CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Northern Mindanao Regional Development Council (RDC-X) confirmed its new set of partner-Private Sector Organizations (PSO) on 22 August 2022 at the N Hotel, Kauswagan Highway, this city.

The event confirmed the accreditation of PSOs and provided the opportunity for them to elect the new roster of private sector representatives (PSRs) in the RDC-X for the term 2022-2025.

From among the PSOs, eight were selected to sit as sector PSRs in the RDC-X as follows:

Macro and Development Administration Committee
• Co-Chairperson: Mr. Arsenio L. Sebastian III, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants Misamis Oriental-CDO Chapter
• Vice-Chairperson: Ms. Imelda G. Manginsay, Muslim Christian Agency for Advocacy, Relief & Development, Inc.

Social Development Committee
• Co-Chairperson: Mr. Jaime Rafael U. Paguio, Gonzalo and Carmen Abaya Memorial Foundation, Inc.
• Vice-Chairperson: Ms. Melagros M. Maquiling, Differently-Abled Women Network

Infrastructure and Utilities Development Committee
• Co-Chairperson: Engr. Elpidio M. Paras, Promote NorMin Foundation, Inc.
• Vice-Chairperson: Mr. Ruben A. Vegafria, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Economic Development Committee
• Co-Chairperson: Mr. Raymundo G. Talimio, Jr., Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.
• Vice-Chairperson: Mr. Roel R. Ravanera, Xavier Science Foundation, Inc.

The nomination of the labor sector representative to the RDC-X, Engr. Milbert M. Macarambon of the All Workers Alliance Trade Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines was confirmed by Regional Director Dir. Albert E. Gutib of the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office X. The labor sector is afforded one slot in the RDC per Executive Order 384 (s. 1996).

Three private sector representatives, namely, Dr. Modesto C. Babaylan (Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc. Misamis Oriental-CDO Chapter), Dr. Enrique A. Ampo (Handicapped’s Anchor is Christ, Inc.), and Mr. Edgardo A. Egot Sr. (Agro-Eco Federation of Lanao del Norte) were also elected to sit as members of the RDC-X Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC-X), the project monitoring arm of the RDC-X. RPMC-X is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of priority programs and projects implemented in the region.

The eight RDC-X PSRs will be officially confirmed as members of the Full Council during its Reorganization Meeting on 26 August 2022.

Oath-taking of new RDC-X PSRs for the term 2022-2025
Newly-elected PSR officers, Labor Sector Representative, and RPMC-X representatives