RDC-VI set to elect new chairman

August 29, 2015 5:14 am 

ILOILO CITY, Aug 28 — The Regional Development Council in Western Visayas is set to hold its third quarter meeting on Sept. 4 at Casa Real of the Iloilo provincial government to elect its chairman coming from the public sector who will only serve as such for the remaining term of office of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. of the Province of Negros Occidental.

However, based on RDC-VI guidelines, only RDC-VI members such as the governors of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo and Guimaras, and the city mayor of Iloilo City present during the meeting are qualified to be nominated.

The Council will elect two nominees from the public sector for the position of RDC-VI chairperson following the separation of the province of Negros Occidental from Region VI as mandated by Executive Order 183 issued by President Benigno S. Aquino III and which took effect on June 5, 2015.

As a result of this Executive Order, Marañon is no longer the chairperson of RDC-VI.

The election will only be for the government sector nominees as Jessraf F. Palmares remains as the RDC-VI nominee from the private sector.

Asst. Secretary Elvin Ivan Y. Uy of the Department of Education is invited to share some updates on the implementation of the K-12 Basic Education Program.

This quarter’s meeting will also review and endorse the RDC sector and special committee reports and resolutions which include the review and evaluation of the Inclusive Partnership for Agricultural Competitiveness Project of DAR for World Bank funding; review and evaluation of the Sibalom Port Development, San Jose Port Development and the Roxas City Circumferential Road.

The council is also set to create the Regional Project Steering Committee for the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase 2 and the Sub-committee on International Migration under the Social Development Committee.(PNA)

RMA/AJP/LCPENDON/CBF

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