Yolanda Rehabilitation, Three Years After Forum

About a month before the third year anniversary of Yolanda (November 8, 2016), a forum was called by the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 7 convening the Yolanda-affected municipalities and regional line agencies in charge of implementing Yolanda Rehabilitation Projects (YRP). NRO 7 Regional Director Efren B. Carreon warmly welcomed the participants and presided the forum. The forum was graced by the two municipal mayors: Vicente A. Loot of Daanbantayan and Jose B. Esgana of Santa Fe. The heads of office […]

Updated PSDP 2011-2017 to boost decentralized government statistical service

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) during its regional dissemination forum on the Updated 2011-2017 Philippine Statistical Development Program l (PSDP) last 30 August 2016, bared its plans to boost decentralized government statistical service of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS). The keynote message NEDA7 RD Efren B. Carreon, Chairman of the Regional Statistics Committee, was delivered by Division Chief Ruth P Cruz. Carreon’s message focused on the importance of the PSDP in the preparation and implementation monitoring of the national, regional, […]

International Workshop on Water Tariffs, Governance and IWRM for Sustainability


RDC 7 names nominees for chair, co-chair; PSRs, committee heads selected

Three private sector representatives and the governors of the three Central Visayas provinces have been nominated as chairperson and co-chairperson of the Regional Development Council (RDC). Nominated were:  Government Sector Gov. Hilario Davide III (Cebu) Gov. Edgar Chatto (Bohol) Gov. Zaldy Villa (Siquijor) Private Sector Argeo Melissimo (Bohol) Kenneth Cobonpue (Cebu) Engr. William Liu, Jr. (Cebu) The six were nominated during a special RDC meeting held last August 30 and presided by RDC 7 vice chairman and National Economic and Development […]

SCDT explores Central Visayas as Possible Focus Area for MCC Funding

The Second Compact Development Team (SCDT) of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) headed by Dr. Josef Yap, Deputy National Coordinator of the Second Compact, met with NRO 7 Regional Director Efren B. Carreon and senior staff and with Cebu Ports Authority representatives on August 2 to explore possibilities for projects for the MCC’s Second Compact Development (SCD) in the Philippines. According to Dr. Yap, the Central Visayas region emerged as one of the top contenders for the geographic focus of […]