Committees

The Committees under the RDC are:
A. RDC-Executive Committee
B. RDC-Advisory Committee
C. Sectoral Committees
D. Special Committees
E. Affiliate Committees

Executive Committee

Act on matters that require immediate attention for and on behalf of the RDC when it is not in session. The Executive Committee shall comprise one-fourth of the total membership of the fully-constituted Council, the membership to be determined by the Council, provided that all sectoral committee chairmen created under Section 7 of this Executive Order, shall automatically become members of the Executive Committee. The Chairman, Co-Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the RDC shall also serve as the officers of the Executive Committee.

Advisory Committee

To further strengthen the coordinative and consultative mechanism in the regions, there is hereby created an Advisory Committee to advise, assist and support the Council in discharging its functions. It shall be composed of the members of the House of Representatives representing the provinces and districts of the region who shall signify their intention to become members thereof in writing, and members of the Council’s
Executive Committee. The Chairman, Co-Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Council shall also serve as the officers of the Advisory Committee. The Committee may meet as often as necessary but not less than once a semester.

Sectoral Committees

The Sectoral Committees act as clearinghouses of the Council. Thus, all matters needing RDC action has to be deliberated first by the concerned Sectoral Committee. Recommendation/s must be made by the SecCom concerned before the matter can be presented to the RDC.

The following are the Sectoral Committees under the RDC which shall be jointly headed by a Chairperson and a Co-Chairperson:

  1. Development Administration Committee;
  2. Economic Development Committee;
  3. Infrastructure Development Committee; and
  4. Social Development Committee.

The following are the regular members of the four Sectoral Committees:

Development Administration Committee
  1. Bureau of Immigration
  2. Commission on Human Rights
  3. Land Registration Authority
  4. National Bureau of Investigation
  5. Parole &Probation Administration
  6. Regional State Prosecution Office
  7. Civil Service Commission
  8. Commission On Audit
  9. Office of Civil Defense
  10. Department of Labor and Employment
  11. National Intelligence Coordinating Agency
  12. Armed Forces of the Philippines
  13. Department of Interior and Local Government
  14. Philippine National Police
  15. National Conciliation and Mediation Board
  16. National Labor Relations Commission
  17. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
  18. Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board
  19. Bureau of Broadcast
  20. National Police Commission
  21. Bureau of Fire Protection
  22. Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration
  23. Philippine Statistics Authority
  24. Commission on Elections
  25. Government Service Insurance System
  26. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  27. Bureau of Customs
  28. Bureau of Local Government Finance
  29. Bureau of Treasury
  30. Department of Budget and Management
  31. National Economic and Development Authority
  32. Office of the Regional Prosecutor
  33. Provinces and Cities
  34. Private Sector Representatives
Economic Development Committee
  1. Department of Agriculture
  2. Agriculture Training Institute
  3. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
  4. Fiber Industry Development Authority
  5. Land Bank of the Philippines
  6. Local Chambers of Commerce
  7. Cooperative Development Authority
  8. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  9. Department of Labor and Employment
  10. Department of Science and Technology
  11. Department of Tourism
  12. National Food Authority
  13. Development Bank of the Philippines
  14. National Irrigation Administration
  15. Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board
  16. National Meat Inspection Services
  17. Philippine Rice Research Institute
  18. Philippine Coconut Authority
  19. Department of Trade and Industry
  20. Environmental Management Bureau
  21. Mines and Geosciences Bureau
  22. Department of Agrarian Reform
  23. Provinces and Cities
  24. Private Sector Representatives
Infrastructure Development Committee
  1. Department of Transportation
  2. Department of Public Works and Highways
  3. Philippine Ports Authority (Surigao & Agusan Del Norte)
  4. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
  5. Department of Agriculture
  6. Environmental Management Bureau
  7. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  8. National Irrigation Administration
  9. National Power Corporation
  10. National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
  11. National Telecommunications Commission
  12. Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers
  13. Provinces and Cities
  14. Private Sector Representatives
Social Development Committee
  1. National Housing Authority
  2. National Nutrition Council
  3. Office of Muslim Affairs
  4. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
  5. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
  6. Department of Health
  7. Commission on Population
  8. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
  9. Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
  10. Department of Labor and Employment
  11. National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
  12. Commission on Human Rights
  13. Government Service Insurance System
  14. Home Development Mutual Fund
  15. Social Security System
  16. Department of Interior and Local Government
  17. Philippine Information Agency
  18. State University and Colleges
  19. Academe
  20. National Youth Commission
  21. Commission on Higher Education
  22. Department of Education
  23. Department of Social Welfare and Development
  24. Provinces and Cities
  25. Private Sector Representative

