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Monthly Archives: April 2015

RDC 4-B holds Full Council meeting in Romblon

The Regional Development Council 4-B held its 50th Full Council meeting at the Romblon Convention Center in Odiongan, Romblon on 21 March 2015 (Saturday).  The RDC passed a total of 44 resolutions. Thirty seven (37) of these resolutions endorsed the proposed and on-going programs, projects and activities of regional line agencies to their respective central offices for inclusion in the FY 2016 budget. Also endorsed were the port zone delineations of Roxas, Narra, and Bataraza Ports in Palawan to the […]

RLUC meeting in Romblon

The Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) conducted its first quarter meeting last March 19 in Odiongan, Romblon. This was attended by representatives from regional line agencies (RLAs) and local government units (LGUs).  The meeting aims to provide updates on the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (DRR/CCA) enhanced provincial development and physical framework plans (PDPFPs). The integrating DRR/CCA Project of the NEDA, UNDP and AusAID which started in 2010, intends to mainstream the integrated concerns of DRR/CCA in plan […]

Recognizing the country’s volunteerism champions, PNVSCA launches the 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers

The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), once again takes the lead in recognizing champions of volunteerism as it launches the 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV). The yearly search aims to give recognition to the unsung and ordinary Filipino citizens and organizations who have contributed extraordinary milestones for the country through their small, yet invaluable, acts of service towards nation-building and national development. The SOV is the yearly centerpiece event culminating with the celebration of the National Volunteer […]

Palawan nickel production grows in 2014

The Palawan Province of the MIMAROPA Region boasts the second largest nickel mine output in the Philippines in terms of nickel production in 2014 next to CARAGA Region known to be the nickel capital of the country.  Click to read more…

Moving beyond compliance: Coral Bay Nickel Corporation’s Rehabilitation of Tailings Storage Facility 1

When Coral Bay Nickel Mining Corporation (CBNC) decommissioned its 80-hectare Tailings Storage Facility 1 (TSF 1) in June 2010, there was not a slight idea on how the company would reclaim the barren, rocky dam slope filled with reddish-brown tailings appearing as a total eyesore on satellite images.       Click to read more…