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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATES 4th Quarter Issue 2014

The Regional Development Updates (RDU) is the regular quarterly publication of RDC XII and NEDA XII containing development updates, news, reports and other relevant information on various activities of the Council, Local Government Units, Regional Line Agencies, State Universities and Colleges and Private Sector in the region.

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The Official Publication of Regional Development Council XII
Volume 12, Issue No. 4: October - December 2014
Editor-in-Chief
RD ARTURO G. VALERO
Associate Editor
ARD NOEL E. QUIRATMAN
Contributing Editors
JULIE ESPERANZA B. CHUNG
PHLORITAA. RIDAO
MARIA FELICIDAD R. GUERRERO
ROSA D. LEMANA
MA. LULU E. VALENCIA
RDU Focal Persons
HELEN L. VESTAL
LALAINE M. SAJELAN
EDEN F. RIDAO
LIBERTY B. ARUMPAC
APOLLO Y. MANLAWE
GWYNETH GRACE B. COLLADO
Photographer
APOLLO Y. MANLAWE
Layout Artist
APOLLO Y. MANLAWE
Contributor
DOLE XII
EDITORIAL BOARD
The Regional Development Updates
(RDU) is published quarterly by the Regional
Development Council (RDC) XII with
editorial office at the National Economic
and Development Authority Regional Office
XII, 2nd
and 3rd
Floors, RML Building, Jose
Abad Santos Street, Koronadal City, South
Cotabato,withTelephoneNo.:(083)520-0009,
Fax: (083) 520-0007. The Editorial Board
reserves the right to edit the manuscript for
reasons of space and clarity. RDU assumes no
responsibility on unpublished and unsolicited
materials.
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The Official Publication of the Regional Development Council XII
Contents
Obo Manobo Tribal Leader from
SOCCSKSARGEN Region Wins
National Awards in the 2014
Search for Outstanding Volunteers
RDC XII Sectoral Committees
Review CY 2016 AIP
Project Monitoring during the 4th
Quarter of CY 2014
RDC XII Facilitates Broader
Understanding of the ASEAN
Economic Integration by 2015
About the Cover
Vol. 12, Issue No. 4: October - December 2014
2 | Regional Development Updates | October - December 2014
Sarangani Celebrates 12th
Munato
Festival
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DOLE XII Converges Industries
through 1st
ITC Congress
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On our cover are pictures of the projects
monitored by the Regional Project
Monitoring Committee’s monitoring team
in the region during the 4th
Quarter of
Calendar Year 2014.
Regional Development Updates | October-December 2014 | 3
Obo Manobo Tribal Leader from
SOCCSKSARGEN Region Wins National
Award in the 2014 Search for Outstanding
Volunteers
by Lalaine M. Sajelan, NEDA XII-FAD
Obo Manobo . . . page 4
D
atu Lamberto A. Delfin, an Obo Manobo tribal leader of Kidapawan City and SOCCSKSARGEN’s nominee won
the national award for adult category of the Search for Outstanding Volunteer (SOV) 2014. He won the national
award together with Dr. Manuel P. Vallejo of the Davao Region, besting 21 others from the different regions of
the country.
RD Arturo G. Valero, Chairperson
of the Regional Search Committee-
SOV 2014, announced Datu Delfin’s
win of the National Outstanding
Volunteer Award (NOVA) after
receiving a letter from the Philippine
National Volunteer Service
Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA),
Manila, dated 27 November 2014.
The NOVA is conferred to
an individual or organization for
outstanding volunteer service that
has made a significant contribution
to uplifting the lives of people and
communities served.
Datu Delfin is the current
Chairman of the Mindanao
Indigenous Peoples Conference for
Peace and Development (MIPCPD)
in Kidapawan City. He was nominated
by Mr. Januario S. Espejo, Jr., Private
Sector Representative to Regional
Development Council (RDC) XII.
The national awardee is also
known as the “peacekeeper for
progress and prosperity” by the
Manobo community and development
workers. He is actively involved in
the conduct of medical outreach
activities, training/education against
drug, senior citizen care, advocacy
on various concerns through
radio broadcast, and information/
dissemination on the effects of
violence.
Datu Delfin was one of
the founders of the Mindanao
Highlanders Associations Inc.
(MINDAHILA) created in 1976 and
Tribal Communities Association
of the Philippines (TRICAP) in
1986 whose advocacy was for the
recognition, protection and promotion
of the rights of the Indigenous
Peoples. MINDAHILA was cited for
its contribution to the pacification
Datu Lamberto A. Delfin, Chairman of
the Mindanao Indigenous Conference
for Peace and Development, won
the Individual-Adult Category of
the National Outstanding Volunteer
Award 2014.
RDC XII Acting Chairperson Arturo G.
Valero award Datu Lamberto A. Delfin
a Plaque of Recognition during the
48th RDC XII Meeting on November
27, 2014 in Koronal City.
and reconciliation of the highlanders
in improving the quality of life of the
cultural communities in Mindanao.
