A messaging workshop was conducted in February 17, 2015 at Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City to lay out the strategic messaging for the project.
The workshop was attended by the personnel of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) headed by Executive Director Atty. Benedicto Bacani and Program Manager Prof. ReyDan Lacson, the Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF) headed by Prof. Edmund Tayao, the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) represented by its President Amina Rasul-Bernardo, and the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (ZABIDA) represented by its coordinator Vandrazel Birowa. Staffs of the four organizations were also present. Project’s consultants like Fr. Eliseo Mercado, OMI, Atty. Bong Montesa, Dr. Ofelia Durante, and Atty. Anwar Malang – the Secretary of DILG-ARMM- were also present.