Waterfront Insular Hotel, Lanang, Davao City, February 2, 2023– RDC XI Chairperson and Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon convened the RDC XI Executive Committee on February 2, 2023, at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Lanang, Davao City to set the agenda forecast of the RDC XI for the current term, consistent with the vision of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. for the RDC as the convergence mechanism between the national and local governments. The RDC XI ExCom, as prescribed by Executive Order No. 325, series of 1996, is composed of the Council’s Chairperson, Co-Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, the Sectoral Committee Chairpersons, the Davao Region Provincial Governors and the City Mayor of Davao City, and Private Sector Representatives.

(The RDC XI Executive Committee during its February 2, 2023 meeting)
Photo credit: Provincial Government of Davao Oriental

Also in attendance during the meeting were RDC XI Co-Chairperson PSR Arturo Milan, Governor Dorothy Gonzaga of Davao de Oro, Governor Yvonne Cagas of Davao del Sur, Governor Edwin Jubahib of Davao del Norte, Davao Occidental Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Oscar Carcedo, (representing Governor Franklin Bautista of Davao Occidental), Davao City Planning and Development Coordinator  Ivan Cortez (representing Mayor Sebastian Duterte of Davao City), DAC XI Chairperson and DILG XI Director Alex Roldan, SDC XI Co-Chairperson PSR Daryl Alegarbes (representing SDC XI Chairperson and DOH XI Director Annabelle Yumang), DTI XI Provincial Director Romeo Castañaga (representing EDC XI Chairperson and DTI XI Director Ma. Belenda Ambi), and PSRs Gene Bangayan and Rommel Momo.

 “I enjoin everyone’s insights and inputs on how best we can carry out the RDC’s mandates during this term and how our local governments shall contribute towards the realization of our shared goals as laid out in the Philippine Development Plan and the Davao Regional Development Plan, 2023-2028,” said Chairperson Malanyaon.

Among the matters discussed during the meeting were the following: highlights of the DRDP, 2023-2028 and its Communication and Advocacy Plan, the RDC XI Agenda Forecast for CYs 2023-2025 and CY 2023 Calendar of Activities, the salient features of the Metropolitan Davao Police District, and strengthening RDC XI’s linkages with Davao Region LGUs through the key services of its Secretariat, the NEDA XI, such as planning, investment programming and development, and plan/project monitoring and evaluation including strengthening of Local Project Monitoring Committees.

(From left to right: RDC XI Co-Chairperson PSR Arturo M. Milan, RDC XI Chairperson and Davao Oriental Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon, RDC XI Vice-Chairperson and NEDA XI Regional Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim and RDC XI Secretary and NEDA XI Assistant Regional Director Gilberto A. Altura) Photo credit: NEDA XI