Western Visayas Statistical Council passes resolution supporting RCC

The Regional Statistical Coordination Committee 6 has passed a resolution in support of the Regional Competitiveness Committee in Western Visayas.

In a resolution, approved during its quarterly meeting at the National Economic and Development Authority 6 office in Iloilo City last August 8, 2012, the RSCC 6 committed to support the work of the RCC in generating and maintaining the list of competitiveness indicators in Western Visayas.

The six competitiveness indicators in the region that the RCC will track or monitor are dynamism to local economy, government responsiveness to business environment, infrastructure, cost of doing business and risk assessment, and quality of life and human resources.

The RSCCs were created by the National Statistical Coordination Board in 1992 to provide direction and guidance to statistical development activities in the regions. The NSCB Regional Units were tasked to provide the secretariat and technical support functions to the RSCCs which are composed of representatives of government agencies, academic institutions, provincial governments, highly urbanized cities and private sector in the region.

On the other hand, the RCC is the regional counterpart of the National Competitiveness Council chaired by President Benigno Aquino to basically oversee how to make the region more competitive vis-à-vis selected Asian cities and other regions in the Philippines.

It was officially created as a special committee under the Regional Development Council 6 through RDC VI Resolution No. VI-19 Series of 2012 passed in the RDC VI Full Council Meeting held last June 15, 2012 in Silay City, Negros Occidental.

Among its functions are to continuously measure local competitiveness indicators; formulate programs to improve competitiveness; engage in investment promotion activities; and contribute to the employment-generation and job creation in the region.

RCC 6 is chaired by Ma. Luisa Segovia and co-chaired by NEDA 6 Director Ro-Ann Bacal with 29 members from government, academe, and private sector. Segovia and Bacal are also the RDC 6 Co-Chair and Vice Chair, respectively.

original source: www.pia.gov.ph