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Allocation and Utilization of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (LDRRMF)

Section 5.1.1 of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 states that the LDRRMF can be used “to conduct risk management, vulnerability analysis, and other science-based technology and methodologies to enhance LGU ecological profile, sectoral studies and mainstream disaster risk reduction and management activities/ Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Comprehensive Land Use Program (CLUP) and Comprehensive Development Program (CDP).”  The […]

Month-long National Immunization Campaign against Measles-Rubella and Polio to reach 13 million under-5 children

MANILA, 1 September 2014 – A national immunization campaign against measles-rubella and polio is launched today in all regions of the Philippines to reach 13 million children under the age of five with free lifesaving measles-rubella and oral polio vaccines. Led by the Department of Health (DOH), the month-long campaign is supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO). H.E. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III presented the keynote address at the launching ceremony, expounding on the importance of […]

RDC Private Sector Representatives Participated in the 5th National Convention

RDC 4-B sent five (5) out of its eleven (11) Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) to participate in the 5th National Convention. The National Convention of RDC-PSRs, themed “PSRs: RDCs’ Crucial Partners in the Pursuit of Inclusive Growth and Job Creation,” was held on August 13-15 in Iloilo City to strengthen the role of the PSRs in the RDC. The PSRs of fifteen (15) regions actively participated in the workshop sessions and made agreements on common regional issues that will be […]

RPMC-MIMAROPA monitors Sibuyan and Tablas Islands in the Province of Romblon

The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) of the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) in coordination with the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) of Romblon conducted on-site monitoring of ongoing and completed nationally-funded projects in Sibuyan and Tablas Islands in the province of Romblon on May 2-8, 2014.  The Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) was composed of technical staffs from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), […]

Ona inaugurates new hospital buildings in Romblon

Odiongan, Romblon – Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona, with Romblon Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo, Vice Governor Jose R. Riano and Congressman Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona, alongside regional and provincial officials, unveiled the new buildings at the Romblon Provincial Hospital on April 11, 2014, constructed under the Department of Health’s (DOH) Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP). The objective of the HFEP program is to upgrade health facilities and provide training to health professionals, and improve access of people to quality […]

RDC Advisory Committee holds a Special Meeting with Selected Cabinet Secretaries

The Advisory Committee (AdCom) of the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) successfully conducted an unprecedented problem-solving session with selected Cabinet Secretaries on March 19, 2014 at the Astoria Plaza in Ortigas Business District, Pasig City.  The special meeting was called to address personnel complementation issues of key MIMAROPA Regional Line Agencies (RLAs) which have a critical role in the development endeavours of the RDC, particularly the Department of Agriculture (DA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), National Irrigation Administration […]

Oriental Mindoro holds Local Peace and Development Assessment and Planning Workshop

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Progress (OPAPP), in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) organized the Local Peace and Development Assessment and Planning Workshop for the province of Oriental Mindoro last February 27-28, 2014 at Filipiniana Hotel, Calapan City as part of the Mainstreaming Peace and Development in Local Governance Project (MPDLGP). Representatives from Regional Line Agencies (RLAs) such as DAR, DENR, DepED, DILG, NEDA, NCIP, PIA and TESDA, Local Government Units (LGUs) […]

RDC MIMAROPA holds budget consultations for FY 2015

The MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC), together with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) MIMAROPA, conducted Sectoral Budget Consultations for fiscal year (FY) 2015 on Feb. 25 – 28, 2014 at Classroom B, 3rd floor DCIEC Building, NIA Complex, Quezon City. In line with the guidelines and procedures provided under DBM’s National Budget Memorandum (NBM) No. 120 dated Jan. 6, 2014, agency regional offices (AROs), bureaus, government-owned and controlled corporations, state universities and colleges (SUCs) of the MIMAROPA Region […]

NEDA MIMAROPA Hikes for Charity

The Regional Development Council (RDC) of MIMAROPA through its secretariat, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) MIMAROPA Regional Office has sustained its outreach mission dubbed as Project “Isang Puso, Isang Handog” to the Mangyan community in Sitio Malmis, Barangay Baras, Baco, Oriental Mindoro for the third time on February 14, 2014. A contingent spearheaded by the Organization of NEDA Employees (ONE) brought hope and brotherhood to the Mangyan brethren in Malmis. The project which started in 2012 is supportive […]

RPMC-MIMAROPA Visit in Coron and Busuanga, Palawan

The RPMC team composed of representatives from DBM, DILG, OP-PMS, NEDA and RDC private sector representative in coordination with the municipal government of Coron will visit Busuanga and Coron, Palawan on February 16-21, 2014. The projects to be visited are ports, airport, roads and bridges, health and school facilities devastated by typhoon Yolanda. The team will also visit irrigation, flood & control projects and DSWD’s KALAHI-CIDSS and 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) project implementation.