NNC 4-B coordinates with WFP for the prevention of acute malnutrition in Abra de Ilog

World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger and promoting food security, is partnering with NNC Mimaropa in a project entitled “Prevention of Wasting (Acute Malnutrition) in the Calamity and El Nino-affected and selected areas in the Philippines.” Having a pervasive number of acutely malnourished children among other regions, which might have been worsened by the recent hit of typhoon Lando and Nona and the impending El Niño, the World Food Programme listed MIMAROPA as one of […]

DSWD conducts regional learning forum

With its upcoming compact closure with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) this May 2016, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Millennium Challenge Account-Philippines (MCA-P), together with the DSWD 4-B, recently conducted the KALAHI CIDSS MCC regional learning forum on 25 January at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas, Quezon City. The said activity gathered community volunteers, local chief executives, municipal area coordinators, and national government agency representatives across the region as well as partners from MCA-P and MCC. The […]

RDC holds Full Council meeting in Occidental Mindoro

The provincial government of Occidental Mindoro hosted the 53rd RDC full council meeting held on December 4, 2015 in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro. 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, Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez, acting Marinduque Governor Romulo A. Bacorro, directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, and private sector representatives. The matters endorsed […]

Volunteers take center stage at the Search for Outstanding Volunteers 2015

“Volunteerism is an act of the will, not political will, but the will to effect change against danger, mediocrity, and bigotry, the will to become a person of substance, not by title, but day to day struggle, to uplift human dignity,” says Mr. Richard Gordon in his moving acceptance speech as the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Awardee (VLAA) during the Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) 2015 Awarding Ceremony held last 10 December 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, […]

MIMAROPA Festival: The next big thing in the Philippines

It started with a simple vision of the five governors of the MIMAROPA provinces to gather in an event where they would be able to showcase and share their products and services to fellow MIMAROPANs. What was supposed to be a simple vision is now the next big thing in the Philippines. The first MIMAROPA Festival was held in Calapan City on November 9-15. The Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro hosted the event. It coincided with the celebration of the […]

RDC creates Project Development Assistance Center

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 4-B created the Project Development Assistance Center (PDAC) during its 52nd full council meeting held on September 4, 2015 at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. PDAC was created to improve the capability of local government units (LGUs), regional line agencies (RLAs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs) in preparing good project proposals. It also aims to enhance their capability on project development, improve the quality of their projects proposals, and ensure the availability of project proposals […]

MIMAROPA Naturally: Venue for expanding opportunities

The first trade fair at the regional level for MIMAROPA region since its creation in 2002, MIMAROPA Naturally was held on October 21-25, 2015 at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. A total of 80 exhibitors including DOT accredited tourism establishments joined the fair. This event served as a venue for the budding and accomplished entrepreneurs of MIMAROPA to showcase their products. Among the products exhibited were popular delicacies, processed foods, fashion and accessories, agricultural products, health and wellness products, […]

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 […]