By Freddie G. Lazaro, PIA 1
VIGAN CITY, October 12 (PIA) – A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was inked by the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP), the stakeholders, and private sector to hasten infrastructure development projects and to improve public services in local government units (LGUs), according to Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson.
Singson, the LPP president, told Monday that upon the signing of the MOA at the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Napolcom Center, Quezon City in September, the Public-Private Partnership for the People Initiative for Local Governments or LGU-P4 was immediately launched.
Singson said that among the officials present during the MOA signing were DILG undersecretaries Emily Padilla and John Castriciones and the ranking officers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
According to DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno, the LGU-P4 serves as the vehicle for private sector participation in the provision of infrastructure and social services that will be carried out by the local sector.
“This was conceptualized in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s commitment promoting economic and social development with the help of all concerned stakeholders,” Sueno said.
Meanwhile, Singson said that this is a big opportunity to tighten the economic foundation of LGUs.
Joining hands with the investors is a key to fast track developments not only in terms of infrastructure but as well as in job generation, public health, and social services,” Singson said.
He also underscored the vital role of private sectors in boosting the economy.
“This partnership will ensure advancement in different aspects of the society. In our beloved province of Ilocos Sur for example, the business sector has an indispensable contribution to our booming economy,” Singson added.#.