The NEDA Regional Office in Central Luzon (NRO III) participated in the 2nd ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum and Service and Information Caravan spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) to promote the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 and AmBisyon Natin 2040. The activity was held last July 21 in Robinsons Place Malolos.
PDP and Ambisyon Natin 2040 IEC materials including folding fans, shirts, mugs and posters with the AmBisyon 2040 logo and PDP 2017-2022 Slogan “Aksyon para AmBisyon” were distributed to mall goers and different stakeholders who attended the event.
Ms. Ina De Jesus of the Development Research Division of the NRO III explained that PDP 2017-2022 is anchored on the administration’s 0-10 point Socioeconomic Agenda and geared towards the AmBisyon Natin 2040.
Meanwhile, the Philippines ASEAN chairmanship this year including the Tax Reform Bill were discussed at the forum, among others.
Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado of Bulacan was the event’s keynote speaker while resource speakers were PIA Deputy Director General Angelo Villar, Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Ma. Teresa M. Habitan, Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Director Gemma Gabuya and Department of Trade and Industry Director Agnes Perpetua R. Legaspi. Meanwhile, Legaspi said that the country’s membership in the ASEAN will be instrumental in achieving AmBisyon Natin 2040.
This was the second major event organized by the PIA aimed to promote the chairmanship of the Philippines to the ASEAN.
Around 300 people including teachers, students, entrepreneurs, indigenous peoples and other stakeholders attended the event.