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NPMC Chair visits projects in Metro Cebu

The National Project Monitoring Committee (NPMC) Chair, Usec. Adoracion Navarro, along with NEDA VII Regional Director Efren Carreon and staff conducted monitoring visits to major infrastructure projects in Metro Cebu last 22 January 2016. Cebu Bus Rapid Transit Project The day-long monitoring visit started with a briefing on the Cebu Rapid Transit (BRT) Project by Atty. Rafael Christopher Yap of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The Cebu BRT Project includes the establishment of a 23-kilometer corridor transport system with around […]

Stakeholders of the Yolanda resettlement cluster successfully discussed and inspected the status of ongoing resettlement projects in Central Visayas

The municipality of Medellin, Cebu, hosted the Yolanda resettlement cluster meeting last December 12, 2016. NEDA 7, which serves as the coordinating body of the Yolanda Rehabilitation Projects (YRP) in Central Visayas, facilitated the meeting. The meeting was graced by the presence of NEDA Assistant Secretary Mercedita A. Sombilla. The Region 7 directors of the DENR, NEDA, and NHA, together with the mayors of Borbon, Daanbantayan, and Medellin were present as well. NHA 7 Director Gavino Figuracion presented the overall […]

CV-RDC Infrastructure Development Committee declares support to grant President Duterte emergency powers to address the traffic problem

The Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) of the Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) declared its full support for the provision of emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to address the traffic problem in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and other highly urbanized cities. In its position paper, the IDC proposes the reorganization of existing transport sector offices and creation of new ones, and the appointment of a Cebu Traffic Czar to coordinate overall traffic management and control in Metro Cebu. The […]

Bohol Cong. Aumentado and NEDA7 ink MOA on preparation of District Plan

Cong. Erico Aristotle Aumentado of the Bohol Second District and NEDA 7 Dir. Efren Carreon signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) last 22 October 2016 for the preparation of the Bohol Second District Development Framework Plan. The signing ceremony which was witnessed by municipal mayors from the second district of Bohol and Board Member Nino Rey Boniel was held in Cebu City during the launching of the Technical Assistance Project. The project includes the preparation not only of the Bohol […]

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 […]