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  • 16th Aug 17

    NEDA Bicol joins ASEAN 50th anniversary celebration

       The NEDA Region 5 joined the celebration of the ASEAN 50th anniversary on August 8 by conducting a briefing on ASEAN and by participating in the ASEAN Landmark Lighting ceremony.     The briefing was conducted at NEDA Regional Office 5, Arimbay, Legazpi City. Topics discussed include the brief...

  • 16th Aug 17

    NEDA 5 celebrates nutrition month

       The NEDA Region 5, in partnership with the Organization of NEDA Employees (ONE) 5, joined the nation in celebrating the 2017 Nutrition Month with the theme “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit for Life” last July 31 at NEDA Region 5, Arimbay, Legaspi City. The activity was highlighted with the...

  • 9th Aug 17

    NEDA Bicol conducts provincial roadshows on the PDP and RDP

       NEDA Region 5 partnered with the provincial governments of Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon in undertaking the provincial roadshows on the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and the Regional Development Plan (RDP). The provincial roadshows commenced in Albay on July 17, followed by Sorsogon on...

  • 1st Aug 17

    NEDA Bicol Region gets support from student leaders to advocate Ambisyon Natin 2040

       The Central Student Council of the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSC-CSPC) expressed support to advocate Ambisyon Natin 2040 through Resolution No. 11 s. 2017 on July 22 at Nabua, Camarines Sur. The CSC-CSPC committed to be a partner of NEDA Region 5 in its advocacy campaigns and other...

  • 20th Jul 17

    Bicol RDC Committee on Advocacy trains speakers for the RDP and Ambisyon

       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...

  • 14th Jul 17

    Winners of the Bicol RDP Online Advocacy Campaign

       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...

  • 27th Jun 17

    Bicol Regional Research and Development Committee holds first organizational meeting

       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. ...

  • 19th Jun 17

    NEDA Bicol spearheads the conduct of the Workshop for the Formulation of Rehabilitation and Recovery Framework

       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)...

  • 13th Jun 17

    Bicol Committee on Migration and Development conducts training on School-Based Program for Families of Overseas Filipinos

       The Committee on Migration and Development (CMD) of the Bicol Regional Development Council, in partnership with Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative, Inc. (Atikha) and the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 5, conducted the Training of Trainers on School-Based Program for Families of Overseas Filipinos (OFs) on May...

  • 31st May 17

    NEDA 5 participates in DepEd’s National School Maintenance Week

       The NEDA Region 5, through the Organization of NEDA 5 Employees, extended support to the National School Maintenance Week of the Department of Education (DepEd) by participating in the Brigada Eskwela 2017 last May 19. The Brigada Eskwela is an annual activity of the DepEd that brings together...

  • 26th May 17

    RLUC Approves Bicol RPFP Updating Guidelines

       The Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) approved the guidelines for the updating of the Bicol Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP) 2000-2030 during its first semester meeting last May 18, 2017 at NEDA Region 5, Legazpi City.  The meeting was presided by NEDA Regional Director and RLUC Chairperson Ms....

  • 23rd May 17

    NEDA Regional Director presents the Bicol Regional Development Plan (RDP) at the USAID – Cities Development Initiative Forum

       Director Agnes M. Espinas of NEDA Region 5 presented the Bicol RDP 2017-2022 during the Legazpi City Stakeholders’ Forum on May 16 at Legazpi City Hall.  The activity is part of the official launching of the Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project of the United...

  • 11th May 17

    NEDA Region 5 Statement on the Bicol Economy in 2016

       Gross regional domestic product or GRDP measures gross value added of all resident producer units in the region. It includes regional estimates on the three major sectors including their subsectors, namely: Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (AHFF); Industry sector (mining and quarrying, manufacturing, construction, electricity and water); and...

  • 11th May 17

    Bicol RDP Online Advocacy Campaign

       The Regional Development Council (RDC) 5, spearheaded by the Committee on Advocacy (ComAd), launches its online advocacy campaigns for the Bicol Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 and Ambisyon Natin 2040 on May 10 (Wednesday). The online advocacy campaign includes two major activities: (1) creative crowdsourcing competition and (2)...

  • 5th Apr 17

    NEDA 5 Trains Partner-Agencies and LGUs on Planning and Project Development

       The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) 5 extended technical assistance as resource persons in three separate trainings on planning and project development of the regional offices of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).    The...

