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  • Caraga Regional Development Council presents 2013 accomplishments

    Since its creation 19 years ago, the Caraga Region has improved rapidly. The Caraga Regional Development Council started the year 2013 by endorsing the fiscal year 2014 proposed budgets of regional line agencies and state universities and colleges of the region amounting to PhP 38 Billion during the 74th Caraga RDC Full Council Meeting on March 13, 2013. These budgets underwent a rigorous process of consultation with different stakeholders including civil society organizations before securing the endorsement of the RDC.

  • Caraga celebrates 19th anniversary

    Nineteen years ago, the Caraga Region was created by virtue of RA 7901. But unknown to maybe most of us, the name Caraga already existed in the lexicon of Spanish-era Philippines, dating more than 400 years ago. Spaniards formed Caraga through a military garrison in 1609 to reinforce their invasion of Tandag, which became the capital of Provincia de Caraga – covering the eastern part of Mindanao including the present-day Surigao and Agusan provinces. The Moros occupied Tandag that moved

  • Preparing for the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015: Caraga Regional Development Council hosts ASEAN Economic Community Forum

    The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) hosted the Forum on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 at the Convention Hall, Dottie’s Place Hotel & Restaurant, JC Aquino Avenue, Butuan City, Friday, January 24, 2014. The ASEAN Forum, which was originally set on January 15, aims to inform the stakeholders of Caraga about the implications of the integration of the ASEAN countries’ economies in 2015. The AEC 2015 endeavors to achieve full economic integration in 2015 by creating a single

  • PopCom, Butuan City, Agusan National High School ink Population Development Cooperation, partnership for youth center

    Population Development Cooperation The Commission on Population-Caraga and the City Government of Butuan have formalized their collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on January 9, 2014 at Butuan City. The collaboration is for the integration of population concerns in citywide plans and programs. PopCom Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III and Butuan City Mayor Hon. Ferdinand Amante, Jr. recognized the importance of a MOU for technical cooperation on Population and Development (POPDEV) Integration in local governance. PopCom shall

  • DSWD’s Self-Employment Assistance sa Kaunlaran Promotes Empowerment of Women

    In 2012, 25 women of Barangay Sta. Cruz availed of the Self-Employment Assistance sa Kaunlaran (SEA-K), a Sustainable Livelihood Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). These women farmers then formed the Sta. Cruz SEA-K Association or the Sta. Cruz SKA. After a series of trainings, the Sta. Cruz SKA started the Sta. Cruz SKA Cooperative with a seed capital of PhP 125,000.00 on February 8, 2013. The establishment of the cooperative in Barangay Sta. Cruz is

  • Caraga Regional Development Council launches Regional Development Plan, Investment Program

    The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) unveiled the Revised Caraga Regional Development Plan (RDP) and Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) 2013-2016 at the Las Nieves Hall of Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Hon. Margarita R. Songco, NEDA Deputy Director General and Undersecretary, graced the unveiling. The goal of the Revised Caraga RDP 2013-2016 is to make the Caraga Region the Fishery, Agro-Forestry, Mining, and Eco-Tourism (FAME) Center of the country by year 2030 by developing the region’s

  • PNoy Bayanihan Project: A commitment to transform lives of schoolchildren in Caraga

    The shortage of classrooms and armchairs resulted in classes being conducted in open areas and students standing or sitting on the ground while others sit with a partner. These are two pressing concerns that confront school administrators of the Caraga Region. Realizing the importance of securing the future of our youth, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) launched a collaborative project with the Department of Environment and Natural resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd), and Philippine Amusement and