The Central Visayas Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF 7 – ELCAC) Technical Working Group met on April 7 to set the ball rolling for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s visit to the Region. Headed by TWG Chair, Undersecretary Anthony Gerard “Jonji” Gonzales of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) and presided by NEDA 7 Regional Director Efren Carreon, the members discussed preparatory activities leading up to the visit of the President. These […]

RDC7 endorses Php 269 B worth of PAPs for FY 2022

The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC 7) endorsed about Php 269 billion worth of Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs) for inclusion in the FY 2022 budget proposals of national government agencies and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) during the 1st Quarter online meeting of the RDC Full Council last 26 February 2021. The proposed priority PAPs for FY 2022 PAPs were presented and reviewed by the four sectoral committees of RDC 7 in January and early February to ensure […]

Central Visayas Prepares to Further Reopen the Region

The Central Visayas RDC, during its 1st Quarter Full Council Meeting last 26 February 2021, discussed measures to further reopen the economy in terms of vaccine roll-out and the guidelines on the proposed gradual reopening of campuses. This is in addition to the calibrated lifting of restrictions on travel and business operations. DOH 7 presented the Vaccination Road Map which has a timeline of 3 years (2021-2023), with the earliest vaccination expected to start by March 2021.The plan provides the […]

Central Visayas RGADC conducts SOGIESC orientation

The Central Visayas Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC), in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), conducted a virtual orientation on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) on 19 February 2021. The activity brought together 46 female and 16 male participants from government agencies, academe, local government units, and government hospitals. It aimed to orient the GFPS members on the basic SOGIESC concepts and recognize the importance of SOGIESC in the RGADC work and advocacy. […]

NEDA 7, PSA 7, POPCOM 7 hold 1st expanded Internal Management Committee meeting

The regional offices of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) in Central Visayas held its first Expanded Management Committee (ManCom) meeting on 11 January 2021 via Zoom videoconference. NEDA Regional Director Efren B. Carreon, PSA Regional Director Ariel E. Florendo and POPCOM Regional Director Bruce N. Ragas, together with their respective division chiefs, attended the meeting. The milestone meeting is aimed at strengthening coordination among the NEDA 7 […]