Being an active member of the
Cotabato Tribal Consultative Council
(CTCC), Datu Delfin was chosen
to sit in the Scholarship Selection
Panel of the Mount Apo Foundation,
Inc (MAFI) which granted the CTCC
sixty (60) tertiary scholars per year.
His membership with MAFI also
caused the establishment of day
care centers, hanging bridges, and
toilet facilities in every barangay with
Obo Manobo . . . from page 3
4 | Regional Development Updates | October - December 2014
IP communities within the ten (10)
kilometer radius of the foot hills of
Mt. Apo which is the the ancestral
domain of the Obo-Manobo Tribe.
As a national awardee, Datu
Delfin received a trophy in the
awarding ceremony held on 10
December 2014 at the Speaker
Feliciano Belmonte Hall, House of
Representatives of the Philippines,
Constitution Hills, Quezon City.
With him during the awarding
ceremony were his loved ones and
the representative of NEDA XII, ARD
Noel E. Quiratman.
Datu Delfin and other regional
winners in the organization category,
the UTODCO and United Transport
Operators and Drivers Cooperative
(UTODCO), Koronadal City, and
the General Santos City-Small and
Medium Enterprise Council, Inc.
(GSC-SMEDCI), General Santos
City also received recognition for
volunteerism during the RDC XII
Meeting on 3 December 2014 at FB
Hotel, Koronadal City.
In the past, SOCCSKSARGEN
Region produced five SOV national
winners in the Individual-adult
category that included Conchita
Mistral, Bai Fatima Sinsuat, Bro.
Crispin Betita, FMS, Yusoph
Mohammad, and Col. Celestino F.
Desamito, Jr.
RDC XII Sectoral Committees
Review CY 2016 AIP
T
he four (4) sectoral committees of Regional Development Council
(RDC) XII simultaneously conducted a review of the validated CY
2016 Annual Investment Programs (AIP) of the regional line agencies
(RLAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), and other instrumentalities
of the National Government, such as government-owned and controlled
corporations (GOCCs), in Region XII. The review was conducted on
November 4, 2014 at Cinco Niñas, General Santos Drive, Koronadal City.
Led by RDC XII Acting
Chairperson Arturo G. Valero, the
activity was graced by Cong. Jose
Tejada of the 3rd
District of Cotabato
Province. Joining the review were
officials and representatives of the
RLAs, LGUs, SUCs and private
sector representatives (PSRs).
The simultaneous review aims
to ensure the consistency of the
validated CY 2016 AIP with the
key results area and programs
of the Aquino Administration and
the inclusive growth and poverty
reduction strategies enunciated in
the Updated Regional Development
Plan (RDP), 2014-2016. The
activity also serves as a venue for
consultation among stakeholders,
particularly the local government
units (LGUs) and the civil society
organizations (CSOs), in firming up
the CY 2016 AIPs of the RLAs and
SUCs.
During his welcome message,
RDC XII Acting Chairperson Valero
pointed out the improving economic
performance of the region as
indicated by its sustained GRDP
growth from 5.3% in 2011 to 8.0% in
2012 and to 8.4% in 2013 and that
Region XII was the only region whose
GRDP registered an increasing
growth rate over the years. The
region’s GRDP growth was also
one of the highest in the country for
the period; in fact, it exceeded the
country’s GDP of 3.6% in 2011, 6.8%
RDC XII Secretary Noel E. Quiratman during the simultaneous review of the
validated CY 2016 AIP of the RLAs, SUCs, and other instrumentalities of the
National Government on November 4, 2014 in Koronadal City.
by Gwyneth Grace B. Collado, NEDA XII-DRD
Regional Development Updates | October-December 2014 | 5
in 2012 and 7.2% in 2013.
Acting Chairperson Valero urged
all present to push for projects in CY
2016 that are relevant in sustaining
inclusive economic growth and
poverty reduction in the region. He
also called upon LGUs to propose
projects for inclusion in the 2016
AIP of Region XII which they could
not adequately fund but have strong
potentials of contribution to the
region’s growth and development.
Ms. Sandra J. Alido of the
RDC XII Secretariat presented the
macroeconomy targets for CY 2016
to guide the participants in identifying
priority PPAs. Ms. Phlorita A. Ridao,
also of the RDC XII Secretariat,
presented the mechanics of the
sectoral committee review and
encouraged the agencies and SUCs
to breakdown the cost and location
of each PPA, i.e. by province,
congressional district, city and
municipality, so that the local chief
executives, congresspersons and the
private sector could easily identify
projects that they could support.
Sectoral targets were likewise
presented during the break out
session for guidance of the members
of each Committee.
The review of each Committee
was led by the following, namely:
Regional Social Development
Committee (RSDC)-PSR Richlie
Lyndon L. Magtulis, Chairperson,
and DepEd XII RD Allan Farnazo,
Vice-Chairperson; Infrastructure and
Utilities Development Committee
(Infracom)—PSR Alfredo Bronx
Hebrona, Jr, Chairperson; Macro-
economy Development Administration
and Finance Committee
(MEDAFC)—RD Arturo G. Valero,
Vice-Chairperson; and Economic
Development Committee (EDC)—Dr.
