Central Visayas RDC bids officials, NRO 7 RD goodbye on last meeting

Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 officials for 2019-2022 are ending their term of office this 30 June 2022 with the hope that their successors will continue the work that has been done so Central Visayas continues to get projects and the funding needed for their implementation. During the last full council meeting—and its first blended meeting in more than two years—for this term held last 23 June 2022, RDC 7 Chairperson Kenneth Cobonpue urged the incoming set of officials to […]

RDC 7-IDC bares needs to improve CV infrastructure

Knowing what else needs to be done to improve infrastructure in Central Visayas will help ensure that the right projects are pushed. This was the mindset when members and officials of the RDC 7’s Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) for 2019-2022 met for the last time for an End-of-Term Review. The meeting was held back-to-back with the RDC Full Council Meeting held last 23 June 2022 at Bai Hotel in Mandaue City, Cebu. IDC Chairperson Gordon Alan Joseph said knowing what […]

Regional Monitors Inspect Yolanda Housing Units in Camotes Island

Members of the Central Visayas Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) visited Camotes island last 28 April 2022 to conduct on-site inspection of Yolanda Permanent Housing Program (YPHP) projects in the municipalities of Poro, Tudela, and San Francisco. The team visited the Poro Permanent Housing Project, Tudela Permanent Housing Project, Esperanza People’s Village, and Monte Alegre People’s Village. These housing projects, implemented by the National Housing Authority (NHA) through the local government units, are intended for families affected by Typhoon Yolanda […]

Central Visayas’ economy rebounds by 5.4 percent in 2021

The reported 5.4 percent economic growth of Central Visayas in 2021 could have roughly reached 7 percent if not for Typhoon Odette. This was one of the highlights of the NEDA 7 statement given by NEDA 7 ARD Dolores Molintas during the news conference on the 2021 Economic Performance of Central Visayas organized by the Philippine Statistics Authority Region 7 last April 28 at bai Hotel Cebu in Mandaue City. ARD Molintas said that last year, NEDA 7 projected a […]

NEDA 7 caps Women’s Month celebration with virtual film showing

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Office 7 culminated this year’s Women’s Month Celebration by featuring the independently produced movie “Verdict” in its official Facebook page. The film was streamed through NEDA 7’s FB page from 27 March to 1 April 2022. This year’s theme for the celebration, “Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran”, focuses on women exercising their choices, taking their chances to be heard, and leading the way towards concrete actions. The movie “Verdict” highlights the […]

ONE 7 wins 2nd place in BayaNEDAhan contest

The volunteering project of the Organization of NEDA 7 Employees (ONE 7) won second place for its entry titled “Bringing Joy to Children’s Joy Foundation Amidst the Pandemic in the BayaNEDAhan Best Project contest initiated by the Philippine National Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA).  ONE 7 was given the award during during the Search for Outstanding COVID 19 Volunteers awarding ceremony last 17 December 2021. Aside from the plaque, ONE 7, represented by its president Cornelio Guantero, also received P40,000 cash. […]

RDC 7 seeks to include lung cancer in PhilHealth’s Z Benefits

The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) is requesting the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to include lung cancer in its Case Type Z Benefits Package. During its 4th Quarter Full Council meeting on 03 December 2021, the RDC, through the Social Development Committee (SDC), passed a resolution requesting PhilHealth to include the lung cancer under the Case Type Z benefits package. The inclusion is consistent with the National Integrated Cancer Control Act which mandates PhilHealth to expand its benefit […]

RDC 7 awards outstanding COVID-19 volunteers for Central Visayas

The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) awarded the winners of the Search for Outstanding COVID-19 Volunteers of Region 7 for Individual and Organization Categories during its 4th Quarter Full Council meeting on 03 December 2021 via Zoom video conference. The winner of the individual category is Mr. Romulo Señeris II, a professor from Negros Oriental, while Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) was declared winner for the organization category. Señeris was chosen among 19 nominees from the provinces of Cebu, […]

Central Visayas RDC ends 2021 on a high note

The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) held its last Full Council Meeting for 2021 on 03 December 2021, highlighting several activities that it accomplished despite limitations brought on by the ongoing pandemic. In his message read by RDC Vice Chairperson and NEDA Regional Office 7 Director Efren B. Carreon, RDC Chairperson Kenneth Cobonpue noted that despite the economic setbacks as a result of the pandemic, “Central Visayas continues to perform as a top contributor to the (national) economy.” He […]

RDCs, private sector collaboration ‘vital for smart cities planning’

The multi-sectoral networking inherent in Regional Development Councils (RDC) and closely collaborating with the private sector will play an important role in developing smart cities. Prof. Hussein Lidasan, dean of the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning, stressed this during a webinar-training titled “Developing Smart Cities in Central Visayas” organized by the RDC 7 as part of its series of webinar-trainings. The event was held last 24 November 2021 via Zoom and streamed live on Facebook. NEDA 7 Regional […]

NRO 7 EFLW celebration highlights need to be financially prepared in new normal

Economic and financial preparedness is one challenge borne out of the pandemic for which Filipinos must prepare to eventually attain AmBisyon Natin 2040. This was the focus of the NEDA Regional Office (NEDA) 7’s week-long celebration of this year’s Economic and Financial Literacy Week, which went with the theme, “A Glimpse Into AmBisyon Natin 2040: What to Expect in the New Normal.” NEDA Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillon of the Policy and Planning Group kicked off NEDA 7’s celebration with a […]