Initiated by the Department of Interior of Local Government and in partnership with the Extension Office of the Eastern Samar State University, a series of activities to improve the capability of the LGU to document their best practices was conducted in December 2017 and April this year.
As an initial undertaking, ESSU conducted a research study describing the perception of the respondents of the tourism potential of Borongan City. A writeshop on how to properly document best practices was soon followed and was participated by different stakeholders in Borongan City. The inputs of the said research study and writeshop were said to be essential in crafting the tourism plan of LGU Borongan.
On April 14, 2018, the ESSU extension team, headed by Dr. Jun Agda, invited guests from DILG, LGU Borongan and ESSU faculty and students and presented their output of the said activities. Dr. Agda gave the rationale of the program and emphasized the importance of sharing their best practices among LGUs. These best practices according to Dr. Agda will be stored in data bank, making it available for other LGUs to replicate once they will apply the same practice at their own jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, ESSU President Dr. Edmundo A. Campoto, in his message encouraged the participants of the said program to continually be supportive in all the endeavors of LGU to promote Borongan as the next tourism destination hub in the country. He said that Borongan has so much to offer in terms of natural attractions which only requires creative and positive packaging and branding that will entice more tourists to visit Borongan in the future.