Regional Development Council (RDC) XII
Calendar Year 2016
The year 2016 was a challenging year for RDC XII. Among the activities conducted during the year are the following: meeting of the RDC XII-Advisory Committee; reorganization of the Council and its sectoral and affiliate committees which involved the selection of private sector representatives to RDC XII and selection of nominees for RDC XII officers for 2016-2019; regular meetings of the full council and its sectoral committees; FY 2017 budget review and consultation; packaging of RDC XII-approved CY 2018 AIP; project monitoring and evaluation; project proposal review and endorsement; policy review and evaluation; formulation of the RDP 2017-2022; and launching of the AmBisyon Natin 2040, otherwise known as the Long-Term Vision (LTV).
To further strengthen public-private partnership in regional development, the Council also supported the participation of nine out of the thirteen private sector representatives (PSRs) of the Council to the 7th PSR National Convention in Legaspi, Albay in April 2016.
A. Regional Development Planning
RDC XII reviewed and adopted the CY 2015 Regional Development Report (RDR), an annual account of SOCCSKSARGEN economic performance based on targets set in the updated Regional Development Plan (RDP), 2013-2016 and was subsequently distributed to the stakeholders. The Council also adopted the CY 2015 quarterly regional economic situationers (RES), a rapid assessment of regional quarterly economic performance based on key indicators on production, prices, employment, tourism, and peace and security. The quarterly RES identified critical incidents that explained trends in the region’s economic performance and provided the regional development outlook in the next six months.
RDC XII started the formulation of the successor RDP, 2017-2022 in 2016 with the Council’s passage of RDC XII Resolution No. 66, Series of 2016, approving the guidelines for the formulation of the plan. The said guidelines were initially endorsed by the RDC XII sectoral committees, which were constituted during the last quarter of the year as the planning committees for the formulation of the plan. The plan formulation involved the assessment of the implementation of the RDP 2011-2016, identification of challenges that need to be addressed, formulation of development strategies, and identification of priority programs and project for implementation in the next planning period.
The Council also facilitated a regional consultation on the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), 2017-2022 on November 25, 2016 to generate issues and concerns to be addressed, both by the PDP and RDP.
During year, the Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) XII, an affiliate committee of RDC XII tasked to address land use–related issues and concerns, conducted two (2) meetings, during which it reviewed and endorsed the Regional Strategic Development Framework (RSDF) XII, 2015-2045 to RDC XII which subsequently adopted the document.