Elizabeth Malacad, of CARRDEC.
A total of 26 agencies, 7
government owned and controlled
corporations (GOCCs) and four
(4) SUCs presented their AIPs for
CY 2016 broken down as follows:
EDC XII -eight (8) agencies, two
(2) GOCCs; MEDAFC– seven (7)
agencies; RSDC–ten (10) agencies,
two (2) GOCCs and four (4) SUCs;
and Infracom–eight (8) agencies and
three (3) GOCCs. The total initial
indicative amount of validated AIP for
CY 2016 is PhP 52.41 billion.
The MEDAFC had already
endorsed the AIP of the 7 agencies
on November 4, 2014 during the
sectoral review cum 4th Quarter
Regular Meeting of the Committee.
The AIPs that need enhancement/
revision will be presented again for
review during the 4th Quarter Regular
Meeting of the Committees scheduled
within November 2014 prior to their
endorsement to the RDC XII Full
Council which will convene on 03
December 2014.
Acting RDC XII Chairperson Arturo G. Valero urged the participants to push for projects in CY 2016 that are relevant
in sustaining inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in the region during the Simultaneous Review of the
validated CY 2016 Annual Investment Programs on November 4, 2014 in Koronadal City.
6 | Regional Development Updates | October - December2014
Project
Monitoring
during the
4th Quarter
of CY 2014
Road upgrading (gravel to concrete)
along Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig-
Palimbang-Sarangani Road, Km
2041+446-Km 2045+057.
Construction of 31 housing units under
the Gawad Kalinga Housing Project
in Maitum, Sarangani Province.
Oct. 16, 2014 Construction of Level II Water System Brgys. Upper Labas
and Upper Kiwanan,
Midsayap, Cotabato
Province
Oct. 21, 2014 Upgrading (gravel to concrete) along
Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig-
Palimbang-Sarangani Road, Km
2002+000 to Km 2004+786, with
exceptions
Palimbang, Sultan
Kudarat
Oct. 21, 2014 Upgrading (gravel to concrete) along
Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig-
Palimbang-Sarangani Road, Km
2007+299 to Km 2008+736, with
exception
Palimbang, Sultan
Kudarat
Oct. 21, 2014 Upgrading (gravel to concrete) along
Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig-
Palimbang-Sarangani Road, Km
2041+446 – Km 2045+057
Palimbang, Sultan
Kudarat
Oct. 22, 2014 Construction of 31 Housing Units under
the Gawad Kalinga Housing Project
Barangay Mabay,
Maitum, Sarangani
Oct. 22, 2014 Upgrading (Gravel to Concrete) of Jct.
National Highway (Sarangani-Sultan
Kudarat Coastal Road to Pangui-Wali-
New La Union Road), Km 1765+100 to
Km 1768+810
Maitum, Sarangani
Oct. 23, 2014 Construction of the Bagacay Bridge
along Demoloc-Little Baguio-Alabel
Road
Alabel, Sarangani
Oct. 23, 2014 Upgrading of the Demoloc-Little Baguio-
Alabel Road, Km 1666 + 580 –Km
1667+800
Alabel, Sarangani
Oct. 23, 2014 Upgrading of the Demoloc-Little
Baguio-Alabel Road, Km1661 + 173
–Km 1666+580
Alabel, Sarangani
Oct. 23, 2014 Upgrading (Gravel to Concrete) along
General Santos City Circumferential
Road (Western Section – Airport to
Fishport), Km1673+000 to
Km1676+290
Gen. Santos City
Oct. 24, 2014 Completion of Silway Bridge Phase II
Along GSC Circumferential Road
(Northern Section), Km 1653+531 to
Km 1653+711
Brgy. Silway, Gen.
Santos City
Oct. 24, 2014 Construction of Silway Bridge, Phase I
Along GSC Circumferential Road
(Northern Section), Km1653+531 to
Km1653+711
Brgy. Silway, Gen.
