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RDC 8 continues to pursue development goals for Eastern Visayas in 2009

Tacloban City (February 8) -- In its unwavering resolve to continuously pursue the development goals of Eastern Visayas, the Regional Development Council of Region 8 is scheduled to meet on February 13 at the NEDA Regional Office 8.

RDC Chairman and Calbayog City Mayor Mel Senen S. Sarmiento informed that the Council will tackle important matters during the meeting, among which are the 2008 RDC Accomplishment Report, and the 2009 Work Programs and Budget of the RDC and Sectoral Committees.

Also among the agenda during the meeting, are the One Visayas Arts Festival and Climate Change Forum which are scheduled to be held in Cebu City on March 1-9, 2009.

Also among the major agenda is the proposed Port Zone Delineation of the Port of San Jose, Northern Samar.

Also scheduled to be discussed are the matters arising from the previous meeting such as the clarification on the procedure of bringing to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration Office, those arrested on drug-related crimes, from outside of Tacloban City.

Department of Agriculture Director Leo P. Caneda who is the chairman of the Economic Development Committee, is also expected to report on the status of the created Regional Tourism Coordinating Committee.

On the other hand, DBM Director Imelda C. Laceras who is the chairperson of the Development Administration Committee, is scheduled to report on the Advocacy on the Search for the "Galing RDC-Member Award" and the proposed changes in the releases of RDC funds.

The RDC 8, through NEDA Director Buenaventura Go-Soco, will also report on the conduct of the Best RDC Website, the Technical Working Group Housing Statistics, and the Regional Project Monitoring. (PIA 8) [top]

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