw fair which featured seaweed products of local growers.

Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II (front, rightmost) talked about the importance of water conservation to kids at a day care center.

Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II (front, rightmost) talked about the importance of water conservation to kids at a day care center.

Tagbilaran kids learn water conservation practices

On October 4, 2018, Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II visited a day care center in Barangay Manga, Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Central Visayas, to talk to children about the importance of water conservation and its link to extreme weather conditions.

“Let’s teach them in their early years,” Mayor Yap told Punong Barangay Deo Dalida after the children asked questions about the meaning of climate and tips on how to conserve water. Mayor Yap used information materials on climate and water produced by USAID.

Barangay Manga is a water district meter area of the local government-run Tagbilaran City Waterworks System (TCWS). USAID’s SURGE Project helped the TCWS improve its operations and water services for more than 4,900 households, including those in Barangay Manga. Barangay officials made the rounds to 34 day care centers managed by the city government for its information campaign on water conservation.

General Santos City showcases investment opportunities in 2018 Business Forum

The city government of General Santos organized the General Santos City 2018 Business Forum on November 12, 2018, in partnership with the Mindanao Development Authority, General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, South Cotabato Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and the USAID/SURGE Project.

More than 140 participants from the private sector and business chambers, national government agencies, academia and non-government organizations participated in the forum.

During his speech, USAID/SURGE Chief of Party Serge Andal, Jr. highlighted the commitment of USAID in supporting the city’s growth in terms of urban resilience, ease of doing business, investment promotion, tourism planning, and urban-rural connectivity.

General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera presented the city’s various government accomplishments in local economic development, including the generation of US$38 million (PhP2.1 billion) for additional investment, achievement of US$1.9 billion (PhP101 billion) total gross sales, creation of investment and business enabling policies and systems and the implementation of a streamlined business permitting and licensing system, among others, as supported by USAID/SURGE.

A memorandum of agreement was forged between the city government and the Board of Investments to boost the city’s investment promotion activities. The forum featured break-out sessions on the city’s various investment opportunities such as agri-fishery, infrastructure, logistics, information and communications technology, manufacturing, industrial, tourism, housing and real estate.

Board of Investments Governor Napoleon Concepcion highlighted the strengths of General Santos as an investment destination during his speech.

Board of Investments Governor Napoleon Concepcion highlighted the strengths of General Santos as an investment destination during his speech.

General Santos City Vice Mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles (middle) received the award together with other officials of the city government.

General Santos City Vice Mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles (middle) received the award together with other officials of the city government.

General Santos City receives e-Gov Award in Business Empowerment

The city government of General Santos was awarded 3rd place in Best in Business Empowerment-City Level during the Digital Philippines Awards on e-Governance for Local Government Units on October 12, 2018 in Manila.

The city won for its entry “Business Permits and Licensing System – Friendly, Accurate, Simple and Friendly (FAST)” which highlighted its automated system for business permitting and licensing, and the reduction of steps for the renewal of business permits and new issuances.

Renewal of business permits can now be processed within two to three days, while new business permits can now be issued within four days. Both processes only require three steps each. Based on the report of the Information Communication Technology Division (ICTD) in January 2018, 92 percent of business permit transactions were released within two hours – a huge difference from the previous average of six working days.

The annual e-Gov awards aim to recognize local government units that have integrated information and communications technology in delivering public service to citizens. Among the 65 entries from 36 local government units across the country, only 17 were awarded based on the different categories. The USAID/SURGE Project assisted the city government in streamlining its business permitting and licensing processes.

U.S. official visits elementary school in Iloilo

Kathleen Yu from the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources visited USAID’s Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) project in Iloilo province on October 17, 2018. Ms. Yu observed a remedial reading class and conducted a read-along session for third grade students at the Tiring Central Elementary School in the Municipality of Cabatuan. She also met with the local school board and visited the municipality's early childhood education facilities.

Through EdGE, USAID contributes to improving the quality of education by transforming governance of education in 91 local government units nationwide. It seeks to transform local communities as education champions, with the end goal of improving the reading skills of at least one million early grade students.

The project, implemented in partnership with Synergeia Foundation, contributes to achieving USAID’s overall education goal of improving learning outcomes in the early grades; increasing transparency and accountability; and increasing participation of stakeholders in education policy formulation and implementation in project sites.