Functions of the Sectoral Committees

The following are the functions of the Sectoral Committees:

  1. Review and endorse programs/projects of national government agencies and LGUs in the region to the Council requiring national government financial exposure which may come in the form of guarantees, national government budget appropriations or subsidies, among others;
  2. Integrate sectoral information and statistics in the preparation of the annual regional development report;
  3. Assist the Council in the translation of the national development goals and policies into specific regional sectoral objectives;
  4. Integrate sectoral plans and programs of local government units into regional sectoral plans and programs and coordinate all sectoral planning and programming activities of sectoral line agencies in the regions; and
  5. Perform other related functions as may be assigned by the Council such as the following:
    • Review, evaluate and coordinate the formulation and implementation of the Regional Development Plan and Investment Program of the sector;
    • Conduct initial technical review/evaluation of budget proposals of the sector’s regional line agencies, state universities and colleges, and government-owned and controlled corporations;
    • Discuss issues/concerns affecting the implementation of major/critical programs and projects in the sector and forward recommendations to RDC for appropriate action;
    • Track status of programs and projects endorsed by the Committee;
    • Track status of resolutions passed by the RDC on matters concerning the development of the sector.

Sectoral Development Areas

The SeComs shall be responsible for providing the Council with appropriate information and recommendations on matters concerning their sector as follows:

A. Development Administration Committee

  1. Regional macroeconomic development
  2. Labor and employment
  3. Regional government machinery
  4. Regional finance
  5. E-Governance
  6. Electoral reform
  7. Administration of justice
  8. Local Governance
  9. Peace, public order and safety, and security

B. Economic Development Committee

  1. Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry
  2. Trade, industry and services
  3. Food security
  4. Rural development
  5. Cooperative development
  6. Environment and natural resources

C. Infrastructure Development Committee

  1. Land, air and sea transport
  2. Irrigation
  3. Power and electrification
  4. Digital infrastructure
  5. Social infrastructure

D. Social Development Committee

  1. Education
  2. Technical and vocational skills development
  3. Health, nutrition, and environmental sanitation
  4. Housing and resettlement
  5. Social welfare and protection
  6. Culture

Technical Working Group

The Sectoral Committees may create a Technical Working Group (TWG) or ad hoc task force whenever it is necessary. The general purpose of creating a TWG is to undertake a detailed analysis of issue/s or concern/s brought before any of the SeCom in order to come up with evidence-based decisions or actions.

Whenever a SeCom creates a TWG, it shall identify its composition including its head and secretariat and the purpose/s of its creation. Any TWG shall cease to exist after completing the tasks/purposes for which it is created.

Special Committees

The various committees or councils organized to carry out national and agency programs in the region are considered to be under the umbrella of the RDC. Their role shall be to assist the RDC coordinate, monitor and evaluate their respective specific concerns. In general, the secretariat functions to these bodies shall be provided by the lead agency that organized the council/committee.

Committees that are legally mandated to be created through an Executive Order, Memorandum Circular or other issuances under the auspices of the RDC are considered Special Committees. Special Committees may bring before the Council issues or matters needing RDC actions without going through a Sectoral Committee.

