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ILOILO CITY, Jan. 28 — The Regional Development Council (RDC), chaired by Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco, has given the green-light to government agencies and other public institutions in Western Visayas which intend to join the 4th Best Public Sector Projects Awards.

Tanco said the search for the best public sector projects aims to determine and recognize good practices among government institutions in the region that can be replicated by similar institutions in the region and in other parts of the country.

The focus of the awards this year will be on projects that effectively contributed to the realization of the goals of the Regional Development Plan for 2011-2016 and to President Aquino’s “Social Contract with the Filipino People”, said the RDC chair.

The awards will cover development programs and projects of the following institutional categories: National Government Agencies – all regional offices or affiliate offices of national agencies, government corporations and financial institutions operating in Region VI; State Universities and Colleges – all 12 SUCs in the region; and Local Government Units – all 6 provinces, 2 highly urbanized cities (Iloilo and Bacolod), all component cities and provincial capitals.

Participants have until March 15, 2012 to prepare and submit their entries to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Office in Iloilo City.

The awards were launched in 2006 and were again conducted in 2007 and 2009. Additional information can be obtained from the RDC Secretariat through Atty. Raul S. Anlocotan, RDC Secretary. (PNA) RMA/ajp/JSC/vlo

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