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Central Visayas is the region right at the center of the Philippines, located between Luzon and Mindanao. The region is naturally rich in culture, history and natural beauty. The highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue, Bohol’s famed Chocolate Hills and tarsier and the spectacular beach resorts have given the region renown as a tourist attraction.
Together with tourism, manufacturing, mining, farming, and fishing contribute significantly to the regional economy. Manufacturing firms include mining companies, fertilizer plants, sugar central, rice and corn mills and other food processing plants.
There is an abundance of mineral resources which account for one of the largest revenue sources of the region. These include silver, manganese, copper, gold, limestone, clay, silica and coal. The waters surrounding the island provinces are well-known fishing grounds.
The region is indeed blessed with natural resources that we need to protect, manage, nurture and sustain. The job is not easy. it’s a journey to the future.
Please share your ideas and feedback with us how we are doing as we make this journey together.
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Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo
OIC-Regional Executive Director
Area Development, Subsidiarity and Federalism
The Manila Times
by Philip Camara on January 5, 2017 Analysis
TIMES of crisis are windows for great opportunity. That is an old Chinese saying. But in these troubling times (for many), what opportunities indeed lie ahead? There are quite a few and the promising thing is they seem to be opportunities that would open up given current trajectories or the way things are unfolding. Indeed, 2017 may be the year that developmental change finally proceeds.
The world is shifting away from the international policies of recent decades that, while they have created well-being for unprecedented billions of people, have likewise resulted in great tensions. Not just tensions between peoples but tensions between people and their environment and even tensions inside people due to an identity overly linked to consumerism rather than their inherent truths; consumerism that threatens the very sustainability of Mother Earth.
One such opportunity is the re-emergence within government of the area development paradigm or development framework under Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez. While Sixto K. Roxas was its initial advocate in the late 1960s it had unfortunately been bastardized in several big government projects that went puff! (just as the autonomous regional experience is going puff!) due to wrongful implementation, which in turn was due to a misunderstanding of what area, development is basically about.Read more...
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