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Monthly Archives: June 2018

MIMAROPA RDC holds Advisory Committee meeting at Batasan

The Advisory Committee (AdCom) of the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council conducted its first meeting for the term 2016-2019  on May 30, 2018 at the Montilla Hall, House of Representatives in Quezon City. Discussed during the meeting were the FY 2019 budget proposals of national government agencies (NGAs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs) in MIMAROPA that were endorsed by the RDC during its 62nd full council meeting held on March 20, 2018 in Calapan City. Chaired by MIMAROPA RDC Chairperson […]

NEDA MIMAROPA conducts training on project development in Romblon

The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) MIMAROPA conducted a training on project development to 50 participants from the Provincial Government of Romblon and one (1) private sector representative (PSR) of the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) on May 15-18, 2018 at Dream Paradise Resort, Barangay Mapula, Romblon, Romblon. The training aimed to enhance the capacity of the participants on project development and increase the level of project proposal preparation of the provincial government. Romblon Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo presented his priority […]

RPMC conducts project visit in Lubang Island

The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) in MIMAROPA conducted a project visit in Lubang Island to check on the actual situation of infrastructure projects in the area. The visit was conducted last April 2-6, 2018. Based on the quarterly report submitted to RPMC by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the infrastructure projects in the area are encountering more than 50 percent negative slippages. Engineers Francis Bayani De Guzman and Jojo Datinguinoo of NEDA Regional Office in MIMAROPA, […]

MGB provides assistance to RTNMC’s project in Bataraza

Recent development project initiated by Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) under its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) focused on determining the presence of water-bearing materials as potential source of groundwater for the host and neighboring communities of Barangays Rio Tuba and Ocayan in Bataraza, Palawan. In pursuing this undertaking, RTNMC requested the technical services of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA to conduct a vertical electric sounding (VES) survey in search for potential groundwater resource in Sitio […]

MIMAROPA RPMC conducts training on RPMES and Geotagging

A three-day training on regional project monitoring and evaluation system (RPMES) and geotagging was conducted by the MIMAROPA Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) last April 17-19 at the City Government of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. The training is in response to Calapan’s request to provide technical assistance to the region’s newly reconstituted local project monitoring committee. The training was attended by 18 participants from the city government, non-government organizations and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Part of the […]

EMB grants financial assistance to 31 LGUs

A total of 31 local government units (LGUs) received financial assistance from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) MIMAROPA during the signing of Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of materials recovery facility (MRF) on March 13, 2018 at Cherry Blossoms Hotel in Ermita, Manila. The said assistance amounts to P500,000.00 per recipient, inclusive of the mobile shredder and fund for the establishment of MRF in the various municipalities. Among the recipients of the financial grants in Oriental Mindoro are the […]

DOST enhances arrowroot processing in the island community in Marinduque

In the heart-shaped and smallest province in Southern Tagalog, Marinduque, lies Mongpong Island – the farthest island from the mainland Marinduque whose locals are still dependent on farming, fishing, and processing arrowroot as their primary source of living. Arrowroot plant (Maranta Arundinacea) or colloquially called “Uraro”, is a perennial plant widely cultivated in Mongpong for its starchy rhizomes which is a good source of arrowroot flour – a primary ingredient of the sought-after delicacy and pasalubong in the province, the […]

The City Slaughterhouse: A PPP project in Calapan City

The City Government of Calapan has always been keen on the prospects of economic development on its locality. Its leaders keep on finding ways and means on how to generate jobs and eventually create income relative to augmenting the local revenue as supplement to the city’s share in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA). As many LGUs did in the past, Calapan City LGU entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Mr. Jesus H. De Vera, private sector of Rosario, Batangas […]

PNVSCA launches Volunteerism Photo Contest 2018

PNVSCA calls on all photography enthusiast to take part in the Volunteerism Photo Contest aimed at capturing the relentless service of volunteers all around the country. With the theme “Boluntarismo: Daan Tungo sa Pagbabago,” the Contest is expected to promote creative arts which is included in the government’s ten point socioeconomic agenda and to intensify the public’s understanding on the significance of volunteerism. The PNVSCA will be accepting entries from May 21, 2018 to July 31, 2018. Cash prizes await […]