The Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC) Ad Hoc Committee on Advocacy (ComAd) conducted a Speakers Bureau training on July 12 to 13, 2017 at the RDC Hall, NEDA Region 5, Arimbay, Legazpi City. The Speakers Bureau was created by the ComAd to help advocate the Bicol Regional Development Plan (RDP), along with the Ambisyon Natin 2040. It is composed of a multi-sectoral pool of speakers from key regional government agencies, the six provinces in the region, including RDC private sector representatives from each province.

pix1   The two-day training aimed to develop effective advocates of the Bicol RDP and Ambisyon Natin 2040 by allowing the participants to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the Bicol RDP and Ambisyon Natin 2040 and to learn or improve techniques and strategies for presenting or delivering key messages with greater impact.

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   The Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC) through its Committee on Advocacy (ComAd) conducted an online advocacy campaign for the Bicol Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 and Ambisyon Natin 2040. The campaign involved crowdsourcing competition in logo making, feature writing, poster making, jingle making and audiovisual presentation (AVP) production from May 10 to June 15, 2017.

    The Bicol RDC is pleased to announce the following winners:

• Feature writing – Mr. Vencel Angelo R. Sanglay
• Jingle making – Mr. Jovinson B. Lozano
• Logo making – Mr. Vencel Angelo R. Sanglay
• Poster making – Ms. Ranelle Anne M. Sertan
• AVP production – no entries





   All participants will receive certificates and RDP collectibles, plus cash prizes for the winners. Awarding of winners shall be conducted during the Bicol RDP provincial roadshows.



   The Bicol Regional Research and Development Committee (RRDC), a special committee under the Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC), held its first organizational meeting on June 27 at NEDA Region 5, Legazpi City. The meeting aimed to agree on its final organizational structure and formulate a program of activities.


   The RRDC was created by virtue of RDC Resolution No. 15, Series of 2017. It shall be the governing body on research and science and technology (S&T) services in the region to ensure that research outputs are converted into tangible tools that can be used by the community for commercialization and utilization. Its major function is to come up with a priority regional research agenda that will contribute to the attainment of the objectives of the Bicol Regional Development Plan 2017-2022 and the long-term vision of the Filipinos or the Ambisyon Natin 2040. The research agenda shall also be aligned with the priorities of the National S&T Plan.

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   The National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office (NRO) 5 spearheaded the conduct of a workshop for the formulation of a rehabilitation and recovery framework on June 9 at NRO 5, Legazpi City. The activity aimed to (a) identify common elements of a rehabilitation and recovery framework (RRF) which can be adopted by all regions; (b) generate recommendations for the guidelines on the formulation of a rehabilitation and recovery plan; and (c) discuss activities for the integration of the rehabilitation and recovery plans for typhoon (TY) Nina of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Bicol region. The activity was participated by the regional directors of NROs 3, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, 5, 8, and 13.


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