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SOCCSKSARGEN RDP 2017 2022 Midterm Update

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The SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 served as the region's blueprint for development towards achieving the goal of "Laying Down the Foundation for Inclusive Growth, a High-Trust and Resilient Society, and a Globally-Competitive Knowledge Economy" by 2022. The SOCCSKSARGEN RDP is also Region XII's contribution to the foundation plan, the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, towards the country's journey to Ambisyon Natin 2040.

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SOCCSKSARGEN RDP 2017 2022 Midterm Update

  1. 1. Earlier this year, we launched the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017- 2022 through the initiative of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The PDP serves as our medium- term blueprint towards attaining a better and more secure life for our people in the next 25 years. To complement the PDP, we are now launching the Regional Development Plans (RDPs) 2017-2022. This will provide direction in policy formulation for the next six years as we steer private and public investments to the regions. We intend to place regional development at the center of our socioeconomic development strategy. By creating more jobs, improving social services, encouraging innovation and connecting the countryside growth centers, we will reduce poverty and accelerate development in rural areas. The RDPs will also prioritize accelerating infrastructure development, protecting our natural resources, addressing criminality and illegal drugs, and ensure peace and security in the regions. I commend the Regional Development Councils for aligning their respective regional plans to our PDP through fruitful collaboration with local government units and the private sector. I am confident that through the RDPs, we can realize our goal of laying a solid foundation for stronger and more resilient nation for future generations. Foreword RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE President Republic of the Philippines MANILA May 2017
  2. 2. With regional and local development being one of the main thrusts of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s socioeconomic development agenda, the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, the first medium-term plan anchored on a long- term vision (AmBisyon Natin 2040), was specifically designed to cultivate growth and reduce inequality between the regions. This can be achieved by directing development to key areas throughout the country and connecting these growth centers to rural areas. As such, the Regional Development Plans (RDPs), as accompanying documents to the PDP, will be an important tool in guiding both public and private investments that will catalyze growth in the regions. It will also serve as our blueprint in laying down the three main pillars of Malasakit, Pagbabago, at Patuloy na Pag-unlad that will help us build a secure, comfortable, and strongly rooted life for all Filipinos by 2040. I would like to express my gratitude to the Regional Development Councils (RDCs) for their leadership in the crafting of the RDPs, and in coordinating various development efforts in the regions. Finally, we seek the support of our local government units, regional institutions, and private institutions to support the realization of our plans as we venture towards the creation of prosperous, peaceful and resilient communities. Message Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ERNESTO M. PERNIA Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning
  3. 3. The Regional Development Plan (RDP), 2017-2022, translates the 0 to 10 Socioeconomic Agenda of the Duterte Administration into specific regional strategies that shall guide SOCCSKSARGEN’s development directions in the next six (6) years. The RDP also espouses the pillars of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), 2017- 2022 which are Malasakit (Enhancing the Social Fabric), Pagbabago (Inequality- Reducing Transformation) and Patuloy na Pag-unlad (Increasing Growth Potential). The SOCCSKSARGEN RDP likewise serves as a foundation plan for the next three (3) administrations (e.g. 2023-2028, 2029- 2034, 2035-2040) towards the fulfillment of AmBisyon Natin 2040. The plan formulation process commenced upon the approval of the RDP Guidelines through RDC XII Resolution No. 66, Series of 2016. This was followed by the designation of the RDC XII Sectoral Committees as Regional Planning Committees (RPC), responsible for drafting, refining and endorsing specific chapters assigned to these bodies. Thereafter, several workshops were conducted to come-up with the draft RDP for the RDC XII Full Council’s approval. During its 54th Regular Meeting, RDC XII passed Resolution No. 77, Series of 2016, approving the SOCCSKSARGEN RDP, 2017-2022. On 20 January 2017, the four (4) RPC Chairpersons convened to further ensure internal consistency among the plan’s 21 chapters. Similarly, the RDP underwent a peer review process to check The Regional Development Plan (RDP), 2017-2022, translates the 0 to 10 Socioeconomic Agenda of the Duterte Administration into specific regional strategies that shall guide SOCCSKSARGEN’s development directions in the next six (6) years. The RDP also espouses the pillars of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), 2017-2022 which are Malasakit (Enhancing the Social Fabric), Pagbabago (Inequality-Reducing Transformation) and Patuloy na Pag-unlad (Increasing Growth Potential). The SOCCSKSARGEN RDP likewise serves as a foundation plan for the next three (3) administrations (e.g. 2023-2028, 2029-2034, 2035-2040) towards the fulfillment of AmBisyon Natin 2040. Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SOCCSKSARGEN Region Message
  4. 4. RONNEL C. RIVERA Chairperson, RDC XII and Mayor, General Santos City 15 March 2017 The plan formulation process commenced upon the approval of the RDP Guidelines through RDC XII Resolution No. 66, Series of 2016. This was followed by the designation of the RDC XII Sectoral Committees as Regional Planning Committees (RPC), responsible for drafting, refining and endorsing specific chapters assigned to these bodies. Thereafter, several workshops were conducted to come-up with the draft RDP for the RDC XII Full Council’s approval. During its 54th Regular Meeting, RDC XII passed Resolution No. 77, Series of 2016, approving the SOCCSKSARGEN RDP, 2017-2022. On 20 January 2017, the four (4) RPC Chairpersons convened to further ensure internal consistency among the plan’s 21 chapters. Similarly, the RDP underwent a peer review process to check Region XII’s role vis-à-vis the development of Mindanao, as well as SOCCKSARGEN’s contribution to national development goals. From the assessment phase to its finalization, the RDP is a development blueprint fostered by stakeholders’ participation and ownership, transparency, and relevance to pro- actively address development issues and challenges through its dynamic outcomes to attain poverty reduction with inclusive growth by the end of the planning period. In behalf of the RDC XII, let me express our gratitude to all development partners for tirelessly participating in all planning activities. It is expected that all government entities, the private sector, civil society organizations, academe and the general public shall promote the RDP’s strategies to achieve the potentials of the SOCCSKSARGEN Region.
  5. 5. Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SOCCSKSARGEN Region Foreword The SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 served as the region’s blueprint for development towards achieving the goal of: “Laying Down the Foundation for Inclusive Growth, a High-Trust and Resilient Society, and a Globally-Competitive Knowledge Economy” by 2022. The SOCCSKSARGEN RDP is also Region XII’s contribution to the foundation plan, the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, towards the country’s journey to AmBisyon Natin 2040. The Regional Development Council (RDC) XII passed Resolution Nos. 7, 8 and 43, series of 2019, to commence, direct and guide the midterm updating process of the SOCCSKSARGEN RDP 2017-2022. The Council’s four (4) Sectoral Committees, namely: a) Macro-Economy, Development Administration, and Finance Committee-MEDAFC; b) Economic Development Committee-EDC; c) Regional Social Development Committee- RSDC; and d) Infrastructure and Utilities Development Committee (InfraCom) were constituted as Regional Planning Committees (RPCs) responsible for undertaking the assessment, identifying the challenges, revalidating the strategies, harmonizing the targets with the development outcomes, and coming-up with the priority legislative agenda of assigned plan chapters. The SOCCSKSARGEN RDP 2017-2022 Midterm Update underwent a long and conscientious participative process until its approval and endorsement through RDC XII Resolution No. __, series of 2019. It is patterned after the PDP wherein the plan is organized into seven (7) parts with 22 chapters. Part 1 provides for the long-term vision, global and regional trends, economic growth, demographic and physical characteristics, regional spatial strategy, the roles of provinces, cities and municipalities in regional development, and the Regional Strategic Framework.
