“Agtultuloy nga asikaso, ad-adu pay a trabaho”—Gov. Imee SOPA launch...


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“Agtultuloy nga asikaso, ad-adu pay a trabaho”—Gov. Imee SOPA launches midterm dev’t plan
August 7, 2013 Featured

In her first State of the Province Address (SOPA) since her re-election to a second term, Governor Imee R. Marcos pledged to strengthen the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte’s (PGIN) efforts towards “transformational, Jobs-rich growth” and bring the “new development” to all Ilocanos. Held today, August 6, at Plaza del Norte Hotel and Convention Center, Gov. Marcos’ hour-long speech was a comprehensive report of her administration’s feats for the first term and her priority bills for the next three years in service. “Poverty has indeed fallen”, Gov. Marcos said, pinpointing to the recent plunging 9% poverty rate in Ilocos Norte as compared to 2009’s alarming 24%, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board. Ilocos Norte is also tagged by the United Nations Development Programme’s Philippines Human Development Report as one of the top province to improve quality of life and one of the “few provinces set to achieve the (Millennium Development Goal) of halving poverty in 2015”, Gov. Marcos added. Just as she confirms the quick and positive economic transition in the province, Gov. Marcos admitted that the growth is “not equal” and “has failed to deliver the quality jobs” a number of Ilocanos in far-flung barangays “still direly need.” “Walang iwanan, ang sigaw natin nung eleksyon; wala rin naman dapat na maiwan sa pag-unlad ng probinsya,” Gov. Marcos emphasized as she launched the Poverty Eradication Agenda to top her midterm development plan for Ilocos Norte. According to her, the Poverty Eradication Agenda is set to “optimize the 4Ps cash transfers from the national government, provincial MDG educational, health and food distributions, and myriad contributions from local governments, NGO’s and overseas Ilocanos.” “Together we can transform Ilocos Norte, convert our emerging province into a diversified, developed and gainfully employed economy for the future,” Gov. Marcos added, including her jobs agenda thru the “Job Creation Act,” that shall “unleash economic growth in labor-intensive sectors” namely “Agribusiness, Tourism and Manufacture” which she coined as ATM. “ATM can unlock jobs to bring not mere growth, but genuine, transformational jobs-rich growth,” Gov. Marcos said. Other components of the development plan are the institution of the “New Agribusiness Agenda” geared to set up “value-adding, processing and innovative plants and factories”, the establishment of an “Investment and Trade Promotions Office”, the establishment of Entrepreneurship and Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Initiative “to jumpstart micro, small and medium-scale enterprises to bring jobs to the countryside”, the enactment of “Corporate Social Responsibility Scorecard” to promote responsible investing, the preparation of “TechVoc Roadmap” to prepare

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Imee SOPA launch. Marcos also enjoined private sectors to formally partner with PGIN and other municipalities in a more extensive job-generation thru a formal pledge signing. to our citizens and investors. PGIN-CMO Governor's Corner Executive Orders of the Governor First 100 Days Report Second Inaugural Speech SOPA 2011 SOPA 2012 SOPA 2013 Working Governor Featured Video PGIN Links Feast of La Virgen Milagrosa Ilocos Norte Gastronomic Map Ilocos Norte Guide Map Ilocos Norte Tourist Destinations PaoayKumakaway: Ilocos Norte Tourism Other Links Bong Bong Marcos Website Coast Guard Station – Currimao 2 of 4 8/13/2013 1:31 AM . of the province’s commitment to good governance and development. Sales. A former representative of the second district of Ilocos Norte in the Philippine House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007. and the launching of new job-creating programs. Marcos said. 2011. health and economy welcomed her during her first 100 days in office. closing this year’s SOPA which was applauded 33 times. with an economic “mini-boom” due to tourism and rising number of investments.” Gov. ad-adu pay a trabaho”—Gov.” Gov.—Grazielle Mae A.org/?p=4076 students for technical-vocational programs. but jobs for far-flung barangays. Gov. Itultuloy ko ti Asikaso ken Ad-adu a Trabaho para ken Ilocano. The initiative towards a province-wide ISO certification was also formally declared. INnovate and INspire”. with each municipal mayor receiving an ISO Quality Management System Manual after the governor’s address. several achievements were reported during her second SOPA last July 9. Saguip Nars and Trabaho sa Barangay. Marcos who admitted that she was hesitant to make a political comeback reported that crises on security. but jobs that our families can count on for years to come. Marcos said. “The international certification (ISO) of every municipality and city will be the best proof.“Agtultuloy nga asikaso. This is after PGIN became the first ever fully ISO-certified local government unit in the Philippines last February. she tried to combat the rising unemployment and pledged to help fellow Ilocanos on how to “INvest. Marcos’ first sworn-in as Governor was on June 30. but jobs for the greater number of rural workers. not mere contractual jobs without security or protection. “Jobs not only in the wealthy centros. not jobs only for the well-educated and young. “Namnamaenyo. With the success of her three IN pillars. Gov. http://inorte. 2012.” Gov.. 2010. Imee said. In her first ever SOPA last June 29..

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