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Romblon provincial road undergoes rehabilitation

Six months in its implementation, the “Rehabilitation and Improvement of Anahao-Malilico-Balacutan Provincial Road” is now 25% completed. Started in March 11, 2016, its completion is expected within 420 calendar days or until May 4, 2017. With a cost of P109,609,484.68, the 4.589 kilometer road project passes through Barangay Balatucan in Ferrol to the Municipality of Looc. It is designed as an all-weather and climate-proof concrete road project of national standard at 23 cm. (9 inches) thick and 6.2 meters width. […]

RDC 4-B conducts special meeting

The Regional Development Council 4-B conducted a special meeting for its reorganization on July 29 at La Breza Hotel in Quezon City. Outgoing RDC 4-B Chairman and Romblon Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo presided the meeting which was attended by Occidental Mindoro Governor Mario Gene J. Mendiola, Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr, Marinduque Governor Carmencita O. Reyes, Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez, directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, and the newly elected private sector representatives […]

BSP honors program partners in MIMAROPA

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) held the 2016 awards ceremony for the partners of BSP on its economic information and advocacy programs on August 2 at Days Hotel in Tagaytay City.  The event was attended by BSP partners and stakeholders in Region 4-A (CALABARZON) and Region 4-B (MIMAROPA) that supported BSP’s statistical and information requirements and advocacy programs. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 4-B was awarded for the second time as Region 4-B outstanding partner for reports […]

RA 10879 establishes the MIMAROPA Region

Republic Act 10879 establishing the Southwestern Tagalog to be known as the MIMAROPA Region was enacted on 17 July 2016, in accordance with Article VI, Section 27 (1) of the Philippine Constitution. RA 10879 establishes the MIMAROPA Region comprising the provinces and cities of Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Puerto Princesa City, and Calapan City. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), shall formulate and promulgate […]

NRO 4-B conducts RPFP Orientation and Workshop

The NRO 4-B conducted an orientation and workshop on the updating of the regional physical framework plan (RPFP) on April 20 to 22 at the NEDA 4-B Regional Office, Calapan City. The activity aimed to orient the NRO staff on the formulation of the updated RPFP guided by the area spatial development frameworks (ASDFs). NEDA 10 Regional Director Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. served as the resource person on the three-day orientation and workshop. The MIMAROPA RPFP 2016-2045 is scheduled for […]

NEDA Region 4-B accepts nominations for Search for Outstanding Volunteers

In support of the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency’s (PNVSCA) nationwide Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV), the National Economic and Development Authority Region 4-B (MIMAROPA) is now accepting nominations for exemplary volunteers based in the region until 30 July 2016. The SOV puts faces and names to the unsung and ordinary Filipino citizens and organizations who have rendered priceless and noble acts of service towards nation-building and community development. Since 2001, 129 volunteers and volunteer organizations have been recognized […]

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 […]