City of Koronadal, South Cotabato – The National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office (NRO) XII is set to celebrate the 45th anniversary of NEDA with two (2) scheduled activities.  The guest appearance at the PIA XII’s program Kapihan sa PIA on January 23, 2018 at City Mall, Koronadal City and the conduct of a team building activity for its staff on January 24, 2018, still in the same city.

NRO XII is also sending three (3) of its employees to join the trade fair, sports events and the NEDA Voice as part of the celebration at the NEDA Central Office on January 22-24, 2018.

The NEDA 45th anniversary celebration theme is “One NEDA through the years: Promoting malasakit, pagbabago at patuloy na pag-unlad.”

The NEDA, since its creation in 1973 as the government central planning body, has sutained its relevance to the country as it released anew the Philippine Development Plan, 2017-2022 to provide clear direction in pursuit of genuine and inclusive economic development towards the attainment of AmBisyon Natin 2040.

In the region, the NRO became operational on October 25, 1975 in Cotabato City with three (3) divisions – the Plan Formulation, Program Coordination and Administrative Division.

To date, the office has transferred to its new building at the Prime Regional Government Center, Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City.   It is now composed of five (5) divisions – Finance and Administrative Division (FAD), Policy Formulation and Planning Division (PFPD), Project Development, Investment Programming and Budgeting Division (PDIPBD), Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) and the Development Research Division (DRD), with 27 female and 17 male employees.

NRO XII is led by Regional Director Arturo G. Valero, Ph. D. and Assistant Regional Director Noel E. Quiratman. (Apollo Y. Manlawe, NEDA XII-DRD)