Kathleen Yu from the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources reads a story to third grade students of the Timing Central Elementary School in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

Kathleen Yu from the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources reads a story to third grade students of the Timing Central Elementary School in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

Ms. Yu with school officials of the Tiring Central Elementary School.

Ms. Yu with school officials of the Tiring Central Elementary School.

USAID Acting Mission Director Patrick Wesner (2nd from left) at the on-site briefing on Lawin.

USAID Acting Mission Director Patrick Wesner (2nd from left) at the on-site briefing on Lawin.

Mr. Wesner (rightmost) with Lawin patrollers in Iloilo.

Mr. Wesner (rightmost) with Lawin patrollers in Iloilo.

USAID and DENR officials join Lawin demo in Iloilo

USAID Acting Mission Director Patrick Wesner joined the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other partners in a data gathering and transfer demonstration of USAID’s Lawin Forest and Biodiversity Protection System or “Lawin” in Iloilo City on November 22, 2018. Named after the Philippine Hawk Eagle, Lawin enables DENR to define conservation targets and desired future forest condition, patrol in areas critical to conservation, and respond to threats in a timely and informed manner.

Since 2012, in partnership with the national and local governments and other stakeholders, USAID helped improve management of 15.6 million acres of forest conservation areas, comprising nearly 93 percent of forest areas in the Philippines. In October 2018, the DENR formally signed an Administrative Order officially adopting the Lawin as a national strategy for forest and biodiversity protection in the Philippines.

Cagayan de Oro City holds 1st Oro DigiArts Fest

The city government of Cagayan de Oro in cooperation with the Cagayan de Oro ICT Business Council, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), held the city’s first Oro DigiArts Fest and Creative Digital Output Challenge on November 24 to 25, 2018.

Seeking to jumpstart the local digital creative industry, the partners linked up with local creative individuals and organizations, such as the OBRA CDO Creative Community, and well-known members of the Cebu Animators and Illustrators Guilds.

The event brought out a wealth of local talent from established professionals to up-and-coming young illustrators and animators.
The Cagayan de Oro ICT Business Council encouraged interest months prior with a series of 2D and 3D animation workshops leading up to a culminating session on industry standard VFX.

“This is just the beginning,” said Eileen San Juan, Local Economic and Investment Promotions Officer (LEIPO), as the city government and its partners are gearing up for a yearlong lead up to next year’s bigger and better Oro DigiArts Fest.

Cagayan de Oro ICT Business Council Executive Director Bong Adolfo thanked the city government for its support and partnership, saying that attention on the digital creative industry is timely given that it is expected to boom in the next three years.

The creative industry is seen by some as the current sunrise industry. DTI launched CREATE Philippines in 2017, to champion its development. ( Story and photos contributed by Cagayan de Oro Trade and Investment Promotion Center)

Cagayan de Oro LEIPO Eileen San Juan (5th from left) with local partners, participants, and guest judges and resource persons at the 1st Oro DigiArts Fest.

Cagayan de Oro LEIPO Eileen San Juan (5th from left) with local partners, participants, and guest judges and resource persons at the 1st Oro DigiArts Fest.

International comic character artist Miko Punsalan entertained the multi-generation crowd with tales of digital action.

International comic character artist Miko Punsalan entertained the multi-generation crowd with tales of digital action.

TB Reach Wave 7 Now Open for Proposals

The Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH launches its Wave 7 round of funding to improve TB case finding and treatment outcomes with an emphasis on the empowerment of women and girls to lead key approaches in TB response.

For full details about TBREACH Wave 7, including eligible countries and the application process, please visit this site.

Applications should be received by April 2, 2019, 17:00 Geneva time.

Cities Development Initiative

USAID is working to strengthen the economic competitiveness and resilience of cities outside Metro Manila through its Cities Development Initiative (CDI). The CDI seeks to advance the development of cities as agents of growth that is inclusive, environmentally sustainable and resilient. Depending on the most urgent needs of the city, USAID provides a range of technical assistance, drawing from resources in economic growth, health, energy, environment, governance, and education to assist the cities achieve resilience and inclusive growth.

The CDI is a crucial component of the broader Partnership for Growth with Equity, a White House initiated “whole-of-government” partnership between the U.S. Government and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. The partnership aims to shift the Philippines to a sustained and more inclusive growth trajectory on par with other high‐performing emerging economies. USAID has eight CDI partner cities: Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga.

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