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RDC 7 Subcommittee on Migration and Development holds organizational meeting

The Subcommittee on Migration and Development (SCMD), created by the Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) under the Social Development Committee, held an organizational meeting on January 29, 2019. The meeting was presided by SCMD chairperson and DOLE 7 Regional Director Johnson Caňete of the Department of Labor and Employment 7 (DOLE 7). Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) 7 Regional Director May Codilla, SCMD co-chairperson; NEDA 7 Regional Director Efren Carreon, SCMD vice chairperson; and representatives from the Public Employment […]

NEDA 7 conducts HGDG orientation for staff

In its effort to continually promote and utilize the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) for Project Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 7 conducted a half-day orientation on the guidelines for members of its GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) and technical staff on January 14. The guidelines were developed to provide NEDA, ODA donors, government agencies and other development practitioners a common instrument in integrating gender perspectives in development programs and projects. In use since […]

NEDA 7 joins single-use plastics ban

Starting 2019, the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 7 will no longer allow its food suppliers to use plastic utensils nor serve food and drinks placed in single-use containers like plastics and “styrofoams.” NRO 7 Regional Director Efren Carreon said that NRO 7 canvass documents will indicate that for their proposals to be considered, food suppliers will have to agree to this condition. Carreon added that it is about time that the NRO 7 does its share in heeding the call […]

NEDA 7 pledges support for renamed population commission

The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 7 will support the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) 7 in its effort to implement programs that go beyond responsible parenthood and family planning. NRO 7 Regional Director Efren Carreon gave this assurance to CPD 7 Regional Director Bruce Ragas, who paid a courtesy call to NEDA 7 weeks after President Duterte issued Executive Order (EO) 71 renaming the Commission on Population to CPD. Under EO 71, the CPD is reverted to being an […]

NEDA 7 briefs Tuguegarao officials on Mega Cebu experience

The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 7 briefed officials from Tuguegarao City who were in Cebu City to learn about the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB) and the Mega Cebu experience. NRO 7 Regional Director Efren Carreon did a presentation on the development initiatives and urbanization trends in Metro Cebu, projects that were borne out of public-private coordination. He also gave a background on the role of the RDC 7 and on how its partnership with the private sector […]