DAVAO CITY - Officials of the local government unit of Surigao City (LGU-Surigao City) Executive branch and Sangguniang Panglungsod members took an Executive – Legislative Agenda (ELA) training from UP Mindanao’s Department of Architecture to equip them to formulate a comprehensive multi-sectoral development plan for 2022-2025. Surigao City Mayor Pablo Yves L. Dumlao III (in the photo above), an alumnus of UP Mindanao’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, led the LGU team in the three-day training on August 8-10, 2022, in Davao City. “The formulation of the plan is mandated under Section 106 of the Local Government Code of 1991,” the mayor said. The LGU will use the learnings from the said training to further strategize the growth and development of the city’s urgent concern for socialized housing in the next 100 days of the mayor’s administration.
Asst. Prof. Minerva Rosel, the graduate program coordinator of the Diploma/MA in Urban and Regional Planning program, facilitated the workshop, assisted by fellow faculty members, Asst. Prof. Ryan Songcayauon and Asst. Prof. Micah Amor Yares. Prof. Isidoro Malaque III, Ph.D., provided overall supervision as Department of Architecture chairperson.
“This training counts as one of engagement or extension services,” said Prof. Malaque. “We are using our proficiency in urban and regional planning as well as socialized housing promotions to guide the city’s task to rehabilitate the area after the effects of Typhoon Odette,” he said.