The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) MIMAROPA conducted the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 and Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 regional roadshow and the unveiling of the MIMAROPA RDP 2017-2022 on August 23, 2017 at the Divine Word College of Calapan (DWCC), Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

The event was participated by around 300 MIMAROPA stakeholders from various sectors including government agencies, academe, youth, development partners, local media, and civil society organizations.

The launching was graced by the presence of NEDA Undersecretary and MIMAROPA pride, Dr. Adoracion M. Navarro. Undersecretary Navarro discussed the highlights of the PDP and RDP 2017-2022, its priority targets and strategies. She urged the stakeholders to collectively achieve MIMAROPA’s visions and goals through the development plan. The PDP and the MIMAROPA RDP will be our guide in our united pursuit of socioeconomic development,” said Navarro.

A post-activity media conference was conducted to address concerns by various sectors. The roadshow also showcased a variety of MIMAROPA talents in poster-making, puppet theater play, cultural presentations, and an exhibit of MIMAROPA indigenous products. Other activities conducted were the signing of a commitment board by the stakeholders and a motorcade.

“This is just the start of our active collaboration with an increasing eagerness to set things in motion,” said RDC Vice Chair and NEDA MIMAROPA OIC-Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling.

Other provincial roadshows are slated until September; Boac, Marinduque (August 30); Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (September 14); and Odiongan, Romblon (September 28).