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MGB provides assistance to RTNMC’s project in Bataraza

Recent development project initiated by Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) under its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) focused on determining the presence of water-bearing materials as potential source of groundwater for the host and neighboring communities of Barangays Rio Tuba and Ocayan in Bataraza, Palawan. In pursuing this undertaking, RTNMC requested the technical services of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) MIMAROPA to conduct a vertical electric sounding (VES) survey in search for potential groundwater resource in Sitio […]

MIMAROPA RPMC conducts training on RPMES and Geotagging

A three-day training on regional project monitoring and evaluation system (RPMES) and geotagging was conducted by the MIMAROPA Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) last April 17-19 at the City Government of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. The training is in response to Calapan’s request to provide technical assistance to the region’s newly reconstituted local project monitoring committee. The training was attended by 18 participants from the city government, non-government organizations and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Part of the […]

EMB grants financial assistance to 31 LGUs

A total of 31 local government units (LGUs) received financial assistance from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) MIMAROPA during the signing of Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of materials recovery facility (MRF) on March 13, 2018 at Cherry Blossoms Hotel in Ermita, Manila. The said assistance amounts to P500,000.00 per recipient, inclusive of the mobile shredder and fund for the establishment of MRF in the various municipalities. Among the recipients of the financial grants in Oriental Mindoro are the […]

DOST enhances arrowroot processing in the island community in Marinduque

In the heart-shaped and smallest province in Southern Tagalog, Marinduque, lies Mongpong Island – the farthest island from the mainland Marinduque whose locals are still dependent on farming, fishing, and processing arrowroot as their primary source of living. Arrowroot plant (Maranta Arundinacea) or colloquially called “Uraro”, is a perennial plant widely cultivated in Mongpong for its starchy rhizomes which is a good source of arrowroot flour – a primary ingredient of the sought-after delicacy and pasalubong in the province, the […]

The City Slaughterhouse: A PPP project in Calapan City

The City Government of Calapan has always been keen on the prospects of economic development on its locality. Its leaders keep on finding ways and means on how to generate jobs and eventually create income relative to augmenting the local revenue as supplement to the city’s share in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA). As many LGUs did in the past, Calapan City LGU entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Mr. Jesus H. De Vera, private sector of Rosario, Batangas […]

PNVSCA launches Volunteerism Photo Contest 2018

PNVSCA calls on all photography enthusiast to take part in the Volunteerism Photo Contest aimed at capturing the relentless service of volunteers all around the country. With the theme “Boluntarismo: Daan Tungo sa Pagbabago,” the Contest is expected to promote creative arts which is included in the government’s ten point socioeconomic agenda and to intensify the public’s understanding on the significance of volunteerism. The PNVSCA will be accepting entries from May 21, 2018 to July 31, 2018. Cash prizes await […]

PNVSCA invites the public to nominate outstanding volunteers

The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) is again on the lookout for modern-day heroes through the launch of the Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) 2018. With categories on youth, adult, not-for-profit groups and corporate organizations, the SOV seeks to recognize the contributions of the volunteer community to nation-building and sustainable development. “In these modern times, we are certain that volunteerism thrives. Through the Search, we wish to share the stories and learn the best practices of volunteers who […]

RDC conducts budget review for 2019

The MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) conducted its review of proposed budget for 2019 during the first quarter RDC Sectoral Committee meetings held on February 6 to 9, 2018 at the Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila, Pasay City. It was participated in by RDC sectoral committee member agencies, state universities and colleges (SUCs), private sector representatives (PSRs), and chiefs of staff of MIMAROPA congressmen. The review was undertaken to ensure that programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) proposed by agency regional offices […]

Yakap-Bayan Program launches in Marinduque

The Provincial Government of Marinduque led by Government Carmencita O. Reyes, warmly welcomed Sec. Jose Maria Nicomedes Hernandez, Presidential Adviser for Southern Tagalog and Asec. Jose Antonio Hernandez, Assistant Secretary for Special Concerns of DSWD, together with the AFP Commander of SOLCOM, Lt. Gen. Danilo G. Pamonag, Vice Governor Romulo A. Bacorro, Mayor Roberto Madla of Boac, representatives of national government agencies including NEDA, PNP and DILG, and the private sector to the launch of the YAKAP-BAYAN program in the […]

RPMC conducts project visit in Mindoro Island

The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in MIMAROPA conducted a site visit on January 24, 2018 to resolve issues that hamper the completion of the Mindoro Island Circumferential Road project (Puerto Galera – Abra de Ilog Road Section). This important project will connect the northern section of the province of Oriental Mindoro with the province of Occidental Mindoro. Currently, the areas in the north of Mindoro island are accessible by one-hour motorized banca from […]