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APPLY NOW to the DOST Coursera Grant

DOST-Caraga is granted 50,000 slots for free by Coursera, an international massive open online course (MOOC) platform, to aid knowledge and skills upgrading amid pandemic. DOST-Caraga is an approved partner of Coursera in the Philippines under the Workforce Recovery Initiative Learning Program to provide access to thousands of courses from top universities and organizations in the world. There are 30,000 slots open for the public. Anyone above 18 years old, in or out of Caraga can apply. How to secure […]

JOIN the 2020 iPOVCOM

The Samar State University will be conducting an online International Conference on Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development (IPOVCON) on October 21-23. The annual conference is a platform to showcase studies about poverty and sustainable development and a venue for sharing best practices of LGUs that successfully implemented poverty reduction programs. This year’s theme is titled, “Living and Rising Above the Crisis,” which aims to spark meaningful discourses that will capture human resiliency and management capabilities before, during, and after a […]

RDC Advisory Committee supports 2021 budget of MIMAROPA

The MIMAROPA Congressional Representatives pledged support to the endorsed budget proposals of the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) for 2021 during the Advisory Committee Meeting held last September 30 virtually through Zoom. Said budget includes the 2021 proposed programs and projects of 40 government agencies/offices and six state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the region.  The meeting was called to solicit support from the region’s House Representatives members  to ensure priority projects and programs will be included in the 2021 […]

MIMAROPA RPMC pushes for more private sector representation, notes increasing number of agencies submitting RPMES reports

Acting Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC)  Chairperson Susan A. Sumbeling who is also Regional Director (RD) of the  NEDA Regional Office in MIMAROPA presided over the MIMAROPA RPMC  meeting through  Zoom video conference last  September 18. In her message, RD  Sumbeling underscored the urgent need to fill out two private sector representatives (PSRs) posts of the monitoring committee, in addition to one RDC PSR member already on board. She added that the secretariat already sought the assistance of provincial planning […]

MIMAROPA RDC and NCCA hold webinar on Filipino values and culture

The MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC), in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), conducted the “A Culture that Heals: The NCCA-RDC Webinar on Filipino Values and Culture in the Time of Pandemic” on September 24, through  Zoom. The webinar highlighted the crucial roles of Filipino values and culture in helping communities recover from the social, mental, and economic effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)  pandemic. It also aimed to assist the region in continuing […]

NEDA MIMAROPA participates at 2020 Q3 NSED

The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) in MIMAROPA participated at the third  quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) held in Calapan City on September 10.  The activity aimed to assess the efficiency and usefulness of the preparations, responses, recovery plans, systems, and policies developed in the localities and various offices. The activity was spearheaded by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) MIMAROPA through the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) MIMAROPA. The agency  also graced the Online Ceremonial Pressing […]

MIMAROPA RDC adopted as BP2 Regional Council

The MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) was adopted as the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Regional Council during its Full Council meeting held on September 4, virtually through Zoom. The adoption of the RDC was one of the highlights of the meeting, which also included the creation of the Special BP2  Committee and BP2  Communication Group. Ar.Marissa B. Maniquis of the National Housing Authority presented the salient features of the Implementing Guidelines of Executive Order    No. 114. The BP2  Program was institutionalized […]

MIMAROPA SRNH Committee urges Oriental Mindoro to remove barriers on passage of live pig cargoes

The MIMAROPA Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) Committee urged Oriental Mindoro to remove barriers on the passage of live pig cargoes. This was made during the Committee’s meeting presided over by its  Chairperson and OIC Regional Director (RD) Susan A. Sumbeling of the NEDA Regional Office in MIMAROPA  through Zoom video conference on August 25. The  Committee extensively discussed the issue on transport of live pig cargoes from Western Visayas.  RD Sumbeling shared that Governor  Humerlito A. Dolor of Oriental Mindoro […]

MIMAROPA RGADC elects new chairperson, creates TWG

The MIMAROPA Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) during its joint meeting with the Social Development Committee (SDC) on August 7, through  Zoom video conference, elected its  new RGADC chairperson for the remainder of the 2020-2022 term. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA OIC Regional Director (RD) Purificacion R. Arriola replaces the same office’s RD, Floreceli G. Gunio, who retired in February early this year. The joint meeting also produced the RGADC Technical Working Group (TWG) that will facilitate […]

MIMAROPA IDC tackles development projects, BP2, and infra concerns

Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) Chairperson and Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr. presided over the MIMAROPA IDC meeting online via Zoom videoconference on August 7. In his message, Governor Velasco shared that the region is still confronted with delicately balancing the need to help economies recover from the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and to protect the health of the  people.  He underscored that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is not to do the […]