The Iligan city government initiated an online conversation with its MSMEs, asking them what support they need. Makati Business Club and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung supported the initiative by organizing a Citizen Assembly with the Iligan City as part of its Digital Democracy project. The opening event on September 16, featured a message of support from DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Opening Remarks from Dr. Aristotle Alip of CARD MRI, and keynote speaker Vice Mayor Jemar L. Vera Cruz.
In the closing event on September 30, Vice Mayor Jemar L. Vera and Frei Sangil spoke about the results of the voting, and Director Bien Ganapin of NEDA provided a message of support. MBC member and CEO of Focus Global, Steve Sy spoke about the advantage of having Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, which provides the city with a resource pool of talent.
Date: September 16 to 30, 2021