CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Regional Development Council-X (RDC-X), the highest planning and policy-making body in Northern Mindanao extends its deadline to 30 June 2022 for the accreditation of private sector organizations (PSOs) and private sector representatives (PSRs) for the term 2022-2025.

The PSO must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or any government agency that registers organizations and associations for the purpose of bestowing legal personality.

Civic clubs, and branches and affiliates of organizations with no SEC registration may submit instead a certification from their mother institution/head of office based elsewhere that they are a bona fide extension of their organization and that the PSO nominee is authorized to represent the organization in the RDC. Said PSO nominee must have an office address in the region.

The organization must have conducted socio-economic activities for at least three years from date of registration in the region concerned. Activities and area of influence must involve a city or municipal capital of provinces.

The PSO must be managed by Filipinos and must not have government officials and employees as ex-officio members of its Governing Board.

Its operations must also not be funded by the government. Financial support by the government to specific projects will not be considered as funding support to operations.

On the other hand, the PSR must be a Filipino citizen of legal age; must be a resident of the region in the last three years; must not hold any government position, whether appointive or elective; must have a proven track record in socio-economic development in the region; and must be willing and able to participate in all RDC activities.

Once the forms and supporting documents are submitted to the RDC-X Secretariat, these will be forwarded to the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency for vetting. Said process is an additional requirement for PSO and PSR accreditation. This aims to ensure that the organizations and individuals are not affiliated with terrorist group(s), or has not participated in any subversive action or leaning against the government.

Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the NEDA-X website, nro10.neda.gov.ph.

For more information, please contact EnP April Ann D. Tigulo of the RDC-X Secretariat through email, nro10@neda.gov.ph, copy furnish adtigulo@neda.gov.ph.