Roadshow highlights tourism and investment potentials of Davao City

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The Davao City Investment Promotion Center and the Davao City Tourism Operations Office is holding a 5-day tourism and investment roadshow in Manila starting Monday (November 28) until Friday (December 2).

The roadshow is aimed at boosting the tourism activities and investments in the city — especially in the areas of trade, agriculture, ecozone development, and infrastructure projects.

Through the roadshow, the city is also hoping to widen its network and strengthen its collaboration with national government agencies such as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Ecozone Authority (PEZA), and Department of Agriculture.

Lemuel Ortonio, chief of DCIPC, said Davao City will be showcased as an area where peace and order are given topmost priority — making it an ideal location for tourism, business growth, and economic development.

“We will be meeting the Department Secretaries and their key officials to coordinate areas for collaboration and align the city’s program with our partners in the national government,” Ortonio said.

On November 29, a tourism and investment breakfast forum will be held and will be attended by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and selected foreign chambers in the country.

“We also want to tap the private sector, through the chambers of commerce, to help us in promoting the city as the perfect place for both tourism and investment,” said Tourism Officer GeneRose Tecson.

Ortonio and Tecson are joined by Davao City Administrator Zuleika T. Lopez and Councilor Al Ryan S. Alejandre, Councilor Jimmy G. Dureza, Public Safety and Security Command Center Head Major Gen. Benito de Leon.

The roadshow is also supported by the private sector headed by Dr. Maria Lourdes G. Monteverde of the Philippine Real Estate Service Practitioners (PhilRES) Davao and the Mindanao Islamic Chamber of Commerce. CIO

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