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 […]

NEDA conducts regional consultation on the formulation of the PDP 2017-2022

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 5 (S.2016) adopting the long term vision for the Philippines or the Ambisyon Natin 2040, President Rodrigo R. Duterte issued Memorandum Circular No. 12 (S.2016), which directs the formulation of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) – MIMAROPA conducted a regional consultation on the formulation of the PDP 2017-2022 on November 25 at the Ace Hotel and Suites in Pasig City. Around 100 participants attended the consultation, which […]

NEDA MIMAROPA conducts multi stakeholder summit on the long term vision

A multi stakeholder summit on the long term vision was conducted through the auspices of NEDA MIMAROPA on 17 to 18 November 2016   at ONE Tagaytay Hotel, Tagaytay City.  The two-day summit was formally opened by NEDA MIMAROPA   OIC Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling. This was followed by the presentations on 0 + 10 point socioeconomic agenda by Engr. Amalia S. Tuppil, OIC Chief of the project monitoring division (PMD); national spatial framework by Mr. Bernardino A. Atienza, Jr.     OIC […]

NEDA MIMAROPA supports ASEAN awareness campaign

Pursuant to CSC MC No. 6 (S.2016) or the awareness campaign in support of ASEAN community in 2015 and the Philippines’ chairmanship of ASEAN 2017, NEDA MIMAROPA officials and staff wore ASEAN inspired attire during the flag raising ceremony program held on 14 November. The wearing of ASEAN inspired attire shall be observed during flag raising ceremonies every first Monday of the month until 2017. The program includes singing of the ASEAN anthem and sharing of information to help spread […]

President Duterte appoints the new MIMAROPA RDC Chairman

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, appointed Governor Jose C. Alvarez of the Province of Palawan as the new Chairman of the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC). Gov. Alvarez shall serve for three years starting 2016 until 2019. Moreover, the choice of chairperson by the President is vital because they shall be instrumental in propelling the region’s development thrusts during the term of the present administration.

New rural access improves socio-economic conditions in Oriental Mindoro

The P20,660,781.05 worth farm-to-market road (FMR) from Barangay Bagong Silang to Barangay Macatoc in Victoria is one of the ongoing priority investments of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). With a scale of 2.79 kilometers, the project is currently being implemented by the Province of Oriental Mindoro. Labeled the king of calamansi in the country, Oriental Mindoro has become the focus of investments aimed at developing its industry for its primary commodity. Victoria is the largest producer followed by Calapan […]

DOH 4-B opens first senior citizens’ ward in MIMAROPA

On May 12, 2016, the Department of Health (DOH) 4-B in partnership with the Dr. Damian Reyes Provincial Hospital formally opened the first senior citizens’ ward in the region located at the provincial hospital in Boac, Marinduque to cater for the elderly residents of the province. “It is our duty to take good care of our elderly population and provide them the utmost care they deserve. They must be given priority and ensure that they will be accomodated conveniently,” Director […]

DSWD 4-B launches profile of the poor in MIMAROPA region

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 4-B launched the 2015 Listahanan Database: Regional Profile of the Poor with the theme, “Tuloy ang Pagbabago” in Palawan on June 30. The 2015 Listahanan database reveals that from the 569,316 households assessed and validated regionwide, 207,863 or 35.5 per cent are identified poor compared with the 242,633 or 47.2 per cent poor in 2009 assessment. The magnitude of poor households decreased by 11 per cent. A total of 53,323 poor households […]