NEDA OIC-RD Agnes M. Espinas leads on taking oath of the new geographic PSRs Rosalina DC. Dulog from Cavite;  and Guillermo M. Ocampo from Batangas.

The Calabarzon Regional Development Council endorsed and approved three major projects in the region during the Second Quarter Full Council meeting held last June 26 at the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City.

These projects were the Cavite-Laguna Expressway or CALAx Project, the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike Project, and the Tanauan City Public Market Redevelopment Project. The CALAx Project is a 47.02 km tolled expressway that will connect CAVITEX from Kawit, Cavite to Mamplasan Exit of the SLEX. Similarly, the dike project in Laguna is a 47 km, 6-lane highway-cum flood control dike that will run from the proposed terminus of C6 Phase 2 Expressway Project in Bicutan, Taguig, through Calamba City and ends at the National Road at the Los Baños/Bay boundary in Laguna.

Other projects approved by the council included the inclusion of the proposed Tanauan New City Hall with Public Market in the Revalidated Regional Development Investment Program 2011-2016. It was also agreed during the meeting to adopt the Revitalization of Calabarzon Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) through Web-based Technology, and Mainstreaming of Aesthetic in Regional and Local Development Planning.

New geographic private sector representatives were also confirmed last June 26. They are Director Rosalina DC. Dulog of the Lasallian Community Development Center from Cavite and Director Guillermo M. Ocampo of the Council for the Restoration of Filipino Values (CRFV) from Batangas.

Plaques of appreciation were also awarded during the meeting to Dir. Leonida S. Calagui of CHED, Dir. Roberto L. Almonte of NCIP and Dir. Erlinda Pearl V. Armada (transferred), and Dir. Norito A. Cabotaje of PIA (retired) for their service to the Council. The Council also commended DOTC-LTO IV-A for its exemplary and transparent performance of its mandated tasks.

Representatives from local government units, regional line agencies, private sector and state universities and colleges attended the meeting.