The provincial government of Occidental Mindoro hosted the 53rd RDC full council meeting held on December 4, 2015 in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro.

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, Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez, acting Marinduque Governor Romulo A. Bacorro, directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, and private sector representatives.

The matters endorsed during the meeting were: 1) tourism projects of Occidental Mindoro for TIEZA funding/implementation; 2) establishment of a centralized agricultural training and product processing center in Boac; 3) construction of Calapan City convention and events center for TIEZA funding; 4) Estrella falls park development project in Narra, Palawan for TIEZA funding; 5) construction of Mainit-Binunga-Canat-Boi-Bayuti FMR road in Boac, Marinduque for PRDP funding; 6) and development of Garing falls in Odiongan, Romblon for TIEZA funding.

The council approved the resolutions on the following: 1) updated RDIP 2015-2017; 2) RDC FY 2017 budget review guidelines; 3) RDR 2015 preparation guidelines; 4) TWG recommendations on the SRDA action plans on solid waste management, disaster preparedness, processing CADTs, improving LGU competitiveness, tourism promotion, high value crops, integrated port system, power development, major road projects, and establishment of regional government center; 5) compensating ECs for the relocation of electric facilities affected by road improvement projects; 6) Great Women 2 project; 7) creation of special committee on culture; 8) OCD as additional member of SDC; 9) schedule of CY 2016 RDC meetings; 10) GSIS compensation on retiring employees; 11) nutrition scholar finalist; 12) regional nutrition awardee; and 13) proposed projects and budgets endorsed by the RDC.

The members were also informed on the PSR 2015 convention, regional physical framework plan updating, sustainable development goals, regional economic situationer, project monitoring report, status of RDC endorsed projects, peace and order situation, and illegal drug use situation in MIMAROPA.

The 1st quarter RDC full council meeting will be held on March 4, 2016 in the province of Oriental Mindoro.