RATIONALE for the Creation of the Committee
As stipulated in Section 7 of Executive Order 384, series of 1996, the Macro-Economy, Development Administration and Finance Committee (MEDAFC) XII was created to assist the Regional Development Council (RDC) XII in the performance of its functions, specifically on macro, development administration, governance and institutions development concerns of the region.

MEDAFC XII performs functions analogous to and supportive of the functions the RDC XII. The Committee reviews and endorses matters pertaining to the Macro/GID sector to the RDC XII Executive Committee (ExCom) and/or the Full Council.

Based on the Guidelines for the Operations of RDC XII Sectoral Committees, MEDAFC XII shall be responsible in providing the Council with appropriate information and recommendations on matters concerning regional development, particularly in the following areas:

• Regional macroeconomic development
• Human resource development for the government sector
• Peace and security
• Public safety and order
• Development finance
• Communication and advocacy
• Population and development
• Governance and institutions development

COMPOSITION of the Committee
MEDAFC XII has the following members:

National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
Department of Budget and Management (DBM)
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
DOF-Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF)
Commission on Population (PopCom)
Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
Civil Service Commission (CSC)
National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM)
Philippine National Police (PNP)
National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA)
Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)
National Statistics Office (NSO)
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)
Parole and Probation Administration (PPA)
Public Attorney Office (PAO)
6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division, Philippine Army (PA), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
10th Infantry (Agila) Division, Philippine Army (PA), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) / 1002nd Infantry (Bagwis) Brigade, Philippine Army (PA), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
Commission on Human Rights XII (CHR)
Regional Statistical Coordination Unit (RSCU)
Private Sector Representatives
Local Government Units Chief Executives of the Provinces and Cities of Region XII

TECHNICAL STAFF and SECRETARIAT of the Committee
The Plan and Policy Formulation Division (PPFD) of NEDA Regional Office (NRO) XII serves as the principal technical staff and secretariat of the Committee. In addition, the Committee, may require its members to provide such technical and other support as may be required for the effective discharge of the duties of the MEDAFC XII.

The technical staff of PPFD of NRO XII shall have the following functions:

1. Provide technical and administrative support to the Committee;
2. Upon request, provide technical assistance on planning to local governments and
other government agencies in the region;
3. Develop and maintain a comprehensive management information system;
4. Develop a comprehensive program for capability-building for local government officials
and personnel as well as other members including NGO members of the Committee in the
areas of regional, local and town planning, project development; investment
programming; monitoring and evaluation, policy coordination; and other areas of
interest which are crucial or current to the activities of the Council; and
5. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law or as may be assigned by
the Chairperson.

The Division Chief of PPFD of NRO XII serves as the Secretary of the Committee.