The Regional Development Council XII has significantly fulfilled its major functions as specified in Executive Order 325 and achieved its expected outputs for the year as contained in its approved CY 2019 Work Program. Among the major activities which the Council conducted and facilitated during the year were the following: 1) conduct of meetings of the RDC XII Full Council, Advisory Committee, and Sectoral Committees; 2) conduct of FY 2020 budget consultation and review by the RDC XII Expanded Executive Committee (ExCom); 3) updating and packaging of CY 2021 Annual Investment Plan (AIP); 4) conduct of project monitoring and evaluation by the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC); 5) review and endorsement of project proposals; 6) review and evaluation of policies; (7) conduct of the RDC Week celebration in September; and 8) participation in the 10th RDC-PSR National Convention on April 912, 2019 at the Citystate Asturias Hotel Palawan, Puerto Princesa City.
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 70 which institutionalizes the Whole of Nation Approach (WON) and mandated the creation of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) with the end in view of addressing local insurgency problems, the RDC XII, through its Secretariat the NEDA XII, provided technical support to the newly established Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) XII. The Task Force is the regional counterpart of the NTFELCAC.
Due to the series of earthquakes that struck the region, specifically in Province of Cotabato in CY 2019 which affected a number of families and destroyed a number of infrastructure facilities and houses, the RDC XII initiated the solicitation of donations from among the member agencies and LGUs for the affected families. The generated donations, together with the assistance provided by NEDA Regional Offices, were distributed to the most affected areas. Other efforts undertaken include the provision of technical assistance to the Provincial Government of Cotabato and Kidapawan City particularly in the disaster response phase and the preparation of their early recovery plan.
A. Socio-economic Policy and Planning
a. Reviewed and approved the 2018 SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Report
Member agencies of the RDC XII provided inputs for the preparation of the CY 2018 Regional Development Report (RDR). The Sectoral Committees, during their respective 2nd quarter meetings for the year reviewed and provided inputs in the enhancement of the said report. The final report was approved and adopted by the Council during its 66th Regular Meeting by virtue of RDC XII Resolution No. 45, series of 2019.