By Ric Obedencio | 09:27 PM October 13, 2022
The Provincial Development Council (PDC) has been reorganized by Gov. Aris Aumentado who issued Executive Order No. 36, series of 2022 on September 29, 2022.
The governor cited in his EO the “necessity for the collective and participatory formulation of development plans, policies and investment programs, appraisal and prioritization of development programs and projects; and coordination andmonitoring/evaluation of the implementation of programs and projects in Bohol.”
The governor chairs the executive committee (Execom), along with Vice-Gov. Victor Balite, Representatives Edgar Chatto, Vanessa C. Aumentado and Alexie B. Tutor for 1st, 2nd and 3rd dstricts, respectively; Buenavista Mayor Atty. Dave Duallo as LMP president; Argeo Melisimo, Aurelio Salgados and Francis Batoy as private sector representatives to Regional Devt. Council; and Jose Leo Dominico Butalid, president of Bohol chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) for civil society organization.
Council members include the 47 municipal mayors and Tagbilaran city mayor; and 28 representative of Civil society Organizations in the province.
The council shall perform the duties, such as: formulate long-term, medium ter dn annual socio-economic development plans and policies; formulate the medium term annual public investment programs; appraise and prioritize socio-economic development programs ad projects; formulate local investment incentives to promote the inflow of private investment capital; coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the implementation programs and projects; and perform such other functions as may be prioritized by law.
Under the council are the committees created to facilitate and assist the council in the performance of its functions/duties.
These committee include: economic development, social development, infrastructure development, environment development and administrative development.
Each committee is composed of the non-government organizations (NGOs), People’s organizations and the academe with national agencies concerned.
The provincial planning and development office (PPDO) shall serve as the secretariat based on section 476 (b) of the Local Government Code of 1991. (rvo)