BANGKOK, Thailand – The Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia (DELGOSEA) lauded Mayor Evelio Leonardia for his “strong commitment and brilliant leadership” in making Bacolod a better nurturer for the youth thru the construction of the Bacolod Youth Home.
In a letter of appreciation and congratulations, DELGOSEA project manager Susan Stephan also praised Councilors Em Ang and Caesar Distrito, the Technical Working Group and the citizens of Bacolod for the initiatives and efforts in making the Youth Home project possible. “With the aim of every government to pave for a better future for its constituency, I think Bacolod is on the right track for investing in the youth sector while not discounting support and commitment from the people, the public and the private sectors”, Stephan said.
The Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia has supported 16 cities from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. “The main indicator for selection is past merit in local governance projects. With that alone, it was not difficult to decide to have Bacolod on board,” Stephan added.
DELGOSEA is currently holding its Final Conference here where delegates from pilot cities, best practice cities, and project teams from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Phillipines will discuss the impact of good local governance projects in these countries.