  6. 6. Part 2 covers the “Malasakit” pillar which is to build the foundations for a high- trust society and promoting Philippine culture and values. Part 3 is devoted to “Pagbabago” pillar or inequality reducing transformation by increasing access to economic opportunities, investing in human capital, and reducing vulnerability of the disadvantaged sectors. Part 4 deals with the “Patuloy na Pag-unlad” pillar which is increasing growth potential through science, technology and innovation (STI) and maximizing the region’s demographic dividend. Part 5 seeks to continue a supportive environment that will enable the economy to sustain growth, while Part 6 are the bedrock or foundation strategies of ensuring peace, security, safety, accelerating strategic infrastructure development, building resiliency, ensuring ecological integrity, a green and healthy environment, and migration which tackles the plight of overseas Filipinos. Part 7 contains the RDC XII-shepherded sectoral priority programs and projects, as well as institutional arrangements for implementation and monitoring of the plan. Also, we have to underscore that the SOCCSKSARGEN RDP 2017-2022 Midterm Update has adhered to Executive Order 70, series of 2018, which directs a Whole-of-Nation approach to end the 50-year local communist armed conflict. With the RDP updating and legitimization process now completed, the focus shifts to implementing the strategies laid therein for the remaining three (3) years of the Duterte Administration. Henceforth, all development partners from the region down to the local levels, including national and sub-national stakeholders are enjoined to remain committed and fully supportive of the development strategies and legislative agenda for the attainment of the regional development goal by 2022. From his assumption into office at noontime of June 30, 2016, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has provided the transition and implemented the necessary change, let us seize the momentum of the continued development of our country including the transformation of SOCCSKSARGEN Region as the Agri-industrial Hub and Eco-Tourism Center in Southern Philippines. On behalf of the RDC XII members, and the officials and personnel of NEDA Regional Office XII who comprise the RDC XII Secretariat, may we extend our heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation to all parties that were directly and indirectly involved in the entire process of plan updating. Mabuhay! TERESITA SOCORRO C. RAMOS Acting Chairperson, RDC XII, and Regional Director, NEDA XII September 2019
  7. 7. | i Table of Contents CHAPTER NO. TITLE PAGE 1 The Long View 3 2 Global and Regional Trends and Prospects 7 3 Overlay of Economic Growth, Demographic Trends and Physical Characteristics 19 4 The Regional Strategic Framework 2017-2022 29 5 Ensuring People-Centered, Clean, and Efficient Governance 37 6 Pursuing Swift and Fair Administration of Justice 47 7 Promoting Philippine Culture and Values 55 8 Expanding Economic Opportunities in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery 67 9 Expanding Economic Opportunities in Industry and Service through Trabaho at Negosyo 77 10 Accelerating Human Capital Development 91 11 Reducing Vulnerabilities of Individuals and Families 109 12 Building Safe and Secure Communities 117 13 Reaching for the Demographic Dividend 125 14 Vigorously Advancing Science, Technology, and Innovation 133 15 Ensuring Sound Macroeconomic Policy 143 16 Levelling the Playing Field through a Regional Competition Policy 157 17 Attaining Just and Lasting Peace 167 18 Ensuring Security, Public Order and Safety 175 19 Accelerated Infrastructure Development 199 20 Ensuring Ecological Integrity, Clean and Healthy Environment 227 21 Migration and Development 243 22 Plan Implementation and Monitoring 251
  8. 8. ii | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 List of Tables TABLE NO. TITLE PAGE NO. 2.1 GRDP and GVA Growth Projections, Region XII, 2019-2022 (in percent) 11 2.2 List of the Newly-elected Governors/City Mayors and Congresspersons Region XII, May 2019 12 2.3 LGUs Transferred to BARMM as a Result of the 2019 BOL Plebiscite 13 2.4 Region XII Population Transferred to BARMM 15 2.5 SOCCSKSARGEN Poverty Incidence among Families, 2012, 2015 and 2018 (1st Sem), and Target 2022 15 2.6 SOCCSKSARGEN Poverty Incidence among Population, 2012-2018 and Target 2022 16 2.7 First Semester Per Capita Poverty Threshold, Region XII, 2018 16 2.8 Labor and Employment, Region XII, 2017 and 2018 17 2.9 Total Damages and Number of Farmers Affected due to El Nino, Region XII, 2016 and 2018 18 5.1 SGLG Awardees in Region XII, 2017-2018 38 5.2 Harmonized PDP-RDP Results Matrix Indicators 43 6.1 Jail Facilities under the Administration and Management of BJMP XII, 2017-2018 48 6.2 Harmonized PDP-RDP Indicators 51 7.1 Number of activities on Filipino Culture conducted, Region XII, 2016-2018 55 7.2 Number of SOV Nominees, Region XII, 2016-2018 57 7.3 Number of Culture and Arts Festivals conducted, Region XII, 2016-2018 57 7.4 Functional LCAC in SOCCSKSARGEN, 2018 58 7.5 Mandatory Representatives of IPs/ICCs in Local Legislative Councils, 2016-2018 59 7.6 Harmonized PDP-RDP Results Matrix Indicators 61 8.1 Total Production (in metric tons) and Growth Rate (in percent) of Palay by Area Type, Region XII, 2016 to 2018 (in metric tons) 66 8.2 Area Harvested for Palay (in hectares) and Growth Rate (in percent) by Area Type, Region XII, 2016 to 2018 66 8.3 Total Production (in metric tons) and Growth Rate (in percent) by Type of Corn, Region XII, 2016 to 2018 66 8.4 Area Harvested in Hectares (in hectares) and Growth Rate (in percent) by Corn Type, Region XII, 2016 to 2018 67 8.5 Top 10 Major Crop Production (in metric tons) and Growth Rate (in percent), Region XII, 2017 and 2018 67 8.6 Livestock and Poultry Inventory (in number of heads) and Growth Rate (in percent, Region XII, 2016 to 2018 68 8.7 Fish Production (in metric tons) and Growth Rate (in percent) by Fishery Source, Region XII, 2017 and 2018 69 8.8 PDP-RDP Harmonized Indicators 72 9.1 Number of Major Investments, Region XII, 2017 76 9.2 Approved Filipino and Foreign Investments Region XII, 2016-2018 77 9.3 Value of Exports, Region XII, 2016-2018 77 9.4 List of Operating Economic Zones, Region XII, as of November 2017 78 9.5 List of Economic Zones Being Developed, Region XII, as of November 2017 78 9.6 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development, Region XII, 2016-2018 79 9.7 Selected Indicators on Cooperatives, Region XII, 2016-2018 83 9.8 Tourist Arrivals, Region XII, 2017-2018 85 9.9 Average Occupancy and Accredited Establishments, Region XII 85 10.2.1 Distribution of Higher Education Institutions by Province/City, Region XII, 2018 92 10.2.2 Number of Enrollees Across Discipline, Region XII, CY 2016- CY 93 10.2.3 Number of Enrollment by Province/City, by Sex, Region XII, AY 2018-2019 93 10.2.4 Number of Faculty Staff, Region XII, AY 2017-2018 and AY 2018-2019 94 10.2.5 Number of Graduates Across Discipline, 2016-2018, Region XII 95 10.2.6 Number of Scholarship Grants, Region XII, AY 2016-2017 to AY 2018-2019 96 10.3.1 Selected Indicators on Basic Education, Region XII, 2016-2018 97-98 10.3.2 Selected K to 12 Program Indicators, Region XII, SY 2017-2018 (in percent) 99 10.3.3 Results Matrix for Education Sub-sector 100 10.4.1 Health Accomplishment, Region XII, CY 2016 to CY 2018 102 10.4.2 Results Matrix Health Sub-sector 104 11.1.1 Beneficiaries of Social Services, Region XII, 2016-2018 108 11.2.1 Results Matrix for Social Protection Indicators 111 12.1 Results Matrix for Social Protection Indicators 116 13.1 Population Size by Province, Region XII, Actual Census in 2010 and 2015, and Projected Population in 2018 122 13.2 Population by Age Group and Sex (In Percent) and Dependency Ratio, Region XII, 2010 and 2015 122 13.3 Distribution of Employed Persons by Major Occupation Group, Region XII, 2016-2018 123 13.4 Selected Health and Population Indicators, Region XII, 2016-2018 123 13.5 Results Matrix 125 14.1 SOCCSKSARGEN R&D Agenda for 2020-2022 134
