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 […]

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. […]