  • 24th Mar 17

    2017 Search for Outstanding Volunteers

       The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency is accepting nominations for the 2017 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV). Filipino citizens, Filipino volunteer organizations, and local chapters of foreign volunteer organizations that currently provide volunteer assistance in the Philippines are eligible to participate.    The SOV aims to highlight...

  • 17th Mar 17

    Bicol RDC approves advocacy plan on the RDP, PDP and Ambisyon Natin 2040

       The Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC), through Resolution No. 13, Series of 2017, approved the advocacy plan for the Bicol Regional Development Plan 2017-2022, along with the Philippine Development Plan and the Ambisyon Natin 2040. The advocacy plan aims to raise awareness, promote commitment and encourage participation of...

  • 16th Mar 17

    RDC and RDRRMC endorse the PDNA for TY Nina to the National DRRM Council

       The Bicol Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) approved the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Report for Typhoon (TY) Nina during its first quarter full council meeting on February 27. The damage brought by typhoon (TY) Nina, as it traversed the provinces of Catanduanes and Camarines...

  • 16th Mar 17

    Bicol RDC endorses priority programs and projects for 2018 Budget

       The Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC) in its meeting held on March 3, 2017, endorsed the FY 2018 programs, activities and projects (PAPs) of the 33 agency regional offices (AROs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs).       The FY 2018 total proposed budget of P162.9 billion is...

  • 13th Mar 17

    RDC approves the Bicol Regional Development Plan 2017-2022

       On March 3, the Regional Development Council (RDC) approved the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017 – 2022 which will serve as the region’s guide in formulating policies and implementing development programs and projects for the next six years.  It is the first medium-term plan anchored on the Long...

  • 10th Feb 17

    Bicol RDC pushes strategic infra projects

       Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara, newly appointed Bicol RDC Chairman, called for a special full council meeting on February 7 at NEDA Region 5, Arimbay, LegazpiCity. The Council discussed the proposed strategic infrastructure projects that will enhance Bicol Region’s connectivity and reduce travel time to central and north...

  • 24th Jan 17

    Young Statisticians Prize 2017

       The International Association for Official Statistics is inviting participants to join the Young Statisticians Prize (YSP) 2017.  The YSP is an annual competition for the best paper in the field of official statistics written by a young statistician under 35 years old as of December 15, 2016. The...

  • 18th Jan 17

    NEDA Region 5 conducts provincial consultations on the Bicol RDP 2017-2022

       NEDA Region 5 conducted simultaneous consultations in the six provinces of Bicol Region on the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 on January 10. The consultations elicited inputs from provincial development stakeholders on the priority strategies, policies, programs, and projects in the RDP. This is to ensure that local...

  • 18th Jan 17

    Bicolano young leaders support the AmBisyon Natin 2040

       The NEDA Region 5 partnered with the National Youth Commission Region 5 in organizing the Ambisyon Natin 2040 youth summit held on December 13 at The Concourse Convention Center in Legazpi City. It was attended by around 300 leaders of youth organizations in Bicol from junior and senior...

  • 14th Dec 16

    Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara is RDC 5 Chairman

       President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Albay Governor Al Francis C. Bichara on December 6 (Tuesday) as Chairman of the Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC 5).  Governor Bichara shall serve for a fixed term of three years (2016-2019) coinciding with the regular term of local elective officials.  He is the...

  • 18th Nov 16

    NEDA 5 launches Ambisyon Natin 2040 in Bicol, partners with National Youth Commission to engage the youth

       The NEDA Region 5 launched the Ambisyon Natin 2040 through a regional dissemination forum held on November 15 (Tuesday) at Hotel St. Ellis in Legazpi City. A total of 161 participants from local government units, regional line agencies and instrumentalities, higher education institutions, private sector and civil society...

  • 17th Nov 16

    NEDA, UNDP consult Bicol migrants on proposed legislation and PDP provisions on migration and development

       The NEDA, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), consulted Bicol migrants and their families on proposed legislation and provisions in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) related to migration and development. The consultation was held last November 11 (Friday) at the NEDA regional office in Legazpi...

