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Eastern Visayas

Updated Regional Development Investment Program


2014-2016

Foreword
This Eastern Visayas Updated Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) 2014-2016 is a
companion document of the Eastern Visayas Updated Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2014-2016. As it
is, the RDP is just a framework plan, but the clamor for more specificity of the RDP is addressed by this
RDIP. The main RDP document embodies broad strokes on where the region wants to go as described in
the stated development vision, goals and objectives, as well as general strategies on how to get there.
This RDIP translates those strategies into specific programs, projects and activities (PPAs) in order to
realize the vision, goals and objectives. The RDIP is an essential document as it serves as a guide for
implementing entities to do what is necessary to put the RDP into a living document.
The set of PPAs is the minimum gamut of interventions that need to be implemented to attain the
desired results or targets spelled out in the other companion of the Updated RDP, which is the Updated
Results Matrices (RM) 2014-2016. As such, it captures the list of the major PPAs for implementation in
the remaining half of the Plan period (2014-2016) and the corresponding investment requirements and
funding sources.
The total public investment requirement of Php94.546 billion pegged in this RDIP was
programmed before the occurrence of Super Typhoon Yolanda on November 8, 2013. In the light of the
devastation wrought by the disaster, the priorities set in this document and the sufficiency of the
investments may call for certain adjustments. Although priorities in investments will still be within the
international and national framework, at the regional level, investments will have to shift to recovery and
rehabilitation as provided for in the SULHOG: Eastern Visayas Yolanda Reconstruction Plan. Likewise, the
influx of investments from international and national agencies would greatly affect the whole investment
scenario in the region.
Along with the formulation of the Updated RDP and RM, this RDIP was mandated by
Memorandum Circular No. 43 issued by the President on February 4, 2014, which directed the midterm
updating of the 2011-2016 Philippine Development Plan (PDP), the Results Matrices (RMs), and the Public
Investment Program (PIP). Accordingly, on February 7, 2013 the Regional Development Council (RDC) VIII
issued RDC Resolution No. 6, series 2013 approving the guidelines on the updating of the Eastern Visayas
Regional Development Plan (RDP). Thereon, planning task forces were created and a series of consultative
workshops among government and private stakeholders was conducted to produce the Updated RDP,
RM, and RDIP. By August 23, 2013, the RDC VIII passed Resolution No. 44, series 2013, approving the RDP
and the RDIP.
Sincere appreciation and thanks are hereby extended to all those who have provided valuable
inputs in putting together this document. Your time and efforts will definitely find way into the
attainment of our common goal of attaining inclusive growth.

ATTY. BONIFACIO G. UY
Regional Director, NEDA VIII and
Vice-Chair, RDC VIII

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Republic of the Philippines


REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)

Excerpts from the Minutes of the Regional Development Council VIII held on August 23, 2013 at the NEDA
Regional Office No. VIII, Government Center, Palo, Leyte

RDC VIII Resolution No. 44, Series of 2013


APPROVING AND ENDORSING THE UPDATED
EASTERN VISAYAS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (RDP) 2014-2016 AND
THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT PROGRAM (RDIP) 2014-2016

Whereas, the 2011-2016 Regional Development Plan (RDP) was assessed midway of its
implementation period and, based on such assessment, was updated;
Whereas, the draft Updated RDP is a product of a multi-stakeholder consultative process through
the conduct of a series of Technical Planning Group (TPG) Workshops participated in by representatives
of different regional line agencies, business groups, private companies, and Private Sector
Representatives of the RDC VIII;
Whereas, the Updated RDP is a geographic slice of the Updated Philippine Development Plan,
which serves as the blueprint for the development of Eastern Visayas and the regions contribution to the
attainment of the national goal of inclusive growth;
Whereas, the draft Updated RDP, together with its two (2) companion documents, namely: a) the
2014-2016 Results Matrices (RM) and b) the 2014-2016 Regional Development Investment Program
(RDIP), was reviewed by the sectoral committees of the RDC;
Whereas, the draft Updated RDP and RDIP were found to be comprehensive enough, except for a
few suggested improvements.
NOW THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to approve and endorse the
Updated Eastern Visayas Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2014-2016 and the Regional Development
Investment Program (RDIP)
2014-2016, subject to the incorporation and/or consideration of
corrections/suggestions raised during the floor as well as additional inputs that may be submitted prior to
the target completion of the Updated RDP.
Approved unanimously, this 23rd day of August, Two Thousand and Thirteen, at the NEDA Region
VIII, Government Center, Palo, Leyte, Philippines.

