Mart D. Sambalud (Davao Today)
DAVAO CITY, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte issued Executive Order 27 that would order the implementation of the country’s new medium-term development plan.
Signed on June 1, EO 27 directed all government agencies, including government-owned or -controlled corporation (GOCCs), and local government units (LGUs) to align their programs, budgets, and strategies with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and Public Investment Program (PIP) for 2017-2022.
Under EO 27, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), headed by NEDA Director-General and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, will monitor compliance, assess outcomes, update outputs, and recommend policy directions for the implementation of PDP and PIP 2017-2022.
“The NEDA Secretariat shall work together with various implementing agencies for the prioritization and sequencing of identified strategies, policies, programs, and projects, including proposed legislation. The monitoring of outcomes and implementation shall be reported regularly to the appropriate NEDA Board Committees, existing Cabinet Clusters, and Inter-Agency Committees of the government,” the EO stated.
The Palace said that PDP 2017-2022 is “the first medium-term development plan to operationalize Ambisyon Natin 2040—of attaining inclusive economic growth in the country and eventually transforming the Philippines into a globally competitive knowledge economy.”
It added that PIP 2017-2022 contains the priority programs and projects to be implemented by the national government agencies and instrumentalities.
As for the funding, the Department of Budget and Management will identify the amount necessary to implement provisions of the executive order.