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Current Members and Officers of the RDC and its Committees


The officers of RDC include the Chair, the Co-Chair, the Vice-Chair and the Secretary. The Chair and Co-Chair jointly head the Council. The NEDA Regional Director serves as the ex-officio Vice-Chair of the RDC, while the NEDA Assistant Regional Director acts as the ex-officio Secretary of the Council.

The major committees are the The RDC En banc, Executive Committee (ExCom), the five Sectoral Committees, and an Advisory Committee.

1. RDC Enbanc (Full Council)

The Regional Development Council (RDC) En banc or Full Council is composed of three major sectors namely: the LGUs, the Regional Line Agencies and the Private Sector. As per EO 30, a representative of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) is included as a regular member to the RDC.

The En banc is the venue to set directions of all economic and social development efforts in the region and serves as the forum where local efforts can be related and integrated with national development activities.

The RDC En banc is headed jointly by the Chairman and the Co-Chairman who shall be selected and appointed by the President. The Regional Director of the NEDA serves as the ex-officio Vice-Chairman of the RDC, while the Assistant Regional Director of the NEDA acts as the ex-officio Secretary to the RDC.

Chairperson

 1. Gov. Jocel C. Baac (Kalinga)

Co-Chairperson

 2. Dr. Virgilio C. Bautista (PSR)

Vice-Chairman

 3. Dir. Milagros A. Rimando (NEDA)

Provincial Governors/
Mayor of Highly urbanized Cities

 4. Gov. Eustaquio P. Bersamin (Abra)

 5. Hon. Elias C. Bulut (Apayao)

 6. Hon. Nestor B. Fongwan (Benguet)

 7. Hon. Denis Habawil (Ifugao)

 8. Hon. Jocel C. Baac (Kalinga)

 9. Hon. Leonard G. Mayaen (Mountain Province)

10. Hon. Mauricio G. Domogan (Baguio City) 

Mayors of Provincial Capital Towns

 11. Hon. Ferdinand B. Tubban (Tabuk, Kalinga)

 12. Hon. Dominic Valera (Bangued, Abra)

 13. Hon. Joseph C. Amid (Kabugao, Apayao)

 14. Hon. Edna Tabanda (La Trinidad,  Benguet)

 15. Hon. Ceasario D. Cabbigat (Lagawe, Ifugao)

 16. Hon. Franklin Odsey (Bontoc, Mountain Province)

President of Provincial Mayors’ League

 17. Hon. Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos (La Paz, Abra)

 18. Hon. Elias K. Bulut (Calanasan, Apayao)

 19. Hon. Robert K. Canuto (Kapangan, Benguet)

 20. Hon. Cesario D. Cabbigat (Lagawe, Ifugao)

 21. Hon. James S. Edduba (Pasil, Kalinga)

 22. Hon. Simon C. Lacwasan (Bauko, Mountain Province)

Regional Directors of Agencies
under the NEDA Board

 23. Dir. Marilyn V. Sta. Catalina (DA)

 24. Dir. Franklin E. Cocoy (DAR)

 25. Dir. Liza B. Fangsilat (DBM)

 26. Dir. Clarence D. Baguilat (DENR)

 27. Dir. Judith N. Allaga (DOH)

 28. Dir. John M. Castañeda (DILG)

 29. Dir. Henry John S. Jalbuena (DOLE)

 30. Dir. Edilberto P. Carabbacan (DPWH)

 31. Dir. Julius Ceasar V. Sicat  (DOST)

 32. Dir. Myrna P. Pablo (DTI)

 33. Dir. Celina Claver (DOTC)

 34. Dir. Ricardo T. Cawed (BLGF)

 35. OIC Edgar C. Canta (DFA-CAR)

 36. Dir. Ellen B. Donato (DepEd)

 37. Dir. Leonardo C. Reynoso (DSWD)

 38. Dir. Purificacion S. Molintas (DOT)

 39. Dir. Luisa S. Valencia (CHED)

 40. Dir. Yolanda E. Olano (TESDA)

NCIP Representative

 41. Dir. Sancho S. Buquing (NCIP)

Sectoral Private Representatives

 42. Mr. Voltaire Acosta (Development Administration)

 43. Dr. Virgilio C. Bautista (Economics)

 44. Rafael Gayaso (Economics)

 45. Ms. Lyn Madalang (Indigenous Peoples)

 46. Mr. Marcelo A. Abela (Indigenous Peoples)

 47. Engr. Antonio R. Caluza (Infrastructure and RPMC)

 48. Mr. Virgilio Reoma (RPMC)

