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 […]

Orientation/Training on Project Information Management System

The Development Research Division (DRD) of NRO7 successfully conducted a training on RDC7’s Project Information Management System (PIMS) last 23 February 2016 at NRO7 Conference Room, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City. NEDA7 Regional Director Efren B. Carreon, who has been fully supportive and has guided the PIMS initiative, graced the training-workshop. PIMS is a web-based application. It serves as a repository/database of projects proposed and monitored by the different proponents and stakeholders of Central Visayas. It allows storage, retrieval, updating and […]

NEDA7 hosts kick-off meeting for GIZ Assessment of Metro Cebu’s inclusion in Proposed GIZ-ASEAN TA Project on Sustainable Mobility

NEDA7 convened last 15 February 2016 a kick-off meeting between Metro Cebu stakeholders and the GIZ Appraisal Mission tasked to evaluate the possible inclusion of Metro Cebu in the proposed technical assistance on “Sustainable Mobility for Passengers and Goods in Metropolitan Regions in ASEAN Member States (ASM)”. Mr. Roland Haas, the GIZ Program Director for the ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation Program on Cities, Environment, and Transport (CET) led the appraisal team’s visit to Metro Cebu on 15-18 February. The project concept […]