RDC NorMin AdCom supports RDP, RDIP and 2018 budget

Congress representatives of Northern Mindanao (NorMin) expressed support to the NorMin Regional Development Plan (RDP) and Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) 2017-2022 as well as the region’s 2018 budget requirement amounting to PHP154.9 billion. This was discussed during the NorMin Regional Development Council (RDC) Advisory Committee (AdCom) meeting on April 24 in Cagayan de Oro City. The 2018 proposed budget covers the region’s 28 agencies and six universities and colleges to implement priority programs and projects included in the RDIP for 2017-2022. Regional Director Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. of the NEDA Regional Office in NorMin presented the RDIP 2017-2022 with […]


RDC CAR adopts Cordillera RDP 2017-2022

The Regional Development Council (RDC) of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) adopted the Cordillera Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017–2022 and the Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) during the RDC CAR’s second quarter meeting last April 7 at the Lay Formation, Teng-ab, Bontoc, Mountain Province, The RDP is anchored in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017–2022, the long term vision or Ambisyon Natin 2040, Sustainable Development Goals 2030, and the administration’s 0-10 Socioeconomic Agenda. It is also anchored on Malasakit, Pagbabago, and Patuloy na Pag-unlad or the long term vision’s three pillars that aims to enhance the social fabric, reduce inequality, […]


RDC CAR holds conference for regional planners

The Regional Development Council (RDC) in CAR conducted the Cordillera Planners Conference last March 28 with the theme ‘Pagsulong ng Pag-unlad at Autonomiya para sa Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag na Buhay sa Cordillera’. The event that was held at City Light Hotel, Baguio City, was conducted to discuss development issues and concerns affecting the region. RDC CAR Chairperson and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan welcomed the participants. Regional Director Milagros A. Rimando of NRO CAR , on the other hand, discussed the rationale and objectives of the conference. The newly crafted CAR Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2016-2022 and the […]


RDC VI prepares workplan for 2017-2019

The Regional Development Council (RDC) VI discussed and prepared its work program for 2017-2019 during the workshop for RDC VI members held recently in Buenavista, Guimaras. The document is intended to guide the Council and its sector committees regarding the issues and challenges identified and prioritized in the Regional Development Plan (RDP). Discussed at the workshop were the following: (a) major activities and events to be undertaken this year until the first half of 2019 by the social, economic, infrastructure, and development administration sector committees and other five RDC special committees; (b) capability building activities to further capacitate the RDC […]


RDC VI discusses SORA, RDP & budget

The Regional Development Council (RDC) VI tackled the State of the Region Address (SORA), the Regional Development Plan (RDP) of Western Visayas for 2017-2022, and RDC’s budget during the first quarter meeting of the Council last March 30 at the RDC Conference Hall, NEDA-VI Office, Iloilo City. The SORA report was delivered by the RDC’s Acting Chairperson and Regional Director Ro-ann A. Bacal of the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) VI. According to the report, the following are indicators of the region’s steadily growing economy: (a) the 8.3 percent gross regional domestic product or GRDP growth achieved in 2015; (b) a […]


Central Visayas 2017-2022 economic plan approved

THE Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) has approved the Regional Development Plan for 2017-2022 in a special meeting held recently in Cebu City. The meeting was presided by National Economic and Development Authority-7 Director Efren Carreon. During the meeting, RDC Secretary and Neda-7 Assistant Regional Director Dionisio Ledres Jr. presented before the body an assessment of the region’s performance in terms of gross regional domestic product (GRDP), employment and underemployment, income gap and poverty incidence. Ledres said that, although the region was not able to meet the targets on the growth of the GRDP in the last two years, […]


RDC III AdCom holds dialogue with AROs

The Regional Development Council (RDC) III convened the members of the Central Luzon Bloc (CLB), which serves as the RDC Advisory Committee (AdCom), for a dialogue with key agency regional offices (AROs) on March 22 at Royce Hotel and Casino. The event gathered major stockholders and discussed the region’s progress as well as the opportunities and challenges that confront Central Luzon. The region’s socioeconomic status was presented at the event while discussions on the following issues were also held: (a) regional budgeting and investment programming for 2018; (b) K-12 implementation, and (c) thrusts and priorities of the Department of Public […]


Japan extends P348.8-M grant aid for Bangsamoro energy project

The Japanese government will extend 771 million yen (P348.8 million) grant aid to the Philippines for implementing an energy project in conflict-affected Bangsamoro area over the next three years, as it continues to provide support to peace and development in Mindanao. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) on Thursday signed the grant aid for the Project for Improvement of Equipment for Power Distribution in Bangsamoro. The project will upgrade the power distribution equipment of the six electric cooperatives (ECs) operating in the area. The JICA grant aid will help reduce the energy distribution […]


RDC VI to set priority agenda for 2017-2019

The Regional Development Council (RDC) VI will convene this March to identify and plan the 2017-2019 major activities and initiatives of the sectors on social, infrastructure, development administration and economy, and its special committees. The priority agenda shall take off from the sectors’ gains from previous years, in support of the long-term vision embodied in the Ambisyon Natin 2040, 0+10 Socioeconomic Agenda of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and the strategies and priorities of the Regional Development Plan (RDP) of Western Visayas for 2017-2022. The chairpersons and co-chairpersons of the sectors including the selected members of its special committees will present […]


RDC MIMAROPA endorses PPAs of RLAs, SUCs for 2018

The MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) during its Full Council meeting last March 3, endorsed the 2018 priority programs, projects and activities (PPAs) of 36 agency regional offices (AROs) and six state universities and colleges (SUCs) amounting to PHP88 billion. MIMAROPA RDC Chairmanperson and Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez presided over the meeting. It was attended by Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr., Occidental Mindoro Governor Mario Gene J. Mendiola, Romblon Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo, Calapan City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan, Puerto Princesa City Mayor Luis M. Marcaida III, Boac Marindique Mayor Roberto M. Madla, Mamburao Occidental Mindoro Mayor […]