Certified true and correct:

MA. VICTORIA C. CUAYZON


Acting Secretary
Attested/Approved:

DIRECTOR BONIFACIO G. UY
Vice-Chairperson and Presiding Officer

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Table of Contents

Page
Foreword

RDC VIII Resolution No. 44, Series of 2013

List of Tables and Figures

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

10

Priority Development Areas

12

Executive Summary

13

Chapter 1: Progressive Macroeconomy

16

Chapter 2: Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries

19

Chapter 3: Competitive Trade, Industry and Services

25

Chapter 4: Accelerating Infrastructure Development

29

Chapter 5: Creating Productive Human Resources

33

Chapter 6: Good Governance and the Rule of Law

37

Chapter 7: Peace and Security

40

Chapter 8: Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation of the


Environment and Natural Resources

43

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List of Tables and Figures


Executive Summary
Table 1. Public Investment Distribution and Trend by Chapter: 2014-2016 (In Thousand Pesos)
Figure 1. Eastern Visayass Vision and the Key Development Thrusts
Figure 2. 2014-2016 Eastern Visayas Regional Development Plan Regional Development Framework
Figure 3. Investment Support to the Different Chapters of the RDP (In Thousand Pesos)
Chapter 1: Progressive Macroeconomy
Table 2. 2014-2016 Core Programs and Projects: Macroeconomy
Figure 4. Investment Distribution by Major Program
Chapter 2: Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries
Table 3. 2014-2016 Core Programs and Projects: Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries
Figure 5. Investment Distribution for Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries Sectors by
Major Program
Chapter 3: Competitive Trade, Industry and Services
Table 4. 2014-2016 Core Programs and Projects: Competitive Trade, Industry and Services
Figure 6. Investment Distribution for Competitive Trade, Industry and Services by Major Program
Chapter 4: Accelerating Infrastructure Development
Table 5. 2014-2016 Core Programs and Projects: Accelerating Infrastructure Development
Figure 7. Investment Distribution for Accelerating Infrastructure Development by Major Program
Figure 8. Map of Energy Projects
Chapter 5: Creating Productive Human Resources
Table 6. 2014-2016 Core Programs and Projects: Creating Productive Human Resources
Figure 9. Investment Distribution for Productive Human Resources by Major Program
Chapter 6: Good Governance and Rule of Law
Table 7. 2014-2016 Core Programs and Projects: Good Governance and the Rule of Law
Figure 10. Investment Distribution for Good Governance and Rule of Law by Major Program

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Chapter 7: Peace and Security


Table 8. 2014-2016 Core Programs and Projects: Peace and Security
Figure 11. Investment Distribution for Peace and Security by Major Program
Chapter 8: Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation of the Environment and Natural Resources
Table 9. 2014-2016 Core Programs and Projects: Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation of the
Environment and Natural Resources
Figure 12. Investment Distribution for Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation of Environment and
Natural Resources by Major Program

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List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

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4Ps

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

ABSNet

Area-Based Network

ALS

Alternative Learning System

AWS

Authomatic Weather Station

ARG

Automatic Rain Guage

CAPE

Comprehensive Agricultural Productivity Enhancement Program

CPAR

Community-Based Participatory Action Research

DA

Department of Agriculture

DATBED

DOST- Academe Technology-Based Enterprise Development Program

DAR

Department of Agrarian Reform

DENR

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

DepEd

Department of Education

DILG

Department of Interior and Local Government

DOE

Department of Energy

DOH

Department of Health

DOLE

Department of Labor and Employment

DOST

Department of Science and Technology

DOT

Department of Tourism

DOTC

Department of Transportation and Communication

DPWH

Department of Public Works and Highways

DSWD

Department of Social Welfare and Development

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

ECARP

Every Child A Reader Program

ENR

Environment and Natural Resources

EVFIT

Eastern Visayas Federation for Information Technology

GAD

Gender and Development

GROWTH

Gearing Rural Organization for Wealth Creation Towards Household Income


Improvement Project

HIV/AIDS

Human Immuno-Defficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Defficiency Syndrome

ICT

Information and Communications Technology

IP

Indigeneous People

KRAs

Key Result Areas

MPEX

Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program

MDGs

Millennium Development Goals

MIMOSA

Modified In School Off School Approach

MW

Mega Watt

NEDA

National Economic and Development Authority

NHTSPR

National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction

NIA

National Irrigation Administration

PDAF

Priority Assistance Development Fund

PAMANA

PAyapa at MAsayang PamayaNAn

PhP

Philippine Peso

PNP

Philippine National Police

PPA

Philippine Ports Authority

PPAs

Programs, Projects and Activities

PRISM

Philippine Rice Information System

PWD

Persons with Disabilities

QRF

Quick Response Fund

RDIP

Regional Development Investment Program

RDP

Regional Development Plan

RM

Results Matrices

SBM

School-Based Management

SET-UP

Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program

SFP

Supplementary Feeding Program

SPES

Special Program for the Employment of Students

SRI

Systems for Rice Intensification

TESDA

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

TULAY 2000

Tulong Alalay Sa Taong May Kapansanan

TWSP

Training for Work Scholarship Program

WODP

Workers Organization and Development Program

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Priority Development Areas

Several priorities were considered in the formulation of this Eastern Visayas Updated RDIP. The
identification of the programs, projects, and activities for implementation in 2014 to 2016 is anchored on
three sets of priorities at the international, national and regional levels.
The first set involves international commitments to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The second set involves the regions contribution to His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino IIIs Social
Contract with the Filipino People. The third set covers interventions necessary to support the Eastern
Visayas regional thrusts on agri-business, tourism, and ICT as embodied in the Updated RDP.
Specifically, these are on:

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Executive Summary
Introduction
This Eastern Visayas Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) 2014-2016 is an
accompanying document of the Updated Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2014-2016 and the Updated
Results Matrices (RM) 2014-2016. This spells out the needed programs, projects and activities (PPAs) that
concretize the broad strategies spelled out in the RDP, which are envisaged to lead to the attainment of
targets reflected in the RM. The PPAs are presented here in such a way that the corresponding
investment requirements and fund sources are also specified. Said PPAs all in all have a total investment
requirement of PhP93.3 billion.
This RDIP is a product of a consultative process involving government and private stakeholders in
the region. A series of workshops had been conducted by multi-sectoral and multi-level planning groups,
during which inputs to this document had been generated. The final RDIP was subsequently approved by
the Regional Development Council VIII.
The preparation of this RDIP adopted a strategic public investment programming approach. It
veered away from the traditional sectoral planning. It was guided by the principles of participation,
harmonization, and implementability. It has also considered results-based planning, which further
ushered the need to improve investment programming. This has resulted to program-based investment
programming, a deviation from the conventional sector- and project-based programming. In certain
instances though as manifested in some of the chapters, project-based could not be avoided.
The updating of the RDIP was also anchored on international, national and regional priorities to
ensure coherence and support thereto. The countrys commitment to the MDGs, the Presidents Social
Contract with the Filipino People, and the Updated RDP provided the overall development directions in
the preparation of this investment program. It is the first time that the
RDIP reflects an analysis of how the PPAs support these development Figure 1. Eastern Visayass Vision
priorities in terms of programs and projects. Likewise, the equally and the Key Development Thrusts
significant agency-proposed budgets reviewed and endorsed by the
RDC VIII were considered in the RDIP formulation. The active
participation of the private sector provided value-added to this
document, ensuring that private concerns are also addressed.

Support to Development Investment Priorities


The estimated PhP93.3 billion national government
investments are programmed to support the countrys international
commitments to the MDG, five KRAs of the present administration,
and the three development thrusts of the region. A total of 195
priority programs and projects are lined-up to be implemented for the
next three years.
Internationally, the programs and projects will support the
attainment of eight MDG goals to: 1) eradicate extreme poverty and
hunger; 2) achieve universal primary education; 3) promote gender
equality and empowerment of women; 4) reduce child mortality; 5)
Improve maternal health; 6) combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other
diseases; 7) ensure environmental sustainability; and 8) develop a
global partnership for development.

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At the national level, the RDIP will support the five priority KRAs of the national government in promoting
1) transparent, accountable, and participatory governance; 2) poverty reduction and empowerment of
the poor and vulnerable 3) rapid, inclusive, and sustained economic growth, 4) just and lasting peace and
the rule of law, and 5) integrity of the environment and climate change. Consistent with the 2014-2016
PDP, this RDIP will push for economic growth and poverty reduction through increased productivity,
employment and family income.
Corollary to the regions thrusts, the PPAs listed here will support Eastern Visayas vision of
becoming an agri-business and ICT leader and a tourism haven.
Investments support these main chapters of the RDP: 1) Progressive Macroeconomy; 2)
Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries; 3) Competitive Industry and Services; 4)
Accelerating Infrastructure Development, 5) Creating Productive Human Resources; 6) Good Governance
and the Rule of Law, 7) Peace and Security, and 8) Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation of the
Environment and Natural Resources.
Figure 2. 2014-2016 Eastern Visayas Regional Development Plan
Regional Development Framework

Investment Distribution
The bulk of the estimated PhP93.3 billion public investments covers interventions towards
accelerating infrastructure, consisting of 89% or roughly PhP84 billion. The rest (11%) of the investment
pie is shared by the other chapters. Of this 11% (PhP10.6 billion), 3% (P3.5 billion) is earmarked for
productive human resource development. Three priority development sectors more or less share more
than 2% each. These are on peace and security (PhP2.35 billion); competitive and sustainable agriculture
and fisheries (PhP2.06 billion); and conservation, protection and rehabilitation of the environment and
natural resources (PhP2.05 billion). Macroeconomy (PhP292.9 million), competitive industry and services
(PhP130.57 million), and good governance and the rule of law (PhP9.97 million) share less than 1% of the
remaining 2%. Table 1 shows the investment distribution among the key priorities of the RDP.
Annually, of the total PhP93.3 billion investment, 30% or PhP28.8 billion will be invested in 2014,
32% or PhP29.92 billion in 2015, and 38% or PhP35.84 billion in 2016.

