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PH’s ‘most beautiful’ airport terminal opens in Cebu

Aside from spiking passenger capacity, the opening of the new Mactan-Cebu International Airport passenger terminal building is seen to strengthen Cebu’s position as one of the country’s strongest economies. (Contributed photo) The new Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Passenger Terminal Building 2 was inaugurated last 07 June 2018, three weeks before the facility opens to passengers of international fl ights on 01 July. President Rodrigo Duterte, who led the unveiling of the marker of the new facility, described it as the […]

RDC 7-endorsed container port project gets funding from South Korea

Congestion and other constraints in the existing port area in Cebu City (above) are among the concerns that would be addressed once the New Cebu International Container Port project is completed. The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 7 welcomes the $172-million funding extended by the Export-Import Bank of Korea for the implementation of the New Cebu International Container Port (NCICP) in Consolacion town. “We are pleased with the development, as this would address the congestion issue at the existing port. Once […]

RDC 7 forms Committee on Culture, Values and Creative Industries

ALL FOR CULTURE AND ARTS. The RDC 7 Special Committee on Culture, Values, and Creative Industries, led by NRO 7 Regional Director Efren Carreon (4th from left) during its first meeting last 22 May 2018. The Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC VII) created the Committee on Culture, Values and Creative Industries (CVCI) by virtue of RDC Resolution No. 9 (s. 2018). It was formed to collaborate with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in implementing […]

New airport in Panglao, Bohol to operate in August

The new airport in Panglao, Bohol is on track to open in August this year. This was reported by the project manager, Engr. Edgardo Mangalili, to members of the Central Visayas Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) and Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) during a site visit last May 4. Mangalili said the New Bohol Airport Construction and Sustainable Environment Protection Project (NBACSEPP) was 84.07 percent complete as of April 30. Although the project is somewhat delayed, the Department of Transportation […]

NEDA 7 joins forum on linking education and development

The NEDA Regional Office in Central Visayas participated in a consultative forum on linking education and economic development last May 3 at the DepEd Ecotech Center, Cebu City. At the forum, NEDA 7 Regional Director Efren B. Carreon presented the current economic situation in Central Visayas and the challenge of employment in a growing economy, linking education, and economic development. The forum was co-organized by NEDA 7 together with the Action for Economic Reforms, Department of Education VII, and Coalition […]