Central Visayas kicks off 31st NSM celebration

Availability of information and digital connectivity will play a key role in the recovery efforts of Central Visayas from the effects of the ongoing health crisis. This was the message that government leaders in the region emphasized during the opening ceremony of the month-long celebration of the 31st National Statistics Month. The activity was held last 05 October 2020 via Zoom. NEDA Regional Office 7 Director Efren B. Carreon, in his keynote message, said that this year’s theme, Bridging Digital […]

RDC 7 approves organization, operationalization of BP2 Committee

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 has formally organized its committee that will oversee activities related to the implementation of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program in Central Visayas. The RDC 7 approved the organization and operationalization of the RDC Special BP2 Committee during the 3rd RDC Full Council Meeting last 18 September 2020. The RDC Special BP2 Committee will be headed by the designated Cabinet member under the CORDS, while NEDA 7 will serve as vice chairperson and […]

RDC 7 reconstitutes Regional ICT Committee

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 has reconstituted the Regional ICT Committee (RICTC) in light of the challenges of the new working and learning modalities brought about by the pandemic. NEDA 7 RD and RDC 7 Vice Chairperson Efren Carreon said addressing these concerns have made it imperative for RDC officials to reconstitute the committee. RD Carreon added that the reconstituted RICTC will be working closely with the government and the private sector for the operationalization of the committee. The […]

RDC 7 endorses SUC-gov’t hospital partnership to open medical school in Central Visayas

Central Visayas will have its first state-funded HEI offering a five-year double degree of Doctor of Medicine with Masters in Public Health Governance starting academic year 2020-2021, barring any hitches. The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7, during its 3rd Quarter Full Council Meeting last 18 September 2020, endorsed the proposed Cebu Normal University-Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (CNU-VSMMC) College of Medicine to the Commission on Higher Education central office for funding. A copy of the endorsement will also be furnished […]

RDC 7 backs CV business chambers’ plea to ditch pen, paper in contact tracing method

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 is supporting the call of the five business chambers comprising the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Central Visayas to discontinue the use of pen and paper as a contact tracing method of customers entering business establishments. PCCI Regional Governor Eduard Du, who is also an RDC private sector representative for Negros Oriental, had raised the matter with the RDC-Economic Development Committee (EDC) during its meeting last 11 September. In its 3rd […]