NV starts preparations for GAF 2020 - Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
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NV starts preparations for GAF 2020

By on October 23, 2019

Pursuant to an order of Governor Carlos M. Padilla, dated 15 October, Provincial Treasurer Rhoda S. Moreno,

whom he has designated as Director-General for the year 2020 Grand Ammungan Festival (GAF2020), convened all her prospective partners who will be engaged in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the upcoming provincial activity, for an organizational meeting on 24 October at the Nueva Vizcaya Livelihood and Pasalubong Center in Magsaysay, Bayombong.

At the outset of the meeting, DG Moreno declared that “Provincial Budget Officer Virginia N. Iglesias, Provincial General Services Officer Emelie R. Ganacias, and Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Marichelle O. Costales, were also re-designated as Assistant Director-Generals for Finance, Administration, and Events, respectively.

ADG-Finance Iglesias, ADG-Ganacias and ADG-Events Costales presented their final reports on the GAF2019, along with some lessons learned and their recommendations for activity improvements. The participants also gave their individual insights thereto.

DG Moreno discussed the proposed general direction and thrusts of the GAF2020 as advanced by Governor Padilla, and suggested by other leaders from the government and private sectors, including erstwhile Governor Ruth R. Padilla, Chairperson of the Provincial Tourism Council and perennial GAF consultant. The observations and suggestions of the participants were also considered for possible adoption.

“In view of the notable observations and recommendations, we are considering the reshuffling and redistribution of duties and responsibilities in regard to certain activities, and reconstitution of the committees for a more balanced and efficient execution of tasks.” DG Moreno said.

For an enhanced and easier documentation of the Provincial festival, technical staff of the PAIAD, along with their counterpart focal persons from other offices shall be assigned to cover activities under the DG and the three (3) ADGs. On top of the local TV outfits, social media live feeding, which is relatively easy to access and free will also be extensively tapped for better and wider coverage.

The final manning of the GAF2020 organizational structure will be immediately released through an executive order, which will also enjoin the Committee chairpersons to be ready with their respective activity plans and corresponding indicative costs and needed logistics.

The budget has been increased from P9M to P11M as a way of alleviating the difficulties in soliciting support from sponsors.#jlc