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STEP-UP Program now accepts applicants for SY 2017-2018

The Scholarships for Teacher Education Programs to Upgrade Teacher Quality in the Philippines (STEP UP) is a scholarship campaign by Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), funded by the Australian Government, under the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) program. The goal of the program is to produce 1,000 high quality teachers ready for public school employment by 2019. For the S.Y. 2017-2018, the program is open to young professionals, career shifters and graduates of any bachelor’s degree except for BS Education […]

NEDA USEC. Adoracion M. Navarro visits Visayas Disaster Response Center

USEC. Adoracion M. Navarro of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) together with the NEDA-7 officials was toured last January 22, 2017 by Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VII (DSWD-7) and UN World Food Programme (WFP) staff in the Visayas Disaster Response Center (VDRC), a facility for packing and storage of relief goods. The Center was made possible through the collaboration between DSWD and U.N WFP and funding from Australian and United Kingdom governments. It was a […]

NPMC Chair visits projects in Metro Cebu

The National Project Monitoring Committee (NPMC) Chair, Usec. Adoracion Navarro, along with NEDA VII Regional Director Efren Carreon and staff conducted monitoring visits to major infrastructure projects in Metro Cebu last 22 January 2016. Cebu Bus Rapid Transit Project The day-long monitoring visit started with a briefing on the Cebu Rapid Transit (BRT) Project by Atty. Rafael Christopher Yap of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The Cebu BRT Project includes the establishment of a 23-kilometer corridor transport system with around […]

Stakeholders of the Yolanda resettlement cluster successfully discussed and inspected the status of ongoing resettlement projects in Central Visayas

The municipality of Medellin, Cebu, hosted the Yolanda resettlement cluster meeting last December 12, 2016. NEDA 7, which serves as the coordinating body of the Yolanda Rehabilitation Projects (YRP) in Central Visayas, facilitated the meeting. The meeting was graced by the presence of NEDA Assistant Secretary Mercedita A. Sombilla. The Region 7 directors of the DENR, NEDA, and NHA, together with the mayors of Borbon, Daanbantayan, and Medellin were present as well. NHA 7 Director Gavino Figuracion presented the overall […]

CV-RDC Infrastructure Development Committee declares support to grant President Duterte emergency powers to address the traffic problem

The Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) of the Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) declared its full support for the provision of emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to address the traffic problem in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and other highly urbanized cities. In its position paper, the IDC proposes the reorganization of existing transport sector offices and creation of new ones, and the appointment of a Cebu Traffic Czar to coordinate overall traffic management and control in Metro Cebu. The […]