  • 15th Oct 16

    NEDA Region 5 as Outstanding Partner in the 2016 BSP Stakeholders Award

       The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) celebrated its 23rd anniversary this year with the theme “Sustained Partnership, Sustained Economic Growth”. Through the years, it has been the tradition of the BSP to give awards to its stakeholders in appreciation of their significant contribution to the bank’s advocacies for...

  • 9th Oct 16

    NEDA, Ateneo de Naga University conduct public forum on Ambisyon Natin 2040

       The NEDA and the Ateneo de Naga University – Knowledge Development Community conducted a public forum on the Ambisyon Natin 2040 last October 6 at the Madrigal Amphitheatre, Ateneo de Naga University in Naga City. NEDA Region 5 OIC Assistant Regional Director Edna Cynthia Berces presented the Ambisyon...

  • 20th Sep 16

    NEDA Region 5 Chairs Reorganized Bicol Regional GAD Committee

       The Bicol Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC), a committee under the Regional Development Council (RDC), was reorganized in August. NEDA Director Agnes Espinas was elected chairperson and Ms. Evelyn Ragos, President of the Women for Progress Movement – Bicol, Inc., was elected co chairperson. The Bicol RDC,...

  • 31st Aug 16

    RDC 5 conducts consultations for the CY 2015 RDR Preparation

       The Regional Development Council 5, through its secretariat (NEDA), conducted a focus group discussion (FGD) with the representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Bicol region for the preparation of the CY 2015 Regional Development Report (RDR) last July 19 at NEDA Regional Office 5, Legazpi City.  The...

  • 28th Aug 16

    Bicol DRRM Council Proclaims Gawad KALASAG Awardees

       Eleven Gawad KALASAG (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) winners from different categories were awarded by the Bicol Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) Council during its third quarter Full Council meeting on 17 August at RDC Hall, NEDA Region 5, Arimbay, Legazpi City.  The awards...

  • 19th Aug 16

    Bicol RDC Nominates Officials

       The Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC), during its special full council meeting last August 17 (Wednesday), nominated its officials for the term 2016 to 2019. Section 5 of Executive Order (EO) No. 325 issued on April 12, 1996 provides that the RDC shall be jointly headed by a...

  • 28th Jul 16

    NEDA Region 5 Statement on the Bicol Economy in 2015

    The regional economy of Bicol for the year 2015 recorded the highest growth rate it has ever attained in terms of gross regional domestic product (GRDP). As reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority, the 8.4 percent growth of the GRDP puts the region on top of all regions. This...

  • 22nd Jul 16

    Two cities in Bicol top as Most Competitive Component Cities in 2016

       The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) named the most competitive local government units (LGUs) in the 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit on July 14 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.  The event highlights the results of the ranking of all cities and municipalities based on the three pillars...

  • 10th Jun 16

    RDC Bicol set to select new private sector representatives

       The Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC), during its meeting on June 3 (Friday) at NEDA Region 5 in Legazpi City, approved the accreditation of 34 private sector organizations (PSOs).  The accreditation of PSOs is in preparation for the selection of a new set of private sector representatives (PSRs)...

  • 26th May 16

    2016 Search for Outstanding Volunteers

       The 2016 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) is now open for nominations. Filipino citizens, Filipino volunteer organizations, and local chapters of foreign volunteer organizations that currently provide volunteer assistance in the Philippines are eligible to participate.    The SOV recognizes the performance and dedication of Filipino volunteers as...

  • 13th May 16

    Bicol Region hosts 7th RDC PSRs National Convention

       The Bicol RDC hosted the Seventh Regional Development Council Private Sector Representatives (RDC PSRs) National Convention on April 26 to 29 at the Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City. With the theme “PSRs in Governance: Moving forward to Sustained and Equitable Growth”, the convention gathered 128 delegates from 14...

  • 15th Apr 16

    NEDA Bicol holds provincial assemblies of private sector organizations

       The NEDA Region 5 conducted provincial assemblies of private sector organizations (PSOs) in the six provinces in the Bicol region. This is in preparation for the selection of private sector representatives (PSRs) to the Regional Development Council (RDC) for the term 2016-2019. The provincial PSO assemblies were conducted...

  • 13th Apr 16

    Commission on Filipinos Overseas and Bicol LGUs sign MOA for online services for overseas Filipinos

       The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) represented by Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas and five local government units (LGUs) in Bicol Region signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the localization of the BaLinkBayan last April 01 (Friday) at NEDA Region 5, Arimbay, Legazpi City. The five LGUs are...

