NRO VI holds briefing on Ambisyon Natin 2040 for WVSU students

The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) VI conducted a briefing on Ambisyon Natin 2040 for 75 broadcasting students from the West Visayas State University (WVSU) College of Communication, Iloilo City last February 7. The briefing was facilitated by the NRO VI Development Research Division (DRD) held at the Jalaur Conference Room of NEDA VI, Iloilo City. The activity was conducted so that students will better understand and appreciate the AmBisyon Natin 2040. NRO VI DRD Chief Ma. Teresa G. Guadalupe and Supervising EDS Yvette G. Batacandolo, conducted the briefing. They also discussed the mandate and functions of NEDA, profile of the […]


2017-2022 Development Plan draft ready for approval by Malacañang

THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has finished the final draft of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 and will be asking President Rodrigo R. Duterte to issue an executive order (EO) to align all government programs and projects with it. According to NEDA Deputy Director General Rosemarie G. Edillon, the draft of the national plan is finished and will be presented to the president on Feb. 20. “Yes, we’re done with the final PDP draft,” Ms. Edillon said in a text message. “We have a summary but we’ll be ready to present details if requested.” Once the development […]


NEDA presents PDP 2017-2022 at Global Conference of Heads of Posts

Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillon presented the Philippines’ long-term vision and medium-term plan at the Global Conference of Heads of Posts on January 30 in Makati City. Edillon discussed how the current medium-term plan adopted both the country’s long term vision and the President’s 0+10 point socioeconomic agenda through its overall strategic framework, which stands on three pillars: malasakit, pagbabago, at patuloy na pag-unlad. On the other hand, the heads of posts brought up their concerns on policies and programs concerning overseas Filipinos, economic and foreign policy, and the upcoming ASEAN chairmanship. Heads of posts refer to foreign service officers from […]

PPPs in a low- or high-trust society

DO we live in a high- or low-trust society? How will public-private partnerships (PPPs) operate in such a society? How does trust or lack thereof shape a PPP policy or project? The vision embodied in AmBisyon 2040 states that, “By 2040, the Philippines shall be a prosperous, predominantly middle-class society where no one is poor. Our people will enjoy long and healthy lives, are smart and innovative, and will live in a high-trust society.” This statement acknowledges the reality that Filipinos do not currently live in a high-trust society, and that it may take 23 more years before we live […]

Microfinance reach in PH rose in ’16

One of every four Filipinos is now covered by cheap microinsurance products, and the government aims to cover almost half of the population by the end of President Duterte’s term, Insurance Commissioner Dennis B. Funa said Tuesday. In a statement, Funa said the microinsurance penetration rate stood at 25.4 percent as of September last year, up 3.2 percent from the previous quarter. This translated to 26 million of the 103.5 million Filipinos covered by some form of microinsurance. “We are optimistic that the microinsurance penetration rate will increase up to 48.7 percent by 2022,” Funa said. Microinsurance products’ prices computed […]

DENR revamps field officials

Environment Secretary Regina Paz Lopez announced on Monday a nationwide restructuring of 17 regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to ensure the success of environmental programs and projects designed to help local communities protect their surroundings and improve living conditions. In a statement, Lopez said the restructuring is integral to her five-year development plan for the DENR and is anchored on sustainable integrated area development (SIAD) in line with “AmBisyonNatin 2040,” a 25-year long-term vision that seeks to make the Philippines a predominantly middle-class society by 2040. SIAD will serve as the DENR’s framework for […]


Eastern Visayas finalizes 2017- 2022 regional dev’t plan

The government will come up with a 250-page Regional Development Plan (RDP), outlining strategies to attain up to 7 percent economic growth in Eastern Visayas between 2017 to 2022. A six-man team from the NEDA regional is currently reviewing and editing the document for approval of NEDA regional director and subsequent submission to their central office and to the Office of the President. NEDA assistant regional director Meylene Rosales said finalization of the RDP started on Jan. 18, and it will be completed on or before Jan. 31. “The RDP highlights the twin regional goals of robust and sustained economic […]

New 6-year Phl dev’t plan out next month

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s new medium term economic blueprint is expected to be released next month, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said yesterday. The Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 is the first six-year development plan anchored on a long-term vision, which is NEDA’s AmBisyon Nation 2040 survey. It also takes off from the Duterte administration’s 10 point socioeconomic agenda. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, who chairs the Plan Steering Committee, said NEDA intends to complete the new PDP by Jan. 31 and present it to the NEDA Board for final approval within the second week of February. […]


NRO VIII holds AmBisyon Natin 2040 Conference for SUCs and HEIs

The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) VIII conducted the AmBisyon Natin 2040 Conference for more than 200 faculty and students from state universities and colleges (SUCs) and private higher education institutions (HEIs) in Leyte, as part of a series of fora and advocacy activities for AmBisyon Natin 2040. The event was held last January 12 at Hotel Alejandro, Tacloban City. The AmBisyon Natin 2040 represents the collective long-term vision and aspirations of Filipinos for themselves and for the country for the next 25 years. It will serve as an anchor for development planning across at least four administrations In his message, […]


Bicol youth leaders support AmBisyon Natin 2040

The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) V in partnership with the National Youth Commission conducted the Ambisyon Natin 2040 Youth Summit held last December 13 at Concourse Convention Center in Legazpi City. It was attended by around 300 leaders of youth organizations in Bicol from junior and senior high schools, Alternative Learning Centers, tertiary schools, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, barangay youth task force, multi-sector youth organizations including youth leaders with special needs, and representatives of indigenous communities. The Summit aimed to engage the youth in advocating the Ambisyon Natin 2040 to their respective organizations to help sustain the momentum for the […]