…as Mayor Sara forms committees

MAYOR Sara Duterte has mandated the creation of committees to work on this year’s Kadayawan Festival.

The mayor signed EO 4 dated July 23, “in order to ensure the success of this year’s celebration and to enable the city government to effectively balance the concerns of the tourism industry and the protection of the city’s indigenous peoples.”

The committees, Duterte said, would be multi-sectoral.

The city government has since created the committees on finance, ways and means; festival directorate; secretariat; publicity and promotions; airport reception, invitation, reception and event guest management; school accommodation and participation; safety and security; traffic; physical arrangement; and spokesperson.

The committees have been tasked to find ways to support the implementation of the programs, events and activities during the celebration.

The city’s departments are likewise ordered to provide technical and administrative assistance to the committees.

The finance committee comprises city accountant Vingelin Bajan, city budget officer Ermelinda Furog, as well as Jasper Huang, Gene Bangayan and Susan Isabel Reta from the private sector.

The festival directorate will comprise city chief of staff Raul Nadela, Jr., assistant city administrator Tristan Dwight Domingo, Osmundo Villanueva, Jr., and Marc Faith Wales and Katrina Mae Dalisay from the private sector.

The secretariat will be led by Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, while publicity and promotions will be led by city information officer Jefry Tupas.

Airport receptions and invitations will be led by City Tourism Officer Regina Rosa Tecson.

School accommodation, meanwhile, will be led by Department of Education city schools division superintendent Maria Ines Asuncion.

Safety and security will comprise the Davao City Police Office, Task Force Davao, and Central 911; while traffic management will be care of the City Transport and Traffic Management Office and Edgar Ibuyan from the private sector.

Physical arrangement and cleanliness will be under the City Environment and Natural Resources Office and the General Services Office.

Arturo Boncato, Jr., meanwhile, will serve as the event’s official spokesperson.

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