Monday, February 2, 2015
RDC forms TWG that would prepare Central Luzon for implementation of Senior High School
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga-Regional Development Council (RDC) has formed a technical working group (TWG) that is meant to address gaps and prepare Central Luzon for the implementation of Senior High School (SHS) by School Year 2016-2017.
“Department of Education (DepEd) has reiterated the need for the support of all local government units as well as concerned national agencies in preparation for SHS and full implementation of K to 12 in general. It shall be needing help particularly in provision of adequate facilities and other logistical concerns,” RDC Vice Chair and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Director Severino Santos said.
The TWG shall be chaired by DepEd with the provincial government of Pampanga as co-convenor and all governors, mayors of highly urbanized cities, President of the League of Municipalities in Central Luzon, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Labor and Employment, Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and NEDA as members.
RDC 3 is the highest policy-making body in Central Luzon and serves as the counterpart of the NEDA Board at the subnational level.
It is the primary institution that coordinates and sets the direction of all economic and social development efforts in the region and serves as a forum where local efforts can be related and integrated with national development activities.
Council members include all governors, city mayors, municipal mayors of capital towns, presidents of municipal mayors’ league, regional directors of national government agencies and representatives from the private sector. (Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu)
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