Regional Project Monitoring Committee
  1. Legal Basis. Executive Order No. 376, s. 1989 mandated the creation of the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) under the auspices of the Regional Development Council.
  2. Description. The RPMC serves as the monitoring arm of the Regional Development Council. RPMC is tasked to operationalize the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) to expedite project implementation and devolve project facilitation, problem-solving, monitoring and evaluation to the regions and sub-regional levels, particularly to the provincial and municipal levels.
  3. Composition
    • Chairperson: National Economic and Development Authority
    • Co-Chairperson: Department of Budget and Management
    • Members:
      • Department of the Interior and Local Government
      • Presidential Management Staff
      • Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
      • RDC-Private Sector Representatives (through RDC Resolution No. 20, S. 2001)
      • Provinces and Cities
    • Secretariat: National Economic and Development Authority
  4. Functions. The functions of the Committee are as follows:
    • Provide list and schedule of all projects to be monitored to NGOs involved in project monitoring;
    • Collect and process reports of implementers and NGO monitors on the status of project implementation for the information of the development council and next higher level project monitoring committee;
    • Pinpoint problems and verify the information to be submitted for analysis and actions of the development council;
    • Provide feedback on the remedial actions of the development council and follow up on their implementation;
    • Prepare and disseminate periodic project monitoring report on the status of project implementation; and
    • Elevate to higher level bodies problems/issues which are not resolved at their level.
  5. Committee Meetings. The Committee shall meet every quarter. It may hold a special meeting whenever necessary.
Regional Land Use Committee
  1. Legal Basis. The Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) is created by virtue of Letter of Instructions 1350, otherwise known as “Providing the Institutional Framework for National Physical Planning” and was later amended by EO 770, S. 2008.
  2. Composition
    • Chairperson: National Economic and Development Authority
    • Members:
      • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
      • Department of Agriculture
      • Department of Public Works and Highways
      • Department of Transportation
      • Department of Tourism
      • Department of the Interior and Local Government
      • Department of Justice
      • Department of Science and Technology
      • Department of Energy
      • Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
      • National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
      • Private Sector Representatives
      • Provinces and Cities
  3. Functions. The RLUC may call on any department, bureau, office, agency or instrumentality, support and assistance in the performance of its functions as follows:
    • Formulate and periodically update the Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP), taking into consideration national, interregional, regional and local plans and policies;
    • Promote the integration of land use and physical planning policies, plans, and programs, including disaster risk management into the regional socio-economic plans and programs;
    • Decide and resolve region-specific land use policy conflicts among government agencies;
    • Review and recommend appropriate actions to the NEDA Board-National Land Use Committee (NB-NLUC) on land use policy conflicts between or among national government agencies;
    • Assess changes in land use and other physical resources in the region and the implementation of RPFP policies;
    • Evaluate consistency of major programs and projects with the RPFP and their impact on land use and the environment;
    • Undertake the gathering, updating, and maintenance of a regional database system; and
    • Perform other related functions as may be directed by the NB-NLUC.
Regional Statistics Committee
  1. Legal Basis. The Regional Statistical Coordination Committee (RSCC) was created by virtue of NSCB Resolution No. 1, Series of 1992. Upon the reorganization of the country’s statistical agency which resulted into the passage of RA 20625 otherwise known as the “Philippine Statistical Act of 2013,” the RSCC was reconstituted to become the Regional Statistics Committee.
  2. Description. The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) was created in the regions to provide the PSA Board direction and guidance on regional/local statistical development activities. It shall serve as the policymaking body on statistical matters and shall serve as the venue for discussion and resolution of statistical issues at the local level, provides direction and guidance to regional and local statistical development activities in line with the policy decisions of the National Statistics Board on statistical matters relative to development planning and decision-making.
  3. Power and Functions. The following are the powers and functions of the Committee:
    • Oversee the implementation in the regions of policy decisions made by the NSCB and the adoption of prescribed statistical, standard methodologies and classification systems;
    • Formulate statistical policies designed to resolve local statistical issues and recommend workable schemes towards the improvement of local level statistics;
    • Institute measures to strengthen the statistical capability of the local statistical system including the personnel thereof;
    • Elevate to the PSA Board, statistical matters which cannot be resolved at the local level;
    • Create inter-agency statistical working groups, as the need arises, that could attend to technical issues and problems and supervise the activities of these working groups;
    • Meet at least once a quarter at such date, time and place it may decide; and
    • Submit periodic reports to the PSA.
  4. Composition
    • Chairperson: Regional Director, National Economic and Development Authority
    • Vice Chairperson: Regional Director, Philippine Statistics Authority
    • Members :
      • Division Chiefs from the regional offices of:
