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 […]


Bicol RDC approves advocacy plan on RDP, PDP and Ambisyon Natin 2040

The Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC V) approved the advocacy plan for the Bicol Regional Development Plan (RDP) and Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, and the Ambisyon Natin 2040. The advocacy plan aims to raise awareness, promote commitment and encourage participation of various stakeholders in the region as development partners. The activities identified in the advocacy plan include the following: (a) creation of an adhoc committee on advocacy; (b) production of advocacy materials; (c) organization and training of an inter-agency and multi-sectoral pool of speakers; (d) conduct of advocacy caravans; and (e) advertisements through quad-media. The adhoc committee chairperson and […]


RDC approves Bicol RDP 2017-2022

The Regional Development Council (RDC) approved the Bicol Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017–2022 last March 3. The RDP will serve as the region’s guide in formulating policies and implementing development programs and projects for the next six years. It is the first medium-term plan anchored on the Long Term Vision or the AmBisyon Natin 2040 that was approved by President Rodrigo Duterte on October 11, 2016, through EO No. 5, as guide for development planning. The Bicol RDP which is linked to the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) aspires to contribute to the attainment of the PDP’s goal of laying the […]


RDC-10 draws up RIDP 2017-2022

Guided by the Regional Development Plan (RDP) framework for 2017-2022, the member-agencies together with the private sector representatives of the different committees of the Regional Development Council (RDC)-10 converged here yesterday to formulate the Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) for 2017-2022. The region’s RDIP for the next five years centers on “Malasakit” (enhancing the social fabric), “Pagbabago” (reducing inequality) and Patuloy na Pag-unlad” (increasing potential growth). In her message before the presentation of the programs, activities and projects by each agency, Regional Director Annabelle M. Atillo of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)-10 disclosed that region 10 got an […]


NEDA holds two-day conference for RDP 2017-2022

Staff and officials from the NEDA Regional Offices (NROs) all over the country participated in the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 Conference on February 22-23 at Linden Suites, Pasig City. In his welcome remarks, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia congratulated the participants and encouraged them to constructively appraise and improve their work by learning from one another to attain better results. Meanwhile, participants from the NROs were given the chance to present the formulation of their respective draft RDPs. They also discussed the contents and features of the draft RDPs including its consistency with the approved Philippine Development Plan […]


RDC conducts consultations on ZamPen RDP 2017-2022

The Regional Development Council (RDC) XI with the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) XI, conducted the provincial/city consultations to generate further comments and recommendations from the local government officials and partner stakeholders for the enhancement of the Zamboanga Peninsula (ZamPen) Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022. The consultations were held last February 1-3 for the following areas: (a) Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City, Dipolog City; (b) Zamboanga del Sur, Pagadian City; (c) Zamboanga Sibugay,Ipil; (d) Isabela City; and (e) Zamboanga City. The consultations aimed to engage various sectors and stakeholders in the formulation of the Plan including the Regional Development Investment Program […]

Central Visayas finalizes 2017-2022 development plan

CEBU, Philippines – The 2017-2022 Central Visayas Regional Development Plan (RDP), a blueprint for the region’s development direction in the next six years, is now being finalized. The Regional Development Council had conducted a special meeting last Tuesday. National Economic and Development Authority Regional Head Efren Carreon, also vice chair of RDC-7, said the meeting’s major focus was the adoption of the 2017-2022 RDP. “We are finalizing it already,” he told The FREEMAN. The RDC had conducted consultations on the new RDP. Based on the initial targets set under the 2017-2022 RDP, the Central Visayas economy is projected to grow […]


Eastern Visayas finalizes 2017- 2022 regional dev’t plan

The government will come up with a 250-page Regional Development Plan (RDP), outlining strategies to attain up to 7 percent economic growth in Eastern Visayas between 2017 to 2022. A six-man team from the NEDA regional is currently reviewing and editing the document for approval of NEDA regional director and subsequent submission to their central office and to the Office of the President. NEDA assistant regional director Meylene Rosales said finalization of the RDP started on Jan. 18, and it will be completed on or before Jan. 31. “The RDP highlights the twin regional goals of robust and sustained economic […]