 49. Ms. Marietta T. Paragas (Social)

 50. Dr. Julie C. Cabato (Watershed)

 51. Ferdinand P. Gonzales (Watershed)

 52. Mr. John Bugaling (Agriculture)

 53. Mr. Esteban Pomeg-as (Labor)

Special Non-Voting Members

 54. Dir. Helen R. Tibaldo (PIA)
 55. Hon. Joseph Domino A. Valera (Philippine Councilors League-CAR)

Acting RDC Secretary

 56. Dr. Flordia P. Faculo (NEDA)


2. Executive Committee (ExCom)

The ExCom is composed of one-fourth of the total Council membership to be selected by the Council provided all sectoral committee chairmen shall automatically become members of the Executive Committee. Its officers shall be the Council Chairman, Co-Chairman and Vice-Chairman who shall have the same position in the ExCom.  Its major function is to act for and in behalf of the Council when it is not in session. The Council shall provide for its other functions.

Chairman

Gov. Jocel C. Baac (Kalinga)

Co-Chairman

Dr. Virgilio C. Bautista (PSR-Baguio City)

Vice-Chairman

Dir.Milagros A. Rimando (NEDA)

Sectoral Committee Chairpersons

Dir. Liza B. Fangsilat (Chair, Development Administration Committee)

Dir. Edilberto P. Carabbacan (Chair, Infrastructure Development Committee)

Dir Clarence D. Baguilat (Chairperson, Watershed and Environmental Management)

Dir. Myrna P. Pablo (Economic Development Committee)

Dir. Dir. Leonardo C. Reynoso (Chairperson, Social Development Committee)

Dir. Sancho S. Buquing (Chairperson, Committee on Indigenous Peoples’ Concerns)

Sectoral Private Representatives

Engr. Antonio R. Caluza (Infrastructure)

Ms. Marietta T. Paragas (Social)

Geographic Private Sector Representatives

Dr. Virgilio C. Bautista (Baguio City)

Ms. Lynn Madalang (Mountain Province)

Oversight Agencies

Dir. Liza B. Fangsilat (DBM)

Dir. John M. Castañeda (DILG)

Acting RDC Secretary

Dr. Flordia P. Faculo (NEDA)

 


3. Sectoral Committees (SeComs)

The five sectoral committees include the development administration, social development, economic development, infrastructure development, and the indigenous peoples and concerns.

The sectoral committees shall perform functions analogous to and supportive of the functions of the RDC. They shall review and endorse matters pertaining to their respective sectors in the RDC Executive Committee and/ or the RDC Full Council review and endorse national plans, programs and projects proposed for implementation in the regions.

a. Development Administration Committee (DevAd)

Chairperson

Dir. Liza B. Fangsilat (DBM)

Co-Chairman

Ms. Edna Tabanda (PHSSA)

Vice-Chairman

Dir. Fernando M. Porio (CSC-CAR)

Members

Dir. Milagos A. Rimando (NEDA-CAR)

 

Dir. Norberto D. Vitug (BIR-CAR)

 

Dir. John M. Castañeda (DILG-CAR)

 

Dir. Ricardo T. Cawed (BLGF-CAR)

 

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (City of Baguio)

 

Ms. Veronica Perez (GSIS)

 

Dir. Olivia G. Gulla (NSO-CAR)

 

Ms. Lydia T. De Castro (PAG-IBIG)

 

Dir. Helen R. Tibaldo (PIA-CAR)

 

P/Chief Supt. Orlando L. Pestaño  (PRO-CAR)

 

Dir. Evangeline Marilyn V.C. Vergara (PRC-CAR)

 

Dir. Danilo N. Pacunana (NAPOLCOM)

 

Dir. Harold D. Kub-Aron (CHR-CAR)

 

Dir. Jose Lino M. Vibar (Parole and Probation Administration)

 

Dir. Ma. Victoria Pinedan (NICA)

 

Mr. Benjamin Y. Navarro  (NSCB-CAR) 

 

Mr. Cesar Liporada (NORLU)


b. Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC)

Chairperson

Dir. Leonardo C. Reynoso (DSWD-CAR)

Co-Chairman

Ms. Marietta T. Paragas (CORDNET, PSR-Social)

Vice-Chairman

Dir. Ellen B. Donato  (Dep-Ed-CAR)

Secretary

Dir. Harold D. Kub-Aron (CHR-CAR)

Members

Ms. June Falancy (NNC-CAR)

 

Dir. Milagos A. Rimando (NEDA-CAR)

 

Dir. Judith N. Allaga  (DOH-CAR)

 

