Bhutan Govt studies Bohol; Shares “Gross Natl Happiness”

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Bhutan Govt studies Bohol; Shares “Gross Natl Happiness”

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Director Lobzang Dojri, Office of Bhutan Prime Minister; Management Staff trains for RP "best practices"
Director Lobzang Dojri, Office of Bhutan Prime Minister; Management Staff trains for RP “best practices”

The Bhutan government (represented by the Project Management Team of Prime Minster Tshering Tobgay) is in Bohol to study best practices in good governance, agriculture, eco-tourism and environmental preservation.

Bohol has been the recipient of various Good Governance awards and like the province- the nation of Bhutan is big in Tourism. Bohol has just witnessed and done rehabilitation efforts after an earthquake while environment conservation is one of the four pillars of its overarching governance philosophy of the Bhutan government.

After viewing the landmark places listed in Bohol’s countryside tour plus dolphin watching and snorkeling, the group led by its project director Lobzang Dorji will meet Governor Edgar Chatto at the Capitol tomorrow.

The provincial agricultural office staff will then present “Bohol’s Provincial Agriculture and Tourism Development Plan” at the Panda Tea Restaurant and Hotel.


The Bohol visit is part of a ten-day training program conducted by Trainserve International Development Inc. led by its Managing Director Marietta D. Biliran called “Strategic Performance Training of Responsive National Governance and Risk-Management”.

Other training sessions were held at the AIM (Asian Institute of Management ) Conference Center in Makati City earlier. This is a sample of Trainserve’s  customized competency building excellence program  for secretariat officials and staff of Asian prime ministers.

The Bhutan Project team was notably proud in sharing their experience in Bhutan’s anchoring its national development not on the Western model of the GDP and the GNP but what they call as GNP- a measure of the Gross National Happiness of the citizens.

The philosophy nurtured first in the 1970’s by Bhutan’s Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck  has gained attraction among many nations and has been adopted by the United Nations as one of its measures to evaluate a project’s potential success.

Caption of pictures in order

  1. Lobzang Dorji-  Director
  2. Sonam Dorji-    Private Secretary to the Prime Minster, Bhutan
  3. Karma Chogyel -  Assistant Program Officer
  4. Tsering Dendup -  Assistant Administrative Office
  5. Kinley Wangdi     – ICT Technical Assistant
  6. Kelzang Lhamo    – Asst Information and Media Officer
  7. Kinlay Daydon Dorji  – Assistant Program Officer
  8. Marietta D. Biliran =    Trainserve Managing Director ( Intoy pls Google picture)
  9. To be forwarded :  The Bohol Chronicle Editor Bingo Dejaresco III

presented a token of appreciation by the Bhutan government for his interactive sharing on the “Role of Traditional Media”- in propagating good governance projects and practices. LGU officials and their impact on the lifestyle of the community members and its role in Politics.  Site was the Asian Institute of Management Conference Center along Benavidez Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.



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