Caraga Regional Development Council honors outgoing officials, members

During the 87th Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) Meeting on June 22, 2016, the RDC recognized the invaluable contributions and dedicated service of the outgoing RDC members in pursuing inclusive and sustainable development in the region. Plaques of recognition were awarded to the RDC officials and Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) whose terms ended on June continue reading

Private Sector selects reps to Caraga Regional Development Council

The private sector selected its representatives to the Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) for the period 2016-2019. The selection of 14 private sector representatives (PSR) was facilitated by the Caraga Regional Development Council Secretariat in the five provinces and six cities of Caraga Region from August 15 to 19, 2016. Based on Executive Order 325 continue reading

Coffee perks up farmers’ lives

The Robusta coffee from Tagbina, Surigao del Sur was 50 years in the making. And if it took the farmers of Barangay Kahayagan that long to make it, the coffee must be very, very good! In 1965, farmers started to grow coffee in a forest reserve area owned by Paper Industries Corporation of the Philippines continue reading

802 Surigao del Sur farmers now landowners

Farmers in Surigao del Sur shed tears of joy after the DAR distributed certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 802 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs). Regional Director Julita Ragandang, together with former Hinatuan Municipal Mayor Candelario Viola, Jr. led the distribution of 1,715 hectares of agricultural lands for farmer-beneficiaries in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. “Now continue reading

Journey towards empowerment

The empowerment of one leads to the empowerment of the entire community. This is the story of the 80 members of Talacogon-Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Association Federation who are also Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program partner-beneficiaries. Determined and eager to generate income, the group put up a catering service and carinderia business called the Talacogon-SLP Eatery continue reading

NEDA Caraga primes for development planning 2017-2022

Preparations for the regional development planning 2017-2022 are underway for the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Caraga Regional Office. Thirty-four employees of NEDA-Caraga, the government agency mandated to coordinate development planning at the regional level, underwent retooling on the various development planning processes. Regional Director Mylah Faye Aurora Cariño highlighted the importance of planning, continue reading

Listahanan shows 259,858 Caraga households poor

Out of the 494,498 family households in the region assessed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Listahanan Project, about 259,858 households have been identified as poor. Most of these poor households are found in the Province of Agusan del Sur with 84,441 households, followed by Surigao del Sur with 63,633, continue reading

Caraga Region’s economic growth decelerates in 2015

The Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) preliminary results from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reveal that Caraga Region’s economy slowed down in 2015. Caraga’s economy, as measured in terms of GRDP, reached PhP96.29 billion in 2015 based on constant prices. This represented a 4.2% increase from PhP92.42 billion in 2014. However, the growth rate was continue reading