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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 […]

DPWH implements projects supporting tourism

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) have embarked on a convergence program where they worked together in prioritizing tourism road infrastructure. The memorandum of agreement for the convergence program between the DPWH and DOT was signed on Jan. 19, 2012. The agencies agreed to identify, evaluate, prioritize and implement the tourism road infrastructure in priority tourism clusters, development areas in the country in support of the goals and targets of the National […]

BSP honors program partners in MIMAROPA

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) held the 2015 awards ceremony for the partners of BSP on its economic information and advocacy programs in Days Hotel, Tagaytay City on 4 August. The event was attended by BSP partners and stakeholders in CALABARZON and MIMAROPA that supported BSP’s statistical and information requirements and advocacy programs. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 4-B was awarded as Region 4-B outstanding partner for reports on the regional economy. The award is conferred to […]

NEDA conducts Yolanda monitoring in Palawan

The Office of the President issued Memorandum Order No. 79 providing for the institutional mechanism for the monitoring of rehabilitation and recovery programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) for Yolanda affected areas. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director General, as the Vice Chairman for rehabilitation and recovery assumed the coordination, monitoring, and evaluation function  of all disaster related PPAs previously under the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR). The Yolanda affected areas are Regions 4-B, 6 and 7. […]

51st RDC Full Council meeting in Marinduque

The provincial government of Marinduque hosted the 51st Regional Development Council (RDC) full council meeting held on June 5 in Bellarroca Island Resort and Spa, Buenavista. RDC 4-B Chairman and Romblon Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo presided the meeting which was attended by Marinduque Governor Carmencita O. Reyes, directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, and private sector representatives. The matters endorsed during the meeting were: (1) conduct of feasibility study on the proposed Mindoro Batangas floating bridge; […]

Luzon RDCom in Romblon

The provincial government of Romblon hosted the conduct of the Luzon Regional Development Committee (RDCom) meeting held on March 20 in Aglicay Beach, Alcantara, Romblon. RDC 4-B Chairman and Romblon Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo presided the meeting which was attended by Vice Chairman Nestor G. Rillon of RDC 1, Vice Chairperson Mary Anne ER. Darauay of RDC 2, Vice Chairman Romeo C. Escandor of RDC 4-B, and representatives from RDC CAR, RDC 3, RDC 4-A, RDC 5, Metro Manila Development […]

RDC 4-B holds Full Council meeting in Romblon

The Regional Development Council 4-B held its 50th Full Council meeting at the Romblon Convention Center in Odiongan, Romblon on 21 March 2015 (Saturday).  The RDC passed a total of 44 resolutions. Thirty seven (37) of these resolutions endorsed the proposed and on-going programs, projects and activities of regional line agencies to their respective central offices for inclusion in the FY 2016 budget. Also endorsed were the port zone delineations of Roxas, Narra, and Bataraza Ports in Palawan to the […]

RLUC meeting in Romblon

The Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) conducted its first quarter meeting last March 19 in Odiongan, Romblon. This was attended by representatives from regional line agencies (RLAs) and local government units (LGUs).  The meeting aims to provide updates on the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (DRR/CCA) enhanced provincial development and physical framework plans (PDPFPs). The integrating DRR/CCA Project of the NEDA, UNDP and AusAID which started in 2010, intends to mainstream the integrated concerns of DRR/CCA in plan […]