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RDC 6 meets in Capiz December 7

PIA Press Release
2010/11/26

RDC 6 meets in Capiz December 7
by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (26 November) -- A regular conference of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Western Visayas is set here on Dec. 7 as part of the activities during the Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) celebration from Dec. 3 to 8 this year.

The RDC meeting dubbed "Sinapol" will be attended by the governors, regional directors of national government agencies and representatives of non-government organizations, among others.

The province also hosted the Council's 4th quarter meeting in 2008 and 2009.

During the SSH 2010 press conference, Capiz Legal Officer and acting provincial administrator lawyer Jose Villanueva said that Capiz Gov. Victor A. Tanco has been nominated and a strong contender for the RDC chairmanship.

"The nomination is already in MalacaƱang," said Villanueva.

He also added that the appointment "may come in time with the forthcoming Council meeting or after the conference."

The nomination was in compliance with Executive Order No. 325 issued in 1996 which states that "the RDC shall nominate at least two local chief executives and two private sector representatives from whom the President shall choose and appoint the RDC chair and co-chair.

"If the chairman is from the government sector, the co-chairman shall be selected from the private sector and vice-versa," said part of the Order.

The new set of RDC officers, the region's highest policy making body, will serve until June 30, 2013.

RDC is the primary institution that coordinates and sets the direction of all economic and social development efforts in the region. It also serves as a forum where local efforts can be related and integrated with national development activities. (PIA)

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