        • Department of Agriculture
        • Department of Budget and Management
        • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
        • Department of Education
        • Department of the Interior and Local Government
        • Department of Health
        • Department of Labor and Employment
        • Department of Tourism
        • Department of Public Works and Highways
        • Department of Social Welfare and Development
        • Department of Trade and Industry
        • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
        • Technical Education and Skills Development
        • Commission on Higher Education
      • Representatives from the:
        • Provincial Planning and Development Office
        • Academe/State Universities/Colleges (SUCs)
        • Private Sector
  5. Decisions. The RSC shall act and decide on matters through a Committee Resolution by a majority vote of all its members.
  6. Secretariat. The Philippine Statistics Authority shall provide the necessary technical secretariat services and administrative support to the RSC.
Regional Committee on the Welfare of Children
  1. Legal Basis. In 1997, the Regional Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Children was created in Caraga Region. Through RDC Resolution No. 13, s. 2000, the Sub-Committee was elevated to become a Special Committee of the RDC as a Regional Committee for the Welfare of Children.
  2. Composition
    • Chairperson: Department of Social Welfare and Development
    • Members:
      • Department of Education
      • Department of Health
      • Department of Labor and Employment
      • Department of Justice
      • Department of Agriculture
      • National Economic and Development Authority
      • National Nutrition Council
      • Three (3) Non-Government Organizations
      • One (1) Youth Representative
      • ABC Regional President
      • President of the Regional Mayor’s League
  3. Secretariat. The Secretariat of the Committee is the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office.
  4. Functions. The following are the functions of the Committee:
    • Advocate policies and programs for children to LGUs, NGOs, partners, media, and stakeholders in the region;
    • Coordinate the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs for children in the region;
    • Provide technical assistance to Local Councils for the Protection of Children (LCPCs) along with the following areas:
      • Agenda setting and how to conduct productive meetings;
      • Establishment and management of local data bank on children;
      • Formulation of the Local State of the Children Report (LSCR);
      • Development of a Child Protection Policy;
      • Formulation of Local Code for Children (LCC) and/or Local Ordinances for Children
      • Preparation of project proposals for children;
      • Institutionalizing child participation in the LCPC;
      • Localizing or mainstreaming the National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC);
      • Monitoring the Local Plan of Action for Children;
      • Strengthening and sustaining LCPCs; and
      • Documentation and replication of good practices.
Regional Gender and Development Committee
  1. Legal Basis. In 1998, the Caraga RDC created the Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (GADCC) as an affiliate committee of the RDC through RDC Resolution No. 41. By virtue of a Joint NEDA-PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2016-01 issued on 28 March 2016, which is the guidelines for the creation, strengthening and institutionalization of a Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) under the RDC. As such, Joint MC No. 2016-1 shall govern the affairs of the RGADC in the region.
  2. Composition
    The following shall be the regular members of the RGADC:
    • SeCom Chairpersons or representatives of SeComs;
    • Regional Directors of NEDA, DBM, DILG, PSA, CHED, and CHR;
    • Head of the CHED Organized Regional GAD Center if present in the region;
    • Head of the CHED-Recognized Regional GAD Center, if present in the region;
    • Province and Cities; and
    • Civil society, private sector organizations, representing the women sector who received the highest nominations among regular members. Provided that the number of civil society/private sector representatives shall not be more than one-fourth of the total number of members of the committee. Provided further, that they shall serve for a period of three years.
    • Representatives from agencies or sectors may also be added as members of the Committee, depending on the gender issues and concerns of the region. Provided, that the members of the committee shall, at all times be odd in number to prevent ties in cases of decision-making.
  3. Roles, Functions, and Responsibilities of the Committee
    • The following are the roles and responsibilities of the Committee.
      • Initiate, coordinate and monitor gender mainstreaming initiatives at the sectoral and regional level;
      • Lead in ensuring the integration of gender perspective in regional development plans, investment programs, and policies through the conduct of consultations with stakeholders;
      • Promote the participation of women, women’s groups and other sectoral groups in the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of regional and local development plans, programs and projects;
      • Create sub-committees or Technical Working Groups (TWGs) that will review and handle concerns on women’s economic empowerment; social development rights; gender in security, justice and peace, gender in the environment and climate change and gender responsible governance, among other areas, as necessary. The sub-committee or TWGs shall endorse matters pertaining to their sectoral concern to the RGADC and/or the RDC.
      • Facilitate and coordinate with national government agencies, particularly PCW, the academe and other training institutions for the conduct of region-wide capacity development programs on GAD;
      • Promote and coordinate the generation and use of sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics to come-up with gender-responsive evidence-based regional/local development plans and programs;
      • Assist in the monitoring and collection of data on GAD indicators at the regional level;
