RDC private reps join nat’l gab on reg’l development

>> Thursday, May 5, 2022

By Virginia L. Anceno

BAGUIO CITY -- Private sector representatives (PSRs) of the Cordillera Regional Development Council joined the 13th RDC-PSR online national convention hosted by RDC Region 1 on April 28-29.
    They discussed their recommendations on the proposed policy agenda during the business meeting.
    They also showcased the weaving culture of the Cordillera through their attire with traditional woven patterns.  
    This, as 12 Cordillera representatives convened at the RDC Hall here joined by their counterparts from RDC Region 3.
    They shared best practices on the role of PSRs in regional development through the RDC.
    The NatCon is held annually to discuss current regional development concerns.
    On the first day, a forum was held on topics related to recoveries from the Covid 19, public utility modernization plan, and climate change and climate justice.
    Roles of the PSRs in implementation of executive order 138, s.2021, on “Full devolution of certain functions of the executive branch to local government units” was presented.
    On the second day, sectoral concerns were discussed which included resolutions on creation of a separate coordinating body for micro, small, and medium enterprises as the Philippine mandate for economic recovery in the country, enabling LGUs and communities to access various mechanisms for climate finance, technology development and transfer and capacity building among others.
    Usec. Mercedita A. Sombilla of the NEDA regional development group delivered the inspirational message capping the NatCon. 
    Philip M. Tingonong, Abra-PSR and the co-chairperson of the RDC-CAR headed the Cordillera delegates to the NatCon.
    They were joined by National Economic Development Authority--CAR regional director Susan A. Sumbeling and assistant regional director Stephanie Christiansen, the Council’s vice-chairperson and secretary respectively.



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