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Friday, November 21, 2008

ESEA NET CONFERENCE IN OLONGAPO, A SUCCESS!

Olongapo City successfully hosted the 16th East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) Conference on November 19-21, 2008 at the Subic Bay Exhibition Center (SBEC).

“On behalf of the organizers, we wish to thank you for accepting our invitation to this conference,” said Colin Duerkop the Regional Representative of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Singapore. “Let me stress how fortunate we are to have Mayor Gordon as our host, as he continues to strive for excellence in local governance, which sets the tone for our conference.”

“Olongapo City was chosen to become part of the ESEA Network due to its excellent performance,” added Duerkop. “Thank you very much to the Mayor of Olongapo City for his generosity in hosting this conference.”

The conference proper was divided into six sessions where papers were presented by the different delegates from the member countries of ESEA Net.

Presentations included “Jakarta and Semarang: A Tale of Two Indonesian Cities” by Professor Eko Budihardjo, Chairman, Advisory Council on Urban Development, Semarang Indonesia, “The Role of Collaborative Partnerships in Sustaining and Replicating City Innovations Towards Building Ideal Communities” by Dr. Grace Gorospe-Jamon, National President, Association of School of Public Administration in the Philippines (ASPAP), and “High-Tech Industrial City and Community” by Hon, Young Jo Coi, Deputy Mayor, Gumi City, South Korea.

Mayor Gordon’s presentation on Olongapo City’s continuing progress as a competitive city was widely applauded.

Prior to the conference proper, a dinner and cocktail night was held to welcome the guests on November 19, 2008 at the SBEC.

The closing ceremonies was held on November 21, 2008 with Makati Mayor and League of Cities President Benjamin Abalos as guest of honor and speaker. A city tour courtesy of the Olongapo City Government followed afterwards.

Mayor James ‘Bong’ Gordon Jr. during his paper presentation in the 16th East and South East Asian (ESEA) Conference on November 19, 2008 at the Subic Bay Exhibition Center. Also present are Dr. Grace Gorospe-Jamon, National President, Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines (ASPAP), Marikina Mayor Marides Fernando and Dennis Coronacion, member, Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Sto. Tomas.

PAO/Don

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1 Comments:

  • PLEASE Check with PAO, Abalos is not the Mayor of MAKATI....Mandaluyong po sya if i'm right...

    By Anonymous Mario, at 11/26/2008 6:21 AM  

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