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RPMC visits Puerto Princesa airport project

The Regional Project Monitoring Committee headed by the RPMC Chairman, Atty. Romeo C. Escandor conducted a site visit inspection of the Puerto Princesa airport development project on September 3, 2015. The $82.9M project was awarded to Kumho Industrial Co. Ltd.-GS Engineering and Construction joint venture (Kumho-GS) for the construction of Puerto Princesa airport. The contract includes the construction of a new passenger and cargo building, apron, taxiways and navigation facilities. The project aims to enhance the quality of airport services […]

RDC holds Full Council meeting in Palawan

The provincial government of Palawan hosted the 52nd RDC full council meeting held on September 4, 2015 in Puerto Princesa City. Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez presided the meeting which was attended by directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, and private sector representatives. The matters endorsed during the meeting were: 1) port zone delineation of Liminangcong port in Taytay, Palawan to the Office of the President; 2) proposed amendment to EPIRA IRR to DOE; 3) implementation […]

MIMAROPA PSRs participate in national convention

Regional Development Council (RDC) 4-B sent five (5) out of its eleven (11) private sector representatives (PSRs) to participate in the 6th National Convention. The National Convention of RDC-PSRs themed “Enhancing Public and Private Partnership in the ASEAN Market,” was held on October 14-16 in Cagayan de Oro City to enhance PSRs capabilities in meeting the challenges of the ASEAN economic integration as well as improve and strengthen public-private partnership towards global competitiveness. A total of 173 delegates from 15 […]

RPMES trainings in Romblon and Palawan

 The Regional Project Monitoring Committee continues to provide technical assistance to the Local Project Monitoring Committees (LPMCs), Two trainings were conducted to the LPMCs of Romblon and Palawan. These trainings aim to reactivate and to capacitate the municipalities in organizing their LPMCs and in monitoring projects within their jurisdiction. As part of the RPMC activity, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) conducted a meeting with members of the Romblon State University (RSU) Bids and Awards Committee to thresh out problems […]

PNVSCA awards 2015’s Outstanding Volunteers

The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency will once again recognize the country’s modern-day heroes in the 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers Awarding Ceremony on 10 December 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City. PNVSCA will confer the awards to ten outstanding volunteers service organizations rigorously selected out of the 78 nominations received nationwide. Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning Arsenio Balisacan, National Economic and Development Authority Deputy-Director General Margarita R. Songco, National Volunteer Month Honorary Chair Sr. […]

MIMAROPA 2014 GRDP grows by 6.5 per cent

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) 4-B released the 2014 estimated gross regional domestic product (GRDP) during a press conference held on 30 July at Tamaraw Hall, Provincial Capitol Complex in Calapan City. The highlights of the GRDP were presented by PSA 4-B Interim Regional Director Leni R. Rioflorido. The results showed that MIMAROPA’s economy grew by 6.5 per cent. The GRDP growth rate in 2013 was 1.3 per cent. The region’s growth rate is higher than the 2014 national gross […]