Palace issues EO 27 to implement PHL medium-term development plan
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. (PCO-Content)
The camp of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has warned the public of yet another fake survey that will show administration bet Mar Roxas ahead of the other presidential candidates.
The spurious survey is designed to condition the minds of the Filipino people that Mar Roxas is the real frontrunner and will most likely win the presidential race, according to Leoncio Evasco Jr, the national campaign manager of Duterte.
The fake survey will be reportedly released on May 7 or two days before election day, said Evasco.
“The survey is both grossly questionable and downright illegal,” Evasco said in a statement Thursday. “The Commission on Elections prohibits the release of survey results three days before the election. Obviously, this survey is designed to condition the minds of the Filipino people that Mar Roxas is the real frontrunner.”
Over the weekend, an obviously manipulated survey conducted by an unknown agency called D’Strafford placed Roxas on top of the presidential race.
Evasco warned that the fake surveys will be used as anchors for the cheating mechanism of the administration.
“These are prelude to cheating and are all part of a system of election fraud laid down by the administration,” said Evasco. “We have warned the public already, and we are again warning the Filipino people of possible massive cheating in the elections on Monday. The administration will be relentless in its attempts to subvert the will of the Filipino people.”
“The people must foil the evil plan of the administration,” he added.
“We should not belittle the desperation of Roxas, Aquino, and the yellow ilk because they are in power and in control of the resources, including funds,” Evasco said.
It is only the people who can stop this, Evasco said.
“They may have the money and the machinery, but we have each other and the collective desire for real change,” he said.
Many still do not know the character and personality of presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Behind his strong and sometimes intransigent persona seen in public is a compassionate, sincere and principled man.
I have known Mayor Duterte as a public official probably the most than anyone, having served him as chief of staff while he was still an appointed vice mayor in 1986 – a good 30 years ago.
Add another year or 2 when he was a prosecutor trying to lock me behind bars of the martial law regime because I joined the anti-Marcos dictatorship mass movement.
I have seen him take the risk and take the road less traveled by in the course of his dedicated public service. I can swear to God – the way I took my priestly vows – that he has not taken advantage of his position to enrich his self or any member of his family.
Every single centavo of the money of the people of Davao City were well spent, every resources well allocated, distributed and disbursed and used.
One thing he is intolerant of are the recidivist and incorrigible deviants – felons and criminals. He hates them. He most especially hates persons who discriminate, take advantage and assault vulnerable sectors of our society – the lumads, the minority, the disabled, the people with different gender preference and most especially women.
For all his much talked about womanizing ways, he has a very soft heart towards women who are assaulted, raped and killed. I can count to you how many rape cases he personally attended to and take with extreme unction.
His ‘little town’ reputation, unguarded and unrehearsed manners may offend those who are taught how our national leaders should act, behave and speak. They may find him uncouth, abrasive, and even repulsive. Because that is how the elitists are trying to impose their myopic rules on all our people. Duterte is not in this elitist circle and he is definitely out-of-the-box.
But by God, he is the most sincere, simplest but dedicated leader I have ever worked with. He inspires people who knows him very well. For that, I will not exchange him for anyone else in the country. I urge his believers and supporters to remain steadfast amid the new challenges he and us are facing. Have faith in the man who already proved that he will place the interest of the people ahead of his.
Even putting his own life on the line. In 3 weeks, we will decide if Mayor Duterte’s selfless dedication deserves to be reciprocated. I urge you to rally behind, vote for him and protect those precious votes. A vote for him is a vote for tomorrow and the future of your children our next generation.