NEDA 7 gets BSP recognition as 2021 Outstanding Stakeholder

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) awarded anew the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Office 7 with the 2021 Outstanding Stakeholder award in a virtual ceremony last 30 July 2021.  The BSP award recognizes NEDA 7’s information sharing initiatives with the BSP particularly on economic indicators and fiscal policies and conduct of advocacy activities as the country navigates the pandemic. In 2020, NEDA 7 worked with the BSP to disseminate information through a webinar on the National Retail […]

NEDA Region VII Participates in the 2021 Nutrition Month Launching Activity

The 2021 Nutrition Month (NM) celebration kicked off last July 01 with the theme, “Malnutrisyon patuloy na labanan, First 1000 days tutukan!” The National Nutrition Council 7 (NNC 7) launched the celebration virtually and this was broadcasted live via the NNC-7 Facebook page. Among the highlights of the launching activity were the messages given by the Local Chief Executives of Larena (Siquijor), Tagbilaran City (Bohol), Borbon (Cebu) and Barangay Sawang (Maria, Siquijor). They expressed their commitment to support proper nutrition […]


The National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office VII (NEDA7) conducted its 2021 Midyear Planning Workshop last 30 June 2021.  The workshop allowed NEDA 7 to make adjustments to its 2021 work program to reflect activities that would lay down the groundwork for the preparation of the successor medium-term regional development plan for the period CY 2023-2028.  The year 2022 serves as a transition period to revisit the lessons learned in the past 6 years and use these to benchmark […]

NEDA 7 personnel register in the Philippine ID System

A total of 47 NEDA 7 personnel successfuly registered for the National ID under the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), last 29 June 2021. The institutional registration took place at the NEDA 7 conference room where staff from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Cebu Province set up a PhilSys registration kiosk. Prior to the office site registration, PSA Cebu Province staff, led by Chief Statistical Specialist Firmo Diputado, conducted a virtual briefing last 23 June 2021 for NEDA 7 staff about […]

Central Visayas RDC Approves Unsolicited Proposal for O&M, Expansion of BPIA

The unsolicited proposal for the operations and maintenance (O&M), and expansion of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA) obtained Full Council approval in the recently concluded 2nd Quarter Central Visayas RDC Full Council Meeting on 18 June 2021. The Council passed resolutions approving the said project for inclusion in the Central Visayas Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP), 2017-2022, and endorsing it to the NEDA – Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) for evaluation. The proposed project includes the taking-over of operations and maintenance […]

Central Visayas RDC Urges DBM, NGAs to Consider LGUs’ Absorptive Capacities in the Devolution of Executive Functions

The Central Visayas RDC in its recently held 2nd Quarter Full Council Virtual Meeting on 18 June 2021 requested the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and concerned national government agencies (NGAs) to implement a phased approach in devolving executive functions from the national offices to local government units. The request was moved by Cebu LMP President and Liloan Mayor Christina Garcia-Frasco, who cited the absorptive capacity of the LGUs as one of the main challenges in undertaking the executive […]

Building resiliency to achieve AmBisyon Natin stressed in Central Visayas PDP virtual caravan

It is imperative that leaders and policy makers implement strategies and measures that will allow the country to recover economically and socially, while staying on track towards achieving the long-term aspirations laid out in the #AmBisyonNatin2040. NEDA Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Dr. Rosemarie Edillon, who gave an overview on the updated Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 during the Central Visayas leg of the PDP virtual caravan, stressed that the pandemic has given rise to prospects that need to be […]

Central Visayas RDC officials meet with presiding judges of RTCs designated as special expropriation courts for public roads

In response to Resolution No. 60 (s. 2020)  of the Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) requesting the designation of special courts in Region 7 to exclusively handle expropriation cases, the Supreme Court designated nine Regional Trial Courts (RTCs) in Central Visayas as “Special Expropriation Courts for Public Roads”. The Supreme Court issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 04-2021 on March 25, 2021 “Designation of Additional Special Courts to Specifically Hear, Try and Decide Expropriation Cases Involving National Government Infrastructure Projects”. […]

Central Visayas RPMC conducts RPMES orientation for LPMCs

The Central Visayas Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC), through    NEDA 7 and DILG 7, conducted an orientation on the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) for Local Project Monitoring Committees (LPMCs) in three batches through video conferencing. These were held on 20, 27 and 30 April 2021. The participants were members of the LPMCs of the provinces, cities and provincial capital in the region including their secretariats. The whole day orientation focused on providing guidance on the processes and […]

RDC 7 PSRs Attend the 12th PSR National Convention 2021

The Central Visayas Regional Development Council – Private Sector Representatives (RDC-PSRs) attended the 12th RDC-PSR National Convention 2021 on 28-29 April 2021. The event was hosted by RDC CARAGA and was held via Zoom videoconference. The theme of the event was “Private Sector Representatives’ Role in the Regions’ Recovery and Resiliency”. The first day of the convention included presentations delivered by Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua, Department of Health (DOH) Director Napoleon L. Arevalo, Philippine APEC Study Center […]


The Central Visayas Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF 7 – ELCAC) Technical Working Group met on April 7 to set the ball rolling for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s visit to the Region. Headed by TWG Chair, Undersecretary Anthony Gerard “Jonji” Gonzales of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) and presided by NEDA 7 Regional Director Efren Carreon, the members discussed preparatory activities leading up to the visit of the President. These […]