The Regional Development Council (RDC) XI convened for its 4th Quarter Regular Meeting for CY 2020 via Zoom on December 07, 2020. Among the matters deliberated by the Council was the CY 2022 Annual Investment Program (AIP) for Davao Region.

The CY 2022 AIP is the annual component of the Davao Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) 2017-2022 Midterm Update containing the list of priority programs, activities and projects (PAPs) of Agency Regional Offices (AROs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) that translates the objectives of the Davao Regional Development Plan (DRDP), 2017-2022 Midterm Update , as well as, the targets indicated in the Davao Region Results Matrices, 2017-2022 Midterm Update into specific programs, activities and projects (PAPs) and shall likewise serve as basis in the preparation and review of FY 2022 Budget Proposals.

The total amount programmed for the CY 2022 AIP for Davao Region is PHP 287.561 billion, with Infrastructure Development sector getting the lion’s share at PHP 193.502 billion, followed by the Social Development sector at PHP 62.833 billion, Economic Development sector at PHP 24.528 billion and Development Administration sector at PHP 6.698 billion.

In terms of the agencies with proposed highest investment targets, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) XI ranked first with PHP 186.93 billion, followed by the Department of Education (DepEd) XI with PHP 35.81 billion, the Department of Agriculture with PHP 17.73 billion, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) XI with PHP 8.60 billion, and the Department of Health (DOH) XI with 5.73 billion. The combined amounts proposed by these agencies comprise 89 percent of the total public investments in Davao Region.

The CY 2022 AIP includes among the list of major PAPs to be implemented, the construction of road connectivity, farm-to-market roads, bridges, school buildings, ICT innovation hubs, potable water systems, total electrification project (TEP) and Waste to Energy project, among others.

Normiel B. Aslor, NEDA XI