  9. 9. | iii List of Tables TABLE NO. TITLE PAGE NO. 13.1 Population Size by Province, Region XII, Actual Census in 2010 and 2015, and Projected Population in 2018 122 13.2 Population by Age Group and Sex (In Percent) and Dependency Ratio, Region XII, 2010 and 2015 122 13.3 Distribution of Employed Persons by Major Occupation Group, Region XII, 2016-2018 123 13.4 Selected Health and Population Indicators, Region XII, 2016-2018 123 13.5 Results Matrix 125 14.1 SOCCSKSARGEN R&D Agenda for 2020-2022 134 15.1.1 LGUs Revenue Collection, Region XII, 2016-2018 137 15.1.2 BIR and BOC Revenue Collection of Region XII, 2017-2018 138 15.1.3 Statement LGU Expenditures, Region XII, 2016-2018 140 15.2.1 Inflation Rate in Region XII, 2016-2018 (constant 2012=100) 140 15.5 Banking and Financial Sector Performance of Region XII, 2016-2018 (in percent) 141 15.2.3 Banking and Financial Institutions Presence in Region XII, 2016-2018 142 15.3 Harmonized PDP-RDP Results Matrix Indicators 148 16.1 Percentage of LGUs with BPLS Compliant Firms and Businesses, Philippines, 2016 Baseline, 2017 Actual, and 2019-2022 Plan Targets 152 16.2 Most Competitive Provinces, Philippines, 2018 153 16.3 Most Competitive Highly Urbanized Cities, 2018 153 16.4 Most Competitive Component Cities, 2018 154 16.5 Top 20 Most Competitive 1st to 2nd Class Municipalities, 2018 155 17.1 Results Matrix on Selected Peace Indicators 164 18.3.1 Crime Statistics, Region XII, CY 2016-2018 171 18.3.2 Trafficking-in-Person Cases in Region XII as of October 2019 172 18.4 Harmonized PDP-RDP Indicators 186 19.1.1 Road and Bridge Projects Accomplishments, Region XII, CY 2016-2018 189 19.1.2 National Road Length by Surface Type, Region XII, as of 15 October 2018 190 19.1.3 National Bridges, Region XII, as of 15 October 2018 190 19.1.4 National Road Length by Surface Type and Condition, Region XII, as of 15 October 2018 191 19.1.5 Summary of National Bridge Condition, Region XII, as of 15 October 2018 191 19.1.6 Bypass Roads, Region XII, CY 2018 191- 192 19.2.1 Airport Accomplishment by Major Indicator, Region XII, CY 2016-2018 195 19.3.1 Port Accomplishment by Major Indicator, Region XII, CY 2016-2018 196 19.3.2 List and Status of CY 2018 Port Improvement Projects, Region XII, as of March 2019 197 19.4.1 NIA XII Accomplishments on Selected Output Indicators, Region XII, CY 2017-2018 200 19.4.2 SALINTUBIG Program Beneficiaries, by Province/Municipality, Region XII, CY 2019 201 19.5.1 Mindanao Power Generation Capacity Mix, 2017-2018 207 19.5.2 Energization of Sitios and Households, Region XII, CY 2017 and CY 2018 209 19.5.3 Status of NIHE Implementation by Power Utility, Region XII, CY 2015 and CY 2016 210 20.1.1 Forest Development, Rehabilitation, and Protection, Region XII 2017 and 2018 219 20.2.1 Environmental Quality Indicators, Region XII, 2017 and 2018 225 20.3.1 Ecosystem Resiliency Indicators, Region XII, CYs 2017 and 2018 225 20.4 Harmonized PDP-RDP Results Matrix Indicators 230 22.1 Top 10 Priority Programs and Projects by Sector, Region XII 242- 243
  10. 10. iv | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 List of Figures FIGURE NO. TITLE PAGE NO. 2.1 New Administrative Map of Region XII 9 2.2 GRDP Growth Rate, Region XII, 2015-2018 10 2.3 Map Showing the Administrative Area of Region XII Affected per RA 11054 14 2.4 Rank of Region XII in the Country in terms of Poverty Incidence Among Population, First Semester 2018 17 2.5 Map Showing the Strategic Location of Region XII in the BIMP-EAGA 18 3.1 The Regional Spatial Development Strategy, 2015-2045 23 4.1 Regional Strategic Framework 2017-2022 Midterm Update 32 9.1 Growth Rate of Industry Gross Value Added (in Percent), 2016-2018 75 9.2 RAPID Growth Implementation Approach 81 9.3 GRDP by Industrial Origin, Services Sector, Region XII, 2016-2018 Growth Rates (%) At Constant 2000 Prices 82 10.1.1 Number of TVET Enrollees, Region XII, 2016-2018 89 10.1.2 Number of TVET Graduates, Region XII, 2016-2018 90 10.1.3 Number of Skilled Persons Assessed and Certified per Province, Region XII, 2016-2018 90 10.1.4 Total Number of Assessed and Certified Skilled Workers, Region XII, 2016-2018 91 10.2.1 Enrolment by Province/City, AY 2018-2019 94 10.2.2 Graduates by Cluster of Discipline and By Sex AY 2017-2018 95 11.2.1 Number of Students Placed under the SPES Program 108 11.2.2 Total Number of DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) Beneficiaries, Region XII, 2016-2018 109 11.2.3 Number of Beneficiaries Under the TUPAD Program, Region XII, 2017-2018 109 14.1 R&D Expenditures by Sector (P’000), Region XII, 2002-2013 130 14.2 R&D Personnel by Sector, Region XII, 2002-2013 131 16.1 Strategic Framework for Leveling the Playing Field through a National Competition Policy, Region XII 158 17.1 Design Template of the CARHRIHL Banner in Government Projects in Region XII 162 18.1.1 Coastline of Region XII 168 19.4.1 Developed Area and Potential Area for Irrigation, Region XII, CY 2017 199 19.4.2 Number of Households with Access to Level I Improved or Safe Water Supply, Region XII, CY 2017 and 2018 201 19.4.3 Number of Households with Access to Level II Improved or Safe Water Supply, Region XII, CY 2017 and 2018 201 19.4.4 Number of Households with Access to Level III Improved or Safe Water Supply, Region XII, CY 2017 and 2018 201 19.5.1 Mindanao Installed Capacity by Fuel Type, 2018 207 19.5.2 Maximum Energy Delivery (MWh), Mindanao and Region XII, CY 2017-2018 208
  11. 11. | v 4 Ps Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program µg/Ncm Microgram per normal cubic meter AAGR Average Annual Growth Rate ADB Asian Development Bank ADSDPP Ancestral Domains Sustainable Development and Protection Plans AEC ASEAN Economic Community AEW Agricultural Extension Worker AFP Armed Forces of the Philippines AHD Adolescent Health and Development AHFF Agriculture, Hunting, Fishery and Forestry AHJAG Ad-hoc Joint Advisory Group AHMP Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program AIP Annual Investment Program ALS Alternative Learning System AO Administrative Order AOR Area of Responsibility ARMM Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao ARTA Anti-Red Tape Act ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations BAS Bureau of Agricultural Statistics BBL Bangsamoro Basic Law BESRA Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda BFAR Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources BFP Bureau of Fire Protection BIMP-EAGA Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area BIR Bureau of Internal Revenue BJMP Bureau of Jail Management and Penology BOC Bureau of Customs BOD Biochemical Oxygen Demand BPAT Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams BPLS Business Permits and Licensing System BPO Business Process Outsourcing BSP Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas BuB Bottom Up Budgeting CAAP Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines CAB Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro CADT Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title CALT Certificate of Land Title CAPE Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity Enhancement Program CARHRIHL Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law CARP Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program CARPER Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms CASS-OTS Civil Aviation Security Service- Office for Transportation Security CBFM Community-based Forest Management CBMS Community-Based Monitoring System CCA Climate Change Adaptation CCB Contact Center ng Bayan CCCH Ceasefire Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities CCPO Cotabato City Police Office CCSPC Cotabato City State Polytechnic College CCT Conditional Cash Transfer CDD Community Driven Development CDF Control Dump Facility CDP Comprehensive Development Plan CEP Certified Establishment Program CFCST Cotabato Foundation College for Science and Technology CFL Compact Fluorescent Lamps CHED Commission on Higher Education CIS Communal Irrigation System Acronyms
  12. 12. vi | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Acronyms CFL Compact Fluorescent Lamps CHED Commission on Higher Education CIS Communal Irrigation System CK Cotabato City-Kidapawan CLUP Comprehensive Land Use Plan CMTS Cellular Mobile Telephone System COA Commission on Audit COP Culture of Peace COTELCO Cotabato Electric Cooperative CPPO Cotabato Provincial Police Office CPT Cleaner Production Technology CSC Civil Service Commission CSEE Career Service Executive Examination CSO Civil Society Organization CURE Comprehensive and Unified Response to Eliminate Red Tape CY Calendar Year DA Department of Agriculture DAR Department of Agrarian Reform DBM Department of Budget and Management DENR Department of Environment and Natural Resources DepED Department of Education DFS Diversified Farming System DICT Department of Information and Communications Technology DILG Department of the Interior and Local Government DO Dissolved Oxygen DOE Department of Energy DOF-BLGF Department of Finance – Bureau of Local Government Finance DOH Department of Health DOJ Department of Justice DOLE Department of Labor and Employment DOST Department of Science and Technology DOT Department of Tourism DOTC Department of Transportation and Communications DPWH Department of Public Works and Highways DRR Disaster Risk Reduction DRRM Disaster Risk Reduction Management DRRMCs Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils/Committees DRRMO Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office DSWD Department of Social Welfare Development DTI Department of Trade and Industry DU Distribution Unit EC Electric Cooperative ECB Engineering Construction Battalion ECC Environmental Compliance Certificate ELA Executive Legislative Agenda EMPs Ecotourism Management Plans EMS Emergency Medical Service EO Executive Order EOD Explosive and Ordnance Division EPIRA Electric Power Industry Reform Act EPP Export Pathways Program FAB Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro FAPs Foreign Assisted Projects FLUPs Forest Land Use Plans FMS Force Multiplier System FPIC Free Prior and Informed Consent FS Feasibility Study GAA General Appropriations Act GAD Gender and Equality
