From: Public Information Section
Category: Capitol News
The Negros Island Regional Development Council (NI-RDC) held a Special Meeting yesterday (Feb 9) gathering inputs from the different national government agencies of the NIR to be used in strengthening the argument for the retention of the Negros Island Region, highlighting its benefits.
The said meeting was held at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City and was presided by NI-RDC Infra Committee head, Frank Carbon, where the agencies presented and submitted their inputs to support the retention of NIR, showcasing their noteworthy accomplishments since they started their operations in the island region.
The regional directors highlighted their budget, personnel complement and noteworthy accomplishments despite the limited resources sourced out from Regions VI and VII and their respective central offices.
The inputs of the said meeting will be presented will be submitted to DILG Central Office and will be presented to the Participatory Governance Cluster which will be held last week of February and during the cabinet meeting on the first week of March in Manila.
Among the agencies who presented were National Economic Development Authority, (NEDA), Dept. of Trade and Industry (DTI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine National Police (PNP), Dept. of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Dept of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Dept. of Agriculture (DA), Dept. of Science and Technology (DOST), Dept. of Health (DOH), and the Dept. of Interior and Local Government (DILG), among others.
Last January 6, 2017, NEDA-NIR submitted a paper to DILG on the benefits of retaining the NIR and just last week, the team of Negros Occ. headed by Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, Ma. Lina Sanogal attended a meeting with DILG Undersecretary on Local Government, Austere Panadero and discussed matters on how to strengthen the presentation.
NI-RDC Acting Secretary, Carlo Gabriel Simbajon said that despite the limited resources majority of the regional offices exceeded their planned targets for 2015 and 2016. He said that this only shows that NIR is not only at par with the other regions but can also show outstanding performances./Capitol News