PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed an Executive Order (EO) adopting the 25-year long-term vision of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to eliminate poverty and hunger in the country.
Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 5 last Oct. 11 approving and adopting the “Ambisyon Natin 2040.”
NEDA Deputy Director General Rosemarie Edillon said that the adoption of the long-term vision serves as a guide for the government’s development planning.
“The Philippine government hereby aims to triple real per capita incomes and eradicate hunger and poverty by 2040, if not sooner,” the EO read.
The order also mandated the identification of appropriate set of milestones to guide the successive medium-term development plans.
“The four medium-term Philippine Development Plans (PDPs) to be crafted and implemented until 2040 shall be anchored on the ‘Ambisyon Natin 2040.’ The PDP shall ensure the sustainability and consistency of strategies, policies, programs, and projects across political administrations,” the order read.
All plans of government departments, offices and instrumentalities, including government-owned and -controlled corporations and local government units shall be consistent with the long-term development vision.
“Ambisyon Natin 2040,” launched in March, proposes that by that year, “the Philippines shall be a prosperous, predominantly middle-class society where no one is poor. Our peoples shall live long and healthy lives, be smart and innovative, and shall live in a high-trust society.”
“In 2040, we will all enjoy a stable and comfortable lifestyle, secure in the knowledge that we have enough for our daily needs and unexpected expenses, that we can plan and prepare for our own and our children’s future. Our family lives together in a place of our own, and we have the freedom to go where we desire, protected and enabled by a clean, efficient and fair government,” the NEDA said.