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Figure 3. Investment Support to the Different Chapters of the RDP


(In Thousand Pesos)

Investment Trends
Although government investment trends vary among the eight chapters, generally, they will be
increasing over the three-year Plan period. Among the eight chapters, three has a total investment of
PhP8.6 billion and another three has a total of PhP7.9 billion, with increasing and erratic trends,
respectively. The two other chapters have a decreasing trend in investments.
For the next three years, the chapters on macroeconomy, accelerating infrastructure
development, and conservation, protection and rehabilitation of the environment and natural resources
will have an increasing trend in investments. Meanwhile, a decreasing trend can be observed in the
chapters on competitive industry and services, and good governance and the rule of law. For competitive
and sustainable agriculture and fisheries, productive human resource, and peace and security, the
investment trends will be erratic.
Table 1. Public Investment Distribution and Trend by Chapter
2014-2016 (In Thousand Pesos)

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Introduction
This section of the Eastern Visayas RDIP lays out the financial program for interventions needed to
perk up the regions macroeconomy. The core programs and projects under this chapter are geared
towards achieving high and sustained economic growth, increasing employment, and reducing poverty
among population and families.
This is a new section of the RDIP. After several planning terms, this is the first time that an
exclusive section on macroeconomy has been made an integral part of the RDIP, complete with the set of
interventions and detailed information on the corresponding annual investment requirements.
Four core programs and projects are listed under the macroeconomic sector, which altogether
require a total funding of PhP292.9 million.

Development Investment Priorities


The core programs, along with the specific projects and activities, are in line with development
thrusts and priorities at the international, national and regional levels.
Four PPAs are programmed to address five MDG goals. Four of these are in support of the goals
to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and promote gender equality and empowerment of women.
One project is lined up to support the goal of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.
Five PPAs are corollary to the five KRAs of the present administration and national government
priorities. Three will push for transparent, accountable, and participatory governance; two will attempt to
reduce poverty and empower the poor and vulnerable; and one will promote rapid and sustained or
inclusive economic growth.
Five programs and projects directly support the regions thrusts on agri-business, tourism and ICT
development. Out of this number, four are geared towards attaining competitive agri-business and highly
developed tourism industry. The other PPA is focused more on ICT development.

Investment Distribution
Out of the total estimated PhP292.9 million public investments, about 61% or PhP177.3 million is
earmarked for poverty alleviation. Support to employment generation takes a share of 17% or PhP49.7
million. The amount of P65.9 million or 22% will be invested for improving development coordination and
administration.
On a year-on-year basis, of the total P292.9 million Figure 4. Investment Distribution by
investments, PhP89.78 million (31%) is programmed for Major Program
utilization in 2014, PhP97.3 million (33%) in 2015, and PhP106
million (36%) in 2016.
Poverty alleviation and employment support projects each has
a 25% share while development administration projects get all
of the remaining 50%.

Investment Trends
Almost all of the four core programs and
show an increasing investment trend, except
employment generation, which shows a steady
investment over the three-year Plan period.
investments for macroeconomy will be increasing.

projects
that of
flow of
Overall,

Progressive Macroeconomy |

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Table 2. 2014-2016 CORE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS


Macroeconomy

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Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries | 19

Introduction
This chapter presents a comprehensive public investment program in support of the regions
objectives of increasing the growth of the agriculture and fisheries (A&F) sector, attaining food
sufficiency, enhancing its disaster resilience, and increasing incomes from the sector. The set of
interventions laid down under this chapter covers the A&F value chain, including those that will ensure
sufficient marketing capacity as well as infrastructure and extension support. The core programs and
projects are along education and training intended to enhance the technical capability of workers in the
sector, research and development, and responsive regulatory services. All these interventions are geared
towards achieving a competitive and sustainable A&F sector of the region.
For the next three years, there will be 10 core programs involving 65 projects and activities with
an estimated total investment of PhP1.72 billion.

Development Investment Priorities


Corollary to the development priorities at the international, national and regional levels, the
PhP1.72 billion investments for agriculture and fishery will contribute to the attainment of four MDG
goals, four KRAs of the present administration, and the agri-business development thrust of the region.
All of the core programs and projects support the MDG goal of eradicating extreme poverty and
hunger. Around 97% or 63 PPAs promote gender equality and empowerment of women while 14% or
nine PPAs support the goals of reducing child mortality. The remaining 3% or two PPAs are on improving
maternal health.
In connection with the national thrusts, four KRAs of the national government will be addressed.
Two projects will support the promotion of a transparent, accountable, and participatory governance, and
46 projects the reduction of poverty and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable sectors. Moreover,
56 PPAs will promote rapid and sustained economic growth while 17 are aimed at maintaining the
integrity of the environment and climate change adaptation.

