Menu

NEDA 7 turns over Visayas Area RDCom Secretariat to NEDA 8

The National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office 7 (NEDA 7) formally turned-over to NEDA 8 its role as the Secretariat of the Visayas Area Regional Development Committee (RDCom) in a simple ceremony held at the NEDA7 Briefing Room in Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City last 5 February 2015. NEDA 8 has been designated as the Visayas Area RDCom Secretariat for the term 2013-2016 following the election of Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla as the Visayas Regional Development Councils (RDC) principal […]

NEDA 7 IS BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS’ 2014 OUTSTANDING PARTNER AWARDEE

     Regional Director Efren B. Carreon, representing NEDA 7, received the 2014 Outstanding Partner for Source of Information on Regional Economic Development award given by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on 15 August 2014 during the awards ceremony held at the BSP Complex in Cebu City.       NEDA 7 bested other nominees for this category, namely: the Department of Labor and Employment 7, and two offices of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics 7 and […]

First NEDA Director-General Gerardo Sicat Visits Cebu

The first Director-General of NEDA, Dr. Gerardo Sicat, embarked on his third cross-country road/research trip to the regions, this time touring around Southern Luzon and the Visayas. He wanted to gather data on provincial and regional development, anti-poverty programs and government projects, particularly those that NEDA is helping to monitor or coordinate. He was in Cebu last 11-13 May 2014. In the morning of May 12, Dr. Sicat was briefed about Cebu City’s prime reclamation project which is the South […]

WHO ME? YES, YOU!

The staff of NEDA Regional Office VII cooled off the summer heat at West 35 Eco Mountain Resort, Balamban, Cebu last 30 April 2014 with the seminar,   “Who Me? Yes, You!” by Ms.  Conhita Gloria-Bigornia. The seminar was an “inward-looking” session, an opportunity for self-reflection and relax with co-workers.  It was geared towards positively enhancing staff attitude and behavior for them to better serve NRO 7’s development partners and clients. A mix of motivational, interactive and instructional lectures and quizzes […]

NEDA 7 CONDUCTS DISASTER RISK AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP FOR BOHOL AND CEBU

A workshop on disaster risk/vulnerability assessment for the provinces of Bohol and Cebu was conducted by NEDA 7 on 21 to 25 April 2014 at the Cebu Parklane Hotel, Cebu City. At least four representatives from each province and the regional core team from NEDA 7 attended the five-day workshop. The activity, which aimed at finalizing the disaster risk and vulnerability assessment (DR/VA) reports of the two provinces, is part of the series of activities that NEDA 7 will be […]

JICA APPROVES METRO CEBU WATER DISTRICT (MCWD) – SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Last 24 April 2014, the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Japan entered into an agreement to implement the Water Supply Improvement Project of the Metro Cebu Water District together with the coastal management project of the Philippine Coast Guard. The grant agreements were signed by Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan and the Incoming Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. Noriaki Niwa. NEDA 7 was involved in the review of the project proposal […]

NEDA 7 conducts training on Geotagging

A total of 50 technical staff from local government units and line agencies in Central Visayas benefited from a free training on the use of geotagging in project monitoring by the National Economic and Development Authority in Region 7 on March 25-26 at the NEDA 7 office in Lahug, Cebu City. The conduct of the training was an activity of the Central Visayas Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC), of which NEDA 7 is the secretariat. Geotagging is a tool adopted […]

NEDA 7 conducts training on Project Proposal Preparation

A total of 50 participants attended the training on Project Proposal Preparation that NEDA 7 conducted for the LGU members of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB). The training , which was conducted on April 1 to 3, 2014 at the Wellcome Hotel, Cebu City, was designed to complement the sourcebook on Funding Facilities for LGUs that NEDA 7 produced. Mayor Adlino Sitoy of Cordova and NEDA 7 OIC-Regional Director Efren B. Carreon graced the opening program.

SEC. BALISACAN BRIEFS CEBU BIZMEN ON PHL ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE, OUTLOOK

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA 7 Director General Arsenio M. Balisacan was one of two guest speakers in the 4th Cebu Annual Economic Briefing andInvestment Forum held at the City Sports Club, Cebu City last 28 February 2014. At the invitation of the Cebu Business Club, Sec. Balisacan briefed almost 80 businessmen, and faculty and students of the University of San Carlos-School of Business and Economics, on the performance of the Philippine economy and outlook for the next three years. […]

SEC. BALISACAN VISITS NEDA 7

Socio-economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, who was in Cebu City last 28 February 2014 for a speaking engagement, took time to visit the NEDA 7 Office. With him was ADG Kenneth Tanate, Chief of Staff. NEDA 7 OIC-Regional Director Efren B. Carreon and OIC-ARD Rosa Edna L. Hubahib led the staff in welcoming the two NEDA officials. In his brief message, Sec. Balisacan reminded the NEDA 7 officials and staff of the focus of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP): […]

NEDA 7 Turns Over Computers to Provinces

   The Provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor were recipients of laptop computers provided by the Project on Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) in Local Development Planning and Decision-Making Processes or DRR/CCA Project.    The DRR/CCA Project, which is being implemented by NEDA in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAP) aims to build the capabilities of the provinces in formulating […]