Monthly Archives: December 2015

MIMAROPA Festival: The next big thing in the Philippines

It started with a simple vision of the five governors of the MIMAROPA provinces to gather in an event where they would be able to showcase and share their products and services to fellow MIMAROPANs. What was supposed to be a simple vision is now the next big thing in the Philippines. The first MIMAROPA Festival was held in Calapan City on November 9-15. The Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro hosted the event. It coincided with the celebration of the […]

RDC creates Project Development Assistance Center

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 4-B created the Project Development Assistance Center (PDAC) during its 52nd full council meeting held on September 4, 2015 at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. PDAC was created to improve the capability of local government units (LGUs), regional line agencies (RLAs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs) in preparing good project proposals. It also aims to enhance their capability on project development, improve the quality of their projects proposals, and ensure the availability of project proposals […]

MIMAROPA Naturally: Venue for expanding opportunities

The first trade fair at the regional level for MIMAROPA region since its creation in 2002, MIMAROPA Naturally was held on October 21-25, 2015 at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. A total of 80 exhibitors including DOT accredited tourism establishments joined the fair. This event served as a venue for the budding and accomplished entrepreneurs of MIMAROPA to showcase their products. Among the products exhibited were popular delicacies, processed foods, fashion and accessories, agricultural products, health and wellness products, […]

RPMC visits Puerto Princesa airport project

The Regional Project Monitoring Committee headed by the RPMC Chairman, Atty. Romeo C. Escandor conducted a site visit inspection of the Puerto Princesa airport development project on September 3, 2015. The $82.9M project was awarded to Kumho Industrial Co. Ltd.-GS Engineering and Construction joint venture (Kumho-GS) for the construction of Puerto Princesa airport. The contract includes the construction of a new passenger and cargo building, apron, taxiways and navigation facilities. The project aims to enhance the quality of airport services […]

RDC holds Full Council meeting in Palawan

The provincial government of Palawan hosted the 52nd RDC full council meeting held on September 4, 2015 in Puerto Princesa City. Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez presided the meeting which was attended by directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, and private sector representatives. The matters endorsed during the meeting were: 1) port zone delineation of Liminangcong port in Taytay, Palawan to the Office of the President; 2) proposed amendment to EPIRA IRR to DOE; 3) implementation […]

MIMAROPA PSRs participate in national convention

Regional Development Council (RDC) 4-B sent five (5) out of its eleven (11) private sector representatives (PSRs) to participate in the 6th National Convention. The National Convention of RDC-PSRs themed “Enhancing Public and Private Partnership in the ASEAN Market,” was held on October 14-16 in Cagayan de Oro City to enhance PSRs capabilities in meeting the challenges of the ASEAN economic integration as well as improve and strengthen public-private partnership towards global competitiveness. A total of 173 delegates from 15 […]

RPMES trainings in Romblon and Palawan

 The Regional Project Monitoring Committee continues to provide technical assistance to the Local Project Monitoring Committees (LPMCs), Two trainings were conducted to the LPMCs of Romblon and Palawan. These trainings aim to reactivate and to capacitate the municipalities in organizing their LPMCs and in monitoring projects within their jurisdiction. As part of the RPMC activity, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) conducted a meeting with members of the Romblon State University (RSU) Bids and Awards Committee to thresh out problems […]

PNVSCA awards 2015’s Outstanding Volunteers

The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency will once again recognize the country’s modern-day heroes in the 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers Awarding Ceremony on 10 December 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City. PNVSCA will confer the awards to ten outstanding volunteers service organizations rigorously selected out of the 78 nominations received nationwide. Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning Arsenio Balisacan, National Economic and Development Authority Deputy-Director General Margarita R. Songco, National Volunteer Month Honorary Chair Sr. […]