      • Provide venues for discussing regional gender issues and concerns, as well as for recognizing and sharing good practices and experiences on gender mainstreaming;
      • Strengthen institutional linkages with regional GAD mechanism (e.g. Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Trafficking-Violence Against Women and Their Children (RIACAR-VAWC) and Regional GAD Centers), GAD Focal Point Systems of regional line agencies, GAD Offices of LGUs, donor agencies and civil society, among others, in pursuing GAD efforts at the regional and local levels;
      • Coordinate with and assist national oversight agencies, particularly the PCW, NEDA, and DILG, in localizing the implementation of national laws, policies, programs on GAD; and
      • Prepare and submit reports of the status of implementation of the MCW and other GAD initiatives in the region following the guidelines set by the PCW and other government oversight agencies.
  4. Officers and Their Functions
    • The RGADC shall have as officers a Chairperson and a Co-Chairperson.
    • The Chairperson shall be elected from among its members who are also regular members of the RDC. The Co-Chairperson, on the other hand, shall be elected from among the members of the RGADC, preferably from among the representatives of civil society or the private sector. The Chairperson and the Co-Chairperson shall jointly head the Committee and serve for a period of three years in sync with the term of local elected officials.
    • The Chairperson shall preside over the meetings of the Committee; call for special meetings to discuss issues that need urgent actions from the Committee; sign and endorse committee resolutions and reports to the RDC and other relevant bodies direct and supervised the activities of the Committee; invite regional agencies or LGUs to the meetings of the RGADC to discuss gender issues or GAD policies, programs and activities in the region; supervise the monitoring of region-wide functions and duties as may be directed by the RDC Chairperson or through a resolution passed by the Council;
    • The Co-Chairperson, on the other hand, shall discharge other functions which will complement those of the Chairperson, which include, but shall not be limited to, the following: preside over the meetings of the Committee in the absence of the Chairperson; assume the powers and responsibilities of the Chairperson, whenever the Chairperson is unable to perform her/his functions or when the position becomes vacant; and serve as the head of any ad-hoc committee the RGADC or RDC may create, unless otherwise specified by the aforementioned bodies.
  5. Committee Secretariat
    The Secretariat of the Committee shall be lodged under the office of the RGADC Chairperson or an office to be agreed upon by the RGADC members. The Secretariat shall:
    • provide technical and administrative support to the committee;
    • coordinate the preparation of the agenda of Committee meetings;
    • keep a complete record of the minutes of the meetings and other pertinent documents of the Committee;
    • prepare and/or review Committee reports; and perform other duties as may be assigned by the RGADC.
  6. Committee meetings
    • The Committee shall hold regular meetings at least once every quarter. It may also hold special meetings whenever it is necessary.
Regional Juvenile Justice and Welfare Committee
  1. Legal Basis. RA 9344 was amended by RA 10630, also known as an “Act Strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in the Philippines” on 5 June 2013. Said new law mandated the creation of the Regional Juvenile Justice and Welfare Committee (RJJWC) under the supervision of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). In Caraga, the RJJWC was convened and installed on March 1, 2015. On September 27, 2016, the Regional Development Council recognized the RJJWC as its special committee through Resolution No. 36, Series of 2016. The RJJWC shall ensure the effective implementation of RA 10630 at the Regional and LGU levels and the coordination among its member agencies.
  2. Composition
    • Chair: Department of Social Welfare and Development
    • Members:
      • Regional State Prosecutor’s Office
      • Regional Public Attorney’s Office
      • DSWD Field Office
      • Department of Education
      • Department of Interior and Local Government
      • Department of Health
      • Commission on Human Rights
      • One representative from the children sector
      • One representative from the youth sector
      • One representative each from the League of the Provinces/Cities/Municipalities/Barangays; and
      • One representative each from two (2) NGOs working with CAR and CICL, or engaged in rights advocacy for children and operating within the region
  3. Functions
    • The following are the functions of the Committee:
      • Oversee and ensure the effective implementation of RA 10630 at the regional and LGU levels;
      • Assist the concerned agencies in the implementation and in compliance with the JJWC’s adopted policies/regulations or provide substantial inputs to the JJWC in the formulation of new ones in line with the provisions of RA 10630;
      • Assist in the development of the comprehensive 3 to 5 years local juvenile intervention program, with the participation of concerned LGUs, NGOs and youth organizations within the region and monitor its implementation;
      • Coordinate the implementation of the juvenile intervention programs and activities by national government agencies and other activities within the region;
      • Oversee the programs and operation of the intensive juvenile intervention and support center established within the region;
      • Collect relevant regional information and conduct continuing research and support evaluations and studies on all matters relating to juvenile justice and welfare within the region:
      • Conduct regular inspections in detention and rehabilitation facilities within the region;
      • Initiate and coordinate the conduct of training for the personnel of the agencies involved in the administration of the juvenile justice and welfare system and the juvenile intervention program;
      • Submit an annual report to the JJWC on the implementation on of RA 10630; and
      • Perform such other functions as may be determined by the JJWC.

