Davao City, January 5-11, 2023 – The NEDA XI Editorial Board chaired by Dir. Maria Lourdes D. Lim, CESO II, along with the chapter writers of the Davao Regional Development Plan (DRDP) 2023-2028, convened for the plan review at the NEDA XI Conference Hall. Other members of the board are ARD Gilberto A. Altura, PFPD CEDS Rosendo M. Aya-ay, PMED CEDS Mario M. Realista, DRD CEDS Lalaine M. Sajelan and PDIPBD CEDS Emily Jeanette C. Salvado.

On the first day, each of the 17 chapter writers presented their narratives which cover the assessment, challenges, strategy framework, strategies, legislative agenda, development research agenda, and targets. Alignment and consistency of the DRDP to the PDP 2023-2028 were ensured by the Editorial Board throughout the activity as they provided their inputs every after presentation to guide the writers in enhancing their chapters. The succeeding days were allotted to the line-by-line review of the DRDP to further enhance each narrative.

After the Board review, the enhanced DRDP 2023-2028 was submitted to the Regional Development Staff of the NEDA Central Office for its comments. The accompanying documents of the plan, the Results Matrices (RMs) and the Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP), of the same period are also being finalized for printing and distribution.

JANAH JOY J. VICERA, NEDA XI