Santos City
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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATES 4th Quarter Issue 2014

  • 1. The Official Publication of Regional Development Council XII Volume 12, Issue No. 4: October - December 2014
  • 2. Editor-in-Chief RD ARTURO G. VALERO Associate Editor ARD NOEL E. QUIRATMAN Contributing Editors JULIE ESPERANZA B. CHUNG PHLORITAA. RIDAO MARIA FELICIDAD R. GUERRERO ROSA D. LEMANA MA. LULU E. VALENCIA RDU Focal Persons HELEN L. VESTAL LALAINE M. SAJELAN EDEN F. RIDAO LIBERTY B. ARUMPAC APOLLO Y. MANLAWE GWYNETH GRACE B. COLLADO Photographer APOLLO Y. MANLAWE Layout Artist APOLLO Y. MANLAWE Contributor DOLE XII EDITORIAL BOARD The Regional Development Updates (RDU) is published quarterly by the Regional Development Council (RDC) XII with editorial office at the National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office XII, 2nd and 3rd Floors, RML Building, Jose Abad Santos Street, Koronadal City, South Cotabato,withTelephoneNo.:(083)520-0009, Fax: (083) 520-0007. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit the manuscript for reasons of space and clarity. RDU assumes no responsibility on unpublished and unsolicited materials. HOW TO REACH US Do you have questions, comments or suggestions? Send your letters with complete name and address to our editorial office mentioned above, or email us at nedaxii@ gmail.com or nedaxii@yahoo.com. The Official Publication of the Regional Development Council XII Contents Obo Manobo Tribal Leader from SOCCSKSARGEN Region Wins National Awards in the 2014 Search for Outstanding Volunteers RDC XII Sectoral Committees Review CY 2016 AIP Project Monitoring during the 4th Quarter of CY 2014 RDC XII Facilitates Broader Understanding of the ASEAN Economic Integration by 2015 About the Cover Vol. 12, Issue No. 4: October - December 2014 2 | Regional Development Updates | October - December 2014 Sarangani Celebrates 12th Munato Festival 3 4 10 12 6 DOLE XII Converges Industries through 1st ITC Congress 11 On our cover are pictures of the projects monitored by the Regional Project Monitoring Committee’s monitoring team in the region during the 4th Quarter of Calendar Year 2014.
  • 3. Regional Development Updates | October-December 2014 | 3 Obo Manobo Tribal Leader from SOCCSKSARGEN Region Wins National Award in the 2014 Search for Outstanding Volunteers by Lalaine M. Sajelan, NEDA XII-FAD Obo Manobo . . . page 4 D atu Lamberto A. Delfin, an Obo Manobo tribal leader of Kidapawan City and SOCCSKSARGEN’s nominee won the national award for adult category of the Search for Outstanding Volunteer (SOV) 2014. He won the national award together with Dr. Manuel P. Vallejo of the Davao Region, besting 21 others from the different regions of the country. RD Arturo G. Valero, Chairperson of the Regional Search Committee- SOV 2014, announced Datu Delfin’s win of the National Outstanding Volunteer Award (NOVA) after receiving a letter from the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), Manila, dated 27 November 2014. The NOVA is conferred to an individual or organization for outstanding volunteer service that has made a significant contribution to uplifting the lives of people and communities served. Datu Delfin is the current Chairman of the Mindanao Indigenous Peoples Conference for Peace and Development (MIPCPD) in Kidapawan City. He was nominated by Mr. Januario S. Espejo, Jr., Private Sector Representative to Regional Development Council (RDC) XII. The national awardee is also known as the “peacekeeper for progress and prosperity” by the Manobo community and development workers. He is actively involved in the conduct of medical outreach activities, training/education against drug, senior citizen care, advocacy on various concerns through radio broadcast, and information/ dissemination on the effects of violence. Datu Delfin was one of the founders of the Mindanao Highlanders Associations Inc. (MINDAHILA) created in 1976 and Tribal Communities Association of the Philippines (TRICAP) in 1986 whose advocacy was for the recognition, protection and promotion of the rights of the Indigenous Peoples. MINDAHILA was cited for its contribution to the pacification Datu Lamberto A. Delfin, Chairman of the Mindanao Indigenous Conference for Peace and Development, won the Individual-Adult Category of the National Outstanding Volunteer Award 2014. RDC XII Acting Chairperson Arturo G. Valero award Datu Lamberto A. Delfin a Plaque of Recognition during the 48th RDC XII Meeting on November 27, 2014 in Koronal City. and reconciliation of the highlanders in improving the quality of life of the cultural communities in Mindanao. Being an active member of the Cotabato Tribal Consultative Council (CTCC), Datu Delfin was chosen to sit in the Scholarship Selection Panel of the Mount Apo Foundation, Inc (MAFI) which granted the CTCC sixty (60) tertiary scholars per year. His membership with MAFI also caused the establishment of day care centers, hanging bridges, and toilet facilities in every barangay with
