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EU funds project pushing for digitally ready LGUs, small businesses in Iloilo

October 19, 2020

ECCP Online

ILOILO CITY—A project jointly funded by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development Cooperation is pushing for local government units (LGUs) and small businesses in Iloilo province to be digitally ready in offAering services under the new normal.

This was after the digitization package for the Local Government Integrity Circles (LoGIC) project finished training LGUs, small businesses and civil society across 30 towns to be able to work with digital tools in carrying out everyday tasks as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) remains a threat.

The Iloilo provincial government’s Local Economic Development and Investment Promotions (LEDIP) and Iloilo Caucus of Development NGOs Network (Iloilo CODE NGOs) were able to compress a training program that can bring smooth transition of face-to-face activities via online.

The digitization project was part of the three-year project of LoGIC, which promotes the culture of integrity among 300 LGUs all over the country. In Iloilo province, Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. formalized the partnership of the 30 LGUs with an executive order.

LoGIC is jointly implemented by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and in partnership with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Centrist Democracy Political Institute, League of Provinces of the Philippines, League of Cities of the Philippines, and League of Municipalities of the Philippines.

By Tara Yap
Source: Manila Bulletin

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