City of Koronadal, South Cotabato – Executive Order No. 27 was signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on June 1, 2017, Directing all Government Agencies and Instrumentalities, including Local Government Units, to Implement the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and Public Investment Program for the Period 2017-2022.

To help drumbeat the upcoming PDP, 2017-2022 Forum scheduled on July 11, 2017 at The Farm @ Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) XII featured the PDP 2017-2022 through their two broadcast programs. Anchored by Ms. Aida C. Agad of PIA XII, the Kapihan sa PIA was held on June 27, 2017 and the “Performing and Informing” radio program of PIA was aired on June 28, 2017 via DXKI Far East Broadcasting Corporation, Koronadal City. The Kapihan sa PIA is expected to be shown on television via Channel 29 of the Marbel Cable.

Mediamen and information officers of the various regional line agencies and local government units in the region attended the Kapihan sa PIA.

NEDA XII presented the salient points of the AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the PDP, 2017-2022 during the two broadcast programs.

The AmBisyon Natin 2040 is the Filipinos’ collective long term vision that summarizes: 1) what Filipinos want to be, 2) what Filipinos want to have, and 3) what Filipinos want to do. This widely-shared common vision is encapsulated in the phrase: “Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag na Buhay.” The said vision cuts across four administrations of the country’s leaders over the next 25 years.

The PDP, 2017-2022 is the first medium-term plan to operationalize the AmBisyon Natin 2040. The President’s 0-10 Point Socioeconomic Agenda and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals lay down the PDP priority strategies toward eradicating poverty and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth for all. These strategies fall under the three pillars of Malasakit, Pagbabago and Patuloy na Pag-unlad of the Duterte Administration.

The successful implementation of the Plan lies on the support of all the stakeholders. Thus, everyone is urged to act and do his/her share for “The Life We Want” – AmBisyon Natin 2040. (Evie Arabis Cabulanan, NEDA XII-DRD)