NEDA consults Caraga on new Philippine Development Plan

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)  conducted a regional consultation on the formulation of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, November 21, 2016 at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, Butuan City. Following Executive Order No. 5 Series of 2016, which adopted the Long Term Vision for the Philippines or Ambisyon Natin 2040, the President issued continue reading

NEDA, CHED mount second AmBisyon Natin 2040 Knowledge Olympics

NEDA-Caraga in partnership with CHED-Caraga mounted the second version of AmBisyon Natin 2040 Knowledge Olympics on October 27, 2016 at NEDA-Caraga Conference Hall, Butuan City. Forty-eight college students from 11 public and private higher education institutions (HEI) in the region participated in the event. Prior to the contests, students were oriented on various topics such continue reading

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