PDP, RDP 2017-2022 Roadshow Caravan goes to CAR

The Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 Roadshow Caravan went to the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and successfully promoted the PDP and RDP in Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao, Mountain Province and Baguio City from July 8 to 14. The Roadshow followed the route of the Cordillera Wide ‘Unity Gong Relay’, an annual activity every July to celebrate the region’s founding anniversary. For each stop, there were provincial celebrations that included the performance of native ritual, a formal program wherein leaders of the region or province delivers a speech, native song, dance and music cultural performances, […]

A ‘malasakit’ society

Florangel Rosario Braid (Manila Bulletin) In announcing completion of the Philippine Development Plan (2017-2022), NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia noted its two important attributes – “malasakit” and “pagbabago.” We can understand the choices of these two values and the first especially, because this aspiration has always been in the consciousness of both our leaders and the citizens. Change is here, and this is manifested in the structural changes we want to see in the way we perform our daily responsibilities, in our institutions – no more queues, reducing traffic, lessening corruption, and changing mindsets in our work habits – no more […]

NorMin Dev’t Plan to gear up trade and industry growth in Region 10 – NEDA

The National Economic and Development Authority said that the Northern Mindanao Development Plan will help accelerate growth in Region 10, following its recent launch in Cagayan de Oro City. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said that the Plan will help the region realize its vision to become the industrial and trade hub in Southern Philippines. “The Northern Mindanao Plan is well expressed in the region’s vision ‘to be a major gateway and leading industrial core and trade center in Southern Philippines, with dynamic men and women enjoying equal opportunities, in sustainably harnessing its agricultural and natural resources in building a […]