  • 4. Obo Manobo . . . from page 3 4 | Regional Development Updates | October - December 2014 IP communities within the ten (10) kilometer radius of the foot hills of Mt. Apo which is the the ancestral domain of the Obo-Manobo Tribe. As a national awardee, Datu Delfin received a trophy in the awarding ceremony held on 10 December 2014 at the Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Hall, House of Representatives of the Philippines, Constitution Hills, Quezon City. With him during the awarding ceremony were his loved ones and the representative of NEDA XII, ARD Noel E. Quiratman. Datu Delfin and other regional winners in the organization category, the UTODCO and United Transport Operators and Drivers Cooperative (UTODCO), Koronadal City, and the General Santos City-Small and Medium Enterprise Council, Inc. (GSC-SMEDCI), General Santos City also received recognition for volunteerism during the RDC XII Meeting on 3 December 2014 at FB Hotel, Koronadal City. In the past, SOCCSKSARGEN Region produced five SOV national winners in the Individual-adult category that included Conchita Mistral, Bai Fatima Sinsuat, Bro. Crispin Betita, FMS, Yusoph Mohammad, and Col. Celestino F. Desamito, Jr. RDC XII Sectoral Committees Review CY 2016 AIP T he four (4) sectoral committees of Regional Development Council (RDC) XII simultaneously conducted a review of the validated CY 2016 Annual Investment Programs (AIP) of the regional line agencies (RLAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), and other instrumentalities of the National Government, such as government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), in Region XII. The review was conducted on November 4, 2014 at Cinco Niñas, General Santos Drive, Koronadal City. Led by RDC XII Acting Chairperson Arturo G. Valero, the activity was graced by Cong. Jose Tejada of the 3rd District of Cotabato Province. Joining the review were officials and representatives of the RLAs, LGUs, SUCs and private sector representatives (PSRs). The simultaneous review aims to ensure the consistency of the validated CY 2016 AIP with the key results area and programs of the Aquino Administration and the inclusive growth and poverty reduction strategies enunciated in the Updated Regional Development Plan (RDP), 2014-2016. The activity also serves as a venue for consultation among stakeholders, particularly the local government units (LGUs) and the civil society organizations (CSOs), in firming up the CY 2016 AIPs of the RLAs and SUCs. During his welcome message, RDC XII Acting Chairperson Valero pointed out the improving economic performance of the region as indicated by its sustained GRDP growth from 5.3% in 2011 to 8.0% in 2012 and to 8.4% in 2013 and that Region XII was the only region whose GRDP registered an increasing growth rate over the years. The region’s GRDP growth was also one of the highest in the country for the period; in fact, it exceeded the country’s GDP of 3.6% in 2011, 6.8% RDC XII Secretary Noel E. Quiratman during the simultaneous review of the validated CY 2016 AIP of the RLAs, SUCs, and other instrumentalities of the National Government on November 4, 2014 in Koronadal City. by Gwyneth Grace B. Collado, NEDA XII-DRD
  • 5. Regional Development Updates | October-December 2014 | 5 in 2012 and 7.2% in 2013. Acting Chairperson Valero urged all present to push for projects in CY 2016 that are relevant in sustaining inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in the region. He also called upon LGUs to propose projects for inclusion in the 2016 AIP of Region XII which they could not adequately fund but have strong potentials of contribution to the region’s growth and development. Ms. Sandra J. Alido of the RDC XII Secretariat presented the macroeconomy targets for CY 2016 to guide the participants in identifying priority PPAs. Ms. Phlorita A. Ridao, also of the RDC XII Secretariat, presented the mechanics of the sectoral committee review and encouraged the agencies and SUCs to breakdown the cost and location of each PPA, i.e. by province, congressional district, city and municipality, so that the local chief executives, congresspersons and the private sector could easily identify projects that they could support. Sectoral targets were likewise presented during the break out session for guidance of the members of each Committee. The review of each Committee was led by the following, namely: Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC)-PSR Richlie Lyndon L. Magtulis, Chairperson, and DepEd XII RD Allan Farnazo, Vice-Chairperson; Infrastructure and Utilities Development Committee (Infracom)—PSR Alfredo Bronx Hebrona, Jr, Chairperson; Macro- economy Development Administration and Finance Committee (MEDAFC)—RD Arturo G. Valero, Vice-Chairperson; and Economic Development Committee (EDC)—Dr. Elizabeth Malacad, of CARRDEC. A total of 26 agencies, 7 government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) and four (4) SUCs presented their AIPs for CY 2016 broken down as follows: EDC XII -eight (8) agencies, two (2) GOCCs; MEDAFC– seven (7) agencies; RSDC–ten (10) agencies, two (2) GOCCs and four (4) SUCs; and Infracom–eight (8) agencies and three (3) GOCCs. The total initial indicative amount of validated AIP for CY 2016 is PhP 52.41 billion. The MEDAFC had already endorsed the AIP of the 7 agencies on November 4, 2014 during the sectoral review cum 4th Quarter Regular Meeting of the Committee. The AIPs that need enhancement/ revision will be presented again for review during the 4th Quarter Regular Meeting of the Committees scheduled within November 2014 prior to their endorsement to the RDC XII Full Council which will convene on 03 December 2014. Acting RDC XII Chairperson Arturo G. Valero urged the participants to push for projects in CY 2016 that are relevant in sustaining inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in the region during the Simultaneous Review of the validated CY 2016 Annual Investment Programs on November 4, 2014 in Koronadal City.
