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NEDA 7 convenes LGUs and government agencies to resolve Yolanda resettlement issues

Five regional line agencies DBM, DENR, DILG, NHA, and OCD and 13 Cebu local government units Bantayan, Bogo City, Cebu Province, Madridejos, Pilar, Poro, San Remigio, Santa Fe, Sogod, Tabuelan, Tabogon, Tuburan, and Tudela were represented during a problem solving session (PSS) for Yolanda resettlement projects held at NEDA7 on July 13, 2016. The special meeting was convened by NEDA7 to hasten the implementation of government-funded resettlement projects in northern Cebu. The resettlement component has been the main bottleneck in […]

RDC7 applaud New ENPs

RDC7 Chair Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto congratulated during the RDC Full Council meeting on June 15,  the staff of the RDC7 Secretariat and Bohol PDC Secretariat who passed the recent Environmental Planners  (EnP) Licensure Exam.  The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) administered the exam last 8-9 June. Acknowledged with joyful applause were Maria Teresa S. Alambra, Rosa Edna L. Hubahib, Elven P. Patriarca and Mariolito M. Bonggot of NEDA7/RDC7 Secretariat and Atty John Titus Vistal, Bohol PDC Secretary. They took the […]

NEDA 7 assumes Yolanda PMO functions

After ten months of monitoring and validating Yolanda projects, programs, and activities (PPAs) in 16 Northern Cebu local government units (LGUs), the Yolanda Project Monitoring Office (YPMO), under the direct supervision of NEDA 7, ceased to operate effective July 1, 2016 with the expiration of the contracts of the YPMO personnel. The YPMO staff were employed on a fixed term contract under the USAID Rebuild Project from September 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016. Their contracts were extended until June […]

RDC prepares for members’ reorganization Approves Private Sector Selection Guidelines for the July 2016-June 2019 Term

With newly elected public officials set to assume office on June 30, the Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) is preparing to reorganize its membership. Major parts of the reorganization is the assumption of these newly-elected Local Chief Executives as RDC members, and the selection of RDC- Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) for the new term. The RDC Full Council approved the PSR Selection Guidelines for the July 2016-June 2019 term during its meeting last June 15 in Tagbilaran City. The […]

RDC Subcommittee on Power visits KSPC Power Corporation Coal-Fired Power Plant

The Subcommittee on Power of the Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) visited the coal-fired plant of the KEPCO-SPC Power Corporation in Barangay Colon, City of Naga in Cebu on 19 May 2016. The KEPCO-SPC Power Plant has a rated capacity of 206 MW and provides about 10 percent of the requirements of the Visayas grid. Construction of the plant was started in December 2007 and was completed in May 2011. The sub-bituminous coal it uses as fuel is sourced […]