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Second quarter Joint RDC-RPOC Meeting held in Oriental Mindoro

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The Second Quarter Joint Regional Development Council (RDC)-Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) meeting has been recently held in in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

The said meeting was presided by RDC Chairperson and Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez and RPOC Chairperson and Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr.

Present during the June 7 meeting was attended by Calapan City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan, Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Angelina F. Tria, Boac, Marinduque Mayor Roberto M. Madla, Buenavista, Marinduque Mayor Russel S. Madrigal, directors and representatives of regional line agencies, local government units, state universities and colleges, and private sector representatives.

“The RDC-RPOC members were briefed on the peace and order situation, internal security updates in MIMAROPA, West Philippine Sea and internal security updates in Palawan, Philippine Anti-Drug Abuse Strategy, and updates on Executive Order No. 70, s. 2018,” the MIMAROPA-RDC said.

Moreover, Secretary Emmanuel M. de Guzman of Climate Change Commission (CCC) served as the guest during the quarterly meeting.

“In his message, Secretary de Guzman expressed his gratitude for the membership confirmation. He regarded the MIMAROPA RDC as the first ever RDC to invite CCC in a Full Council Meeting and confirm its membership to the Council,” said the MIMAROPA RDC.

“He assured the Commission’s fruitful participation in RDC activities. He also encouraged everyone to access the Philippine Survival Fund through submission of project proposals,” it added.

Meanwhile, the Council said approved/endorsed the following:

1) 2018 regional development report;
2) support to RDC SOCCSKSARGEN Resolution No. 161, s. 2018;
3) proposed construction of Presidential Management Staff building in Puerto Princesa City; and
4) establishment of statistical units and/or positions in national and local government entities in MIMAROPA.

“Meanwhile, the RDC awarded plaques of appreciation to Governor Alvarez as Chairperson of the RDC and to the PSRs for their active participation in the RDC and its sectoral committee activities for calendar year (CY) 2016-2019. The RPOC also awarded a plaque of appreciation to Governor Umali as chairperson of the RPOC for CY 2016-2019,” said the council.