  • 6. 6 | Regional Development Updates | October - December2014 Project Monitoring during the 4th Quarter of CY 2014 Road upgrading (gravel to concrete) along Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig- Palimbang-Sarangani Road, Km 2041+446-Km 2045+057. Construction of 31 housing units under the Gawad Kalinga Housing Project in Maitum, Sarangani Province. Oct. 16, 2014 Construction of Level II Water System Brgys. Upper Labas and Upper Kiwanan, Midsayap, Cotabato Province Oct. 21, 2014 Upgrading (gravel to concrete) along Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig- Palimbang-Sarangani Road, Km 2002+000 to Km 2004+786, with exceptions Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat Oct. 21, 2014 Upgrading (gravel to concrete) along Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig- Palimbang-Sarangani Road, Km 2007+299 to Km 2008+736, with exception Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat Oct. 21, 2014 Upgrading (gravel to concrete) along Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig- Palimbang-Sarangani Road, Km 2041+446 – Km 2045+057 Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat Oct. 22, 2014 Construction of 31 Housing Units under the Gawad Kalinga Housing Project Barangay Mabay, Maitum, Sarangani Oct. 22, 2014 Upgrading (Gravel to Concrete) of Jct. National Highway (Sarangani-Sultan Kudarat Coastal Road to Pangui-Wali- New La Union Road), Km 1765+100 to Km 1768+810 Maitum, Sarangani Oct. 23, 2014 Construction of the Bagacay Bridge along Demoloc-Little Baguio-Alabel Road Alabel, Sarangani Oct. 23, 2014 Upgrading of the Demoloc-Little Baguio- Alabel Road, Km 1666 + 580 –Km 1667+800 Alabel, Sarangani Oct. 23, 2014 Upgrading of the Demoloc-Little Baguio-Alabel Road, Km1661 + 173 –Km 1666+580 Alabel, Sarangani Oct. 23, 2014 Upgrading (Gravel to Concrete) along General Santos City Circumferential Road (Western Section – Airport to Fishport), Km1673+000 to Km1676+290 Gen. Santos City Oct. 24, 2014 Completion of Silway Bridge Phase II Along GSC Circumferential Road (Northern Section), Km 1653+531 to Km 1653+711 Brgy. Silway, Gen. Santos City Oct. 24, 2014 Construction of Silway Bridge, Phase I Along GSC Circumferential Road (Northern Section), Km1653+531 to Km1653+711 Brgy. Silway, Gen. Santos City Date of Visit Name of Project Location
  • 7. Regional Development Updates | October - December2014 | 7 Actual Slippage DILG XII / Municipal Government of Midsayap Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) - DILG PhP 3,150,000.00 31.91% 68.09% (-) On-going DPWH Sultan Kudarat 2 nd DEO CY 2014 Regular Infra PhP 50,000,000.00 93.01% 6.99% (-) On-going DPWH Sultan Kudarat 2nd DEO CY 2014 Regular Infra PhP 35,175,000.00 67.00% 33% (-) On-going DPWH Sultan Kudarat 2nd DEO CY 2014 Regular Infra PhP 6,521,000.0 95.55% 4.45% (-) On-going DSWD XII/LGU Maitum CY 2013 GPB/BUB PhP 3,362,250.00 100% - Completed DPWH Regional Office XII CY 2014 DPWH Regular Infra Program PhP 74,810,000.00 75% 8.0% (-) On-going DPWH Regional Office XII DPWH Regular Program Savings PhP 15,570,881.70 - - Suspended DPWH Sarangani District Engineering Office DPWH GAA CY 2014 PhP 47,330,000 97.10% 2.90% (-) On-going DPWH Regional Office XII CY 2013 Current Appropriations/RA 10352 (Fund 101) PhP 115,000,000.00 97.20% 2.80% (-) On-going DPWH Regional Office XII CY2014 DPWH Regular Infrastructure Program PhP 100,000,000.00 - - Suspended DPWH Regional Office XII CY 2013 DPWH Regular Infra PhP 110,000,000.00 - - Suspended DPWH Regional Office XII CY 2013 DPWH Regular Infra PhP70,000,000.00 95.00% 5% (-) On-going Implementation  Status Implementing  Agency Source of Fund Cost in PhP  Physical  Accomplishments
  • 8. 8 | Regional Development Updates | October - December 2014 PROJECT MONITORING DURING THE 4TH QUARTER CY 2014 Upgrading of the Demoloc-Little Baguio-Alabel Road in Alabel, Sarangani. Construction of classrooms in schools experiencing acute classroom shortage, such as the Lake Sebu National High School. Road Upgrading (Gravel to Concrete) along Junction National Highway (Makilala-Allah Valley Road) to Baras Bird Sanctuary (Rajah Muda-New Passi Section), Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. Oct. 27, 2014 Construction of Datal Lawa PSCG Bridge (Km 0011+850) along the Surallah-Lake Sebu-Maitum Road Sitio Data Lawa, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Oct. 27, 2014 Upgrading (Gravel to Concrete) of Circumferential Road leading to Surallah-Lake Sebu-Maitum Junction Purok Rosas-Seloton-Seven Falls-Lake Lahit, Lake Sebu: Km 1749+685.50- 1751+500.00 with exception Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Oct. 28, 2014 Construction of Balo PSCG Bridge (Km1770+480) along the Surallah-Lake Sebu-Maitum Road Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Oct. 28, 2014 Construction of Kolonbong PSCG Bridge (Km 0006 + 830) along the Surallah-Lake Sebu-Maitum Road Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Oct. 28, 2014 Construction of Classrooms in Areas Experiencing Acute Classroom Shortage – Lake Sebu National High School Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Oct. 28, 2014 Construction of Classrooms in Areas Experiencing Acute Classroom Shortage – Lake Soluton Integrated High School Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Oct. 28, 2014 Construction of Lemfenek PSCG Bridge (Km 0002+140) along the Surallah-Lake Sebu-Maitum Road Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Oct. 28, 2014 Opening/Widening/ Gravelling of Surallah-Lake Sebu-Maitum Road, Km 1772 +856 to Km 11 + 850 Lake Sebu,South Cotabato Oct. 28, 2014 Upgrading (gravel to concrete), Surallah-Lake Sebu-Maitum Road, Km1765 +260.50 to Km1765 + 828.50 Lake Sebu,South Cotabato Oct. 28, 2014 Construction of Classrooms in Areas Experiencing Acute Classroom Shortage - Talisay Integrated High School Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Oct. 30, 2014 Rehabilitation (Asphalt to Concrete) and Upgrading (Gravel to Concrete) along Junction National Highway (Makilala-Allah Valley Road) to Baras Bird Sanctuary, Km 1680+215.30 to Km 1682+900 with exceptions Barangay Baras, Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat Date of Visit Name of Project Location
