Monday, October 23, 2006

Mayors League' Summit Opens Today In Manila

MANILA (Mindanao Examiner / 23 Oct) – Some 1,000 municipal mayors from across the country trooped Manila on Monday to attend the two-day National Summit of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP).

The summit, held at the Manila Hotel, discussed national issues that have impact on local governance.

The executives also tackled issues on the merits of a national policy on sustainable upland development that aims to push the implementation of an existing model that has been tested in 38 municipalities in southern Mindanao with support from the European Union-funded Upland Development Programme (UDP), a statement from the Mindanao Economic Development Council said.

The summit is the culmination of a series of LMP regionalconferences conducted in the country earlier this year.Ambassador Jan de Kok, Head of Delegation of the European Commission) tothe Philippines, was invited at the summit. (Mindanao Examiner)

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