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Monthly Archives: March 2016

RDC 4-B holds Full Council meeting in Calapan City

The provincial government of Oriental Mindoro hosted the 54th RDC full council meeting held on March 4, 2016 in Calapan City. RDC 4-B Chairman and Romblon Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo presided the meeting which was attended by Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr., Occidental Mindoro Governor Mario Gene J. Mendiola, Oriental Mindoro second district representative Reynaldo V. Umali, directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, state universities and colleges’ presidents and private sector representatives. The following […]

MIMAROPA Youth: accomplished and amazing

The future of MIMAROPA looks very promising because of the commitment to active citizenship of young people of the region.  The Thirteenth Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO 13) is described as bigger, bolder and better. Improvements and innovations were introduced in the latest edition of this annual search for exemplary achievements of youth groups around the country. Organized by the National Youth Commission, TAYO Foundation, Coca-Cola, and the Office of Senator Bam Aquino, this year’s search has […]

RDRRMC writes regional disaster response plan

Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) MIMAROPA spearheaded the writeshop on the formulating of Regional Disaster Response Plan (RDRP) on January 29, 2016 at Bayview Park Hotel, Ermita, Manila. It was participated by Regional Risk-Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) member agencies that have a role and function on emergency response. Stressed during the writeshop is that RDRP is focused on a multi-hazard response plan that prescribes the various actions of each cluster member agencies during emergency phase. By: OCD 4-B

Regional Gawad Kalasag Awarding Ceremony

Office of Civil Defense (OCD) MIMAROPA Regional Gawad Kalasag Awarding Ceremony was held on January 15, 2016 at Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. It was attended by Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr., Marinduque Governor Carmencita O. Reyes and Council member agencies as well. Plaques of recognition were awarded to thirty-five (35) awardees of various categories from five provinces and RDRRMC member agencies who had shown exemplary contribution in promoting and implementing significant DRRM-CCA programs and innovations […]

PopCom partners with LGUs on AHYD program

Change is inevitable.  You’ll suddenly notice a growing child, from cute little girl to fine young lady, from energetic little boy to gentle young man.  The transition from childhood to adulthood is the period of rapid and dynamic physical, emotional, social and sexual maturing or we can simply call it as adolescence.  Young people nowadays, must be well guided and taken-care of during this stage. Adolescence is where a major point in life that opens and determines the course of […]

Romblon PMC conducts project monitoring

The field monitoring activity conducted on Nov. 18-19, 2015, was the first for the newly created provincial monitoring team (PMT) of Romblon. The activity was actively participated by the team composed of: Mr. Juanito Olave, Jr., DILG Provincial Director, Engr. Antonio P. Sarzona of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Mr. Inocencio M. Montojo, OIC-Provincial General Services Office, Ms. Josefel Marin, Budget Officer, Ms. Espirita G. Sarmiento, Provincial Aquaculturist, Engr. Gilbert F. Falquerabao and Engr. Gerby Solis of Provincial Engineering […]

PNoy visits typhoon Nona affected area

President Benigno S. Aquino III visited Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro on 23 December 2015. The activity was participated by selected cabinet secretaries and RDRRMC, PDRRMC, and MDRRMC members. Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr. presented a report on the damages from typhoon Nona in the province based on the initial assessment of the MDRRMCs. The cabinet secretaries and RDRRMC member agencies reported the status of response operations in the province. The President instructed the cabinet secretaries to validate the data […]

RPMC monitors Yolanda projects in Coron, Palawan

The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) composed of NEDA, DILG and PPDO Palawan conducted monitoring of Yolanda projects in Coron, Palawan on 26-29 November 2015. Monitored were Yolanda funded projects such as: the proposed housing locations; coliseum; public market; and water impounding system. The team also conducted focused group discussion (FGD) with the beneficiaries provided with AHON boats from BFAR livelihood project and the Brgy. Borac beneficiaries of various government assistance. The proposed housing for those affected by typhoon Yolanda […]

NNC 4-B coordinates with WFP for the prevention of acute malnutrition in Abra de Ilog

World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger and promoting food security, is partnering with NNC Mimaropa in a project entitled “Prevention of Wasting (Acute Malnutrition) in the Calamity and El Nino-affected and selected areas in the Philippines.” Having a pervasive number of acutely malnourished children among other regions, which might have been worsened by the recent hit of typhoon Lando and Nona and the impending El Niño, the World Food Programme listed MIMAROPA as one of […]

DSWD conducts regional learning forum

With its upcoming compact closure with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) this May 2016, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Millennium Challenge Account-Philippines (MCA-P), together with the DSWD 4-B, recently conducted the KALAHI CIDSS MCC regional learning forum on 25 January at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas, Quezon City. The said activity gathered community volunteers, local chief executives, municipal area coordinators, and national government agency representatives across the region as well as partners from MCA-P and MCC. The […]