  • 29th Feb 16

    NRO 5 strengthens tie with Bicol Planners

       The NEDA Region 5, in partnership with the League of Local Planning and Development Coordinators of the Philippines, Inc. (LLPDCPI) Bicol Chapter, conducted the Regional Convention of Bicol Planners on February 23 at NEDA Region 5, Legazpi City.    Dir. Agnes M. Espinas of the NEDA Region 5...

  • 19th Feb 16

    Luzon crafts ASEAN Economic Community action agenda

        The Luzon Regional Development Committee (RDCom) conducted a workshop on the economic integration of the Association of Southeast      Asian Nations (ASEAN) on February 10 and 11 at Fersal Hotel, Puerto Princesa City to prepare action agenda on regional economic development in the context of the ASEAN Economic...

  • 3rd Feb 16

    Bicol Regional Tourism Committee Provides Inputs to the National Tourism Development Plan 2017-2022

       The Bicol Regional Tourism Committee (BRTC) held its first quarter meeting on February 1 (Monday) at NEDA Region 5 in Legazpi City. The BRTC, the organization of which was pioneered by the Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC), is a special committee tasked to provide policy direction to create...

  • 28th Jan 16

    Regional Project Monitoring Committee approves CY 2016 Work Program and Field Monitoring Plan

       The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC), chaired by NEDA Director Agnes Espinas, held its first quarter meeting on January 27 (Wednesday) at NEDA Region 5 in Legazpi City. The committee approved the CY 2016 RPMC Work Program, the first semester CY 2016 Field Monitoring Plan, and the field...

  • 13th Jan 16

    “Nona” damage goes up to P2.4 billion

       On December 14, 2015, Typhoon Nona (TS Melor) made land fall over Sorsogon and moved towards Burias Island in the province of Masbate. All provinces of the Bicol region were placed under Public Storm Signal No. 3. The estimated damages and losses in all sectors caused by Typhoon...

  • 5th Jan 16

    PNVSCA awards 2015’s Outstanding Volunteers

       The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency recognized the country’s modern-day heroes in the 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers Awarding Ceremony on 10 December 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, OrtigasCenter, Quezon City.    PNVSCA conferred the awards to ten outstanding volunteers and volunteer service organizations rigorously...

  • 8th Dec 15

    RPMT monitors projects in Camarines Sur

       The Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) composed of representatives from National Economic and Development Authority Region 5 and Presidential Management Staff and private sector representative Melecia de Guzman  conducted field monitoring on November 24 of the (1) emergency and diagnostic complex building, general ward building and regional cancer...

  • 26th Nov 15

    Call for support to end violence against women

       All government agencies are enjoined to participate in this year’s observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women (VAW). The campaign is lead by the Philippine Commission on Women which is anchored in the theme End VAW now! It’s Our Duty!: Gains and Ways Forward. The...

  • 17th Nov 15

    SecComs conduct Fourth Quarter Meetings

       The Sectoral Committees – Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC), Economic Development Committee (EDC), Social Development Committee (SDC) and Development Administrative Committee (DAC) of the Regional Development Council 5 held its fourth quarter meetings on November 5-6 at NEDA Region 5, Arimbay, Legazpi City.    The revalidated Regional Development Investment...

  • 17th Nov 15

    RPMC holds Fourth Quarter Meeting

       The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) of the Regional Development Council 5 held its fourth quarter meeting on November 3 at NEDA Region 5, Arimbay, Legazpi City. It was presided by NEDA Regional Director Agnes M. Espinas.    The RPMC endorsed the field inspection reports of projects in...

  • 5th Nov 15

    RDC-PSRs share in the partnership for ASEAN Economic Integration

       The Sixth National Convention of the Regional Development Council Private Sector Representatives (RDC-PSRs) was held on October 14 to 16 at Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. The activity was attended by 173 delegates nationwide. It was an opportunity for RDC-PSRs to express their commitment to...

  • 2nd Nov 15

    Luzon RDCom prepares for ASEAN integration

       The Luzon Regional Development Committee (RDCom) convened on October 22 at NEDA Region 3 in San Fernando City, Pampanga and discussed the preparations for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community (AEC) integration.    Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, Chairperson of the Luzon RDCom and Bicol...

