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PCSD Secretariat conducts 1st phase training on capacity building for the development of the T21 Model for the Philippines

The PCSD Secretariat conducted the first phase training of the Capacity Building for the Development of the Threshold 21 (T21) Model last 10-28 August 2015 at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Pasig City. The T21 model will be utilized to ensure that the Philippines long-term vision – Philippines 2040...

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PCSD holds 2nd Quarter Meeting

The PCSD held its 2nd Quarter meeting last 25 June 2015 at the NEDA Board Room, Pasig, City Chaired by Director Mercedita Sombilla of NEDA-ANRES, the Council tackled concerns on coastal and marine biodiversity and updates on the ongoing initiatives of the Council. Among the key agenda includes the status...

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PCSD Led Ocular Visit in Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System


The inter-agency small group, composed of representatives from DA-BFAR, DA-BAFPS, DOST-FNRI, DOST-ITDI, DENR-EMB Region III, Blacksmith Institute, UPLB and the PCSD Coordinating Secretariat visited the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS) last 29 May 2015. The visit was intended to have a firsthand observation of the state of the river system, which...

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PCSD tackles status of water resources in the Philippines

The Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) 1st Quarter Meeting in 2015 chaired by NEDA Deputy Director-General Margarita R. Songco, tackled the status of the country’s water resources through assessment reports and studies from the government agencies and academe. National Water Resources Board’s Policy and Program Division Chief Engineer Isidra...

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PCSD holds 4th Quarter Meeting

NEDA Deputy Director-General Margarita R. Songco chaired the 4th Quarter Meeting last 19 December 2014 at the NEDA Board Room in Pasig City. The Council agreed to prepare the workplan to jumpstart the process of formulating the Philippine Long-Term Sustainable Development Plan. The meeting was participated by officials from the NEDA,...

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No–Go Zones Map for Mining is Now Approved

The Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) has approved the adoption of the No-Go Zones map for mining during its 15th MICC meeting held on 8 January 2014. The No – Go Zone map was formulated to facilitate processing of Exploration Permits (EP) by the Department of Environment and Natural (DENR)....

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PCSD holds 3rd Quarter Meeting

Socio-Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio M. Balisacan chaired the 3rd Quarter Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) meeting last 03 October 2014 at the NEDA Board Room in Pasig City. During the meeting, the Council approved the conduct of Effectiveness Review and Assessment of PCSD. The study aims...

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Director Sombilla attends the 2nd HLPF Meeting on SD


The Philippines, represented by Director Mercedita Sombilla of the NEDA Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Staff participated in the 2nd meeting of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) last 30 June to 08 July 2014 at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters, New York City, USA. The meeting was attended by...

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NEDA set to develop an integrated model for sustainable development planning

Director Mercedita Sombilla, Head of the PCSD Coordinating Secretariat, presented the draft sustainable development (SD) framework which is envisioned to guide the development of the Philippines’ long-term SD Action Plan. This framework will be supported by projection model that can generate future scenarios to help determine and assess the appropriate...

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NEDA ANRES informs PCSD on NaLUA bills updates


  Ms. Kathleen Anne Capiroso of the PCSD Coordinating Secretariat reported during the recent PCSD meeting that the National Land Use Act (NaLUA) House Bill (HB) 4382 was approved during its 3rd Reading in the House of Representatives last 02 June 2014. She also informed the Council that the Senate...

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