Pursuant to Executive Order No. 5 (S.2016) adopting the long term vision for the Philippines or the Ambisyon Natin 2040, President Rodrigo R. Duterte issued Memorandum Circular No. 12 (S.2016), which directs the formulation of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022.

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) – MIMAROPA conducted a regional consultation on the formulation of the PDP 2017-2022 on November 25 at the Ace Hotel and Suites in Pasig City.

Around 100 participants attended the consultation, which came from regional line agencies, local government units, government owned and controlled corporations, state universities and colleges, and private sector representatives.

NEDA Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillon presented the Ambisyon Natin 2040, the President’s 0+10 point socio economic agenda, and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development during the plenary session.

The consultation was conducted to ensure that MIMAROPA stakeholders take part in the planning process and that issues and concerns in MIMAROPA are considered in the strategies, policies, and programs of the PDP 2017-2022.