  13. 13. | vii Acronyms FLUPs Forest Land Use Plans FMS Force Multiplier System FPIC Free Prior and Informed Consent FS Feasibility Study GAA General Appropriations Act GAD Gender and Equality GAP Good Agricultural Practices G-EPS Government Electronic Procurement System GFI Government Financing Institution GHG Greenhouse Gas GID Governance and Institutions Development GIS Geographic Information System GOCC Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation GPH Government of the Philippines GRDP Gross Regional Domestic Product GSCPO General Santos City Police Office GVA Gross Value Added ha Hectare HD-CCTV High Definition Closed Circuit Television HDMF Home Development Mutual Fund HFEP Health Facilities Enhancement Program HH Household HLURB Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board HR Human Resource HRDC Health Research and Development Consortium HRDMP Human Resource Development Management Plan HUC Highly Urbanized City HUDCC Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council HVCCs High Value Commercial Crops IAs Irrigators’ Associations ICC Independent Chartered City ICC Indigenous Cultural Community ICERD International Covention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination ICON Information Coordinating Network ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross ICT Information and Communication Technology IDPs Internally Displaced Persons IEC Information, Education and Communication IFC International Finance Corporation IFMA Integrated Forest Management Agreement IGS Isulan-General Santos IHL International Human Rights Law IMR Infant Mortality Rate IPMR Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative IPRA Indigenous People’s Rights Act IPs Indigenous Peoples IPS Indigenous Political Structure IPSP Internal Peace and Security Plan IRA Internal Revenue Allotment ISO International Standard Organization ISP Internet Service Provider ISPF International Ship and Port Facility IWMP Integrated Watershed Management Plan JAGS-CT Jose Abad Santos-Glan-Sarangani Cooperation Triangle KALAHI-CIDSS Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services kg Kilogram km Kilometer KRA Key Result Area kV kilo Volt
  14. 14. viii | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Acronyms JAGS-CT Jose Abad Santos-Glan-Sarangani Cooperation Triangle KALAHI-CIDSS Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services kg Kilogram km Kilometer KRA Key Result Area kV kilo Volt LCCAP Local Climate Change Action Plan LCMS Legal Case Monitoring System LDRRMPs Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plans LED Light Emitting Diode LGPMS Local Government Performance Monitoring System LGU Local Government Unit LHB Local Housing Board lm Linear meter LMAG Lebak-Maasim-Alabel-Glan LPRAT Local Poverty Reduction Action Team LRA Land Registration Authority LSDP Local Shelter Development Plan LSPs Local Shelter Plans LTO Land Transportation Office MALMAR Malitubog-Maridagao MASA MASID Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Illigal na Droga MBLT Marine Battalion Landing Team MCLET Municipal Coastal Law Enforcement Team MCTC Municipal Circuit Trial Court MDG Millennium Development Goal MFI Micro Finance Institution MFPC Multi-sectoral Forest Protection Committee MGB Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau MILF Moro Islamic Liberation Front MinDA Mindanao Development Authority MMIP Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project MMR Maternal Mortality Rate MOA Memorandum of Agreement MPEX Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program MPN Most probable number MPS Municipal Police Stations MRB Mindanao River Basin MRBDMP Mindanao River Basin Development Master Plan MRF Material Recovery Facility MSMEs Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MT Metric Ton MTC Municipal Trial Court MTCCs Municipal Trial Court in Cities MTEF Medium-Term Expenditure Framework MVA Mega Volt Ampere MVUC Motor Vehicle Users’ Charge MW Mega Watt NAPOLCOM National Police Commission NAT National Achievement Test NC National Certificate NCD Newcastle Disease NCIP National Commission on Indigenous Peoples NCPW National Crime Prevention Week NCSPC North Cotabato Seed Production Center ND No data
  15. 15. | ix Acronyms NCPW National Crime Prevention Week NCSPC North Cotabato Seed Production Center ND No data NDHS National Demographic and Health Survey NEDA National Economic and Development Authority NGAs National Government Agencies NGCP National Grip Corporation of the Philippines NGOs Non-Government Organizations NGP National Greening Program NHA National Housing Authority NHTS-PR National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction NIA National Irrigation Administration NIPAS National Integrated Protected Areas NIS National Irrigation System NNC National Nutrition Council NOC Notice of Coverage NREP National Renewable Energy Program NRIP National Road Improvement Project NSCB National Statistical Coordination Board NSO National Statistics Office NTC National Telecommunications Commission OD Open Dump ODA Official Development Assistance OFW Overseas Filipino Workers OPAPP Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process OPI Overall Performance Indicator PA Philippine Army PA Protected Area PAG-IBIG Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno PAMANA Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan PAMB Protected Area Management Board PAO Public Attorney’s Office PBIS Performance-Based Incentive System PCA Philippine Coconut Authority PCCP Portland Cement Concrete Pavement PCJS Philippine Criminal Justice System PCT Provincial Core Team PD Presidential Decree PDEA Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency PDOP Peace and Development Outreach Program PDP Philippine Development Plan PDPFP Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan PDTs Peace and Development Teams PEM Public Expenditure Management PESFA Private Education Student Financial Assistance PESO Public Employment Service Office PETCs Private Emission Testing Centers PFM Public Financial Management PFMAT Public Financial Management Assessment Tool pH Potential of hydrogen PHIC Philippine Health Insurance Corporation PhilGEPS Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System Php Philippine Pesos
  16. 16. x | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Acronyms PIA Philippine Information Agency PLPEM Provincial/Local Planning and Expenditure Management PM10 Particulate Matter less than 10 microns in diameter PNP Philippine National Police PNP-SAF Philippine National Police-Special Action Force POPCEN Census of Population POPDEV Population Development POs People’s Organizations PPA Philippine Ports Authority PPA-DOJ Parole and Probation Administration-Department of Justice PPDCI Philippine Palm Oil Development Council, Inc. PPE Personal Protective Equipment PPP Public-Private Partnership PRAISE Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence PRAT Poverty Reduction Action Team PRC Professional Regulation Commission PRIME-HRM Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resources Management PRO Police Regional Office PSA Philippine Statistics Authority PSR Private Sector Representative PSS Problem-Solving Session PWD Person With Disability RA Republic Act RAP-LGU Resettlement Assistance Program to LGUs RATE Run After Tax Evader RBPMS Result-Based Performance Management System RCS Report Card Survey RDC Regional Development Council RDI Research and Development Institute RDP Regional Development Plan RE Renewable Energy RGC Regional Government Center RoRo Roll on-Roll off RPFP Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning RPMC Regional Project Monitoring Committee RPMES Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System RPRH Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health RPTC Real Property Tax Collection RSDF Regional Spatial Development Strategy RTC Regional Trials Court SAIDS Sustainable Agri-Industrial Development SALN Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth SCPC Student Crime Prevention Committee SCPPO South Cotabato Provincial Police Office SDEP Service Delivery Excellence Program SETUP Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading System SGLG Seal of Good Local Governance SIFMA Socialized Integrated Forest Management Agreement SKPPO Sultan Kudarat Provincial Police Office SKSU Sultan Kudarat State University SLF Sanitary Landfill SLGR State of Local Governance Report SME Small and Medium Enterprise
