The four rural development agencies and six municipalities and cities in Negros Occidental convened in Bacolod City on 26-29 October 2021 to strategize mechanisms and craft the Convergence Area Development Plan (CADP) for Imbang-Malogo Watershed.
The four-day blended workshop gathered regional chief executives and provincial officials from the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agricultural Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). The provincial government of Negros Occidental was also represented by the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA).
“The RCI TWG Central Visayas and the NCI-SRD National Secretariat have always worked in unison when it comes to rural development in the Central Visayas.
We always coordinate and reach out to the local government units because we see the accomplishments of the NCI-SRD. Hindi sapat na isa lang o dalawa ang convergence area rito sa atin. Mas marami, mas maganda,” Dr. Sobrevega said.
The municipalities and cities of Talisay, Manapla, Victorias, E.B. Magallona, Silay, and Cadiz expressed their excitement in the endeavor since they are covered by the proposed CADP. ###