Affiliate Committees

The various committees or councils organized to carry out national and agency programs in the region are considered to be under the umbrella of the RDC. Their role shall be to assist the RDC coordinate, monitor and evaluate their respective specific concerns. In general, the secretariat functions to these bodies shall be provided by the lead agency that organized the council/committee.

Affiliate Committees are those created by the RDC itself through a resolution. When an Affiliate Committee is created, the RDC shall specify its functions, members, and designate the Chairperson and Secretariat.
All matters acted upon by Affiliate Committees shall still go through the concerned Sectoral Committees for deliberation prior to its endorsement to the RDC. An affiliate Committee shall render/submit an annual accomplishment report to the RDC through its Secretariat for monitoring purposes.

The Chair or any members of the Committee when so desired by the Council shall attend Full Council meetings and/or appear before the Council when needed.

The Office of the Chairperson of affiliate committees will automatically act as the Secretariat of the Committee unless otherwise provided in the resolution creating the said Committee.

The RDC Secretariat shall provide assistance to the Committees and its Secretariat to ensure the effective and efficient discharge of functions.

The following are the Affiliate Committees of the Caraga RDC:

Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Committee

RDC passed Resolution No. 14, S. 2012 “Creating a Regional Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Committee under the Caraga RDC to Spearhead the Activities Aimed at Reviving and Sustaining the Wood Industry of the Region.”

