To establish a common understanding about Ambisyon Natin 2040 or the National Long Term Vision (LTV) and its outputs and discuss the crafting of the next Philippine Development Plan, the NEDA conducted the Ambisyon Natin 2040 Technical Assembly on June 13-14 at the Oakwood Premier, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
The event, organized by the Development Information Staff (DIS) with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), was attended by members of the NEDA Management Committee, technical personnel from the NEDA Central and Regional Offices, writers of the LTV thematic papers, and discussants from the academe, development partners, and the private sector.
After the AmBisyon Natin 2040 launch last March and the series of communication and advocacy activities conducted thereafter, the LTV is intended to be translated into specific goals, measurable targets, indicators, and intermediate milestones through the development of a complete, useful, and sound reference for the next four medium-term plans. Likewise, it is also aimed that the policy options to attaining the Vision are identified.
Under Ambisyon Natin 2040, in the next 24 years, Filipinos will enjoy a stable and comfortable lifestyle and will have equal opportunities; citizens will not be burdened by poverty or hunger and have equal opportunities; and the Philippines will be a predominantly middle-class society. This is also the primary vision Filipinos aspire for themselves and the country over the long term, based on the results of a nationwide survey conducted by NEDA.
Among the two-day event’s presenters were Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Emmanuel F. Esguerra, NEDA Deputy Director-General Rosemarie G. Edillon, DIS Director Nerrisa T. Esguerra, and National Policy and Planning Staff Director Reynaldo R. Cancio. ADB Country Director Richard Bolt delivered the welcome remarks.
Other presenters and discussants include Dr. Eduardo Banzon, Dr. Ramon Clarete, Arturo G. Corpuz, National Anti-Poverty Commission Undersecretary Jude Esguerra, Dr. Raul V. Fabella, Mr. Karl Jandoc, Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto, Mr. Christopher MacCormac, Dr. Erlinda M. Medalla, Dr. Ronald Mendoza, Dr. Maja Ravago, Dr. Celia Reyes, and Dr. Winfred Villamil, among others.