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NPMC Chair joins Central Visayas RPMC virtual problem-solving session on delayed HFEP projects

The National Project Monitoring Committee (NPMC) Chair, NEDA Undersecretary Mercedita A. Sombilla, joined the Central Visayas Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) problem-solving session (PSS) on delayed projects under the DOH Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP), located in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on 23 October 2020 via Zoom. In her opening message, USEC Sombilla emphasized the significance of addressing problems and challenges in implementing HFEP projects, especially in these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. USEC Sombilla also explained the role of […]

RDC 7 convenes Special BP2 Committee

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 convened for the first time the Special BP2 Committee and passed resolutions that will guide the committee in the smooth implementation of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program. The meeting, held via Zoom last 08 October 2020, was presided by Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas. Secretary Dino is the Special BP2 Committee chairperson. Secretary Dino said that starting work on implementing BP2 in the […]

Central Visayas kicks off 31st NSM celebration

Availability of information and digital connectivity will play a key role in the recovery efforts of Central Visayas from the effects of the ongoing health crisis. This was the message that government leaders in the region emphasized during the opening ceremony of the month-long celebration of the 31st National Statistics Month. The activity was held last 05 October 2020 via Zoom. NEDA Regional Office 7 Director Efren B. Carreon, in his keynote message, said that this year’s theme, Bridging Digital […]

RDC 7 approves organization, operationalization of BP2 Committee

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 has formally organized its committee that will oversee activities related to the implementation of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program in Central Visayas. The RDC 7 approved the organization and operationalization of the RDC Special BP2 Committee during the 3rd RDC Full Council Meeting last 18 September 2020. The RDC Special BP2 Committee will be headed by the designated Cabinet member under the CORDS, while NEDA 7 will serve as vice chairperson and […]

RDC 7 reconstitutes Regional ICT Committee

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 has reconstituted the Regional ICT Committee (RICTC) in light of the challenges of the new working and learning modalities brought about by the pandemic. NEDA 7 RD and RDC 7 Vice Chairperson Efren Carreon said addressing these concerns have made it imperative for RDC officials to reconstitute the committee. RD Carreon added that the reconstituted RICTC will be working closely with the government and the private sector for the operationalization of the committee. The […]

RDC 7 endorses SUC-gov’t hospital partnership to open medical school in Central Visayas

Central Visayas will have its first state-funded HEI offering a five-year double degree of Doctor of Medicine with Masters in Public Health Governance starting academic year 2020-2021, barring any hitches. The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7, during its 3rd Quarter Full Council Meeting last 18 September 2020, endorsed the proposed Cebu Normal University-Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (CNU-VSMMC) College of Medicine to the Commission on Higher Education central office for funding. A copy of the endorsement will also be furnished […]

RDC 7 backs CV business chambers’ plea to ditch pen, paper in contact tracing method

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 is supporting the call of the five business chambers comprising the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Central Visayas to discontinue the use of pen and paper as a contact tracing method of customers entering business establishments. PCCI Regional Governor Eduard Du, who is also an RDC private sector representative for Negros Oriental, had raised the matter with the RDC-Economic Development Committee (EDC) during its meeting last 11 September. In its 3rd […]

Advisory on Metro Cebu Expressway Project

Agri, coops key to restarting communities, RDC 7 forum bares

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector are learning one important lesson from this pandemic–that agriculture activities and cooperativism could help communities restart better through food security. This was the sentiment gleaned from resource speakers during an online learning session facilitated by the Central Visayas Regional Development Council 7 – Economic Development Committee (RDC-EDC) in partnership with the RDC-Social Development Committee. The forum, the eighth of a series of planned virtual peer talks, was held last 12 August 2020. The speakers were […]

Central Visayas RTF 7-ELCAC reviews clusters’ accomplishments

The Central Visayas Regional Task Force – ELCAC (RTF 7-ELCAC) conducted an online pre-activity meeting last 06 August 2020 in preparation for the upcoming Inter-Visayas RTF ELCAC Conference. The meeting was conducted to review the accomplishments of the different ELCAC clusters. NEDA 7 Regional Director Efren B. Carreon presided the meeting in lieu of Assistant Secretary Anthony Gerard Gonzales of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas. ASec. Gonzales heads the RTF 7 Technical Working Group. The cluster […]

RDC 7 online forum highlights need for food security amid crisis

The Central Visayas Regional Development Council 7 – Economic Development Committee (RDC-EDC) partnered with the RDC-Social Development Committee to conduct an online learning session that stressed the importance of food production, especially amid the pandemic. The forum, the seventh of a series of planned virtual peer talks, was held last 05 August 2020. Main speakers were Dr. Lilly Camacho of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia, and Arsenio Barcelona of Harbest Agribusiness Corporation. NRO 7 Regional Director and […]