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PBBM urges mayors to learn best practices on service delivery from other countries – Presidential Communications Office

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. urged local chief executives on Friday to forge international tie ups with their counterparts from other countries to learn best practices in improving the delivery of public services as he vowed for continuous government support.

“Let me challenge our mayors to not only make the most out of this forum. Let us make good use of this forum,” President Marcos said during the Philippine Mayors’ Forum in Quezon City.

In his speech, President Marcos said that programs similar to the forum is “a very effective multiplier” in terms of the efforts of the government and the support of the United Nations (UN) that will accelerate in the capacity-building of the local governments.

President Marcos said that the local chief executives should make use of the UN program and take advantage of the knowledge, of the training, of the experience that the organization has gained not only in the Philippines but all around the world.

The President added that the learnings from the UN programs should be applied and amplified to their constituents.

“In that way, we are able to achieve more. So we must also explore international partnership such as that with your counterpart, not only in the Philippines but in other countries as well. In that way, we will learn the best, best practices in improving public service delivery,” President Marcos said.

“I assure you, our mayors, that this administration will remain your leading partner in enhancing your capacities to achieve our sustainable development goals and Ambisyon Natin 2040,” he added.

According to the President, the Forum is the most opportune time for the national government agencies and LGUs to come together—with the support of international partners—to augment our strategies and approaches towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The gathering, titled, “Philippine Mayors Forum: Innovation, Digital Governance, and Resiliency Building Towards Accelerated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda” also reaffirms the administration’s commitment to making the government more transparent, responsive, and accessible to the public.

The President expressed hope that the discussions would result