Investment Distribution
The PhP1.72 billion worth of investments programmed for this sector is 2% of the total required
investment for the region over the next three years. Of this amount, the largest chunk (25%) will go to
livelihood assistance to Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) amounting to roughly PhP429.3 million. This
is followed by the 20% (PhP341.76) million share of the Irrigation Support Services Program, 17% (PhP342
million) for Disaster Response, 11% (PhP233 million) for Other Infrastructure, and 10% (PhP207 million)
Post-Harvest Development Services.
The rest of the nine major programs in this sector have shares of less than 10%. These are 9%
(PhP179 million) for Extension Support, Education and Training Services; 4% (PhP88 million) for Research
and Development Services; and 0.5% (PhP9 million) for Regulatory Services.
Nearly half (46%) of the total investment amounting to PhP948 million will pour in in 2014. The
remaining amounts of PhP529 million (26%) and PhP586 million (28%) will come in by 2015 and 2016,
respectively.
In terms of number of PPAs supporting competitiveness and sustainability of the A&F sector, 51
(78%) and 14 (22%) will promote competitiveness and sustainability, respectively. Leading the programs
are the 20 projects under the Research and Development Program, followed by Other Infrastructure and
Post-Harvest Infrastructure Development Services Program with 10 PPAs.

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Figure 5. Investment Distribution for Competitive and Sustainable


Agriculture and Fisheries by Major Program

Investment Trends
An uneven investment trend over the three-year remaining period of the Updated RDP will be
observed under this chapter. Among the ten major programs, Production Support Program, Other
Infrastructure and Post-Harvest Infrastructure Development Services Program, Extension Support
Program, Education and Training Services Program, Regulatory Services Program, and Research and
Development Program will have increasing trends in investment. This involves PhP611.3 million worth of
investments or 36% of the entire investment for the A&F sector.
On the other hand, PPAs on Disaster Response, Irrigation Support Services, Market Development
Services, and Plans, Policy, Program Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation Services involving around
PhP677.8 million, which is 39% of the total investments, will have an erratic flow of investments over the
Plan period.
A one-time investment of PhP429 million in 2014 along Livelihood Assistance for Agrarian Reform
Communities is also programmed for 2014.

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Table 3. 2014-2016 CORE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS


Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries

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Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries | 23

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Competitive Trade, Industry and Services

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Introduction
This chapter will show the needed public investments that will make the regions trade, industry
and services sector become competitive. These interventions are on trade and industry, science and
technology, and tourism sectors. As in the other chapters, this portion is also anchored on the countrys
MDG commitments, Social Contract of the President with the Filipino People, and the Updated RDP.
For the three-year Plan period, the investments mostly reflect the necessary interventions from
key government agencies mandated to spearhead development along these sectors. Specifically, these
are the Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI), Science and Technology (DOST), and Tourism (DOT).
Three major programs with around thirty-four (34) projects and activities were packaged to help
realize the development vision and thrusts of the region along these sectors. This totals to an estimated
amount of PhP130.6 million.

Development Investment Priorities


The P130.6 million of investments under this chapter is programmed to support the attainment of
the seven MDG commitments, four KRAs of the present administration, and the three development
thrusts of the region.
The programs and projects will support the attainment of almost all of the MDG goals, except
Goal 6, which is to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. The MDGs supported by the PPAs are
to: 1) eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; 2) achieve universal primary education; 3) promote gender
equality and empowerment of women; 4) reduce child mortality; 5) improve maternal health; 7) ensure
environmental sustainability; and 8) develop a global partnership for development.
Except for the priority KRA on peace and the rule of law, this chapter supports four KRAs of the
national government, namely: 1) transparent, accountable, and participatory governance; 2) poverty
reduction and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable; 3) rapid, inclusive, and sustained economic
growth; and 4) integrity of the environment and climate change adaptation.
Likewise, the PPAs will support the priority thrusts of the region towards competitive agribusiness, highly developed tourism, and viable ICT.
Figure 6. Investment Distribution for
Competitive Trade Industry and Services by
Major Program

Investment Distribution
In support to the previous chapter on competitive
agriculture and fishery, investments on trade, industry
and services accounts for the biggest share (60%) with an
estimated amount of PhP78.8 million. This is followed by
the PhP49.6 million investments on tourism development
(38%) and the PhP2.2 million for science and technology
development (2%).
Out of the 60% share for trade and investment
program, PhP34 million is allotted for trade and
investment promotion. The next bigger share is for trade
and policy services at PhP23 million. The remaining 21%
of the 60% is shared by the other three PPAs under the
trade and industry core program.

