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

Caraga Regional Development Council endorses Joint Memorandum to mainstream social protection in local planning

The Caraga Regional Development Council (RDC) endorsed DILG-DSWD JMC# 1 series of 2015, “Enjoining All Provinces, Cities, and Municipalities to Use the Social Protection (SP) Handbook for Local Planning, Implementing, Monitoring, and Evaluating SP Programs” through Resolution No. 45-D, series of 2015 last December 8, 2015 during its 86th Full Council Meeting. Social protection (SP) continue reading

Dinagat Islands is rabies-free

Rabies – a thing of the past.         The Province of Dinagat Islands was declared a rabies-free zone last March 16, 2016. The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Health (DOH) conferred the declaration to Dinagat’s seven municipalities, namely: Basilisa, Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo, Loreto, San Jose, and Tubajon.         “This is the fruit of continue reading