  • 19th Oct 15

    NEDA 5 conducts Triple C ADP Integration Workshop

       The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 5 conducted an integration workshop on the Triple C (Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes) Area Development Plan (ADP) on October 14, 2015 at NEDA regional office. The activity aimed to gather inputs from regional line agencies and local government...

  • 19th Oct 15

    NEDA 5 holds RDIP consultation workshop

       The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 5 conducted a consultation workshop on the Regional Development Investment Plan (RDIP) for the second batch of participants on October 13, 2015 at the NEDA regional office. It was attended by representatives from DENR, DILG, DOH, LTFRB and PCA.  ...

  • 16th Oct 15

    NEDA 5 conducts RPFP writeshop

    The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 5 conducted a writeshop on the Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP) 2000-2030 on October 15 and 16, 2015 at the NEDA regional office. The RPFP is a long term plan that provides the spatial regional development framework and is composed of...

  • 28th Sep 15

    2015 Joint Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights

       The three regional research consortia, i.e., the Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (BCAARRD), Bicol Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (BCIEERD), and Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) will conduct the 2015 Joint Regional Symposium on...

  • 23rd Sep 15

    Daet hosts third quarter RDC meeting

       The Regional Development Council (RDC) held its third quarter full council meeting on September 18, 2015 at the Pineapple Island Resort in Daet, Camarines Norte. It is the second meeting during the year that was held outside Legazpi City. The second quarter meeting was held in Virac, Catanduanes....

  • 14th Aug 15

    Bicol RDRRMC Proclaims Gawad KALASAG Winners

    Gawad KALASAG or KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan is a recognition scheme of the National Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) to the exemplary contributions and initiatives of groups or individuals in the field of disaster risk reduction and management, and humanitarian action. The main...

  • 6th Aug 15

    Bicol’s economy grew by 4.2 percent in 2014

       The economy of the Bicol region, as measured by the gross regional domestic product (GRDP), expanded by 4.2 percent in 2014. The services sector accounted for the biggest share to the region’s economy at 56.6 percent. The share of the agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing (AHFF) sector was...

  • 24th Jul 15

    Albay hosts Luzon RDCom Meeting

    The provincial government of Albay hosted the Luzon Regional Development Committee (RDCom) meeting with Luzon provincial governors on July 14 at the Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City. Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, Chairperson of the Luzon RDCom and Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC), presided the meeting. It was attended...

  • 21st Jul 15

    2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers Still Open for Nominations

    The 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) is still open for nominations. Deadline for submission of nominations is extended from June 30 to July 30. Filipino citizens, Filipino volunteer organizations, and local chapters of foreign volunteer organizations that currently provide volunteer assistance in the Philippines are eligible to participate. ...

  • 2nd Jul 15

    RDC 5 conducts RDR Sectoral Integration Workshop

    The Bicol Regional Development Plan (RDP) was crafted in 2010 and updated in 2013 with the vision of making Bicol as the most livable region in the country. This means that poverty is reduced, high paying jobs and livelihood opportunities are available, products and services are globally competitive, people...

  • 18th Jun 15

    RIAC of RDC 5 conducts information and services caravan

    The Regional Information and Advocacy Committee (RIAC) of the Regional Development Council 5 conducted an information and services caravan on May 27 to 28 in Presentacion, Camarines Sur. The caravan aimed to bring the government agencies closer to the people of a remote and poor municipality in the region....

  • 25th May 15

    Salubungan in Camarines Sur

    DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman graced the launching of the Accelerated and Sustainable Anti-Poverty (ASAP) program during the Salubungan in Camarines Sur held on May 6 at the CWC Convention Center, Provincial Capitol Complex in Pili, Camarines Sur. In her opening message, Secretary Soliman explained that the ASAP program seeks...

  • 19th May 15

    First regional volunteer sharing session in Bicol held

    The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) conducted the first regional sharing session in Bicol on April 23 at NEDA Region 5, Arimbay in LegazpiCity. The sharing session aimed to build network and strengthen coordination among volunteers, local partner institutions, international volunteer service organizations, PNVSCA and the NEDA...

  • 19th May 15

    Two Bicol volunteer organizations receive award

    The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) recognized two Bicol volunteer organizations as regional awardees in the 2014 Search for Outstanding Volunteers. The Ateneo Sarong Bangui Junior Eagles (ASBJE) Club of the Ateneo de Naga University and the Social Action Center (SAC) -Diocese of Legazpi were awarded certificates...

