Focused Group Discussion on Bridging the Digital Divide in Mindanao




Improving Mindanao’s Digital Infrastructure and Internet Broadband in the New Normal
Mr. Ernesto Tomas Jr.
Chief, Knowledge Management Division,

Review of the Policy and Regulatory Environment
Dr. Enrico Basilio
Professor, UP NCPAG and
Chief or Party, USAID Regulatory Support Program for National Development

Potentials of Satellite and Emerging Technologies to Address Mindanao’s Connectivity Problems
Dr. Rogel Mari Sese
Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering,ADDU


Digital Governance Initiatives in the New Normal: Satellite Communications
Alan A. Silor, PECE
Undersecretary, DICT

John Tria
Davao City Chamber of Commerce

Bouncing Back Programs and New Normal Resilience Strategies: Critical Infrastructure and Disruptive Innovations
Hussein S. Lidasan, PhD


Dir. Reyzaldy Tan
Director IV, Policy, Planning, and Project Development Office, MinDA



Presentation Materials:

Innovating Governance: Building Resilience Against COVID19 and other Risks
Dr. Sonny Domingo, Senior Research Fellow, PIDS

Socio-Economic Impact of COVID19 Pandemic in the Philippines/Mindanao
Dr. Enrico L. Basilio, Professor, UP NCPAG and Chief of Party, USAID COMPETE

Rapid Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security, Rural Livelihoods, and Agricultural Market Chains in Mindanao
Dr. Roehlano Briones, FAO Consultant

Enhancing Internet Connectivity and Social Inclusivity in the New Normal Using Satellite Technology for a Better-Connected Agriculture Development in Mindanao
Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, AdDU




1st Mindanao Hog Raisers Forum

Presentation Files:

African Swine Fever: What we need to know
Daphne L. Jorca, DVM, Msc
Animal Health and Welfare Division
Bureau of Animal Industry
Department of Agriculture

Customs on African Swine Fever

Atty. Erastus Sandino B. Austria
District Collector
Port of Davao

Hog Raisers and Traders’ Practices and its Impact on Disease containment and transmission
Dr. Levi June Solito

NMIS Initiatives To Manage, Contain And Control The Spread Of Suspected Swine Disease/S In NMIS-Licensed Slaughterhouse

Protect The General Public Through The Enforcement Of Its Standards
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Mindanao Rice Farmers Forum

Presentation Files

The Zamboanga Sibugay's Experience on Organic Farming Technology
Ms. Erlinda L. Villota
Planning Officer, PLGU Zamboanga Sibugay

Protocols in Organic Rice Production and Market Prospects of Organic and Premium Rice
Ms. Maria Helenita R. Gamela
Executive Director
Don Bosco Foundation for Sustainable Development

Premium Quality Rice
Sailila E. Abdula, PhD
Assistant Secretary for BARMM and Director
PhilRice Midsayap

SeedWorks: Company Overview
Mr. Remus Morandante
Vice-President for Sales
Seedworks Philippines

Adlay: A Promising Staple Crop
Ms. Merly S. Salaver
Science Research Specialist
Department of Agriculture - RFU XI

Ako'y Magsasakang Organiko
Atty. Eric Acuna
Akoy Magsasakang Organiko

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Presentation Files:


Session 01: The New Globalization and its Challenges: Implications for Mindanao

Understanding the New Globalization: Implications for the Philippines
DR. ROEHLANO BRIONES, Senior Research Fellow, PIDS

Inequality of Opportunities Among Ethnic Groups in Mindanao


Session 02: Navigating the New globalization: Local Actions for Mindanao

Sustaining Environmental Integrity amid the New Globalization
DR. DORIS B. MONTECASTRO, Chairperson, Department of Environmental Science,
Ateneo de Davao University

BIMP-EAGA International Cooperation: ASEAN’s Single Production Base
ASEC. ROMEO M. MONTENEGRO, Deputy Executive Director, MinDA

Harnessing Innovations for Financial Inclusion: The Marawi Experience
MS. MARIA THERESA ABOGADO, Senior Program Manager, Oxfam

Mindanao Cultural Design Preservation for Social Cohesion
ARCH. GLORYROSE DY METILLA, CEO/Founder of Swito Architectural Design

Session 03: Panel Dicussion on Ways Forward

Strategies Toward Financial Inclusion
Ceasar Augusto E. Villanueva, Jr.
Bank Officer, Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas



4th Mindanao Policy Research Forum: Narratives