  17. 17. | xi Acronyms SMERA SME Roving Academy SMI Sagittarius Mines Incorporated SOCCSKSARGEN South Cotabato, Cotabato Province, Cotabato City Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, General Santos SOCOTECO South Cotabato Electric Cooperative SOV Search for Outstanding Volunteers SPES Special Program for the Employment of Students SPMS Strategic Performance Monitoring System SPPO Sarangani Provincial Police Office SRIP Small River Impounding Project SSF Shared Service Facility SSL Salary Standardization Law SUCs State Universities and Colleges SUKELCO Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative SWM Solid Waste Management TB Tuberculosis TC Therapeutic Community TCLP Therapeutic Community Ladderized Program TESDA Technical Education and Skills Development Authority TGPOs TVET Guidance and Placemant Offices TICK Technology of Information and Communication in Koronadal TIEZA Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority TOT Training for Trainors TSS Total Suspended Solids TVET Technical-Vocational Education and Training TWSP Training for Work Scholarship Program UHC-AHA Universal Health Care - Aquino Health Agenda UNDRIP United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the IPs USM University of Southern Mindanao VA Vulnerability Assessment VIILPs Various Infra Including Local Projects VPA Volunteer Probation Aide WDP Wastewater Discharge Permit WQMA Water Quality Management Area
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  19. 19. Part I INTRODUCTION
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  23. 23. Chapter 1 The Long View | 5 Chapter 1 The Long View The SOCCSKSARGEN Region stakeholders intends to contribute to the realization of the long-term vision (LTV), thus, in order to make this aspiration a reality, the Regional Development Council (RDC) XII passed the following resolutions during the period: • Resolution No. 37, series of 2016, “Enjoining All LGUs and RLAs in Region XII to Align their Programs and Projects with the AmBisyon Natin 2040.” • In 2017-2018 as a prelude to the planning activities and workshops of different regional line agencies (RLAs) and local government units (LGUs), the AmBisyon Natin 2040 was presented to create awareness and orient the participants about the LTV for the country and every Filipino. • Resolution No. 108, series of 2016, “Adopting the SOCCSKSARGEN AmBisyon Natin 2040 Song to Advocate the Country’s Long-Term Vision.” • The song was composed and arranged by Mr. Ryan Gazo and sang by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) XII chorale. Mr. Gazo is a local musical talent hailing from Koronadal City, South Cotabato. Through RDC XII Resolution 108, series of 2016, all government entities in the region were enjoined to regularly play and passionately singduringtheweeklyconvocations and preliminary activities of its meetings or workshops. Cascading AmBisyon Natin 2040 in SOCCSKSARGEN through the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017- 2022 The aspiration of the Filipinos to become prosperous and a pre-dominantly middle class society where no one is poor is challenging yet inspiring. The challenge is how every Filipino can afford to have a “matatag, maginhawa at panatag na buhay by 2040.” However, the vision is an inspiration every citizen should aspire for because the development objective is having people who are healthy and living long lives, educated, smart and innovative, settling in a high-trust society where families flourish in culturally diverse, vibrant, and resilient communities in the journey towards 2040. Assessment
  24. 24. 6 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Strategies 1. An Act Institutionalizing the AmBisyon Natin 2040 as the Long-Term Vision of Challenges Despite the passage of such resolutions and the advocacy efforts of both RDC XII and NEDA XII, the awareness of the region’s Priority Legislative Agenda 1. To address the challenges, there is a need to undertake the following: 2. Conduct a massive, aggressive, and intensified advocacy on AmBisyon Natin 2040 through quad-media and collaboration between private and government entities. 3. Expand the implementation of NEDA XII staff rendered resource person services and conducted information, communication and education (IEC) campaigns to advocate the AmBisyon Natin 2040, SDGs, PDP, RDP in several fora, workshops, and capability building program spearheaded by various agencies in the region. The IEC campaigns aim to localize the AmBisyon Natin 2040, the SDGs, the regional and national plans, and to provide local planners the bases and references in crafting their respective thematic plans. stakeholders on the AmBisyon Natin 2040 is quite low due to the very limited reach- out. Executive Order 570, series of 2006 by integrating the long-term-vision in the school curriculum of Basic Education together with the peace education. 4. Advocate for the issuance of a Presidential Proclamation institutionalizing the AmBisyon Natin 2040 month Celebration. the Philippines
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  27. 27. Chapter 2 Global and Regional Trends and Prospects | 9 Chapter 2 Global and Regional Trends and Prospects SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) is located in the south-central part of Mindanao and endowed with natural and human resources which are essential elements to could propel the region to attain higher economic growth levels. Figure 2.1 below is the new administrative map of Region XII showing where it is located in Mindanao and the Philippines. The new regional configuration is a result of the 2019 plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law wherein Cotabato City and 63 barangays in Cotabato Province has been transferred to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Figure 2.1: New Administrative Map of SOCCSKSARGEN Region Source of Data and Map: DENR XII, RLUC XII
  28. 28. 10 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 For the second half of the term of the Duterte Administration, the region shall continue to strive for poverty eradication, people-centered, clean, efficient governance, construct vital and resilient infrastructure facilities, ensure a stable peace and security situation, and continually promote a clean and healthy environment in order to increase the prospects for attracting more investments and opportunities for quality employment towards over-all socio- economic development. Assessment The GRDP is the aggregate of gross value added (GVA) of all resident-producer units in the region. Figure 2.2 shows the erratic growth or “boom and bust trend” of the region’s economic performance. In 2016, the region’s economic growth was pegged I. Economic Trends Gross Regional Domestic Products (GRDP) at 4.9 percent and significantly improved in 2017 at 8.3 percent but slowed down in 2018 at 6.9 percent. The contraction of growth in 2016 was due to the effects of the severe drought in 2015 wherein the performance agriculture sector was vastly affected. Figure 2.1.1 GRDP Growth Rate (%), Region XII 2015-2018 Figure 2.2 shows the GRDP growth targets for the remaining plan period. The region shall continuously aim to improve and expect that economic growth will be ushered by the industry and service sectors while the agriculture sector remains on its supporting role as the provider of essential raw materials. Source of data: NEDA XII GRDP Agriculture Industry Service 2015-2016 4.9 -9.5 13.1 7.6 2016-2017 8.3 8.7 8.4 7.6 2017-2018 6.9 2.5 8 8.4 -15 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
  29. 29. Chapter 2 Global and Regional Trends and Prospects | 11 Table 2.1.1 GRDP Growth Projections (%), 2019-2022, SOCCSKSARGEN Source of data: NEDA XII GVA/SECTOR 2019 2020 2021 2022 LOW HIGH LOW HIGH LOW HIGH LOW HIGH GRDP 7.2 7.7 7.8 8.3 8.3 8.8 8.9 9.4 Agriculture 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5 5.0 Industry 8.5 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.5 10.0 10.0 10.5 Service 8.5 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.5 10.0 10.0 10.5 In 2018, several investment schemes engaging in foreign exchange and crypto currency trading with potentially high return on investment have circulated in the region. These schemes attracted interested individuals from the different segments of society especially luring the poor with the promise of additional income. However, by Proliferation of investment schemes engaged in forex and crypto currency June 2019, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte ordered concerned law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to stop the operations of such organizations because these were engaged in Ponzi-scheme type of investment. The result of the May 2019 synchronized national and local elections changed the political landscape of the region. Three provinces (Cotabato, South Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat) and two cities (Koronadal II. Political Trends National and Local Elections and Tacurong) have new local chief executives (LCEs). Table 2.2 provides the list of the newly elected chief executives and congressional representatives of SOCCSKSARGEN.