  • 9. Regional Development Updates | October-December 2014 | 9 Actual Slippage DPWH South Cotabato 1st District Engineering Office CY2013 DPWH Regular Infrastructure Program PhP 40,000,000.00 92.48% 7.52% (-) On-going DPWH Regional Office XII CY 2014 DPWH Infrastructure Program PhP 85,563,780.00 46.80% 16.40% (-) On-going DPWH South Cotabato1st District Engineering Office CY2013 DPWH Regular Infrastructure Program PhP 30,000,000.00 98.00% 2.0% (-) On-going DPWH South Cotabato1st District Engineering Office CY2013 DPWH Regular Infrastructure Program PhP 30,000,000.00 - - Suspended DPWH South Cotabato 1st District Engineering Office CY 2014 Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF) PhP 1,959,802.39 39.23% 8.18% (-) On-going DPWH South Cotabato 1st District Engineering Office CY 2014 Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF) PhP 1,142,329.12 63.75% 16.34% (+) On-going DPWH South Cotabato1st District Engineering Office CY2013 DPWH Regular Infrastructure Program PhP 21,000,000.00 97.50% 2.50% (-) On-going DPWH South Cotabato 1st District Engineering Office CY2013 DPWH Regular Infrastructure Program PhP 37,301,000.00 98.00% 2.00% (-) On-going DPWH South Cotabato 1st District Engineering Office CY2013 DPWH Regular Infrastructure Program PhP 11,828,000.00 94.25% 5.75% (-) On-going DPWH South Cotabato 1st District Engineering Office CY 2014 Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF) PhP 1,970,417.57 46.80% 0.61% (-) On-going DPWH Regional Office XII CY 2013 DPWH Regular Infra Structure Program PhP 50,000,000.00 97.00% 3.00% (-) On-going Cost in PhP  Physical  Accomplishments Implementation  Status Implementing  Agency Source of Fund PROJECT MONITORING DURING THE 4TH QUARTER CY 2014
  • 10. 10 | Regional Development Updates | October - December 2014 Project Monitoring for the 4th Quarter of CY 2014 Oct. 30, 2014 Upgrading (Gravel to Concrete) along Junction National Highway (Makilala- Allah Valley Road) to Baras Bird Sanctuary (Rajah Muda-New Passi Section), Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat Km1682+900 to Km1683+461.244; Km1684+61.240 to Km1685+215.425 & Km1685+215.425 to Km1685+625 with exceptions; Km1682+902.078 to Km1682+914.053 & Km1683 +461.244 to Km1684+061.240 Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat Date of Visit Name of Project Location RDC XII Facilitates Broader Understanding of the ASEAN Economic Integration by 2015 by Helen L. Vestal, NEDA XII-DRD T he Regional Development Council (RDC) XII is pushing for broader understanding of the ASEAN Economic Integration (AEI) which will be in full swing starting CY 2015. Upon the invitation of the Council through its Economic Development Committee, Assistant Secretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo of the Department of Trade and Industry, gave a briefing on the ASEAN Economic Integration by 2015: Accomplishments and Current and Future Undertakings of the Philippines. He discussed in detail the following: a) Trade Policy of the Philippines vis-à-vis that of other ASEAN member-countries; b) Adoption of 4C for ASEAN Economic Community as Philippine Game Plan; c) Collaborative activities implemented at the local level as the Philippines key to success; and d) Implementation of Philippine Market Access Initiatives. In his briefing, which was conducted during the Council’s 48th Regular Meeting, he provided perspectives on possible initiatives and responses the region may take relative to AEI. One of the agreements of RDC XII is to pursue an Industry-Academe Summit in CY 2015 to draw commitments and support to ensure the matching and forecasting skills/manpower requirement, and alignment of school curriculum with the regional development thrusts, particularly the promotion of priority industry clusters of the region. Prior to the AEI briefing, RDC XII Acting Chairperson Arturo G. Valero administered the oath of office of Director Galay M. Makalinggan of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) who was approved as a Special Non-Voting Member of RDC XII until June 2016. Plaques of Recognition were also awarded to: a) RD Alikhan B. Marohombsar, who recently retired from government service, for his invaluable contribution to RDC XII and local and regional development; b) Region XII Local Government Units (LGUs) that were included in the CY 2014 Philippine Top 50 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index; Assistant Secretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo of the Department of Trade and Industry received his Certificate of Appreciation from Acting RDC XII Chairperson Arturo G. Valero.
