Online caravan on updated PDP to be launched in Caraga 

BUTUAN CITY, May 14 (PIA) -- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will conduct the Caraga leg of the virtual caravan on the updated Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 on May 18, 2021, via Zoom teleconference and Facebook Live to strengthen stakeholder engagement and gain wider support for the PDP.

The updated PDP 2017-2022 is anchored on the 0+10 Socioeconomic Agenda of the Duterte Administration and the first medium-term plan geared towards the AmBisyon Natin 2040, which envisions a middle-class Philippines with a life for all that is “Matatag, Maginhawa, at Panatag.”

This employs a whole-of-society approach for economic recovery amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic while staying on course in achieving the Filipino dream.

Participating Caraganons are to gain awareness on how the updated PDP 2017-2022, as a national blueprint for development, takes into account both the medium-term needs and the long-term aspirations of the Filipinos. The event hopes for participants to realize that each one can do something purposeful and contribute solutions to the challenges that we face in attaining our aspirations. Hence, the Caravan is dubbed, “Tayo Na, Bumangon Para sa AmBisyon,” which is a call to action – let’s get up and go for our ambition.

No less than Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua will grace the event to give the rationale of conducting the caravan. The strategies embodied in the updated PDP 2017-2022 will be discussed by NEDA Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Rosemarie G. Edillon. Two reactors from Caraga will share their thoughts on the PDP and how said Plan has helped in providing direction in their respective sectors. After which, the participants will be asked to express their support for the Updated PDP and AmBisyon Natin 2040 by committing positive actions in their respective sectors.

For Caraganons who are interested to participate in the Caravan, please register at and follow the NEDA Caraga Facebook Page for updates. The NEDA would like to encourage each Caraganon to pause and reflect: “Ano ang taya ko para sa AmBisyon?” (Rhea Mae C. Mendez, NEDA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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