Palace issues EO 27 to implement PH Medium-Term Development Plan

June 6, 2017 - 12:32 AM
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MANILA – A clear roadmap: with this objective in mind, Malacañang on Monday ordered the implementation of the country’s new medium-term development plan.

Signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on June 1, 2017, EO 27 directed all government agencies, including government-owned or -controlled corporation (GOCCs), and local government units (LGUs) to align their programs, budgets, and strategies with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and Public Investment Program (PIP) for 2017-2022.

The PDP 2017-2022 is the first medium-term development plan to operationalize Ambisyon Natin 2040—of attaining inclusive economic growth in the country and eventually transforming the Philippines into a globally competitive knowledge economy.

On the other hand, the PIP 2017-2022 contains the priority programs and projects to be implemented by the national government agencies and instrumentalities, including GOCCs, that contribute to the goals and outcomes in the PDP and within the medium term. Formulation of the PIP is slated for completion in July this year.

Under EO 27, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), headed by NEDA Director-General and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, will monitor compliance, assess outcomes, update outputs, and recommend policy directions for the implementation of PDP and PIP 2017-2022.

“The NEDA Secretariat shall work together with various implementing agencies for the prioritization and sequencing of identified strategies, policies, programs, and projects, including proposed legislation. The monitoring of outcomes and implementation shall be reported regularly to the appropriate NEDA Board Committees, existing Cabinet Clusters, and Inter-Agency Committees of the government,” the EO stated.

“All heads of departments, offices, and instrumentalities of the national government, including GOCCs, are hereby directed to submit to the NEDA Board, through the NEDA Secretariat, the agency performance / accomplishment reports with respect to the outcomes and outputs identified in the PDP and PIP, in the format and frequency prescribed by the NEDA Secretariat. The NEDA Secretariat shall prepare the Socioeconomic Report to present the accomplishments of outputs and outcomes and recommend policy directions for moving forward,” the Order added.

As for the funding, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will identify the amount necessary to implement provisions of the Order. The annual appropriations, the EO said, shall be prepared in accordance with the regular government budget procedures and included in the budgets of the concerned government agencies under the General Appropriations Act.