March 20, 2014
Last March 20, the ODRT conducted 2 Focus Group Discussion (FGD) sessions for MSME and MHCC held at Aruma Coffee Lounge in Iligan City. The MSME FGD session was conducted in the morning with 7 participants from Pailig Development Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, and Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Industry. The MHCC FGD session was conducted in the afternoon and was attended by 3 participants coming from City Health Office, Gregorio Lluch Memorial Hospital, and MSU College of Medicine.
The FGD sessions covered the discussions on overview of open data project, findings from the data gathering activities last December 4-6, 2013, and a breakout session. The breakout session was intended for the participants to add inputs and validate the data gathered based on their experiences on the area.
In the MSME FGD breakout session, the participants were actively sharing their experiences and wish lists for better service provision through information and IT while in the MHCC FGD breakout session, the participants affirmed the findings during the data gathering.