NAMRIA joined the Visayas leg of the Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental on 17-19 October 2017. NAMRIA had previously participated in the Mindanao leg of the said event in Davao last April 2017.
Rolando A. Mendoza, Vener Quintin C. Taguba Jr., and Philip G. Serazon pose at the NAMRIA exhibit booth
The Kabisig expo and trade fair is a one-stop information exhibit that features government agencies and instrumentalities. It aims to spread information about the accomplishments, on-going projects, and future endeavors of government institutions.
The Negros Occidental Choir sings the invocation and National Anthem
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte previously issued Memorandum Circular No. 9, series of 2017 to encourage government agencies, instrumentalities, GOCCs, and LGUs to support and participate in the Kabisig Government Expo and Trade Fair 2017.
Kabisig Foundation Chairperson Daniel C. Guillen during his opening remarks
The NAMRIA exhibit booth was staffed by Geospatial Information Services Division (GISD) personnel Rolando A. Mendoza, Vener Quintin C. Taguba Jr., and Philip G. Serazon. The booth showcased different products and services offered by NAMRIA and highlighted its accomplishments such as the Philippine Geoportal, and the successful defense of our claim to the Philippine Rise (formerly Benham Rise) to be part of our Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.
Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick P. Palanca (top) and Bacolod City Legal Officer Joselito T. Bayatan (bottom)
during their welcome remarks
The Visayas leg of the Kabisig Expo was joined by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6, City Government of San Carlos, City Government of Bacolod, City Government of Victorias, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Philippine Information Authority (PIA), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Local Water Utilities Authority (LWUA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Department of Agriculture (DA), Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippine Deposit and Insurance Corporation (PDIC), Department of Health (DOH), and Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), among others.
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