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Monthly Archives: January 2017

MGB holds 6th regional small scale mining summit

Sustaining its mandate to provide technical assistance in the conduct of small scale mining within the MIMAROPA region, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Regional Office successfully staged the 6th Regional Small Scale Mining Summit on October 19, 2016 at the Bayview Park Hotel, Manila. Serving as an assembly for exchange and updating of information, the activity provided presentations on Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Administrative Order No. 2015-03 or the revised implementing rules and regulations of […]

Boac’s banana production and swine dispersal programs

Boac is the prime economic, cultural, intellectual and government center of the province of Marinduque being the center of trade and industry where financial and educational institutions are located. With the existence of Cawit port and Gasan airport, Boac is capable of playing an active role on the regional development effort. Thus, there is a broadly shared view that Boac must position itself robustly in the changing economic world order. Maintaining the welfare, peace and security of Boac residents is […]

Oriental Mindoro gets approval for P11.94M worth enterprise proposals

Nine micro enterprises worth P11.94M from the province of Oriental Mindoro are the newest sub projects which received approval from the MIMAROPA Regional Project Advisory Board. The ricemill rehabilitation & upgrading project worth P1.64M was the first project which received endorsement for the issuance of no objection letter (NOL). It was proposed by the Matuod-tuod Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative from Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro. Another project is the veggie canton noodles and veggie snacks production and marketing enterprises proposed by the Samahan […]

RPAB approves P73.5M worth sub projects from MIMAROPA

The MIMAROPA Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) recently approved P73.5M worth of micro enterprises and regular enterprise development (I-REAP) sub projects from the provinces of Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, and Palawan. The RPAB will endorse five sub-projects from the said provinces for the issuance of no objection letters. “Today, we shall all be positive. And so our output for the day will be the positive approval of the projects,” said Occidental Mindoro Congresswoman Josephine R. Sato who also attended the business […]

Greening of the PQMI rehabilitation site, a success

Stakeholders of the ongoing rehabilitation of the abandoned mine site of the Palawan Quicksilver Mines, Inc. (PQMI) in Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City came in full force for a tree planting activity on October 15 which was undertaken as part of the project. Initiated by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA Regional Office to provide aesthetic pleasure, improve land stability, and create an ecosystem within the high risk mercury mine area, about 600 participants from the city government […]

DOST MIMAROPA establishes RSTL in support to MSMEs

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) MIMAROPA through the Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL) now plays an active role in supplying professional services needed to help ensure water and food safety and quality – from detection and identification of waterborne and foodborne pathogens  to guaranteeing that food products of MSMEs meet local, national, and international standards. DOST MIMAROPA RSTL housed at the Provincial Science and Technology Center-Palawan (PSTC-Palawan) in Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, is organized into three […]

Regional consultation on TVET reform and development agenda and skills needs and priorities

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) MIMAROPA conducted a regional consultation on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) reform and development agenda and skills needs and priorities on September 29, 2016 at Filipiniana Hotel, Calapan City. A total of 133 participants attended the regional consultation. These includes representatives from the local government units (LGUs), persons with disabilities (PWDs), women groups, indigenous peoples (IP), industries, TVET associations, TVET providers and trainers, national government agencies, non government organizations, TESDA MIMAROPA […]

DOH, DSWD, PhilHealth renew partnership to enhance basic social protection for the poor

Department of Health (DOH) MIMAROPA together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) signed the Social Protection Support Initiative (SPSI) – convergence project which intends to improve coordinated efforts of government agencies in improving well-being and economic status of poor households in the province of Occidental Mindoro. “Convergence projects like the SPSI plays a significant role in reducing poverty incidence in the country. It will ensure a more comprehensive response in […]

PSA pilots PSSDP in Palawan

The province of Palawan has been selected as one of the two pilot provinces of the provincial statistical system development project (PSSDP) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The objective of the PSSDP is to increase local government units’ capacity in maintaining an efficient and orderly local statistical system that can be beneficial in their development planning endeavors. It proposes statistical coordination mechanisms that mirror those practiced at the national level, taking into account the administrative and political structure, as […]

LTO MIMAROPA new registration unit

Ever since the creation and establishment of Land Transportation Office (LTO) MIMAROPA as a separate and distinct regional office in 2002, it had no permanent regional office building, nor did it have a LTO information technology system facility. Since the LTO implemented Administrative Order No. AVT-2014-24 which revised the rules and regulations of the initial registration of brand new motor vehicles, the new registration unit of LTO MIMAROPA is temporarily done at LTO Region 4-A since February 2014 to June […]