Cebu, Philippines (13 August)—In a full council meeting of the Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC-7) recently, fifteen (15) private sector representations (PSR) and 11 non-voting members (SNVM) were confirmed as members to the Central Visayas RDC for the period July 2007-June 2010.
According to the RDC briefs, there are 14 slots available for private sector representations to the council two of which are taken from the labor and basic sectors while the remaining 12 are allocated by province based on the RDC approved formula of 60-20-20 (60% pop; 20% land area; 20% equal sharing).
Based on the formula, Cebu gets 5 seats,
Some 47 RDC-accredited private sector organizations within the region joined the simultaneous provincial PSR selection process on May 31, 2007 and the following private sector representatives have been confirmed by the RDC-7 during its full council meeting on August 10, 2007:
The Private Sector Representations (PSR) to the RDC has been very instrumental in creating a GO-private sector tandem that resulted in well-thought off development projects within the regions. The elected PSRs will be distributed to the various sectoral committees of the RDC.
In similar developments, the RDC-7 full council also confirmed 11 agencies as special non-voting members (SNVM) to the RDC and they are; the AFP-CENTCOM; NYC-Visayas; PCUP-7; NFA-7; PCL-7; PNP-7; NTC-7; VMLP-Central Visayas chapter; OMA-Visayas region; OCD-7 and PHILEXPORTER.
As provided in the IRR of EO 325, the RDC may invite as many SNVMs as it deems necessary whose term shall also coincide with the regular term of local elective officials and the private sector representatives. (PIA-Cebu/MBCN)