Outgoing Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) of the Regional Development Council (RDC) VIII convened for the last time for an end-of-term exit conference on 30 July 2019 at the Balay ni Tatay Farm Resort, Babatngon, Leyte. This was orchestrated by the RDC VIII Secretariat.

The outgoing PSRs used the activity as a platform to share their feedbacks on the performance of the Council and its Secretariat during their term. They also shared the different lessons they learned in representing their respective sectors in the Council for the past three (3) years.

The activity also provided the outgoing PSRs the opportunity to assess their achievements as a group during their term and determine the extent of their contribution to important initiatives that improved the lives of the people in the region. At the same time, they identified major gaps that still need to be addressed and gave their recommendations on how to best address them.

Members of the RDC VIII Secretariat were present during the event to take note of the PSRs’ testimonies. Their inputs will prove to be valuable to the Secretariat as it aims to improve the efficiency and effectivity of the Council and its Committees through the participation of the incoming PSRs for the term 2019-2022.

At the end of the program, the outgoing PSRs said goodbye to their fellow PSRs and reminisced on both the good and bad memories they shared together.

Next up for the Council is the selection of a new set of PSRs. They are expected to be confirmed during the Third Quarter RDC VIII Full Council Meeting this September.

Article and Photo by: Knulp Aseo, NEDA VIII