NEDA7-led ASAP-Cebu team plans and celebrates with Dalaguete LGU on ASAP milestones

NEDA7 RD Efren Carreon, as ASAP-Cebu Convenor, mobilized the ASAP-Cebu team to visit the municipality of Dalaguete on March 10 in response to an invitation from the Mayor. A meeting with Mayor Ronald Cesante and his ASAP Focal Staff Larry Rosero in the morning served as a sharing session on effective practices and lessons learned from the implementation of  Dalaguete ASAP projects in 2015.  It also elicited agreements in principle to pursue ASAP interagency project partnerships that are in line […]

GMCAC briefs NEDA 7, RPMT on MCIA improvements and activities

Mr. Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive Advisor of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), briefed NEDA 7 staff and members of the Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) of the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) on the current and future improvements and renovations at the existing passenger terminal (Terminal 1) and updates on the construction of Passenger Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on 8 March 2016. GMCAC is a Filipino-led consortium between GMR Group, a world-renowned infrastructure developer based in […]

NEDA7 RD Carreon holds initial discussions on a Regional Development Research Council

NEDA7 RD Carreon met last March 8 with representatives of the CHED and SUC representatives involved in research, development, and extension, for initial discussions on a draft terms of reference for a regional development research council. The draft, as enhanced during the meeting, will be presented to the proposed members of the council in April.  Support from regional line agencies, SUCs, and HEIs will be generated to more intentionally link their research studies, and research agenda formulation, monitoring, and utilization […]


The RDC Subcommittee on Power members were briefed on the status of the Libertad Natural Gas Power Plant in Barangay Libertad, Bogo City, Cebu on 04 March 2016. The natural gas-fired power plant, with a generation capacity of one megawatt, is the first natural gas power plant in Cebu and third in the country. Forum Exploration Inc. partnered with DESCO Inc. to run the power plant and augment the supply distributed by the Cebu Electric Cooperative (CEBECO) II. CEBECO II […]

DSWD RCWC awards Seal of Child – Friendly Local Governance to Local Government Units in Region VII

The Regional Committee for the Welfare of Children held its performance review and work and financial planning cum orientation on the functionality indicators last January 27 to 29, 2016 at the Golden Prince Hotel, Cebu City. After the two – day workshop, conferment of the Seal of Child – Friendly Local Governance took place thereby awarding the outstanding local government unit in their efforts to promote and protect children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation. Through the Committee’s efforts […]