City of Koronadal, South Cotabato – The AmBisyon Natin 2040 song was launched during the 57th regular meeting of Regional Development Council (RDC) XII on March 15, 2017 at the Family Country Hotel and Convention Centre, General Santos City.

The AmBisyon Natin 2040 represents the collective long-term vision and aspirations of the Filipino people for themselves and for the country for the next 25 years. It describes the kind of life that the people want to live, as well as how the country will look like by 2040. As such, it will serve as an anchor for development planning across at least four administrations.

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Office XII contracted Mr. Ryan Gazo of Koronadal City, to compose and arrange a song based on the said long-term vision of the Filipino people.  The NEDA XII Choir sang and recorded the song.   As such, NEDA XII is the owner and producer of the song.

On the other hand, Mr. Apollo Y. Manlawe, from the Development Research Division (DRD) of NEDA XII, prepared the official audio visual production of the said song.  The AmBisyon Natin Song aided by an AVP was played during the launching.

RDC XII passed Resolution No. 108, Series of 2016, “Adopting the SOCCSKSARGEN AmBisyon Natin 2040 Song to Advocate the Country’s Long-Term Vision.”  The said resolution will be forwarded to the regional line agencies, local government units, and state universities and colleges together with an e-copy of the song to be played as part of the program in every meeting/activity conducted in the region.

Relatedly, on behalf of NEDA XII, Ms. Rosa D. Lemana, Division Chief of DRD-NEDA XII together with Mr. Manlawe and Mr. Judd Nichol Leonar, advocated the AmBisyon Natin 2040 and played the song, as they joined the PIA XII’s ASEAN Youth Forum in Cotabato Province and in Sultan Kudarat State University on March 16 and 17, 2017, respectively.  The same shall be played in Cotabato City State Polytechnic College on March 31, 2017 during a similar forum. (Evie A. Cabulanan, NEDA XII-DRD)