Terms of Reference

I. Introduction

The Sectoral Committee on Macroeconomy and Development Administration is one the committees of the Regional Development Council. It is mandated to coordinate and promote the development of the CALABARZON region in the area related to macro-economy and governance, Specifically, its area of concerns include development administration, peace, order and safety, law enforcement and administration of justice, disaster management, productivity and employment, development planning and programming, fiscal administration, statistical and database management, capacity building, communication development, and other concerns that cut across various sectors.

II. Functions

The SCMDA has the following functions:

  1. Provides policy directions/agenda related to macro-economy and development administration or governance.
  2. Provides input in the formulation/updating the macro/development administration framework for integration in the regional development plan.
  3. Assesses and monitors the performance of the Macro/DevAd Sector.
  4. Recommends to relevant agencies through the RDC, policies and measures as may be required to effectively achieve the objectives enunciated in the national and regional development plans.
  5. Evaluates/reviews plans, programs, projects and policies related to Macro/DevAd Sector.
  6. Provides direction/monitor performance the Special and Sub-Committees and Special Bodies related to the sector.
  7. Advocates/promotes good governance policies, programs and projects and ensures complementation of the different initiatives in the region.
  8. Provides direction to enhance the capability of the regional and local government units planners as initiated by the RDC.
  9. Serves as an Oversight Committee of the RDC.
  10. Performs other related functions as may be assigned by the RDC.

 III. Composition

The Committee is composed of the following:

a. Members (31)

  1. AFP-Southern Luzon Command
  2. Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
  3. Bureau of Local Government Finance
  4. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  5. Commission on Human Rights
  6. Commission on Audit
  7. Civil Service Commission
  8. Department of Budget and Management
  9. Department of Health
  10. Department of Interior and Local Government
  11. Department of Justice – Office of the Regional Prosecutor
  12. Department of Labor and Employment
  13. Department of Trade and Industry
  14. National Economic and Development Administration
  15. National Intelligence Coordinating Agency
  16. Office of the Civil Defense
  17. Office of the President-Presidential Management Staff
  18. Public Attorneys Office
  19. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
  20. Philippine Information Agency
  21. Philippine National Police
  22. Philippine Statistics Authority
  23. Five Provincial Planning and Development Offices
  24. PSR Msgr. Jerry Bitoon, ATIKHA, Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative, Inc.
  25. PSR Teresita Leabres, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  26. PSR Ruel Punzalan, Philippine Metal Association (Labor Sector)
  27. PSR Lina Tanjuatco, National Council of Women of the Philippines

b. Regular Guests (2)

  1. Bureau of Internal Revenue Region No.9A (CaBaMiRo)
  2. Bureau of Internal Revenue Region No. 9B (LaQueMar)

IV. Officers and Election

The officers of the Committee are the Chairman, Co-Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary. At least one of the official Chairmen shall come from the private sector. The NEDA as Secretariat of the RDC shall be designated as Vice-Chairman.

The selection of Chairman and Co-Chairman shall be done in a manner that has to be decided and agreed upon by all members of the Committees.

V. Term of Office

The term of office of the Chairman and Co-Chairman shall be co-terminus with the term of the RDC Chairman without prejudice for re-election.

VI. Meetings and Quorum

The Committee shall hold regular meetings at least once every quarter the schedule of which shall be decided by the body. Meetings scheduled for the whole year shall be approved by the members during the Committee’s fourth quarter meeting.

The presence in a meeting of fifty percent plus one of the total members shall constitute a quorum. In the absence of a quorum, the Committee members present may discuss the items in the agenda and make a recommendation thereon to the Council in the next meeting.

VII. Decision of the Committee

The decision of the Committee shall only be recommendatory in nature and shall be in the form of resolution addressed to the Council.

VIII. Other Standard Operating Procedures

  1. Communications such as notice of meeting, minutes of meetings, among others, shall be sent through official e-mail address (rdc.calabarzon@gmail.com). If necessary, a follow-up text message will be sent by the Secretariat through the official mobile number: 0933-822-7615 or 0917-805-5848.
  2. Notice of meeting shall be sent to members at least two weeks before the meeting. Members are expected to confirm their attendance through e-mail using the confirmation slip or thru text message.
  3. Minutes of previous meetings and matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting shall be sent to members at least one week before the actual conduct of the meeting. The members should submit their comments at least 3 days before the meeting. On the matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting, members are requested to keep track of their concerns and are expected to submit to the Secretariat the status/update prior to the meeting. If update is not submitted to the Secretariat before the meeting, the members are expected to give update during the meeting.
  4. Attendance of principal members is required in all Committee meetings. In the event that the principal could not personally attend, he/she may designate an alternate representative in writing addressed to the Chairman through the Committee Secretary. In case of change in agency representative it shall be the responsibility of the agency to orient the new representative on previous discussions.
  5. Monitoring of Attendance – If a member from the RLA has been observed to be habitually absent in the Committee meetings, the Chairman will report the matter up to the concerned agency head for appropriate action. For PSRs, habitual absenteeism may lead to termination of membership to the Committee. It must be emphasized that the PSRs cannot be represented.