  • 19th May 15

    2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers

    The 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) is open for nominations. Filipino citizens, Filipino volunteer organizations, and local chapters of foreign volunteer organizations that currently provide volunteer assistance in the Philippines are eligible to participate. The SOV recognizes the performance and dedication of Filipino volunteers as they help people...

  • 15th May 15

    NEDA staff undergoes AVP training

    A total of 30 personnel of NEDA Region 5 from the technical and administrative divisions participated in a four-day training and sharing session on Audiovisual Production (AVP) on April 21 to 24 at NEDA Region 5, Arimbay, Legazpi City. The activity is one of the skills enhancement training included...

  • 30th Apr 15

    NEDA 5 convenes RCCB for 2015 POPCEN

    The NEDA Region 5 convened on April 16 (Thursday) the Bicol Regional Census Coordinating Board (RCCB) in preparation for the conduct of the 2015 Census of Population (2015 POPCEN). The 2015 POPCEN aims to provide government executives, policy and decision makers, and planners with population data, especially updated population...

  • 17th Apr 15

    Committee on Migration and Development conducts TWG Workshop

    The Committee on Migration and Development (CMD) of the Regional Development Council (RDC) conducted a technical group workshop on April 14 to 15 in Hotel Villa Angelina, Legazpi City, to identify issues and concerns on database development, pre-departure needs, investment opportunities, and advocacy and to draft action plans to...

  • 4th Mar 15

    Regional Land Use Committee conducts GIS training

    The Regional Development Council (RDC) through the Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) conducted a training on geographic information system (GIS) on February 23 to 25, 2015 at Kanzo Hall and Restaurant, Legazpi City. Mr. Jan Revoltar of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board was the resource person. The...

  • 4th Mar 15

    RDC PSRs hold year-end assessment and planning activity

    The Regional Development Council private sector representatives (PSRs) held a year-end assessment and planning activity on January 21 to 22 at Avenue Plaza Hotel in Naga City. Ten out of fifteen PSRs attended the activity, together with the NEDA regional director and staffs. The PSRs assessed their participation and...

  • 4th Mar 15

    NEDA staff undergoes IQA training

    A total of 25 personnel of NEDA Region 5 participated in a three-day training on Internal Quality Audit (IQA) on February 25 to 27 at Kanzo Hall and Restaurant, Legazpi City. The training capacitated the staff in understanding and applying the principles and processes in internal audit in accordance...

  • 15th Jan 15

    Bicol RDC creates Committee on Migration and Development

    The Bicol Regional Development Council (RDC), during its full council meeting held on December 12, 2014 at The Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City, approved the creation of the Committee on Migration and Development (CMD) as a special committee under the RDC. The proposal stemmed from the Development Administration Committee...

  • 10th Nov 14

    NEDA 5 presents RDP to House Committee on Bicol Development

    NEDA Region 5 Director Agnes Espinas presented the Bicol Regional Development Plan (RDP) to the House of Representatives Special Committee on Bicol Recovery and Economic Development (SCBRED) on October 27 (Monday) at the MitraBuilding, Batasan Complex in Quezon City. NEDA 5 ARD Edna Cynthia Berces presented the comprehensive investment...

  • 31st Oct 14

    RDC 5 Chairman Joey Salceda is Luzon RDCom Chairman

    RDC 5 Chairman Joey Salceda was elected anew as chairman of the Luzon area development committee on October 28 (Tuesday) at the NEDA Board Room in Pasig City. With his election, Chairman Joey Salceda will represent the Luzon Regional Development Councils (RDCs) in the NEDA Board Regional Development Committee...

  • 31st Oct 14

    NEDA Region 5 briefs CSOs on Bicol RDP

    NEDA Region 5 conducted a briefing on the Bicol regional development plan (RDP) to representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the region on October 23, 2014 at the NEDA regional office in Legazpi City. Ms. Jasmin Zantua presented the Bicol RDP to 17 representatives of 13 CSOs in...

  • 9th Oct 14

    NPPS conducts policy analysis course for NRO 5

    The National Policy and Planning Staff (NPPS) conducted a Policy Analysis Course on September 18 to 19 in Malilipot, Albay and September 22 to 24 in Legazpi City. The training was attended by 25 personnel from NRO 5 and one each from NROs 4a and 4b. Resource persons from...

