The Regional Development Council (RDC) XI, during its Second Quarter Meeting on June 10, 2019, deliberated on the allocation of slots for Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) that will comprise twenty-five percent of the RDC XI membership for the term 2019-2022. The sectors were selected based on Davao Region’s priority development thrusts and directions for 2019-2022, the industry clusters, as well as the basic sectors identified under the Government’s Social Reform Agenda.

Seven groups each from the Basic and Business Sectors were identified, viz: the Labor, Indigenous People (IP), Farmers/Cooperatives/Irrigators’ Associations, Fisherfolk, Persons with Disability (PWD)/Senior Citizens, Youth/Women/Children, and Urban Poor/Non-Government Organizations/Consumers’ Associations representing the Basic Sectors, and Mining, Forestry/Agribusiness, Housing/Construction, Energy/ICT, Academe, Safety & Security, and Tourism & Hospitality to represent the Region’s Business Sectors.

The next set of RDC XI Private Sector Representatives shall be selected from the said sectors. Private Sector Organizations with at least three years’ track record in development work in Davao Region shall be notified via an RDC XI Call for PSR nominees which shall be circulated from June to July this year. A PSR Assembly/Selection Procedure shall then be undertaken, for onward confirmation by the RDC XI during its reorganization meeting in August 2019. The RDC PSR Selection Process is pursuant to EO 325, series of 1996, and its Implementing Rules and Regulation. – NEDA XI