Regional Director (RD) Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. and Assistant RD Mae Ester T. Guiamadel of the NEDA Regional Office in Northern Mindanao or NRO X presented on May 10 the Ambisyon Natin 2040 at the ASEAN 2017 fora led by the region’s Philippine Information Agency (PIA). The events were held in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.
RD Dacanay presented Ambisyon Natin 2040 during the ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum at the Mallberry Suites Business Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. In his presentation, he emphasized that Ambisyon Natin 2040 is not a plan but a vision of the kind of life that Filipinos want for themselves by 2040. Dacanay also mentioned about the aim of Cagayan de Oro City to become the 4th Metropolitan Center by 2025 and to remain as the key Educational Center in Northern Mindanao.
Meanwhile, ARD Guiamadel was the resource person during the ASEAN University Forum at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Iligan City. The MSU-IIT celebrated the 50th year of the ASEAN that started with the opening of the ASEAN information kiosk and a food expo.
In her presentation, Guiamadel challenged the faculty and students to become responsible duty-bearers to achieve a strongly-rooted, comfortable and secure life for all. “Your actions today will bring about the results of tomorrow,” she emphasized. She also encouraged local officials to bring back the glory of Iligan by becoming the industrial city of the South.
The NRO X also presented Ambisyon Natin 2040 during PIA’s ASEAN Barangay Forum and Multi-Sectoral Forum in Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon last April 26 and 27, respectively.
The said activities are part of the advocacies of NRO X to communicate the key messages of Ambisyon Natin 2040 and generate support from stakeholders. The participation of NRO X in these fora is also in support to the information drive of PIA X in the ASEAN’s 50th year celebration.
Peleta B. Abejo, DRD, NEDA Northern Mindanao
Photos by NEDA Northern Mindanao