The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Asia 3rd Organic Asia Congress is fast approaching along with other IFOAM International events. With the Local Government Unit of Bislig as host, a vigorous preparation has been thoroughly made. All departments, agencies, and barangays were utilized fully for a smooth and successful conduct of activities.
Last May 4, 2018, the 1st IFOAM Steering Committee Meeting was conducted attended by the Chairpersons and their Committees. Mayor Librado C. Navarro as the over-all chairman is very hands-on regarding these events. In fact, a series of committee meetings were scheduled to ensure that everything will be covered to the last detail. Every committee presented their proposed program of works and budgetary for review and scrutiny. With a lot to work on, Mayor Lib scheduled the 2nd IFOAM Steering Committee Meeting last May 16, 2018. Although busy from other duties and responsibilities, Mayor Lib made sure that all responsibilities delegated be prioritized. Just recently, IFOAM Asia envoys with President Mr. Zhou Zejiang along with Executive Director Ms. Jennifer Chang with the presence of the Event Coordinator Mr. Jang San Jun visited Bislig City for the preparation of IFOAM Events. It was for this reason that Mayor Lib arranged another Steering Committee Meeting last May 20, 2018. Presentations from different committees were assessed by the IFOAM Delegates and gave their reviews. A thorough deliberation was made giving their comments and remarks. The visitors also toured some of the places in Bislig City especially locations of organic agriculture.
Preparations are still on-going. With only four months to go, all concerned committees and personnel were on full force. Hopefully, Bislig City will all be set for this momentous event.