April 25, 2014
Last April 25, the ODRT conducted 2 Focus Group Discussion (FGD) sessions for MSME and MHCC held at Amigo Terrace Hotel in Iloilo City. The MHCC FGD session was conducted in the morning with 7 participants from Pavia Municipal Health Office, Provincial Health Office Iloilo, and Central Philippine University – Department of Nursing. The MSME FGD session was conducted in the afternoon with 1 participant coming from the Iloilo Business Club.
The FGD sessions covered the discussions on overview of open data project, findings from the data gathering activities last July 23-25, 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 MHCC FGD breakout session, the participants were actively sharing their experiences and inputs on the topic, such as the teenage pregnancy and contraceptives while in the MSME FGD, the participant affirmed the findings of the data gathered and stressed the need of the academe to participate as well so that they would know what skills they should impart to their students for higher competitiveness in the market.