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58th RDC Full Council meeting in Puerto Princesa City

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The provincial government of Palawan hosted the 58th RDC full council meeting held on March 3, 2017 in Puerto Princesa City.

RDC MIMAROPA Chairman and Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez presided the meeting which was attended by Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr., Occidental Mindoro Governor Mario Gene J. Mendiola, Romblon Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo, Palawan Vice Governor Victorino Dennis Socrates, Palawan 2nd District Representative Frederick F. Abueg, Palawan 3rd District Representative Gil P. Acosta, Kabayab Partylist Representative Harry L. Roque, Jr., directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, and private sector representatives.

The following matters were endorsed during the meeting: 1) FY 2018 agency investment program of AROs and SUCs; 2) creationg of MIMAROPA RGC management committee; 3) port zone delineation of port of San Fernando; 4) establishment of TESDA MIMAROPA regional training center; 5) proposed road projects in El Nido, Palawan; 6) proposed PhP 50 million upgrading of airstrip in Roxas, Palawan; 7) proposed budget for the establishment of provincial training centers in the provinces of MIMAROPA; 8) proposed construction of Roxas fish port complex in Roxas, Palawan; 9) omnibus endorsement of proposed ROLL-IT projects; and 10) passage of Senate Bill No. 2179 and House Bill No. 5948 seeking to establish the National Coastal Greenbelt program.

The council approved the resolutions on the following: 1) confirmation of the PCG Southern Tagalog as permanent member of IDC; 2) RDC CY 2017 work program; 3) support to RDRRMC MIMAROPA Resolution No. 001 (s. 2017); and 4) annual contribution of LGUs to the RDC operating fund.

The members were informed on the RDC CY 2016 accomplishment report, CY 2016 summary of attendance of members, peace and order situation, illegal drug use sitaution, IRR of RA 10879 or MIMAROPA Act, regional economic situationer, status of RDC endorsed projects, project monitoring report, 2016 regional outstanding volunteer, and DOST tourism website.