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On tourism promotion, investments in tourism product marketing got a lions share of 81% or PhP40
million. The rest of the 19% or PhP9 million is shared among the three other key tourism programs.
Projects on aqua-marine development, small-scale fisheries livelihood, and coral reef restoration
are estimated to cost PhP1.76 million, which take the biggest share of the 2% earmarked for S&T
investments. What comes next is the amount of PhP175,000 for Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading
Program (SETUP)-Innovation System Support Project. The rest is shared among the 19 various S&T
projects and activities.
Over the three-year period, there is a huge investment for 2014 in the amount of PhP190 million.
The sum of PhP10.5 million will be invested in 2015 and another PhP10.5 million for 2016.
In terms of programs and projects, the S&T subsector has a line-up of 30 PPAs, although with the
smallest share of invesments. Out of this number, 21 projects altogether take the share of 70%.
Meanwhile, 17% or five projects are for trade and industry and 13% or four projects are for tourism
development.

Investment Trends
For the next three years, the investments for this chapter follow a decreasing trend from 2014 to
2016, although the decrease from 2015 to 2016 will be minimal.
By major program, S&T and tourism development shows an erratic trend in investments while
trade and industry has a one-time investment for 2014.
Table 4. 2014-2016 CORE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
Competitive Trade, Industry and Services

Competitive Trade, Industry and Services

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Introduction
Infrastructure is a critical sector in the development of the region. This section of the RDIP lays
down the entire gamut of infrastructure needs that will boost productivity and increase accessibility to
market and services. Specifically, this section presents the investments necessary to enhance
connectivity, such as roads and bridges, airports and sea ports. It also includes investments to improve
irrigation facilities that will enhance rice production as well as investments to increase access to potable
water supply in the region. Likewise, it covers investment requirements for the energy subsector and
social infrastructure intended to increase accessibility to education and health services, and flood control
projects as part of the responses to the global quest for disaster mitigation and climate change
adaptation.
The PhP83.5 billion worth of public investments in infrastructure laid down in this section of the
RDIP comprises the biggest slice of the total investments in the region. The amount is spread to around
six strategic programs covering 29 projects and activities.

Support to Development Investment Priorities


Out of the 16 international, national and regional development priorities, 13 development
priorities will be responded to under this chapter. Seven of the eight MDG commitments, four of the five
KRAs of the present administration, and all of the three development thrusts of the region are supported
by this infrastructure investment program.
Both MDG Goal 6, i.e. combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases and MDG Goal 8, i.e. develop
a global partnership for development, and KRA 1 of the national government on transparent,
accountable, and participatory governance are not responded to by the infrastructure investments
program for the next three years.
The 30 infrastructure programs and projects fully support the MDG on eradicating extreme
poverty and hunger and 97% or 29 PPAs are directly supporting to ensure environmental sustainability.
There are six PPAs or 20% aligned to the goal of achieving universal primary education and 20 PPAs (67%)
will promote gender equality and empowerment of women. There are 12 PPAs that will reduce child
mortality and improve maternal health.
On the five priority KRAs of the national government, all of the PPAs are related to poverty
reduction and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable, thus push for rapid, inclusive, and sustained
economic growth. There are six and 28 PPAs that will respond to the just and lasting peace and the rule of
law, and maintain the integrity of the environment and climate change, respectively.
As to the regional development priorities, all the 30 PPAs will push for competitive agri-business,
67% or 20 PPAs for a highly developed tourism sector, and 50% or 15 PPAs for a viable ICT sector.

Investment Distribution
Fifty percent (50%) or PhP42 billion public investment of the PhP83 billion infrastructure
investment program is for renewable energy development. Meanwhile the transport sector ranked
second at 32% with the proposed investment of PhP26.3 billion. On the other hand, irrigation has 14%
share and the rest of the major programs have less than 2% share. Social infrastructure with a one-time
investment of PhP700 million has the least share at 0.8%.
There are six major programs under this chapter. In terms of number of projects per program,
70% of the 30 PPAs is shared by transport (12 PPAs) and irrigation (9 PPAs), or 40% and 30%, respectively.
There are five PPAs under energy program and two PPAs on water supply program.

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Figure 7. Investment Distribution for Accelerating


Infrastructure Development by Major Program

On an annual basis, 2016 will have the


most investments at PhP32.27 billion (39%). For
2014, 30% (PhP26.7 billion) will flow in and for
2015, 32% (PhP25.1 billion).

