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RDC 7 adopts RIIC to boost innovation efforts in Central Visayas

The Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC) will now become the Central Visayas ecosystem to support and facilitate regional innovation efforts, with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 7, Department of Science and Technology 7, and National Economic and Development Authority 7 formulating mechanisms for its operations. The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7, through its Economic Development Committee, endorsed the DTI’s proposal to adopt the RIIC as Central Visayas’s ecosystem and bastion for innovation, and for the three agencies to […]

Secretary Chua urges NEDA 7 staff: Do more for the country amid the pandemic

Saying there is no better time to be in public service than now, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua reminded NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 7 staff that it is both their job and duty to do more – for personal learning and improvement, for family and friends, and for the country. Chua visited and met with NRO 7 on 6 October 2021. Chua was accompanied by Undersecretary Mercedita A. Sombilla of the Regional Development Group and staff from the Office […]

Institutionalize PESOs, Region 7 LGUs urged

Local government units (LGUs) in Central Visayas are strongly urged to institutionalize the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in their respective areas and to include such institutionalization in their Devolution Transition Plans (DTPs). The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7, through its Social Development Committee, made the call in a resolution passed during its 3rd Quarter Full Council Meeting last 17 September 2021. Republic Act 8759 or the PESO Act of 1999 calls for the establishment of PESOs in all localities […]

RDC 7 taps TIEZA to fund, implement Siquijor tourism recovery project

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 is asking the Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) to fund and implement a project aimed at spurring post-pandemic economic activity in Siquijor. The RDC, through its Economic Development Committee, endorsed to TIEZA the Hygiene Preparedness for Incoming Tourists of the Provincial Government of Siquijor. The project, which is included in the Central Visayas Regional Development Investment Program 2020-2022, falls under the Sustainable Inclusive and Resilient Tourism (SIRT) Program that is being proposed for […]

Panglao rehab plan gets RDC’s nod

A technical working group will be created to review all concerns surrounding the implementation of the proposed Pangland Island Rehabilitation and Restoration Program (PIRRP) Master Plan 2022-2026. This was the agreement reached by the Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 when it endorsed the plan to government agencies involved in its implementation. The RDC, through its Environment Committee, reached these agreements during its 3rd Quarter Full Council Meeting held last 17 September 2021. The PIRRP was endorsed to the Department of […]

IDC forum calls for stronger DPWH-DOTr collaboration

The Regional Development Council-Infrastructure Development Committee (RDC-IDC) 7 conducted an online forum last 28 September 2021 to discuss solutions in addressing traffic congestion in Metro Cebu. Representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board (MCDCB), Cebu Leads Foundation (CLF), former IDC Chair and current Cebu Provincial Board Member (BM) Glenn Anthony A. Soco, and private sector organizations in Cebu actively participated in the discussion aimed at aligning project proposals […]

RDC 7 gears up to assist agencies, LGUs in devolution process

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 is working to assist local government units and line agencies in Central Visayas prepare for the eventual implementation of the Mandanas-Garcia ruling in 2022. The RDC, in its 3rd Quarter Full Council Meeting last 17 September 2021, created the Regional Committee on Devolution (ComDev) through RDC Resolution No. 34. The creation of the Central Visayas Regional ComDev was approved based on the terms of reference submitted by the RDC Development Administration Committee (DAC). Executive […]

Central Visayas RDC calls for online renewal of driver’s license

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 is requesting the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to implement fully the online renewal of Philippine driver’s license and set parameters as to who are eligible for such service. The RDC 7 made this request through a resolution which it endorsed during its 3rd Quarter Full Council Meeting held virtually last 17 September 2021. The LTO is already implementing a partial automation of the driver’s license application and renewal process through the Land Transportation Management […]

Central Visayas RDC honors demised officials

The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) granted posthumous awards to three of its former officials during the 3rd Quarter Online meeting of the Regional Development Council on 17 September 2021 via Zoom. The recognitions were given to former Cebu governors Pablo “Pabling” Garcia and Emilio Mario “Lito” Osmeña, who served the RDC as chairperson from 1995-1998 and 1988-1992, respectively; and Mr. Valeriano “Bobit” Avila, who served the RDC for almost 20 years as chairperson of the Infrastructure Development Committee […]

RDC 7 seeks to amend Philhealth’s breast cancer benefit package

The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) is requesting the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to amend its guidelines of the Type Z Benefit Package particularly for the early-stage breast cancer patients. The RDC, through the Social Development Committee, made the request through a resolution which it endorsed during its 3rd Quarter Full Council Meeting on 17 September 2021 via Zoom videoconference. Under the current PhilHealth guidelines per Board Resolution No.1629 (s.2012) and Circular No.029 (s.2012), the package rate for […]

NEDA Regional Office 7 gets Safety Seal Certificate

The Cebu City Inspection and Certification Team led by DILG City Director Atty. Ian Kenneth B. Lucero of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 7 awarded the Safety Seal Certificate after conducting the onsite inspection last 02 August 2021. The team inspected NEDA 7’s implementation of the minimum health standards and other safety protocols against COVID-19. The Safety Seal Certification Program provided in IATF Resolution No. 87 aims to increase compliance by private or public […]