Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the stressed the importance of unity in achieving culture preservation as well as economic stability as he was guest of honor during the 104th Foundation Anniversary of the North Cotabato Province and Kalivungan Festival at the Provincial Capital in Kidapawan City on August 26, 2018.
In his speech, Sec. Go said that the festival symbolizes the unity of the province through the cultural traditions, dances, rituals, music and games.
As the festival coincides with the “Market-Market sa Kapitolyo”, Sec. Go said the Agro-Industrial Fair is good avenue where micro, small and medium enterprises come to display investment potentials, provide business opportunities and promote entrepreneurship to the province.
For the national government’s part, Sec. Go assured that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has the full support MSMEs. Part of the marquee projects that the President has launched for the MSMEs is the MSME Development Plan. He added that the Mindanao Railway Transit is intended to fast-track the flow of goods from the entrepreneurs to the consumers. Moreover, Sec. Go said three-campaign against criminality, illegal drugs and corruption will then provide security for the businesses of the MSMEs.
He then concluded his speech by expressing his optimism over how Cotabato will continue to have a prosperous economy.
Prior to the program, Sec. Go led the ribbon-cutting ceremony to signify the opening of the Market-Market sa Kapitolyo.