Wednesday, November 25, 2009



Sorry that our blogspot has not been updated since April 2009. We have encountered technical problems with our office being renovated. The connections been muddled up. We have many activities conducted and we will try to post them here before the month ends.

Thank you for your patience.

All the best this coming Christmas Season!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's back to the original schedule for the BPSP Awarding Ceremonies

The BPSP Awarding Ceremonies is scheduled back on May 14, 2009 at the same venue.

To all guests and winners and finalists, please be advised on the new schedule - May 14, 2009 instead of the May 13, 2009.

Thank you.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Change of Schedule for the BPSP Awarding Ceremony

Per request from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the Best Public Sector Projects Awards Year-3 is scheduled a day earlier - MAY 13, 2009 at New Government Center, Bacolod City.

Please be guided accordingly.

Thank you.

Monday, April 20, 2009


It's official! The awarding ceremony of the Best Public Sector Projects Awards Year-3 will be in Bacolod City.

The scheduled date is May 14, 2009 at Bacolod City Hall.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


The official results for the Best Public Sector Projects Awards, 3rd year, was announced during the 1st Quarter 2009 RDC VI Full Conference on March 31, 2009 at L'Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City. The results are as follows:

Provincial/City Government Units Category

Top 3 winners:

Negros Occidental Province - Computerized RPTA Systems Project

San Carlos City - Eco-Center Project

Talisay City - Comprehensive Health Development Program

7 Finalists:

Antique Province - PPMD-DOTS Program

Antique Province - Uligmat Antiqueno - Disaster Preparedness

Iloilo Province - Batang Ilonggo Palangga Ka - Milk Feeding

Iloilo Province - Hospital Reforms

Iloilo City - MIGEDC-LGU Alliance

Kabankalan City - Task Force Kalinisan

San Carlos City - Watershed Management & Development

Municipal Government Units Category

Top 3 winners:

Nabas, Aklan - P.D. Hearth Nutrition Development Program

Sebaste, Antique - Integrated Health Care Program

Sta. Barbara, Iloilo - Ecological Solid Waste Management Program

3 Finalists:

Miag-ao, Iloilo - Secondary Growth Center Development

Nabas, Aklan - Barangay Midwife Volunteerism Program

Pandan, Antique - Community-Based Eco-Tourism Program

Regional Line Agencies Category

Top 3 winners:

Bureau of Jail Mnagement & Penology - BJMP Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Department of Health-CHD 6 - Empowering Persons Living with HIV/AIDS

Land Transportation Office - ISO Certification of Iloilo Licensing Center

6 Finalists:

Civil Service Commission - Public Service Delivery Audit in Region VI

Department of Agriculture - RFU6 - Diversified Farm Income & Market Dev't

Department of Science & Technology - Interventions in the Muscovado Industry

Department of Social Welfare & Development - Strengthening Community Participation

PNP-Iloilo City Police Office - Project OYSTER: Rent-to-Own a Trisikad

Office of Civil Defense - Water Search and Rescue Training Program

State Universities and Colleges Category

Top 3 winners:

Aklan State University - Isla Kapispisan Mangrove Refo and Eco-Tourism Project

Capiz State University - Coconut Breeding Trials Unit Program

University of the Philippines Visayas - Towards Community-Managed Peace and Order Initiatives

2 Finalists:

Aklan State University - Livelihood and Skills Enhancement for Rural Productivity

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College - Jatropha Oil Extractor Project

The Top 3 Winners shall be awarded cash prizes and trophies while the Finalists shall be given commendation certificates during the awarding ceremonies to be set by the RDC VI. The official ranking of the Top 3 Winners shall be announced during the awarding ceremonies in order to create more excitement and interest in the annual RDC VI Best Public Sector Projects Awards.

The awarding ceremonies is scheduled by the 2nd week of May 2009 in Bacolod City. Date and venue will be announced later.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

3rd Best Public Sector Projects

In its third year of implementation, the Regional Development Council, Region VI continue to recognize regional line agencies, local government units and state universities and colleges in Western Visayas for implementing programs, projects or activities that have bigger impact and gave more direct contributions to local and national development objectives and targets.

This year, the categories have expanded to include municipalities in addition to regional line agencies, state universities and colleges and provinces/cities.

For this year, we are giving cognizance to the new set of Board of Judges, headed by Rev. Edwin Lariza as Chief Judge and representing Social Development Committee. Other judges are as follows: DILG VI Director Evelyn A. Trompeta for the Development Administration Committee, Ms. Ana Eva G. Villanueva for the Economic Development Committee, Engr. Nestor Antonio Monroy for the Infrastructure Development Committee, and OIC-RD Ro-Ann A. Bacal for the Regional Land Use Committee.

The Board of Judges had their second meeting on November 25, 2008 at Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City (sponsored by Canadian Urban Institute with DILG-Local Governance Resource Center) where they deliberated on the projects per category and firmed up schedules for the field validation of the further shortlisted projects. Link

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

How an American recession might hit Asia

Next stop Asia?

How an American recession might hit Asia
Jan 23rd 2008 HONG KONG

This is an interesting article posted over at NEDA N! Online which is worth the read! As doomsayers are not shrugging off American recessions, countries in Southeast Asia need to brace itself for the impact. But here's the thing, the economic 'decoupling' theory is not a myth.
To know more, just click on the link above. :)