  • 1st Oct 14

    NEDA 5 conducts media briefing on Bicol RDP

    The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 5 conducted a briefing on the updated Bicol Regional Development Plan 2011–2016 for media persons on September 25 (Thursday) at the NEDA Region 5, Legazpi City. This is part of communicating the Bicol RDP to various stakeholders and key players in...

  • 15th Sep 14

    RDC CY 2014 Third Quarter Meeting

    The Regional Development Council (RDC) 5 held its third quarter full council meeting last September 5 (Friday). The meeting was presided by RDC Chairman, Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda. The RDC 5 endorsed the coconut scale insect control program, convergence program for OFWs, Bicol agri-water expansion project, utilization of the...

  • 1st Sep 14

    Bicol RDC PSRs attend National Convention

    The fifth RDC Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) National Convention was held on August 13 to 15 at Diversion21 Hotel in Iloilo City. About 170 RDC-PSRs and NEDA regional office representatives from 15 regions attended the convention. Twelve of the 15 Bicol PSRs attended the activity. The convention theme was...

  • 6th Aug 14

    Special DAC Meeting

    The Development Administrative Committee (DAC) of the Regional Development Council 5 had a special meeting at NEDA Region 5, Arimbay, Legazpi City. The meeting is presided by the DAC chairman Mr. Ramon Bravo, private sector representative of Masbate. Included in the agenda are the concern on road widening versus...

  • 18th Jun 14

    116th Anniversary Celebration of Philippine Independence

    President Benigno Aquino III led the simultaneous flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies at Plaza Quince Martires in NagaCity on June 12. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) identified Plaza Quince Martires as one of ten historical sites in the country for the 116th anniversary of the...

  • 11th Jun 14

    RDC CY 2014 Second Quarter Meeting

    The Regional Development Council (RDC) 5 held its second quarter full council meeting last June 06 (Friday). The meeting was presided by RDC Chairman, Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda. The RDC 5 endorsed the Joint Migration and Development Initiative Phase 2, Integrated Family Planning/Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition...

  • 22nd May 14

    Search for Outstanding Volunteers 2014

    The 2014 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) is now open for nominations. Filipino citizens, Filipino volunteer organizations, and local chapters of foreign volunteer organizations that currently provide volunteer assistance in the Philippines are eligible to participate. The SOV recognizes the performance and dedication of Filipino volunteers as they help...

  • 13th May 14

    RDC Sectoral Committees Hold 2nd Quarter Meeting

    The four sectoral committees of the RDC conducted the second quarter meeting on May 8 and 9 at the NEDA Region 5 in Legazpi City. Common agenda items for information were the CY 2013 regional development report, the 116th anniversary of Philippine independence, the Albay-Masbate-Sorsogon (ALMASOR) area development plan,...

  • 31st Mar 14

    BRTC Conducts Consultation on ALMASOR Area Development Plan

    The Bicol Regional Tourism Committee of the RDC conducted a consultation workshop on the Albay Masbate Sorsogon (ALMASOR) area development plan (ADP) 2015-2020 on March 25, 2014 at NEDA Region, Arimbay, LegazpiCity. The consultation workshop aims to solicit comments and inputs to the finalization of the ALMASOR ADP. It...

  • 31st Mar 14

    BCC Core Group Conducts Meeting with Bicol LCEs

    The Bicol Competitiveness Committee (BCC) core group headed by regional director Jocelyn LB. Blanco of DTI Region 5 conducted a meeting to brief local chief executives in the region on the local government units (LGUs) competitiveness survey in 2014. The survey aims to assess the LGUs competitiveness on economic...

  • 18th Mar 14

    NEDA 5 Conducts Workshop on Mainstreaming DRR-CCA in Provincial Plans

    The NEDA Regional Office 5 conducted a workshop on mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in the provincial development and physical framework plans (PDPFPs) on March 10 to 13 at Sarung Banggi Beach Resort, Sto. Domingo, Albay. There were twelve participants from the provincial planning...

  • 10th Mar 14

    NEDA 5 conducts training on project development and FS preparation

    The NEDA Regional Office 5 conducted the Training on Project Development and Feasibility Study (FS) Preparation to 36 participants from Bicol University (BU) and local government units (LGUs) in Albay. The training was held on February 24-26 at the BU College of Education in Daraga, Albay. It was designed...

