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Harmonizing the developmental programs and projects of the sector line agencies, private and the local government units towards developing a comprehensive and unified Regional Development Plan of Ilocos Region, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO I) led by its Regional Executive Director, Narciso Edillo hosted the 2017 2nd Quarter Regular Meeting of the Economic Development Sector Committee (EDSeCom) of the Regional Development Council (RDC).

Held on June 1, 2017 at the DA-RFO I Conference Room, the meeting was attended by the various members from the Regional Line Agencies, State Colleges and Universities, Private Sector Representatives and the Provincial Local Government Units and they were able to thoroughly discussed the following agenda:

• Results Matrices of the Economic Development Sector 
Component of the RDP 2017-2022;
• Economic Development Component of the Social 
Development Goals (SDG) Roadmap in Region I;
• Economic Development Component of the 2017 Regional 
Project Monitoring and Evaluation System Monitoring Plan 
and 1st Quarter Accomplishment Report;
• DOLE Department Order 174,s.2017 “Rules Implementing 
Articles 106 to 109 of the Labor Code, as amended 
“especially on the contracting and subcontracting 
arrangements”;
• Updates of the Philippine Rural Development Project and 
the Regional Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural 
Development in Region I;
• Cacao Industry Development Project in Region I;
• Rehabilitation of Aquaculture Irrigation Systems; and the
• Updates of El Niño and La Niña.

EDSeCom, is a group of 35-member entities from both the public and private sectors that is tasked to review and endorse to the RDC the programs/projects of its member-entities for funding support from the national government. In Region I, the Committee is chaired by no less than DA-RFO I’s RED Narciso Edillo.

To recall, EDSeCom was created after the Committees on Agribusiness, Trade, Industry and Tourism have merged last year to further strengthen the linkages and networking among the member-entities.

The Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) of DA-RFO I served as the Secretariat of the EDSeCom.

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