RDC Advisory Committee supports 2021 budget of MIMAROPA

The MIMAROPA Congressional Representatives pledged support to the endorsed budget proposals of the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) for 2021 during the Advisory Committee Meeting held last September 30 virtually through Zoom. Said budget includes the 2021 proposed programs and projects of 40 government agencies/offices and six state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the region.  The meeting was called to solicit support from the region’s House Representatives members  to ensure priority projects and programs will be included in the 2021 […]

MIMAROPA RPMC pushes for more private sector representation, notes increasing number of agencies submitting RPMES reports

Acting Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC)  Chairperson Susan A. Sumbeling who is also Regional Director (RD) of the  NEDA Regional Office in MIMAROPA presided over the MIMAROPA RPMC  meeting through  Zoom video conference last  September 18. In her message, RD  Sumbeling underscored the urgent need to fill out two private sector representatives (PSRs) posts of the monitoring committee, in addition to one RDC PSR member already on board. She added that the secretariat already sought the assistance of provincial planning […]

MIMAROPA RDC and NCCA hold webinar on Filipino values and culture

The MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC), in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), conducted the “A Culture that Heals: The NCCA-RDC Webinar on Filipino Values and Culture in the Time of Pandemic” on September 24, through  Zoom. The webinar highlighted the crucial roles of Filipino values and culture in helping communities recover from the social, mental, and economic effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)  pandemic. It also aimed to assist the region in continuing […]

NEDA MIMAROPA participates at 2020 Q3 NSED

The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) in MIMAROPA participated at the third  quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) held in Calapan City on September 10.  The activity aimed to assess the efficiency and usefulness of the preparations, responses, recovery plans, systems, and policies developed in the localities and various offices. The activity was spearheaded by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) MIMAROPA through the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) MIMAROPA. The agency  also graced the Online Ceremonial Pressing […]

MIMAROPA RDC adopted as BP2 Regional Council

The MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) was adopted as the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Regional Council during its Full Council meeting held on September 4, virtually through Zoom. The adoption of the RDC was one of the highlights of the meeting, which also included the creation of the Special BP2  Committee and BP2  Communication Group. Ar.Marissa B. Maniquis of the National Housing Authority presented the salient features of the Implementing Guidelines of Executive Order    No. 114. The BP2  Program was institutionalized […]

MIMAROPA SRNH Committee urges Oriental Mindoro to remove barriers on passage of live pig cargoes

The MIMAROPA Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) Committee urged Oriental Mindoro to remove barriers on the passage of live pig cargoes. This was made during the Committee’s meeting presided over by its  Chairperson and OIC Regional Director (RD) Susan A. Sumbeling of the NEDA Regional Office in MIMAROPA  through Zoom video conference on August 25. The  Committee extensively discussed the issue on transport of live pig cargoes from Western Visayas.  RD Sumbeling shared that Governor  Humerlito A. Dolor of Oriental Mindoro […]

MIMAROPA RGADC elects new chairperson, creates TWG

The MIMAROPA Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) during its joint meeting with the Social Development Committee (SDC) on August 7, through  Zoom video conference, elected its  new RGADC chairperson for the remainder of the 2020-2022 term. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA OIC Regional Director (RD) Purificacion R. Arriola replaces the same office’s RD, Floreceli G. Gunio, who retired in February early this year. The joint meeting also produced the RGADC Technical Working Group (TWG) that will facilitate […]

MIMAROPA IDC tackles development projects, BP2, and infra concerns

Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) Chairperson and Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr. presided over the MIMAROPA IDC meeting online via Zoom videoconference on August 7. In his message, Governor Velasco shared that the region is still confronted with delicately balancing the need to help economies recover from the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and to protect the health of the  people.  He underscored that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is not to do the […]

MIMAROPA RDC ExeCom endorses reprioritized Tier 2 proposals of AROs and SUCs for 2021

The MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) Executive Committee (ExeCom) reviewed and endorsed the reprioritized fiscal year (FY)  2021 Tier 2 proposals of 24 MIMAROPA regional line agencies (RLAs) and five  state, universities and colleges (SUCs)  amounting to ₱78.21 billion. This was held during the ExeCom’s virtual meeting held last July 3. A total of PhP299.12 million will go to the development administration sector  while  PhP5.18 billion for  the economic development sector, PhP61.86 billion for  infrastructure development sector, and PhP10.87 billion […]

NEDA MIMAROPA, consultants conduct workshop for MPSUID formulation

The NEDA MIMAROPA, in partnership with consultants, conducted a capacity building activity  for the formulation of the Master Plan for Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development (MPSUID) in Calapan City project. The activity was conducted through Zoom video conference  on June 24 and 25.  Philkoei International, Inc.  and TAM Planners Co. are the consultants for the project. In her welcome message, OIC Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling said that the MPSUID in Calapan City was nearing its completion, as the activity was […]