  30. 30. 12 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Table 2.2.1 List of the Newly-elected Governors/City Mayors and Congresspersons, Region XII, May 2019 Source of data: www.comelec.gov.ph Moreover,three(3)additionalCongressional representative in the persons of Alberto D. Pacquaio, Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza, and Sonny L. Lagon, is expected to support the region’s development as party list representatives of OFW Family, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), and Ako Bisaya, respectively. OnMarch11,2019,PresidentDutertesigned the law creating the third congressional district of South Cotabato which shall cover the City of General Santos. The new congressional district will further usher Passage of Republic Act (RA) 11243 the development of the city being the only highly urbanized city (HUC) in the region as programs and projects will not be shared with the first congressional district. The implementation of the RA 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) creating the BARMM affected the territorial and administrative jurisdiction of the region. Before the creation of BARMM, SOCCSKSARGEN Region covered a total land area of 19,035.39 square kilometers or 16.6 percent of the total land area of Implementation of Republic Act (RA) 11054 Mindanao, but with the result of the January 21andFebruary06,2019plebiscite,Cotabato City and sixty-three (63) barangays under the Province of Cotabato is now part of the BARMM. The specific barangays affected by the passage of the aforementioned law are shown in Table 2.3. PROVINCE/CITY LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVES REPRESENTATIVE/S TO LOWER HOUSE OF CONGRESS Cotabato Province Nancy A. Catamco Joselito S. Sacdalan-1st District Rudy S. Caoagdan-2nd District Jose I. Tejada-3rd District South Cotabato Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. Shirlyn Bañas Nograles-1st District Ferdinand L. Hernandez-2nd District Sultan Kudarat Suharto T. Mangudadatu Bai Rihan M. Sakaluran-1st District Horacio P. Suansing, Jr.-2nd District Sarangani Steve C. Solon Rogelio D. Pacquiao-Lone District General Santos City Ronnel C. Rivera Representative for the newly created 3rd District of South Cotabato will be elected in 2022. Koronadal City Eliordo U. Ogena Ferdinand L. Hernandez-2nd District, South Cotabato Tacurong City Angelo O. Montilla Bai Rihan M. Sakaluran-1st District, Sultan Kudarat Kidapawan City Joseph A. Evangelista Rudy S. Caoagdan-2nd District, Cotabato Province
  31. 31. Chapter 2 Global and Regional Trends and Prospects | 13 Table 2.2.2 LGUs Transferred to BARMM as a Result of the 2019 BOL Plebiscite Source of data: COMELEC, DENR XII The implementation of the RA 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) creating the BARMM affected the territorial and administrative jurisdiction of the region. Before the creation of BARMM, SOCCSKSARGEN Region covered a total land area of 19,035.39 square kilometers or 16.6 percent of the total land area of Mindanao, but with the result of the January 21andFebruary06,2019plebiscite,Cotabato City and sixty-three (63) barangays under the Province of Cotabato is now part of the BARMM. The specific barangays affected by the passage of the aforementioned law are shown in Table 2. LGUS TOTAL NUMBER OF BARANGAYS NUMBER OF AFFECTED BARANGAYS NAME OF BARANGAYS Cotabato City 37 37 Bagua Proper, Bagua I, Bagua II, Bagua III, Kalanganan, Kalanganan I, Kalanganan II, Poblacion Proper, Poblacion I, Poblacion II, Poblacion III, Poblacion IV, Poblacion V, Poblacion VI, Poblacion VII, Poblacion VIII, Poblacion IX, Rosary Heights Proper, Rosary Heights I, Rosary Heights II, Rosary Heights III, Rosary Heights IV, Rosary Heights V, Rosary Heights VI, Rosary Heights VII, Rosary Heights VIII, Rosary Heights IX, Rosary Heights X, Rosary Heights XI, Rosary Heights XII, Rosary Heights XIII, Tamontaka Proper, Tamontaka I, Tamontaka II, Tamontaka III, Tamontaka IV, Tamontaka V Aleosan 19 2 Dunguan and Tapodoc Carmen 28 7 Kibayao, Kitulaan, Langogan, Manarapan, Nasapian, Pebpoloan, and Tupig Kabacan 24 7 Buluan, Nanga-an, Pedtad, Sanggadong, Simbuhay, Simone, and Tamped Midsayap 57 13 Damatulan, Kadigasan, Kadingilan, Kapinpilan, Kudarangan, Central Labas, Malingao, Mudseng, Nabalawag, Olandang, Sambulawan, Tugal, and Tumbras Pigcawayan 40 12 Lower Baguer, Balacayon, Buricain, Datu Binasing, Datu Mantil, Kadingilan, Libungan Torreta, Matilac, Lower Pangangkalan, Upper Pangangkalan, Patot, and Simsiman Pikit 42 22 Bagoinged, S. Balong, S. Balongis, Barungis, Batulawan, Bualan, Buliok, Bulol, Fort Pikit, Gli-Gli, Gokotan, Kabasalan, Lagunde, Macabual, Makasended, Manaulanan, Nabundas, Nalapaan, Nunguan, Pamalian, Panicupan, and Rajamuda
  32. 32. 14 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Figure 2.2.1 Map Showing the Administrative Area of Region XII Affected per RA 11054 Source of data: DENR XII The regions’ population will likewise decreased from the 2015 Census of 4,545,276 to 4,050,556 due to the transfer of 1.88 percent of the region’s land area and about 10.88 percent of the region’s population to the newly created region. Table 2.4 shows the population of the affected municipalities to be reassigned to BARMM and its percentage to the total population. III. Demographic Trends
  33. 33. Chapter 2 Global and Regional Trends and Prospects | 15 Table 2.3.1 Region XII Population Transferred to BARMM Source of data: PSA XII CITY/MUNICIPALITY POPULATION AFFECTED (2015 CENSUS) PERCENTAGE OF CITY / PROVINCIAL/ MUNICIPAL / REGIONAL POPULATION Cotabato City 299,438 100 Cotabato Province 195,282 15.75 Pikit 92,083 59.62 Midsayap 39,965 26.35 Carmen 24,645 25.69 Pigcawayan 19,079 28.50 Kabacan 14,450 16.20 Aleosan 5,060 12.84 Total 494,720 10.88 For the next three (3) years, the eradication of poverty remains the greatest challenge that confronts the SOCCSKSARGEN Region. Poverty incidence among families and among population decreased in 2018 from 37.4 percent to 27.2 percent and from 44.4 percent to 33.7 percent respectively, compared with that of 2015 as shown in Tables 2.6 and 2.7 below. The reduction recorded within the 3-year High Poverty Incidecence interval is attributed to the various programs and projects implemented by the national and local government from 2015 to 2018. However, in spite of the improvement in the poverty situation in most of the provinces of the region, the province of Sarangani continued to post high poverty incidence at 40.5% incidence among families. Historically, Sarangani has constantly been clustered among provinces with high poverty incidence. IV. Social Trends Table 2.4.1 SOCCSKSARGEN Poverty Incidence among Families, 2012, 2015 and 2018 (1st Sem), and Target 2022 Source of data: PSA XII REGION/PROVINCE POVERTY INCIDENCE AMONG FAMILIES (%) (1ST SEMESTER) TARGET 2012 2015 2018 2022 Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN) 37.1 37.4 27.2 15.25 Cotabato Province 44.8 42.3 25.6 17.25 Sarangani 46.0 53.0 40.5 23.65 South Cotabato 25.8 23.6 21.3 9.9 General Santos City 15.2 Sultan Kudarat 40.44 49.0 32.4 19.6
  34. 34. 16 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Table 2.4.2 SOCCSKSARGEN Poverty Incidence among Population, 2012-2018 and Target 2022 Source of data: PSA XII and NEDA XII REGION/PROVINCE POVERTY INCIDENCE AMONG POPULATION (%) (1ST SEMESTER) TARGET 2012 2015 2018 2022 Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN) 44.7 44.4 33.7 22.20 North Cotabato 52.4 49.5 32.0 24.75 Sarangani 53.2 59.5 47.0 29.75 South Cotabato 32.0 28.6 27.1 14.30 General Santos City 20.6 Sultan Kudarat 48.5 57.7 38.9 28.85 Table 2.8 shows the region’s per capita poverty threshold is pegged at PhP 12, 067.00. South Cotabato and General Santos City has the highest per capita poverty threshold at PhP 12,504.00 higher than the regions per capita poverty threshold. Table 2.4.3 First Semester Per Capita Poverty Threshold, Region XII, 2018 Despite the improvement in the GRDP and poverty incidence, Figure 2.4 below shows that in 2018, SOCCSKSARGEN is the fifth poorest region in the country with a poverty incidence among population pegged at 33.7 percent. Given such circumstance, there is a need to sustain economic growth to ensure that the marginal groups shall share the gains. Source of data: PSA XII REGION/PROVINCE FIRST SEMESTER PER CAPITA POVERTY THRESHOLD (IN PHP) Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN) 12,067.00 Cotabato Province 11,773.00 Sarangani 11,043.00 South Cotabato 12,504.00 General Santos City 12,504.00 Sultan Kudarat 11,555.00
  35. 35. Chapter 2 Global and Regional Trends and Prospects | 17 Figure 2.4.1 Rank of Region XII in the Country in terms of Poverty Incidence Among Population, First Semester 2018 Source of data: PSA XII The region’s population of 15 years old and above grew by 2.05 percent in 2018 as compared to the 2017 population. Labor force participation rate in 2018 was placed at 61.70% which is 0.50 % lower than of the previous year. Labor and Employment Employment rate slightly increased from 96% in 2017 to 96.10% in 2018. On the other hand, the unemployment and underemployment rates improved in 2018 as compared with the previous year at 3.9% and 17.0%, respectively. Table 2.4.4 Labor and Employment, Region XII, 2017 and 2018 Source of data: PSA XII INDICATOR 2017 2018 % CHANGE (YEAR-ON-YEAR) Population 15 years Old and Over (in thousands) 3,086 3,150 2.05 Labor Force Participation Rate 62.2 61.70 -0.50 Employment Rate 96.00 96.10 0.10 Unemployment Rate 4.00 3.90 -0.10 Underemployment Rate 17.9 17.0 -0.9
