CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Northern Mindanao’s District Representatives supported priority programs and projects that will advance the Regional Development Outlook as the region is expected to recover full swing this year and in 2023.

During its meeting at the Mallberry Suites, Limketkai, this City and via Zoom Video Conferencing on 3 March 2022, the Northern Mindanao Regional Development Council Advisory Committee (RDC-X AdCom), composed of Region X congresspersons, endorsed the FY 2023 budget proposals of agency regional offices and other government instrumentalities amounting to PhP301.36 billion focusing on major catalytic projects, COVID-19 Regional Recovery, among other priorities.

In his welcome message, Hon. Rufus B. Rodriguez, RDC-X AdCom co-convener, House of Representatives Deputy Speaker and District Representative of the 2nd district of Cagayan de Oro City, thanked the RDC-X for laying the groundwork in crafting the region’s priority programs and projects as indicated in the Fiscal Year 2023 Regional Budget Priorities.

“Said budget proposals aim for “meaningful regional development, recovery, and resiliency” and I hope that we are united in our collective push for every Filipino to benefit from the fruits of development,” added Congressman Rodriguez.

Hon. Philip T. Tan, RDC-X Chair, AdCom lead convener, and Misamis Occidental Provincial Governor thanked the legislators for their unwavering support to all the development undertakings of this Council.

“We hope for your sustained commitment as the vanguards of our region’s priorities, particularly in shepherding our Fiscal Year 2023 Regional Budget Proposals,” said Governor Tan.

“It is imperative for the Congress and the Council to team-up and become strong partners towards sustained regional development, and recover from and improve resiliency against natural disasters and health emergencies,” he added. 

The RDC-X is set to convene on 7 March 2022 to among others endorse the budget proposals to agency central offices and the Department of Budget and Management for consideration in the proposed FY 2023 national budget.

Slide showing the Status of RDC-X Endorsed vs. GAA 2022 Approved Budget from 2017 to 2022
Online participants posed for Photo Opportunity during the RDC-X AdCom Meeting
Onsite participants from left to right, top to bottom: EnP Archimedes C. Lazaro, RDC-X SDC Technical Coordinator and NEDA-X DRD Chief; EnP Richardson T. Cua, RDC-X MacroCom Technical Coordinator and NEDA-X PFPD Chief; Engr. Nestor A. Lisondra, RDC-X EDC Technical Coordinator and NEDA-X PDIPBD Chief; EnP. Leonila G. Cajarte, RDC-X Secretary and NEDA-X Assistant Regional Director; Dir. Mylah Faye Aurora B. Cariño, CESO III, RDC-X Vice-Chairperson and NEDA-X Regional Director; Dir. Neil Aldrin G. Omega, POPCOM-X Regional Director; Dr. Modesto C. Babaylan, RDC-X Co-Chairperson; and Col. Michele B Anayron Jr INF (MNSA) PA-4ID.
Hon. Abdullah D. Dimaporo, District Representative, Lanao del Norte 2nd District, requesting the DENR-X to sustain its safeguard against illegal activities in Mount Inayawan Range Natural Park, Nunungan, Lanao del Norte.