  1. Purpose. The RMFPC is created to enforce Executive Order No. 23, Series of 2011 which provides for the moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests of the entire country and lead the anti-illegal logging campaign.
  2. Composition
    Chairperson: Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    Members: Armed Forces of the Philippines
    Philippine National Police
    National Economic and Development Authority
    (and other members)
Committee on Indigenous Peoples (IPs) Concerns

The creation of the Committee on Indigenous Peoples (IPs) Concerns as an affiliate committee of the RDC was approved through RDC Resolution No. 33, S. 2012.

  1. Purpose. The CIPC shall be the oversight committee on IP issues and concerns in Caraga Region. The creation of this Committee will ensure that IP issues and concerns are given preferential treatment and provided with appropriate solutions.
  2. Composition
    • Chairperson: National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
    • Members :
      • National Economic and Development Authority
      • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
      • Department of Health
      • Department of Social Welfare and Development
      • Department of Education
      • Department of Agriculture
      • Department of Agrarian Reform
      • Department of the Interior and Local Government
      • Department of Labor and Employment
      • Philippine Statistics Authority
      • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
      • Commission on Human Rights
      • Commission on Higher Education
      • Department of Public Works and Highways
      • Department of Trade and Industry
      • Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
      • Public Attorney’s Office
      • Department of Justice
      • State Colleges and Universities in the Region
      • Provinces
  3. Functions
    The CIPC shall have the following functions:
    • Coordinate the integration of IP concerns and issues in the short and long term development plans at the local and regional levels;
    • Review, prioritizes and endorse to the RDC Executive Committee/and or Full Council local development plans of LGUs, RLAs and other development bodies and ensure that issues and concerns of IPs are embodied in their respective plans
    • Initiate project development, fund sourcing and implementation of special projects for the IPs; and
    • Work for the adoption and operationalization of the Caraga IPs’ Agenda.

Regional Research, Development, and Innovation Committee

The Regional Research, Development, and Innovation Committee was created by RDC Resolution No. 29, Series of 2017, “Creating the Regional Research, Development and Innovation Committee under the Regional Development Council.”

  1. Purpose. To close the gaps and address the challenges of regional socio-economic development by ensuring that researches, innovations and other S&T-based projects are relevant, responsive and aligned with regional development thrusts.
  2. Functions
    • Be responsible for planning the regional R&D agenda, specifically the research priorities of the region;
    • Set regional policies and direction on research, development, and innovation which will be reflected in the RDP;
    • Spearhead inter-agency collaborations for S&T-related activities; and
    • Promote the adoption of publicly-funded RDI results.
  3. Composition
    • Chairperson: Department of Science and Technology
    • Co-Chairperson: Private Sector Representative
    • Members
      • Commission on Higher Education
      • Department of Agriculture
      • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
      • Department of Health
      • Presidents of SUCs, HEIs, and PASUC in the region
      • Chairpersons of various regional consortia
      • Private Sector Representatives (preferably Presidents of Industry/Sectoral groups with S&T related advocacies)
      • Provincial and City Chief Executives
    • Secretariat: Department of Science and Technology

Ad Hoc Committees or Task Force

The RDC may create Ad Hoc Committees or Task Forces based on necessity. Ad Hoc Committees or Task Forces are created by the Council for a particular or special purpose. Whenever the Ad Hoc Committee or Task Force has already fulfilled the purpose of its creation or whenever its existence is no longer necessary, it shall cease to exist. The Chairperson of said Committee shall render a report before the Council. Should the Council vote for its dissolution, it shall be effective immediately upon the issuance of a resolution.

Technical Working Group

Through a resolution, the RDC and its Committees may create a Technical Working Group (TWG) to conduct thorough discussions or analysis on issues needing RDC action in order to come up with evidenced based policy recommendations. The Chair, Secretariat and membership of the TWG shall be identified upon its creation.