Dir. Luisa S. Valencia (CHED-CAR)

 

Dir. Marilyn V. Sta. Catalina (DA-CAR)

 

Dir. Franklin E. Cocoy (DAR-CAR)

 

Dir. Clarence D. Baguilat (DENR-CAR)

 

Dir. John M. Castañeda (DILG-CAR)

 

Dir. Yolanda E. Olano (TESDA-CAR)

 

Dir. Harold D. Kub-Aron (CHR-CAR)

 

Mr. Benjamin Y. Navarro (NSCB-CAR)

 

Dir. Olivia M. Gulla (NSO-CAR)

 

Dir. Ma. Aurora C. Quiray (POPCOM-CAR)

 

Ms. Micheline M. Inay (HUDCC)

 

Dir. Helen R. Tibaldo (PIA-CAR)

 

Mr. Armando V. Angeles,Jr. (NYC - CAR)

 

Dr. Leo Douglas V. Cardona, Jr. (PHIC)

 

Dir. Evangeline Marilyn vc. Vergara (PRC)

 

Ms. Lyn Madalang (Ebgan Inc.)

 

Engr. Antonio R. Caluza (PICE)

 

Mr. Ferdinand P. Gonzales (POST)

 

Mr. Neftali A. Marilla (BB-PICAG)

 

Ms. Patricia Anne P. Gallardo (SAVOW)

 

Ms. Marlene de Castro (BCYA)


c. Economic Development Committee (EconDev)

Chairperson

Dir. Myrna Pablo (DTI-CAR)

Co-Chairman

Mr. John C. Bugaling (PSR-Agriculture)

Vice-Chairman

Dir. Purificacion S. Molintas (DOT-CAR)

Secretary

Dir. Marilyn V. Sta. Catalina (DA-CAR)

Members

Ms. Arlene L. Flores (ATI-NTC)

 

Dir. Rebecca G. Dang-awan (BFAR-CAR)

 

Dir. Clarence D. Baguilat (DENR-CAR)

 

Dr. Ben D. Ladilad, BSU President

 

Ms. Teresita de Guzman, BWD

 

Dir. Ray Elevazo (CDA-CAR)

 

Dir. Theodore Dwahgan A. Claver (CICT)

 

Dir. Franklin E. Cocoy (DAR-CAR)

 

Mr. Benjamin Y. Navarro (NSCB-CAR)

 

Dir. John M. Castañeda (DILG-CAR)

 

Dir. Henry John S. Jalbuena (DOLE-CAR)

 

Dir. Julius Ceasar V. Sicat   (DOST-CAR)

 

Dir. Milagos A. Rimando (NEDA-CAR)

 

Dir. Paquito T. Moreno (EMB-CAR)

 

Dir. Samuel Paragas (MGB-CAR)

 

Dir. Sancho S. Buquing (NCIP-CAR)

 

Engr. John Socalo (NIA-CAR)

 

Atty. Dante Quindoza (PEZA)

 

Dir. Helen R. Tibaldo (PIA-CAR)

 

Atty. Annie G. Tesoro (SEC)

 

Dir. Yolanda E. Olano (TESDA-CAR)

 

Dir. Ellen B. Donato  (DEP-ED-CAR)

 

Mr. Juanito Yabes (BAS-CAR)

 

Dir. Olivia G. Gulla (NSO-CAR)

 

Mayor Gregorio Abalos (La Trinidad, Benguet)

 

Dir. Leonardo C. Reynoso (DSWD-CAR)

 

Dr. Julie C. Cabato (PSR-Indigenous People)


d. Infrastructure Development Sector (InfraCom)

Chairman

Dir. Edilberto P. Carabbacan (DPWH-CAR)

Co-Chairman

Engr. Antonio R. Caluza (PSR - PICE )

Vice Chairman

Dir. Purificacion S. Molintas (DOT-CAR)

Secretary

Ms. Mary Sulyn A. Sagorsor (CAAP)

Members

Dir. Celina Claver (DOTC-CAR)

 

Ms. Teresita De Guzman (BWD)

 

Engr. Gerardo Z. Versoza (BENECO)

 

Dr. Ben D. Ladilad (BSU – ANEC)

 

Dir. Franklin E. Cocoy (DAR-CAR)

 

Dir. Marilyn V. Sta. Catalina (DA-CAR)

 

Dr. Liza B. Fangsilat (DBM-CAR)

 

Dir. Ellen B. Donato  (DepEd-CAR)

 

Mr. Jesus T. Tamang (DOE-Energy Policy and Planning Bureau)

 

