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Cobonpue is RDC 7 chairperson anew

World renowned furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Regional Development Council-Central Visayas (RDC 7) for 2020-2022. President Rodrigo Duterte signed last 06 February 2020 the formal appointment of Cobonpue, who took his oath of office on the same day. Cobonpue joined the RDC in 2016 and has been pushing for, among others, the promotion of the creative economy to be a major driver in the growth of Central Visayas. It was under his […]

81 international volunteers in Region 7

Eighty-one international volunteers are now in Region 7 to do volunteer work through the International Volunteer Service Program (IVSP). The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) said that these international volunteers, who came from different countries, were recruited and selected by their respective international volunteer organizations such as the Japan Oversees Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), United States Peace Corps (USPC), and Korea Oversees Volunteers (KOV), among others. These volunteers, who are assigned in different local government units, non-government organizations, public […]

NRO 7 staff undergo fire safety, blood donation orientation

NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 7 personnel underwent a Fire Education Safety and Drill orientation last 05 February 2020 as part of the office’s continued efforts on emergency preparedness. The orientation was conducted by Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel detailed at the fire substation in Barangay Lahug, the NRO 7’s host barangay. OIC-ARD Rosa Edna Hubahib said the orientation was necessary to refresh NEDAns about emergency preparedness when a fire breaks out. The BFP personnel discussed what causes fire and […]

Improved regional poverty stats: A challenge for stakeholders to sustain dev’t in Central Visayas

The significant reduction of poverty incidence in Central Visayas should be seen as an opportunity for stakeholders to ensure that programs, activities and projects (PAPs) implemented could sustain the development of the region. National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 7 Regional Director Efren Carreon made this call during the recently concluded Regional Dissemination Forum on Official Poverty Statistics conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) 7. The forum was attended by representatives from various government agencies, academe, private sector, and […]

NPMC Chair attends problem-solving session for delayed projects in Siquijor

The National Project Monitoring Committee (NPMC) Chair, NEDA Undersecretary Adoracion Navarro, attended the problem-solving session (PSS) and field inspection for projects with high negative slippage in the province of Siquijor on 17 January 2020. In her opening message, the NPMC Chair stressed the significant role of learnings from the PSS as inputs to policy formulation. She also advised the RPMC to scrutinize the reasons given by contractors to justify the delay in project implementation. The PSS was conducted by the […]