Some of the RDC members, during the RDC meeting on 21 November 2016 at the BAPTC, La Trinidad, Benguet. Among the major decisions arrived at during the meeting was the confirmation of seven government agencies as SNVMs of the RDC-CAR.

Some of the RDC members, during the RDC meeting on 21 November 2016 at the BAPTC, La Trinidad, Benguet. Among the major decisions arrived at during the meeting was the confirmation of seven government agencies as SNVMs of the RDC-CAR.

Seven government organizations in the Cordillera Region were confirmed as Special Non-Voting Members (SNVMs) for the next three years.  These organizations were confirmed  by the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) during its En banc meeting on November 21, 2016 at the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) in La Trinidad, Benguet.

Selected based on a set of criteria which include having mandated roles identified to be critical to the Cordillera Region’s development but not yet served by the present RDC membership, these agencies are as follows:  Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Philippine National Police, Office of Civil Defense, and the Commission on Human Rights.

Also included is the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in recognition of the valuable contribution it can provide in the RDC’s efforts to promote and preserve the rich culture and heritage of the region.

The selection of SNVMs is in accordance with the state policy to ensure the extensive and active participation and support of government and private sector at all levels.  Executive Order 325 provides that the RDC may designate SNVMs in the Council subject to the concurrence of the majority of its regular members.  .

The RDC shall also be selecting its SNVMs from the private sector.  Nominations from the RDC members shall be submitted one week after the November 21 meeting.