Dir. Clarence D. Baguilat (DENR-CAR)

 

Dir. Judith N. Allaga (DOH-CAR)

 

Dir. John M. Castañeda (DILG-CAR)

 

Dir. Theodore Dwahgan A. Claver (CICT-CAR)

 

Dir. Myrna P. Pablo (DTI-CAR)

 

Adm. Orlando L. Honrade (LWUA)

 

Dr. Teresita V. Galacgac (HLRB)

 

Dir. Milagos A. Rimando (NEDA-CAR)

 

Hon. Edita S. Buen (NEA)

 

Engr. John L. Socalo (NIA-CAR)

 

Mr. Cyril C. Del Callar (NPC)

 

Dir. Jerry S. Tacay (NTC-CAR)

 

Engr. Federico D. Gabon (NGCP)

 

Dir. Tomas T. Baggay (PPC-CAR)

 

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (Baguio City)

 

Mayor Gregorio T. Abalos, Jr. (La Trinidad, Benguet)

 

Mayor Ryan S. Luna (Bangued, Abra)

 

Mayor Joseph C. Amid (Kabugao, Apayao)

 

Mayor Ceasario D. Cabbigat (Lagawe, Ifugao)

 

Mayor Ferdinand B. Tubban (Tabuk, Kalinga)

 

Mayor Pascual A. Sacgaca (Bontoc, Mountain Province)


e. Committee on Indigenous Peoples Concerns (CIPC)

Chairperson

Dir. Sancho S. Buquing (NCIP-CAR)

Co-Chairman

Prof. Peter Cosalan (PSR, Indigenous Peoples) 

Vice-Chairman

Dir. Clarence D. Baguilat (DENR-CAR)

Members

Dir. Harold D. Kub-Aron (CHR-CAR)

 

Dir. Freddie T. Bernal (CHED-CAR)

 

Dir.  Franklin E. Cocoy (DAR-CAR)

 

Dir. John M. Castañeda (DILG-CAR)

 

Dr. Ben D. Ladilad (BSU)

 

OIC Benjamin A. Ventura (LMS)

 

Dir. Augusto D. Lagon (FMS)

 

Dir. Marilyn V. Sta. Catalina (DA-CAR)

 

Dir. Ellen B. Donato (Dep-Ed-CAR)

 

Dir. Myrna Pablo (DTI-CAR)

 

Dir. Henry John S. Jalbuena (DOLE-CAR)

 

Dir. Purificacion S. Molintas (DOT-CAR)

 

Dir. Leonardo C. Reynoso (DSWD-CAR)

 

Engr. John Socalo (NIA-CAR)

 

Mr. Benjamin Y. Navarro (NSCB-CAR)

 

Dir. Helen R. Tibaldo (PIA-CAR)

 

Dir. Yolanda E. Olano (TESDA-CAR)

 

Dr. Priscilla S. Macansantos (UP-BGO)

 

Dr. Delfin L. Tolentino, Jr. (UP-CSC)

 

Dr. Ricardo P. Pama (UC/BCF)

 

Fr. Jessie M. Hechanova (SLU)

 

Engr. Johann Ben A. Bautista (UB)

 

Dr. Brigitte Santiago (Easter College)

 

Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon (ISCAF)

 

Dr. Zacarias A. Baluscang, Jr. (ASC)

 

Dr. Eduardo Bagtang (KSC)

 

Dr. Nieves A. Dacyon (MPSPC)

 

Dr. Roberto P. Tubaña (ASIST)

 

Dr. Julie C. Cabato, Shountog (PSR-Indigenous People)

 

Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpus (TEBTEBA)
Dir. Milagos A. Rimando (NEDA-CAR)


4. Advisory Committee (AdCom)

The AdCom is created to further strengthen the coordinative and consultative mechanism in the regions. Composed of the Congressmen from the region and members of the RDC ExCom, it shall advise, assist and support the Council in discharging its functions. Membership of a Congressman is voluntary in the sense that they need to signify in writing their intention to join. Current members of the AdCom are:

  • Hon. Bernardo M. Vergara, Congressman, Baguio City
  • Hon. Ma. Jocelyn V. Bernos, Congresswoman, Abra
  • Hon. Eleanor Bulut-Begtang, Congresswoman, Apayao
  • Hon. Ronald M. Cosalan, Congressman, Benguet
  • Hon. Teodoro B. Baguilat, Jr., Congressman, Ifugao
  • Hon. Manuel S. Agyao, Congressman, Kalinga
  • Hon. Maximo B. Dalog, Congressman, Mt. Province
  • RDC ExCom Members

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