Investment Trends
A total of PhP45.5 billion public
investments (54%) along the three major
programs shows an increasing trend while two
programs for a total of Php38 billion show an
erratic trend. Investments on water supply,
flood control, and energy development
programs will be increasing. On the other hand,
investments on transport and irrigation
programs are erratic. There is a one-time
investment for the social infrastructure program
in 2014.
Table 5. 2014-2016 CORE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
Accelerating Infrastructure Development

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Figure 8. Map of Energy Projects

San Isidro Hydro


Power Project
(3 MW)

Pinipisakan Hydro
Power Project (8 MW)

Bangon Hydro Power


Project (5 MW)
Bugtong Hydro
Power Project
(1 MW)

Biliran Geothermal
Power Project
(80 MW)

Bulusao Hydro Power


Project (4 MW)

Ormoc Solar Power


Project (80 MW)
Amandaraga Hydro
Power Project (4 MW)

Geothermal Power Plants (700 MW)


Tongonan Power Plant I: 112.5 MW
Unified Leyte Power Plants: 587.5 MW
Mahiao: 125 MW
Malitbog: 232.5 MW
Mahanagdoy: 180 MW
Optimization Plants: 50 MW

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Cabalian Geothermal
Power Project (50 MW)

Creating Productive Human Resources

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Introduction
This section of the RDIP presents the public nvestments for interventions intended to create
human resources needed for the development of Eastern Visayas. These investments will cover education
and skills development, health, labor and employment, and social welfare services. The bulk of the value
of investments is along education and social welfare.
The PPAs set out in this chapter are actually support interventions to the development priorities
of the region. Thus, it is difficult to segregate the amounts devoted to specific programs or projects as
they may relate to one development priority. Hence, the scenario presented here is in terms of the
number of projects supporting the development priorities.
A total of PhP2.61 billion worth of public investments is programmed for this chapter. This total
amount is shared among the four major programs broken down into 39 key projects and activities.

Support to Development Investment Priorities


In support to the governments key development thrusts, the estimated PhP2.61 billion
investments are aligned to the six MDG commitments, four national KRAs, and the three development
thrusts of the region.
The MDGs supported are: 1) eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; 2) achieve universal primary
education; 3) promote gender equality and empowerment of women; 4) reduce child mortality; 5)
improve maternal health and 6) combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
There are 20 PPAs (51% of the total number) that will support MDG Goal 1, 14 PPAs (34%) MDG
Goal 2, and 21 PPAs (54%) MDG Goal 3. MDG Goal 4 is supported by two PPAs. MDG Goals 5 and 6 are
each supported by three PPAs.
On the other hand, the four national KRAs that will be supported by the investment program are
KRA 1 - promotion of transparent, accountable, and participatory governance; KRA 2 - poverty reduction
and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable; KRA 3 - rapid, inclusive, and sustained economic growth,
and KRA 5 - integrity of the environment and climate change adaptation.
All the PPAs under this chapter support KRA 2. While 29 and 9 PPAs will be pushing for the
achievement of KRAs 1 and 3, respectively, only one PPA will be supporting KRA 5.
The three regional development thrusts on competitive agri-business, highly developed tourism,
and viable ICT will be supported by 18, 28, and 30 PPAs, respectively. In percent, out of the total number
of programmed PPAs, the distribution of PPAs to the three main thrusts is 46%, 72%, and 77%,
respectively.

Investment Trends
A noteworthy behavior of investments under this chapter can be seen in an erratic investment
trend. Despite that investments trends of major programs are either increasing or steady, none of the
specific programs and projects have decreasing investment trends. Three of the major programs have
increasing trends while one program shows a one-time investment in 2014.
Programs on education and social welfare, and labor and employment show an increasing
investment trend while health development support program has a one-time investment for 2014.

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Figure 9. Investment Distribution for Productive Human


Resources by Major Program

Table 6. 2014-2016 CORE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS


Creating Productive Human Resources

Creating Productive Human Resources

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Good Governance and the Rule of Law | 37

Introduction
This chapter lays out interventions to further improve governance and the rule of law in the
region. Specifically, these public interventions are geared towards promoting competitiveness, improving
administration, and promoting social protection. This chapter also includes interventions on granting of
incentives to encourage better performance.
Among the RDIP chapters, this one has the least investment of almost PhP10 million only. This is
0.5% of the total investments for the next three years.
There are five strategic programs that will be implemented. These are on developing businessfriendliness and competitiveness of LGUs, environment protection, climate change adaptation and
disaster resiliency, social protection and safety, accountability, transparency, participation, and effective
governance.

Support to Development Investment Priorities


The estimated PhP10 million programmed for this chapter supports two MDGs and KRAs and RDP
thrusts on agri-business, tourism and ICT.
There are three programs that would support the MDG goal on promoting gender equality and
empowerment of women. In terms of the KRAs at the national level, there are also programs that back
up the KRA commitment on rapid, inclusive, and sustained economic growth and the KRA on
empowerment of the poor and vulnerable.
In summary, all of the five major programs support the three RDP thrusts, MDG Goal 1 on
eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and KRA 1 on promoting transparent, accountable, and
participatory governance.

Investment Distribution
The PhP10 million public investments are almost evenly distributed among the five major
programs, except the PhP3.88 million investment (39% of the chapters total investment) for the Local
Governance Performance Incentive Program. However, on an annual basis, the investments are consistent
over the three-year period.
The remaining PhP6.2 million is divided among the four other programs. A total of PhP1.7 million
or 17% is allotted for programs on accountable, transparent, participative and effective local governance
and for the development of socially protective and safe LGUs. The remaining two programs both have a
13% share or PhP1.4 million.

