Photos by NRO-CAR
The NEDA Regional Office-Cordillera Administrative Region (NRO-CAR) launched Ambisyon Natin 2040 last November 15 at Hotel Elizabeth, Baguio City. The event was held simultaneously with the Ambisyon Natin 2040 national launch held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Students, teachers and administrators of public and private secondary, technical, vocational and college schools; government agencies; civil society; nongovernment organizations; and local broadcast, print and tv media outfits in Baguio and Benguet participated in the Ambisyon Natin 2040 regional launch.
The objective of the activity was to communicate to the public the AmBisyon Natin 2040 or the collective long-term vision and aspirations of the Filipino people for themselves and for the country in the next 24 years. It portrays the standard of life that they want to have by 2040, and aims to serve as an anchor for development planning and international development assistance across at least four administrations.
Regional Director Milagros Rimando, Asst. Regional Director Jedidia Aquino, and Chief EDS Dolores Molintas of the NRO-CAR presented Ambisyon Natin 2040 as well as the survey result highlights and ways on how the vision of a “matatag, maginhawa at panatag na buhay” may be achieved, respectively. Short video presentations were also shown in between the presentations.
The Ambisyon Natin 2040 was the result of a national survey which determined that the Filipinos desire a life that is “matatag, maginhawa, at panatag.” They envision a Philippines where all citizens are free from hunger and poverty, have equal opportunities, and are enabled by a fair and just society that is governed with order and unity.
At the open forum, some participants raised their concern regarding the sustainability of efforts to implement the vision considering that it covers four presidential terms, among others. However, everyone agreed that it was about time the country have a long-term vision articulated by the people themselves. They were also one in saying that to attain the Filipinos dream of having a better future for the country, everybody should work together and not depend solely in the government.
Other Ambisyon Natin 2040 activities planned in the region include a technical session with the Regional Statistics Committee on December 5, a dissemination forum for the academic sector on December 15 in the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College in Bontoc, Mountain Province and a forum for the RDC members in January next year.
ARD Jedidia L. Aquino, NRO-CAR