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 series of 1996, the PSRs shall comprise one-fourth of the total membership of the RDC. Of the 54 RDC members in Caraga, 14 members should come from the private sector.

These PSRs shall be composed of 11 geographic PSRs or those that represent the cities and provinces, 2 Regional PSRs or those who represent regional concerns, and 1 Labor Sector PSR.

In this latest round of PSR selection, seven are newly-elected and the rest are re-elected.

The PSRs were confirmed during the RDC-Reorganizational Meeting on August 22, 2016 held in Butuan City.

Name of PSR/Organization Geographic Area/Sector Represented
Re-elected PSRs:
Engr. Leonel A. Santos,

Surigao Economic Development Foundation Inc. (SEDFI)

Engr. Epimaco M. Galero, Jr.,

Foundation for Rural Ecology and Economic Development of Mindanao, Inc. (FREEDOM)

Ms. Ofelia S. Salde,

Ruben E. Ecleo, Sr. Foundation, Inc.

Province of Dinagat Islands
Ms. Helen C. Arellano,

Bangon Agusan del Sur Alang sa Kalambuan (BASAK) Inc.

Agusan del Sur
Mr. Melvin A. Mondido,

JCA Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Coop. (JARBEMCO)

Bayugan City
Dr. Pazfegurita M. Ojeda,

Love Always Means Benignity

Cabadbaran City
Ms. Concepcion R. Paqueo,

Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Surigao City

Newly Elected PSRs:

Mr. Ryan S. Tagod,

Mindanao Alliance of Land Transport and General Workers Union (MALTU)

Ms. Arceli T. Napalan,

Rural Enterprise Assistance Center (REACH) Foundation, Inc.

Surigao del Norte
Mr. Roger N. Ramirez,

Butuan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.

Butuan City
Engr. Jimmy L. Beray,

Baug Carp Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Agusan del Norte
Ms. Jenny Myrr V. Chicano,

Bislig City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.

Bislig City
Mr. Gregg Neil V. Tolentino,

Tago Farmer’s Marketing Association (TAFAMA,Inc.)

Surigao del Sur
Ms. Emma L. Guerra,

Tandag City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.

Tandag City