The challenge for the government in pursuing and attaining this people-centric vision is on how to align the efforts of those agencies and individuals concerned in working toward a common goal as specified by the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. With the help of the, NEDA along with all three branches of government (Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary) have presented guidelines and checklist to assist in the monitoring and performance evaluation of agencies using the result matrix to ensure compliance with the objectives of the development plan. Relatedly, Executive Order No. 27 was signed by President Duterte in June 1, 2017, directing all government agencies, government units at the national and local levels, and government owned and controlled corporations to align their plans, programs and budgets according to the development plan. Other government actions also includes the clustering of the departments to accelerate some of the major programs and the utilization of the Legislative-Executive Department Advisory Council (LEDAC). LEDAC acts as the head of the national economic and planning agency, and gives consultations regarding certain programs and policies that are needed to meet the goals of the national economy.
The success of “Ambisyon Natin 2040” primarily rests on the support and commitment of the next four administrations. The sustainable development goals and the next four medium-term development plans should be aligned with the country’s long term vision. The “Ambisyon Natin 2040”, the administration’s 10 point socioeconomic agenda and the PDP 2017-2022 necessitate that infrastructure must be developed. In view of this, the government launched the biggest infrastructure push in Philippine history to propel economic growth in the next five years or so.
3.2.1 Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022
In February 20, 2017, President Duterte approved the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022. This development plan is aimed for the country’s to achieve economic growth that is relevant, inclusive and sustainable. This development plan was conceptualized from a series of consultations which began in 2015 and conducted by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to seventeen different regions of the country. These consultations involved representatives from the legislature, executive agencies, local government units, business sector, academe, civil society, and other stakeholders. The PDP integrates the administrations’ 10 point socio-economic agenda which is anchored towards the “Ambisyon