As a token of appreciation from the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., VP for Governance and Linkages and RAFI-EADSC Executive Director Ms. Evelyn Nacario Castro presented to MCDCB Chairperson and the Governor of Cebu Hon. Hilario M. Davide III a big frame with a three-dimensional island with the orientation similar to that of Cebu Island and shaped like a bugsai last November 9, 2017 at the Cebu Provincial Capitol. The “bugsai” is the iconic symbol of Mega Cebu inspired by RAFI’s late President Mr. Roberto “Bobby” Aboitiz who was also the co-chairperson then of MCDCB.
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Last October 4, 2017 was the Purok Summit, a conference organized by Mega Cebu as a culmination to the Mega Cebu Month. LCEs, representatives from LGUs, NGAs, the academe, and private institutions attended this event. Gov. Davide and Gov. Edgar M. Chatto of the Province of Bohol graced the occasion.
The JICA delegation made a courtesy call to the MCDCB to present the inception report of the JICA study for the Metro Cebu Septage Treatment Plant Project, and they presented the token during the presentation. The token also serves as a gift of gratitude towards the Governor for the continuous support of the Province to the advocacy of MCDCB for Metro Cebu. The Province of Cebu has been supporting MCDCB ever since its creation in 2011. Thankfully, Gov. Davide continued to support when he took over as the new Governor last July 2013.