  36. 36. 18 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Effects of El Niño Phenomenon The 2016 and 2018 drought affected the field crops, poultry, and livestock which ultimately distresses the availability and distribution of food supply in the region particularly in the urban areas. Table 2.10 shows the total damage incurred in agriculture and environment sector during the 2016 and 2018 drought. Table 2.5.1 Total Damages and Number of Farmers Affected due to El Nino, Region XII, 2016 and 2018 SECTOR AFFECTED DAMAGE INCURRED (PHP) NUMBER OF HECTARES AFFECTED 2016 2018 2016 2018 Agriculture Rice, Corn, HVCC 1.1 Billion 342.64 Million 88,126 21,146 Livestock and poultry 4.517 Million Environment Forest/grass fire 3.995 Million 623 Source of data: DA XII and SOCCSKSARGEN Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan for El Nino Flooding has been a perennial problem in the region due to the dwindling forest cover and continuing environmental degradation. Illegal cutting of trees especially in the upstream areas for commercial purposes, fuel wood demand, and charcoal making is still a problem. In fact in 2017, the authorities confiscated about 72,251.18 board feet of illegally cut trees. Likewise, the encroachment of illegal settlements and cultivation in the riparian and protected Flooding due to Environmental Degradation zones also contribute to this problem. These activities continue to proliferate because some LGUs failed to formulate and implement their Forest Land Use Plans (FLUPs). As of 2018, 23 LGUs have yet to formulate their FLUPs that is 51.11 percent of Region XII cities/municipalities. Also, there are eight (8) LGUs that need to urgently implement their approved FLUPs through the allocation funds for programs/ projects/activities. The region is vulnerable to the effects of the extreme weather condition. Annually, there are recorded flooding incidents due to heavy rainfall and different areas across the region experienced severe increase in temperature or the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in 2016 and 2018-2019. V. Environmental Trends
  37. 37. Chapter 2 Global and Regional Trends and Prospects | 19 Flooding has been a perennial problem in the region due to the dwindling forest cover and continuing environmental degradation. Illegal cutting of trees especially in the upstream areas for commercial purposes, fuel wood demand, and charcoal making is still a problem. In fact in 2017, the authorities confiscated about 72,251.18 board feet of illegally cut trees. Likewise, the encroachment of illegal settlements and cultivation in the riparian and protected Flooding due to Environmental Degradation zones also contribute to this problem. These activities continue to proliferate because some LGUs failed to formulate and implement their Forest Land Use Plans (FLUPs). As of 2018, 23 LGUs have yet to formulate their FLUPs that is 51.11 percent of Region XII cities/municipalities. Also, there are eight (8) LGUs that need to urgently implement their approved FLUPs through the allocation funds for programs/ projects/activities. The proximity of Region XII to Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia, the country’s neighbors that composes the BIMP-EAGA offers opportunities to increase the trading and investments. Also, to take advantage of the region’s integration in the BIMP- EAGA and ASEAN economy, infrastructure facilities and logistics support shall be established to boost trading in electronics, garments, food, beverages, livestock materials, tourism and cultural exchanges. The region’s agricultural sector would drive the growth of the Industry and Service sectors as it provides the raw materials for the manufacturing and excess labor for the services sector. Moreover, the region’s direction towards technology adoption and enhancement Global Growth Prospects provides opportunities for employment and job diversification. The ICT/BPO industry provides opportunities for global competitiveness in terms of software development, data processing and database services, human resource services, e-commerce, enterprise security, medical transcription, application development, and manufacturing engineering among others. Being an industry that cuts across the other Industry sectors of the region, integration of technology in the Services sector allows the creation of opportunities for the human capital needed to participate in the value chain of these industries.
  38. 38. 18 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Figure 2.5.1 Map Showing the Strategic Location of Region XII in the BIMP-EAGA
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  41. 41. Chapter 3 Overlay of Economimc Growth, Demographic Trends and Physical Characteristics | 21 Chapter 3 Overlay of Economic Growth, Demographic Trends and Physical Characteristics The SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Spatial Development Framework (RSDF) 2015- 2045 defines the region’s desired spatial structure based on trends on population, economic activities, and services. It recognizes the increasing roles of cities, particularly the urban areas, as drivers and venues for growth and poverty reduction, e.g. General Santos City, the only Highly Urbanized City (HUC) in Region XII. On July 2018, General Santos City was identified as among major cities in the country which would be a recipient of a project on the formulation of Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development (SUID) Master Plan (MP) under the Project Development and Related Studies (PDRS) being implemented by NEDA Infrastructure Staff. On November 2018, the contract on the Consulting Services on the GSC-SUID- MP was awarded to the Joint Venture (JV) composed of Orient Integrated Development Consultants, Incorportated (OIDCI), Engineering and Development Corporation of the Philippines (EDCOP), Prime Exponent (PRIMEX) Corporation, and Council of Filipino Consultants (CEST), Incorporated. NEDA Infrastructure Staff was identified as the Executive Agency and NEDA Regional Office XII as the Implementating Agency and LGU-General Santos as the beneficiary of the GSC- SUID-MP Project. The RSDF, anchored on the National Spatial Strategy (NSS), promotes spatial integration through a well-connected network of settlements and service centers. Region XII continues to adopt the Sustainable Agri-Industrial Development Strategy (SAIDS) to realize its vision as tje Agri-Industrial Hub and Ecotourism Center in Southern Philippines. The spatial strategy would propel the establishment of ecozones that will support the region’s industry clusters. Specifically, the spatial strategy focuses on Tri-Corridor Development that shall develop the main and potential corridors involving the establishment of small- to medium-scale processing centers, agriculture and commercial hubs, ecotourism spokes, centers for social opportunities, housing connected by infrastructure support facilities and made resilient by mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation at all stages of the planning process. The three (3) main corridors are as follows: The Regional Spatial Strategy
  42. 42. 22 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 The first corridor is the Midsayap- Kidapawan City (CK) Agri-Industrial and Eco-Tourism Corridor. This was previously named as Cotabato City-Kidapawan City (CK) corridor but due to the passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) that created the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and mandated the transfer of Cotabato City and the 63 barangays in Cotabato Province, Midsayap being the intermediate urban center became a primary growth node of the corridor with Kidapawan City. The major industries that is being promoted in this corridor are agri-industrial and eco-tourism development. The economic activities in this corridor is influenced by the development of Regions XI, X, and BARMM. I. TheMidsayap-KidapawanCity(MK)Agri-Industrial and Eco-Tourism Corridor The second corridor is the Isulan-General Santos (IGS) Agri-Industrial and Eco- Tourism Corridor. General Santos City shall be the primary growth node in this corridor with the cities of Koronadal, Isulan and Tacurong as intermediate urban centers. II. The Isulan-General Santos (IGS) Agri-Industrial and Eco-Tourism Corridor The third corridor shall be along the coastal area of the region called the Lebak-Maasim- Alabel-Glan (LMAG) Coastal Development Zone. The primary growth nodes in this corridor are Lebak, Kalamansig, Alabel and Glan with Kiamba and Maasim as the intermediate urban centers. Maitum shall be an ecotourism destination. III. The Lebak-Maasim-Alabel-Glan (LMAG) Coastal Development Zone
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  44. 44. 24 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Roles of Local Government Units (LGUs) in Regional Development Provinces Sarangani • The fishery, aquaculture and integrated upland development center of the region. • It is a source of energy (coal-fired power plants). • It is a growing ecotourism destination with its nature, dive, sun, and beach tourism. South Cotabato • The agro-industrial center in the southern part of the region processing high-value crops like pineapple, banana and the prime agricultural producer of rice, corn and other food crops. • It is also an emerging eco-tourism capital of the region. • A high potential for mineral development in a sustainable and responsible manner. Cotabato • The agro-industrial center in the northern part of the region producing organic rice, exotic fruits, and processing industrial crops like rubber and sugar. • It is a major source of energy (e.g. Mt. Apo Geothermal Power Plant) which connects to the Mindanao Grid. Sultan Kudarat • The oil palm and coffee production and processing center of the region and producer of organic muscovado sugar, aquamarine and seaweeds.
