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  • Philippine Statistics Authority launches 2015 Census of Population

    The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Regional Statistical Services Office 13 launched the 2015 Census of Population on August 3, 2015 at the Main Atrium of Robinsons Place, Butuan City. Members and representatives  of the Caraga Regional Statistics Committee and media practitioners attended the event.  PSA-Caraga Interim Director Rosalinda Celeste-Apura presented the importance of the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015).  She explained that the census will generate statistics on the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the population and important housing

  • Caraga Regional Development Council to formulate regional research agenda

    The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) will endeavor to formulate a unified regional research agenda to guide development efforts of the region.        The Caraga RDC recognizes the crucial role that research plays in the improvement of plan formulation, investment programming, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation in the region and in attaining the goal of the region of becoming the FAME (fishery, agro-forestry, mineral, eco-tourism) Center of the country. Further, the Caraga RDC recognizes the challenges that will result from

  • Caraga Regional Development Council endorses PhP87.39B proposed budgets for fiscal year 2016

    The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) endorsed PhP87.39 billion proposed budgets for fiscal year 2016, Thursday, March 26, 2015 during its 82nd Full Council Meeting at LJ Mega Convention Hall, Butuan City. The said budget represents the 2016 proposed budgets of regional line agencies and state colleges and universities of the region. The endorsement came after a rigorous process of consultations with different stakeholders including civil society organizations. About 58.8% of the total endorsed budget came from the Infrastructure Sector

  • Caraga Regional Development Council holds teambuilding, leadership training

    The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) in coordination with the Province of Surigao Del Norte conducted a teambuilding cum leadership training last April 6-7, 2015 at Parklane Hotel, Cebu City. Caraga RDC Chairperson Gov. Sol Matugas led the activity along with the 22 members of the RDC. Also present were the department heads of Surigao Del Norte and the RDC Secretariat. The activity was aimed at further strengthening the leadership capacities of the Caraga RDC members as well as fostering

  • DOST presents the road to Caraga’s development

    Science Nation: Agham na Ramdam. The theme is coined by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to highlight the advancement of science and technology as one of the important catalysts of inclusive growth and development for the entire country. DOST together with the Caraga Regional Development Council spearheaded the Science and Technology Forum in Butuan City on May 27, 2015. The forum was             attended by RDC members, the academe, regional agencies, and private sector of Caraga. “This is the

  • What has been done: The ASEAN Economic Community Integration

    This report sourced from the ASEAN Secretariat shows by far the accomplishment of the ASEAN in creating the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 which is characterized by free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor, and freer flow of capital. By integrating ASEAN economies, the AEC will become a single market and production base as such, ASEAN would become more dynamic and competitive. There are four pillars to the AEC: 1) Single Market and Production Base; 2) Competitive Economic

  • How the local government units are rated: The 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index

    A more competitive Philippines. This is the vision of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) created in 2006 to promote and develop national competitiveness strategies and push for the implementation of the competitiveness agenda and link this to the Philippine Development Plan (PDP). To be a competitive country, the cities and municipalities have to be competitive as well to attract investors and create employment. Thus, raising regional standards. NCC aims to improve the Philippines’ standing in international competitiveness rankings and move