NEDA MIMAROPA conducts user’s training on eRPMES

The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) in MIMAROPA conducted a two-day user’s training on Online Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (eRPMES)  on November 10 and 11 through video conference. OIC-Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling welcomed the participants on the opening day of the training, expressing gratitude for taking time to attend the eRPMES training despite the busy schedule. She emphasized that NRO MIMAROPA, as the secretariat of the MIMAROPA Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC),  believes that the stakeholders from the agencies, […]

MIMAROPA RGADC, PCW hold 1st regional GAD budget forum for LGUs

The MIMAROPA Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC), in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), conducted for the first time, a regional gender and development (GAD)  budget forum for local government units (LGUs)  in MIMAROPA on November 17 through  Zoom conference. The one-day online budget forum was participated in by a total of 260 GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) technical working group chairpersons, secretariat, planning officers, budget officers, chairpersons of the Committee on Appropriations and Committee on Women […]

RDC MIMAROPA conducts BP2 action planning workshop

The Regional Development Council (RDC) in MIMAROPA conducted a workshop on the formulation of the Regional Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) Action Plan on November 9. The workshop was participated in by planning officers and senior technical staff of regional line agencies (RLAs), government-owned and/or controlled corporations (GOCCs), and state universities and colleges (SUCs); provincial, city, and municipal planning and development coordinators; private sector representatives; and RDC Sectoral Committee members. The workshop aimed to validate assessment, challenges, and targets per […]

MIMAROPA’s economy slows down, but posts fastest capital formation growth

The Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of MIMAROPA grew at a slower pace in 2019 compared with the 8.6 percent growth in 2018. The 3.9 percent growth rate in 2019 was driven by electricity, steam, water, and waste management; wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; and financial and insurance activities. Among the major sectors, Services posted the highest growth rate at 6.0 percent, which is a few notches down from 8.8 percent in 2018. It also […]

NEDA MIMAROPA receives award as one of 2020 IP champions

The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) MIMAROPA recognized OIC Regional Director (RD) Susan A. Sumbeling of the NEDA Regional Office in MIMAROPA, as one of the 2020 Indigenous People (IP) advocates and champions during the 23rd Indigenous Peoples Rights Act Anniversary and IP Month Celebration held on October 21 through  Zoom and Facebook live stream. Sumbeling, who also acts as vice-chairperson of the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council (RDC) was chosen as one of the awardees for her efforts, through […]

NEDA MIMAROPA conducts webinar on road, bridges construction rehab

The NEDA Regional Office in  MIMAROPA conducted a two-day webinar on Road and Bridges Construction/Rehabilitation on October 20 and 21 through video conference. The capacity-building activity was the first of a series of Engineering for non-Engineers trainings for the members of the Local Project Monitoring Committees (LPMCs) and relevant stakeholders. In her opening message, NEDA MIMAROPA OIC-Regional Director (RD) Susan A. Sumbeling expressed that she hopes  that everyone will gain better understanding and appreciation of how roads and bridges construction, […]

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DOST-Caraga is granted 50,000 slots for free by Coursera, an international massive open online course (MOOC) platform, to aid knowledge and skills upgrading amid pandemic. DOST-Caraga is an approved partner of Coursera in the Philippines under the Workforce Recovery Initiative Learning Program to provide access to thousands of courses from top universities and organizations in the world. There are 30,000 slots open for the public. Anyone above 18 years old, in or out of Caraga can apply. How to secure […]

JOIN the 2020 iPOVCOM

The Samar State University will be conducting an online International Conference on Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development (IPOVCON) on October 21-23. The annual conference is a platform to showcase studies about poverty and sustainable development and a venue for sharing best practices of LGUs that successfully implemented poverty reduction programs. This year’s theme is titled, “Living and Rising Above the Crisis,” which aims to spark meaningful discourses that will capture human resiliency and management capabilities before, during, and after a […]

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 […]