Two resolutions of the MIMAROPA Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) were recommended for Regional Development Council (RDC)  support during the Social Development Committee (SDC) second quarter meeting on May 6 through videoconference. ​​​​​​​

These  resolutions were RNC Resolution  4, s. 2021, adopting the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) 3.0 Strategy and Organization of SUN Movement Networks in MIMAROPA region, and Resolution  1, s. 2022, adopting the Implementing Guidelines on Nutrition Shepherding for Effective Nutrition Program Management.

The SDC meeting also saw the recommendation for RDC approval of the following draft chapters of the 2021 Regional Development Report (RDR) that relate to social development: Chapters 7, Promoting Philippine Culture and Values; Chapter 10, Accelerating Human Capital Development; Chapter 11, Reducing Vulnerability of Individual and Families; Chapter 12, Building Safe and Secure Communities; Chapter 13, Reaching for the Demographic Dividend; the social infrastructure part of Chapter 19, Accelerating Infrastructure Development; and Chapter 21, Ensuring Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration.

Marvi R. Trudeau, chairperson of the committee, encouraged all the members to actively participate in the discussions and to exercise their  right to participate in the upcoming national and local elections. ​​​​​​​

Meanwhile, in his message, RDC Vice-Chairperson and  Regional Director Agustin C. Mendoza of the NEDA Regional Office in MIMAROPA  explained the effects of the gross regional domestic product (GRDP) to poverty incidence in years before and after COVID-19 pandemic. ​​​​​​​

“We must steadily grow for about six to seven percent per year up to 2028 for the entire term of the new administration to get back on the original trajectory that was disrupted by the pandemic,” Mendoza said.

Committee members were also informed about the 2021 first semester poverty statistics, report on the implementation of limited face-to-face classes, youth-focused plans and programs for MIMAROPA, highlights of the SDC national-regional consultative meeting, and COVID-19 situational and vaccine rollout reports.​​​​​​​

Moreover, Mendoza led the SDC in recognizing the active participation of the committee’s private sector representatives (PSRs) during their term 2019-2022. A short thank-you video was played to show appreciation to PSRs Marvi R. Trudeau, Juvelyn V. Gumal-in, Oscar E. Ricaflanca, Maria Milagros Q. Quieng, Joanna J. Elideros, Carmelita E. Cruz, and Marie Grace Cristina G. Faylona.