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The Regional Development Council (RDC), supports the decentralization policy of the government by coordinating socio-economic planning and development in the regions. The effectiveness with which it fulfills the role hinges on the smooth coordination and operations of the Council and its various Committees.

Regional development planning was adopted by the government in 1967 as part of the national development planning process. This was intended to spread out sustained and equitable development beyond Metro Manila. The REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (RDC) was created in September 1972 and organized in December 1972 in order to operationalize and coordinate this sub-national process. It is defined as a decentralized and participatory mechanism which can harness the efforts of LGUs, regional line agencies, NGOs, academe and legislators to jointly coordinate, implement and monitor development plans, programs and projects in the region.

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Region 02 stakeholders push development concerns in PDP Midterm Update

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) gathered around 140 development partners from regional line agencies, local government units, business sector, academe and civil society organizations during the Cagayan Valley leg of its consultation-series on the mid-term updating of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) on July 19, 2019 at the Valley Hotel in Tuguegarao City. The PDP consultation-series across the country’s 17 regions aims to generate regional issues and concerns that require action at the national level.… Read more »

Nomination for RDC2 Private Sector Representatives now open!

The Regional Development Council 2 (RDC2 ) is now accepting nominations for the selection of the new set of Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) to the RDC 2 for the term 2019-2022.

All interested accredited non-government/people’s organizations (NGOs/POs) in the region with at least a province-wide service area are encouraged to submit their nominees for the nine sectoral seats allotted for PSRs in the RDC2.… Read more »

RPOC joins the RDC for 1st quarter meeting

In a move to collaborate efforts to address peace and development matters in the region, the Cagayan Valley Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) held a joint meeting on February 26, 2019 in Tuguegarao City.

In his opening remarks, RDC2 Chairperson Gov. Junie E. Cua said that more work still needs to be done to develop the region further despite the many accomplishments both Councils have achieved in the last three years.

“Let us take advantage of our strong complementation with our more developed neighbors such as Hong Kong, China, and Japan which have high cost of labor, the best technologies, and sufficient overflowing capital,” he quipped.

Also present during the meeting was Cagayan Provincial Governor Manuel N. Mamba, the Chair of the RDC2 Infrastructure Development Committee, who also spoke of the region’s high potential to … Read more »