ANGELES CITY– The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region III together with the National Economic and Development Authority Region III facilitated the Regional Workshop on National/Regional Strategic Priorities and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Alignment on Region III which was held on August 10-11, 2017 at Grace Crown Hotel, Angeles City. This is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's Executive Order No. 27 "Directing All Government Agencies and instrumentalities, including LGUs to implement the PDP and PIP for the period 2017-2022" particularly Section 2. Alignment of Programs with the PDP 2017-2011.
The two-day workshop involved the participation of various national government agencies as partners and resource speakers which are from the National Security Council (NSC), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), Police Regional Office 3, 7th Infantry Division Philippines Army, Philippine Statistics Authority(PSA), DILG- Bureau of Local Government and Development and ADM-Project Management Office.
The purpose of the workshop is to provide a venue to discuss national government strategic directions and priorities to guide the alignment process; facilitate a process whereby the Provincial Development Council Executive Committee (PDC-ExeCom) members review their Provincial Development Investment Program (PDIP) in light of the SDGs and other national government priorities using the NEDA SDG Implementation Roadmap; and ensure readiness of the provinces to present the provincial strategic directions aligned with national priorities to guide the subsequent alignment of LDIPs of constituent cities and municipalities that will be done in the succeeding provincial strategic direction conference workshops.
It was participated in by the Provincial Development Council – Executive Committees and Provincial Planning and Development Coordinators of each province in Region III and was observed by DILG Regional Offices (Region I, II, IVA, MIMAROPA, V, CAR and NCR) since Region III is the pilot region in the said activity.
Furthermore, the conduct of the provincial level activities is set on August 22-23, 2017(Bulacan and Tarlac), August 29-30, 2017(Pampanga and Nueva Ecija) and September 5-6, 2017(Aurora, Bataan and Zambales) at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel and Event Center, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.