Investment Trends
A rare constant investment trend
can be observed in this chapter. The
amount of investments for the five major
programs is consistent over the next
three years.

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Figure 10. Investment Distribution for Good Governance


and Rule of Law by Major Program

Table 7. 2014-2016 CORE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS


Good Governance and the Rule of Law

Good Governance and the Rule of Law | 39

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Introduction
Peace and security efforts are critical in sustaining socio-economic gains and attracting more
public investments in the region. Under this chapter, a comprehensive program covering almost all pillars
of security, i.e. social, economic, political, and administrative, will be invested upon. The Payapa at
Masayang Pamayanan (PAMANA) is the banner program to unite the entire Filipino people. There are
three PAMANA programs of government agencies presented in this RDIP. Complementing this program is
the construction of police stations in different areas of the region.
Even with just two major programs, this chapter gets the third largest share of public investments
at PhP2.3 billion. This amount represents 2.5% of the entire RDIP investments.

Support to Development Investment Priorities


This chapter, despite having only two programs, is comprehensive as it supports the entire RDP
thrusts on agri-business, tourism and ICT, four KRAs of the national government, and three MDG goals.
The MDGs supported are: Goal 1 on eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, Goal 3 on
promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women, and Goal 7 on ensuring environmental
sustainability. Three or 75% of the projects support Goals 1 and 3 while one project will help address
Goal 7.
On the other hand, the programs and projects herein proposed are in line with KRAs 1, 2, 3 and 4
of the national government. More specifically, these KRAs will promote transparent, accountable, and
participatory governance; poverty reduction and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable; rapid,
inclusive, and sustained economic growth; and just and lasting peace and the rule of law.
Four projects will push for the attainment of KRA 4, and three projects for KRA 1. The other half of
the projects supports both KRAs 2 and 3.
As to support for the development thrusts of the region, three projects support agri-business and
tourism while 2 projects support ICT.

Investment Distribution
Of the PhP2.3 billion public investments,
99% (PhP2.3 billion) is for the governments
PAMANA program while 1% (PhP13 million) is for
the construction of police stations.

Figure 11. Investment Distribution for Peace and


Security by Major Program

Investment Trends
Although there is a steady amount of
investments over the three-year period under the
PAMANA program, the chapter shows a decreasing
investment trend. This is due to the one-time
investment in the construction of police stations in
2014. Similarly, on a yearly basis, investments show
a decreasing trend.

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Table 8. 2014-2016 CORE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS


Peace and Security

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Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation of the Environment and Natural Resources

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Introduction
The natural disasters that struck the country in recent years paved the way for vigorous
interventions to take care of the regions environment. This chapter presents interventions and the
corresponding financial requirements necessary to promote conservation, protection and rehabilitation
of the regions environment and natural resources (ENR). More specifically, this chapter covers programs
and projects on ecosystem, ecological and waste management, pollution control, mineral resources
administration and geosciences development.
The PhP2.1 billion for ENR is the fourth largest public investment among the eight chapters. This
is 2.2% of the total PhP93.4 billion RDIP investments. Said amount is spread over ten major programs.

Support to Development Investment Priorities


Out of the ten programs under this chapter, three are supportive of the MDG goals, another
three of the national KRAs, and two of the RDP thrusts. These programs will have an impact on 50% of
the 16 priority criteria. Of these eight priorities, five will be supported by all of the ten programs. These
five priority criteria are MDG Goal 7 on ensuring environmental sustainability; KRA 1 on the promotion of
transparent, accountable, and participatory governance; KRA 4 on just and lasting peace and the rule of
law; and the RDP thrusts on agri-business and tourism.
Two or 25% of the programs will have an impact on the MDG goal on eradicating extreme poverty
and hunger. One program will have an impact on the MDG goal on promoting rapid, inclusive, and
sustained economic growth.

Investment Distribution
Public investments in the ecosystems management project has the largest share at 97%,
amounting to PhP2 billion. The rest of the projects have less than 1% share of the total proposed
investments under this chapter.
Mineral lands administration and geosciences development projects have PhP7 million and PhP4
million proposed investments, respectively.
In terms of investments among major
programs, protection has more projects compared
to conservation and rehabilitation of the
environment and natural resources. Although
there are five ENR protection-related projects, ENR
conservation
demands
more
investments
compared to the two other major programs.

Investment Trends
Generally, there is an increasing
investment trend among individual projects and on
a yearly basis. More investments (49%) are
programmed for 2016 while 27% and 33% are
earmarked for 2014 and 2015, respectively.

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Figure 12. Investment Distribution for


Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation of
Environment and Natural Resources by Major
Program

Table 9. 2014-2016 CORE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS


Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation of the Environment and Natural Resources

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