The creation of the Regional Development Councils (RDCs) is enshrined in the Article X of the 1987 Constitution, which states that, “The President shall provide for Regional Development Councils, or other similar bodies composed of local government officials, regional heads of departments and other offices, and representatives from non-government organizations within the region for purposes of administrative decentralization to strengthen the autonomy of units therein and to accelerate the economic and social development of the units in the region.”

The RDC was created by Presidential Decree No. 1 issued on September 1972. It was formally established by virtue of Letter of Implementation No. 22 issued on 31 December 1972 pursuant to the implementation of the Integrated Reorganization Plan of 1972. The RDC was reorganized on April 12, 1996 through the Executive Order No. 325.

The founding year of the Regional Development Council 02 is celebrated every fourth week of September. The annual commemoration started in 1998 and was highlighted by the annual conduct of various activities promoting dynamic participation and knowledge-sharing between and among development partners.

Our theme for this year is ” Cagayan Valley RDC: Emerging to the New Normal Through Innovation and Service Excellence”.

The following activities are lined up during this week-long celebration:

September  21-25 Hanging of streamers highlighting the theme within the RGC RDC2 Secretariat
September 22 Advocacy and Press Releases on the RDC 2 Week Celebration RDC2 Secretariat
September 24

10:00 AM

Tipon-Tipan sa PIA featuring the Regional Development Council 2 RDC/ PIA
September 25


RDC2 – Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Committee Pre-action Planning RDC
September 25 Launching of the NEDA RO2 Greening Project NEDA
September  29

9:30 AM

Webinar: Orientation in the Philippine Quality Award: A Journey to Excellence in the Public Sector NEDA/ DAP
September 23 and 30 RDC2 Special Regional Committee on the Sustainable Development Goals (SRC-SDGs) Roll-out RDC2 Sectoral Committees

–    EDC – September 23

–    SDC – September 30



To learn more about the Cagayan Valley RDC:

Read the RDC2 Quarterly publication here:

Watch last year’s RDC2 accomplishments here:

Visit our pages for information on the series of activities that will be held on account of the RDC week:

RDC2 webpage:

NEDA RO2 Facebook page:

Cagayan Valley RDC Facebook page: