RDC CAR adopts Cordillera RDP 2017-2022

The Regional Development Council (RDC) of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) adopted the Cordillera Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017–2022 and the Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) during the RDC CAR’s second quarter meeting last April 7 at the Lay Formation, Teng-ab, Bontoc, Mountain Province, The RDP is anchored in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017–2022, the long term vision or Ambisyon Natin 2040, Sustainable Development Goals 2030, and the administration’s 0-10 Socioeconomic Agenda. It is also anchored on Malasakit, Pagbabago, and Patuloy na Pag-unlad or the long term vision’s three pillars that aims to enhance the social fabric, reduce inequality, […]

ADB partnership strategy to focus on infrastructure buildup in Visayas, Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – The proposed 2017-2022 country partnership strategy (CPS) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Philippines would focus on infrastructure buildup in the Visayas and the South Central Mindanao Growth Corridor. In its updated member fact sheet for the Philippines, ADB said the new CPS would give emphasis on four interrelated priority areas: sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure, good governance and finance, employment and education, and regional integration. “The strategy plans to foster inclusive growth by supporting development in the Visayas and Mindanao while continuing to support national programs,” ADB said. “In addition to building and rehabilitating national […]


Government’s Build Build Build program embodied in PDP 2017-2022

The Duterte administration’s Build Build Build program is embodied in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said it is also in line with the country’s development priority of enhancing infrastructure development in order to attract investments, generate jobs, and spur economic growth. Build Build Build, the administration’s comprehensive infrastructure development program, was launched during the Dutertenomics Forum held last April 18 at The Conrad Hotel, Pasay City. During the forum, the NEDA joined the Bases Conversion and Development Authority and the Departments of Finance, Budget and Management, Public Works and Highways, and Transportation, to discuss […]


NEDA convenes DevComNet to discuss PDP 2017-2022

The National Economic and Development Authority convened the Development Communication Coordinating Network (DevComNet) composed of more than 100 government information officers to discuss the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, the National Spatial Strategy, and how to communicate the Plan. “The DevComNet is certainly a great opportunity for all of us to be united, for our efforts to be coherent, well-coordinated and synergistic,” said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia in his keynote message. According to him, the assembly can help the communication officers to integrate the key messages of the PDP in their agencies’ communication and stakeholder engagement efforts. He […]


NEDA tackles economy, PDP with Rotary Clubs of Makati & BGC

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia talked about the state of the Philippine economy and presented the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, to the Rotary Club of Makati Business District and Rotary Club of Bonifacio Global City Central on April 4 at the Manila Peninsula Hotel. “With the PDP 2017-2022, the government aims to address poverty not just by alleviating it, but more importantly by reducing inequality and sustaining economic growth,” said Pernia, who was sole guest speaker at the event. In his presentation, Pernia pointed out that the combined shares of Metro Manila, CALABARZON and Central Luzon make up […]


Gov’t pushes local management of fish sanctuaries for sustainability

To ensure sustainability of marine resources, the Philippine government will pursue preferential access for small-scale fishermen in managing coastal fishing grounds and marine sanctuaries. “Networks of MPAs (marine protected areas), fish refuge and sanctuaries and managed access areas will be pursued to improve ecological connectivity,” according to the Philippine Development Plan (PDP). These measures will be implemented across municipalities on a national scale, which includes territorial use rights in fisheries, MPAs, and seasonal closures for selected species. In February, the National Economic and Development Authority Board approved the PDP 2017-2022, which sets targets and lays down policies that serve as […]


Group lauds PDP 2017-2022 push for marine sanctuaries

AN ocean conservation advocacy non-governmental organization on Thursday lauded the adoption of small-scale fisheries model, a policy to be pushed by the government under the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017 to 2022 approved last month. In a news statement, Rocky Sanchez-Tirona, vice president for Rare Philippines, said in its latest development plan the government announced a commitment to pursue preferential access for small-scale fishers in managing coastal fishing grounds and marine sanctuaries. The PDP 2017 to 2022 sets targets and lays down policies that serve as the basis for government strategies in achieving social and economic growth. The plan also […]


Student Regents’ and Trustees commit to AmBisyon Natin 2040 and PDP 2017-2022

The Philippine Federation of State Universities and Colleges Student Leaders (PFSUCSL) pledged their support to AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 during the National Student Regent’s Summit 2017 held at Chardonnay by Astoria in Pasig City last March 25. The organization’s statement of commitment, accompanied by action plans which will be implemented in their respective universities or colleges and communities, were formally presented to NEDA, following the discussions and workshops. Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillon presented AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the PDP, where she highlighted how student leaders can actively participate in nation building. Dr. Francisco Magno […]

PH-China agree on P24.5-B Davao expressway project

Davao City – Finance secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III and Chinese Vice Minister Fu Ziying, who is also China’s International Trade Representative recently forged an agreement for the conduct of preliminary feasibility studies for the proposed P24.5-billion Davao City Expressway and the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges Project that will help decongest the city’s downtown areas. Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) head Ivan Cortez said the 23.3-km expressway project will be constructed above ground and will be implemented in three phases. The first phase will cover Carlos P. Garcia National Highway, Maa, Talomo, and Sta. Ana Wharf; the second phase will […]

Neda: P8.3T fund allotted for Central Luzon in 6 years

CLARK FREEPORT – National Economic and Development Authority Region III (Neda-3) Director Severino Santos announced the other day that a total of P8.3 trillion has been allotted for Central Luzon in the next six years based on the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) during the Central Luzon Bloc (CLB) conference with agency regional officers held here. It was learned that the PDP is the first of four development plans crafted until 2040 and coincides with the term of the President and contains the advancement priorities for the said coming years. The Neda director said the framework of the development plan is […]