  • 27th Feb 14

    PSA Holds 1st Regional User-Producer Dialogue in Legazpi City

    The Philippine Statistics Authority conducted the first regional user-producer dialogue on February 13 (Thursday) at the Oriental Hotel in LegazpiCity. The dialogue focused on the role of statistics on inclusive growth and disaster risk management. The dialogue gathered both the producers and users of statistics at the local level...

  • 21st Feb 14

    RDC 5 initiates CLUP Training of Trainers

    The Regional Development Council 5 identified the preparation of comprehensive land use plans (CLUPs) as priority sectoral concern under the development administration sector. To hasten the completion of CLUPs by all cities and municipalities in the region, the RDC tapped the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges to...

  • 12th Feb 14

    RDC Sectoral Committees Hold 1st Quarter Meeting

    The four sectoral committees of the RDC conducted the first quarterly meeting on February 6 and 7 at the NEDA Regional Office in Legazpi City. The meetings were presided by the new chairmen of the committees who were confirmed by the RDC on December 6, 2013. The main items...

  • 27th Jan 14

    NEDA holds Internal Planning Conference

    Officials of NEDA and its attached agencies gathered for a two-day internal planning conference on January 16 and 17 at the EugenioLopezCenter in AntipoloCity. Plenary sessions were on the proposed monitoring and evaluation framework, knowledge sharing, and overview of NEDA’s planning tool and its linkage with the performance-based incentive...

  • 20th Jan 14

    RDC approves Updated Bicol Development Plan

    The Bicol Regional Development Council approved the updated regional development plan during its fourth quarter meeting on December 6, 2013 at the NEDA regional office in LegazpiCity. The medium term regional development plan 2011-2016 envisions Bicol to be the most livable region in the country. This means that poverty...

  • 9th Jan 14

    RDC issues FY 2015 budget review calendar

    The RDC approved Budget Memorandum Circular No. 1-2013 providing the guidelines in the review of agency budget proposals for FY 2015. The circular was issued pursuant to Executive Order No. 325 (as amended) requiring all agency regional offices (AROs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs) to secure RDC endorsement...

  • 9th Jan 14

    Bicol celebrates 24th National Statistics Month

    The Bicol region, led by the Regional Statistical Coordination Committee (RSCC), celebrated the 24th National Statistics Month (NSM) in October with the theme “Statistics that Matter to Every Filipino”. Various activities were conducted to stress the importance of statistics in planning, implementing and monitoring regional development efforts. The activities...

  • 8th Jan 14

    RDC 5 Conducts First Education Summit in the Country

    The country’s first higher education summit was held on November 14-15 at The Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City. Initiated by RDC 5, the summit was organized by CHED Region 5 in collaboration with the regional offices of DepEd, TESDA, and DILG, and the Bicol Foundation for Higher Education. The...

  • 18th Nov 13

      The regional economy grew by 7.1 percent in 2012, higher than the country’s 6.8 percent and nearly four times faster than its pace in 2011. All three major production sectors recorded accelerated growths. Agriculture expanded by 2.9 percent from 0.8 percent in 2011. Industry recovered from a negative...

  • 18th Nov 13

    Bicol RDC Conducts Railway Provincial Consultation

    The Bicol Regional Development Council began a series of provincial consultations for the proposed railway development summit. The consultations are being held to gather inputs from all stakeholders representing the local government units, national government agencies, the business sector, and the academe. The Camarines Sur provincial consultation was held...

  • 8th Nov 13

    NEDA Region 5 Conducts Albay Consultation on RDP Updating

    NEDA Region 5 conducted the fifth provincial consultation on the updating of the Bicol Regional Development Plan. The consultation in Albay was held on July 3 at the NEDA regional office in LegazpiCity. NRO 5 RD Romeo Escandor gave the rationale of the consultation and encouraged the participants to...

  • 8th Nov 13

    NEDA Region 5 Conducts Project Development Training

    NEDA Region 5 conducted a training on Project Development from May 22 to 24 at Catanduanes State University (CSU) in Virac, Catanduanes. The training aimed to equip 29 faculty members and staff of CSU and nine LGU planners with project development skills. The participants were given lectures on project...

  • 8th Nov 13

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