The CalabarzonRDC held its 3rd Quarter Full Council meeting on 25 September 2014, at the TESDA Women’s Center, Taguig City.

The RDC endorsed the following: (a) Institutionalization of Regional Budgeting Process Framework to achieve a more responsive budgeting mechanism at the local and regional levels as well as contribute to the continuing fiscal reforms of the government; (b) Increase of Daily Travel Allowance of Government Employees from P800.00 to P1,500.00 for Travels Within the Region and P3,500 for Travels Outside the Region in Support to the RDC VI Resolution on the subject; and (c) Request the Local Government Units to Lead the Clearing of Obstructions within the Road Right of Way of Local Roads.

The RDC approved the: (a)Adoption of the CalabarzonRegional Development Research Agenda 2014-2016; (b) Creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) on Logistics Movement for the Utilization of Batangas Port; (c) Calabarzon Project Monitoring System Preliminary Design; (d) Calabarzon Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan of Areas Affected by Typhoon Glenda; and (e) Adoption of Listahanan as Reference in the Identification of Beneficiaries for Social Protection Programs in the Region.

The RDC conditionally confirmed the proposed Bauan Municipal Hall Project for PPP Financing subject to compliance to the existing PPP requirements.

Plaques of commendation were given to the top 10 Calabarzon Local Government awardees in the 2014 Competitiveness Index survey and Metrobank Foundation awardee for Outstanding Teacher for Secondary Education.

The RDC confirmed the membership of PSRs Ladislao Andal, Teresita Leabres, Eduardo Nicolas, III and Josephine Parilla as representatives to the Regional Project Monitoring Committee, and Dr. Reynaldo R. San Juan of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, Taytay Chapter as PSR geographicrepresentative for Rizal.

The following were also presented in the meeting: (a) Status of Flood Control Projects Under the Flood Management Master Plan for NCR and Surrounding Areas;(b) Status of Utilization Capacity of Batangas Port Container Terminal;(c) Updates on Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process, and (c) Guidelines for the Preparation of the Annual Investment Program for CY 2016.

Calabarzon RDC holds 3rd Quarter Meeting