  • 11. Regional Development Updates | October-December 2014 | 11 DOLE XII Converges Industries Through 1st ITC Congress T he Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region XII led the 1st Industry Tripartite Council (ITC) Congress with over 405 industry partners as participants on December 9, 2014 in General Santos City. Philippine Association of Local Service Contractors (PALSCON) President Arturo Guerrero delivered a message to the participants. He emphasized that local service providers must now provide solutions to tackle labor market challenges through different strategies. “As we prepare for ASEAN 2015, we have to be open minded and focus on strategies to be more competitive. We have to facilitate transitions, support transformation and cooperate with the government,“ Guerrero said. by Kathleen Zabate Turnos, DOLE XII DOLE 12 RD Ofelia B. Domingo (2nd from right) with PALSCON President Arturo Guerrero and Industry partners during the 1st Industry Tripartite Council (ITC) Congress. Actual Slippage DPWH Regional Office XII CY 2013 Regular Infrastructure Program PhP 43,500,000.00 52.45% 17.54% (-) On-going Cost in PhP  Physical  Accomplishments Implementation  Status Implementing  Agency Source of Fund The 1st ITC Congress focused on promoting innovations and productivity in the ITC Ecosystem towards ASEAN integration. It was initiated by DOLE XII Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo to create an ecosystem to strengthen industry councils and help skilled workers to become more competitive. The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment (DILEEP) monitoring with universities and colleges and the Recognition Day for outstanding local companies and the DOLE XII employees were also held during the Congress in celebration of the national agency’s 81st anniversary. c) Region XII Nominees to the 2014 Search for Outstanding Volunteers; and d) Col. Celestino F. Desamito, Jr., for initiating the conduct of the SOCCSKSARGEN Good Governance Summit and providing the volunteerism development strategy through the conduct of the Regional Green Leadership Camp. The Council also passed a total of 43 resolutions during the meeting which included, among others, the endorsement of the Mindanao Spatial Strategy/Development Framework (MSS/DF), 2015-2045, the CY 2016 Annual Investment Program and requests for funding support for priority infrastructure projects for the SOCCSKSARGEN Region.
  • 12. T he province of Sarangani celebrated the 12th Munato Festival at the Provincial Capitol on November 27-29, 2014 to commemorate its 22nd founding anniversary. The MunaTo Festival is coined from two Blaan words “Munah To” which means “First People”. The festival was celebrated under a new concept, the Munato Yesterland Theme Park, which allows students, cultural enthusiasts, and the general public to learn and appreciate the history and culture of the province. The concept showcased the following 12 attractions: 1. Cave of the Ancient, a light and sound show about the anthropomorphic jars found in the caves of Maitum, Sarangani; 2. Tribal Village, showcasing the Tboli, Blaan, and Tagakaolo tribes’ music, dances, chants and stories; 3. Sarangani Wildlife Museum, showing the preserved animal species found in Sarangani; SARANGANI CELEBRATES 12TH MUNATO FESTIVAL 4. Looms & Beads, an extensive, elaborate exhibit that features traditional arts and crafts in Mabal Tabih, Saul (bead works), other artifacts, and heirloom designs and fabrics from the indigenous tribes of Sarangani; 5. MunaTo Fotoloco, a sculpture of Mindanao artist Kublai Millan found at the Sarangani Capitol depicting the first people; 6. Sarangani Street Arts, a 3D street art of the different Sarangani tourist destinations; 7. Glan 100, a tribute to the first settlers of Glan; 8. Sarangani Historical Lane, a tribute to all the leaders that have served Sarangani Province since its creation in 1992; 9. Moro Cottages, a showcase of different tribes and Moro themed cottages with an hourly cultural dance show about the traditional practices of marriage, childbirth, among others; 10. Fabli Guni & Farmers Market, the biggest gathering of Sarangani produce and products which include organic vegetables, fruits, Sarangani upland rice varieties, ornamental plants, and potteries; Sarangani’s processed foods, aquaculture harvests, handicraft, furniture, and fashion; and Halal foods; 11. MunaTo Arcade, offer food and novelty items; 12. MunaTo Center Stage, at the center grounds of Sarangani Capitol, where free shows and activities, such as parade and mascot appearances, tribal sports and boxing competitions, magic shows, concerts and the “Pearl of Sarangani“ pageant, are held. Republic Act 7228, an act creating the Province of Sarangani was approved on March 16, 1992, segregating the Municipalities of Alabel, Glan, Maasin, Maitum, Malapatan, Malungon, and Kiamba from the Province of South Cotabato. PhotoSource:https://www.facebook.com/ by Apollo Y. Manlawe, NEDA XII-DRD