Sound of Progress: Time to Sing in Unison for a Long-term Economic Vision

By Jennifer Tungol Music from economic data? Who would have thought? Filipinos did! Now, every Filipino can sing to the upbeat music, tracking Philippine economic growth through recent years with the YouTube video launched last September by the National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA), Tunog ng Progreso (Sound of Progress). The new song performed by Thyro Alfaro, arranged and composed by Allan Feliciano and Top Suzara, is downloadable from the NEDA website at and can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtube/8QMjCe-NsfO. Let us discover more through an email interview with Dentsu, the agency NEDA collaborated with in communicating and […]

ADB says countries look up to PH’s AmBisyon Natin 2040

The international community has a high regard for the Philippines’ AmBisyon Natin 2040 as a model for their own development and strategic planning, outgoing Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Richard Bolt said. During his farewell reception held at the NEDA Central Office on Wednesday, Bolt highlighted AmBisyon Natin 2040 as a landmark initiative of the Philippines. “Ambisyon Natin 2040 is an excellent piece of work and I have to say, as we look to other countries’ development planning, the Philippine model has been the one they look up to,” Bolt said. He also applauded the government for supporting this […]

NEDA Bicol briefs BU students on Ambisyon Natin 2040, PDP and Bicol RDP

The NEDA Regional Office in Bicol (NRO V) briefed students taking masteral and doctoral degrees from the Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Good Governance Bicol University (BU) on Ambisyon Natin 2040, the 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and Bicol Regional Development Plan (RDP). This was during the Symposium on Ambisyon Natin 2040 and Effective Local Governance on February 10 at BU College of Science and Philosophy, Daraga, Albay. The symposium aimed to encourage students in advocating the Ambisyon Natin 2040, PDP and RDP and in contributing to the attainment of strategies toward developmental outcomes, objectives and long-term vision. Ms. Michelle […]