The provincial government of Oriental Mindoro hosted the 54th RDC full council meeting held on March 4, 2016 in Calapan City.

RDC 4-B Chairman and Romblon Governor Eduardo C. Firmalo presided the meeting which was attended by Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr., Occidental Mindoro Governor Mario Gene J. Mendiola, Oriental Mindoro second district representative Reynaldo V. Umali, directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, state universities and colleges’ presidents and private sector representatives.

The following matters were endorsed during the meeting: 1) FY 2017 proposed projects of Agency Regional Offices (AROs) and SUCs; and 2) creation of MIMAROPA regional offices of CHR, MARINA, NTC, DOTC, DOJ, and other selected national government agencies.

The council approved the resolutions on the following: 1) creation of regional El Niño task force; 2) CY 2016 RDC work program; 3) disaster risk reduction/climate change adaptation enhanced project evaluation checklist; 4) Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) project implementation; 5) institutionalization of MIMAROPA festival; 6) establishment of PDEA provincial forensic laboratories; 7) recognition of Mr. Bob Royo as Mr. Culture Asia World 2016 winner and Tourism ambassador of MIMAROPA; and 8) appreciation to the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro as host of the 1st quarter of 2016 RDC full council meeting.

The members were also informed on the K to 12 senior high school implementation, FY 2015 agency budget implementation, status of RDC endorsed projects, CY 2015 summary of attendance of RDC officials and members, regional economic situationer, project monitoring report, guidelines on the formulation of the national priority plan, peace and order situation, and illegal drug use situation in MIMAROPA.

The 2nd quarter RDC Full Council meeting will be held on June 3, 2016 in the province of Romblon.