EU envoy meet city execs

EUROPEAN Union Delegation to the Philippines Ambassador Franz Jessen met with officials of Davao City Government Sunday night and discussed issues concerning the growth and development of the city — the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Davao City officials briefed briefed Jessen about the city’s tourism industry, economic growth and business, peace and order, plans to develop transportation infrastructure, education programs, and the implementation of ‘controversial’ and landmark legislations such as the anti-smoking ban.

The Davao City officials present during the meeting were lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo, assistant city administrator; lawyer Raul Nadela Jr, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s chief of staff; Jefry Tupas, city information officer; Lemuel Ortonio, Davao City Investment and Promotions Center chief and Generose Tecson, Davao City Tourism Office chief.

Jessen was accompanied by EU Delegation to the Philippines press officer Thelma Gecolea.

Nadela described the meeting “very informal, but it was a good opportunity for us to present to Ambassador Jessen the things that city government is doing and its goals in the next three years through the leadership of Mayor Inday Sara.”

Domingo, meanwhile, noted that the ‘meet and greet’ dinner with Jessen was made through Tupas, who was the Delegation’s top prize winner in the First European Union Mindanao Peace Journalism Awards for the article ‘The Teachers of Rajah Muda’ in 2014. CIO

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