  45. 45. Chapter 3 Overlay of Economimc Growth, Demographic Trends and Physical Characteristics | 25 Cities General Santos City • The metropolitan center of the region being a highly urbanized city. • It is envisioned as the Green and Smart City of the South. • The Tuna Capital of the Philippines owing to the presence of canning factories including the volume of tuna landings and transactions at the General Santos Fishport. • The prime business, banking, financial, and services center of the region. • Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) destination in SOCCSKSARGEN. • It is the trans-shipment hub of the region to other parts of the country and the rest of the world due to the presence of the international standard port and airport. • The implementation of the General Santos Aerotropolis and the Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development (SUID) Master Plan will serve as catalysts in the over-all development of the city and the entire region. Kidapawan City • The major service-market and distribution center in the Province of Cotabato. • The fruit capital of the region, agri-processing center for rubber, sugar and tropical fruits. Koronadal City • The Administrative Center of SOCCSKSARGEN region. • It positions itself as the region’s convention hub. • Envisions the Bagong Koronadal: A safe, garbage-free, and beautifully landscaped green city with highly competitive, resilient, and empowered communities. Tacurong City • The processing center for African oil palm, cereals and grains, meat, poultry. • The provincial market and distribution center of Sultan Kudarat Province. • The bird capital of SOCCSKSARGEN being the host and the home of migratory birds such as Heron and Egret. • The convergence city in the south being the crossroads to the rest of the municipalities in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, and Cotabato Province.
  46. 46. 26 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Strategic Municipalities South Cotabato Isulan • One of the alternate urban centers in the IGS Agri-Industrial and Eco- tourism Corridor. • It is the provincial capital and the administrative center of Sultan Kudarat Province • Financial, commercial and investment center of Sultan Kudarat. • Envisioned to become a component city of the province. Kalamansig • The banner LGU of the northern part of the LMAG Coastal Development Zone. • The prime producer of coffee in the region. • The Kalamansig port serves as the gateway of the people and the products of the coastal municipalities to Balut Island and other parts of the Country. Sultan Kudarat Polomolok • The major urban and economic center in the province of South Cotabato. • A highly agri-industrialized center for high value crops. • Envisions to become a component city of the Province of South Cotabato. Tampakan • Potential growth center given its huge (world-class) mineral resource for development in a sustainable manner. Surallah • The alternate urban and trading center of South Cotabato. • Host to the newly established SOCCSKSARGEN General Hospital and the South Cotabato State College.
  47. 47. Chapter 3 Overlay of Economimc Growth, Demographic Trends and Physical Characteristics | 27 Midsayap • Serves as commercial center of the Pikit-Pigcawayan-Alamada- Libungan-Midsayap-Aleosan (PALMA + PB) LGU Alliance. • It is expected to assume the role of Cotabato City in the Cotabato- Kidapawan (CK) Corridor. • It aspires to become a component city of Cotabato Province. M’lang • The host municipality of the Central Mindanao Airport. • The stretch of the national road that traverses the municipality serves as a vital link between the northern and southern areas of the region. Carmen • Region XII’s gateway to Northern Mindanao/Region X. • Proximate to the location of one of the region’s major priority projects which is the Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project (MMIP). Cotabato
  48. 48. 28 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Alabel • Its long stretch of coastline makes it ideal for aquaculture venture while its vast plains and rolling hills are suited for housing, eco- tourism and agri-industrial opportunities. • The home of the world-renowned Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus. Malungon • The only inland municipality of Sarangani. • One of the gateway to the Davao Region. • It has the potential for business ventures particularly HVCC such as banana, mango, sugarcane and palm oil. • Its vast mountain ranges and rolling hills is ideal for eco-tourism activities. • The municipality is expected to traversed by the Davao-GenSan segment of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) once realized. Glan • The banner LGU of the southern part of the LMAG-CDZ. • It is an integral part of the Jose Abad Santos-Glan, Sarangani Island Cooperation Triangle (JAGS-CT). • Among the top tourist destination in the region. • Leading producer of copra in the region and has survived the ups and down of the coconut industry. • It’s geographical location makes it an ideal spot for investments especially for the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area markets. • Oldest town in Region XII and aspires for Cityhood. Sarangani
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  51. 51. Chapter 4 The Regional Strategic Framework 2017-2022 | 31 Chapter 4 The Regional Strategic Framework 2017-2022 The SOCCSKSARGEN RDP 2017-2022 Midterm Update supports the country’s long-term vision that is anchored on AmBisyon Natin 2040, President Duterte’s 0 to 10-Point Socioeconomic Agenda, the objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Executive Order 70, series of 2018, Institutionalizing the Whole-of-Nation Approach in Attaining Inclusive and Sustainable Peace, Creating a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, and Directing the Adoption of a National Peace Framework. The 12 Lines of Efforts espoused by EO 70 are: 1) Situational Awareness and Knowledge Management (SAKM); 2) Local Government Empowerment (LGE); 3) Strategic Communication (SC); 4) Legal Cooperation-Class (LCC); 5) International Engagement (IE); 6) Localized Peace Engagement (LPE); 7) E-CLIP and Amnesty Program (EAP); 8) Basic Services (BS); 9) Livelihood, Poverty Reduction, Employment (LPRE); 10) Infrastructure, Resource Management (IRM); 11) Peace Law Enforcement and Development Support (PLEDS); and, 12) Sectoral Unification, Capacity Building, Empowerment & Mobilization (SUCBEM) By 2022, SOCCSKSARGEN Region seeks to create a strong foundation for a more inclusive growth, a high-trust and resilient society and a globally competitive knowledge economy. This development goal will be achieved by adopting the key strategies of enhancing the social fabric (Malasakit), reducing inequality (Pagbabago), increasing growth potential (Kaunlaran) of the economy. These strategies will be sustained by a strong foundation in regional security and growth that will sustain peace, accelerate strategic infrastructure build-up, maintain a clean and healthy environment towards ecological integrity, and build resiliency from calamity and deprivation.
  52. 52. 32 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Figure 4.1: Regional Strategic Framework 2017-2022 Midterm Update EO 70 12 Lines of Efforts: • Situational Awareness and Knowledge Management (SAKM) • Local Government Empowerment (LGE) • Strategic Communication (SC) • Legal Cooperation-Class (LCC) • International Engagement (IE) • Localized Peace Engagement (LPE) • E-CLIP & Amnesty Program (EAP) • Basic Services (BS) • Livelihood, Poverty Reduction, Employment (LPRE) • Infrastructure, Resource Management (IRM) • Peace Law Enforcement and Development Support (PLEDS) • Sectoral Unification, Capacity Building, Empowerment & Mobilization (SUCBEM) In support of the country’s AmBisyon Natin 2040, the SOCCSKSARGEN RDP 2017-2022 Midterm Update will focus on translating President Duterte’s 0 to 10-Point Socioeconomic Agenda and the realizing the directive of EO 70 which is to end the 50-year local communist armed conflict by implementing the strategies, policies, programs and activities for the remaining period of the plan. Assessment The SOCCSKSARGEN RDP 2017-2022 (RDP) Midterm Update Six Guiding Principles As the Duterte Adminstration is on its half- way point of the six-year Constitutionally- mandated term, the RDP is assessed and updated to ensure that strategies are fine- tuned towards the remaining years of the planning period. These strategies and desired outcomes shall be consistent with the plan’s six (6) guiding principles which are: Strategic Partnership Building and Convergence, Sustainable Development, Gender and Development (GAD), Population and Development (PopDev), Volunteerism, and Resiliency. The Plan shall also adhere to the government’s commitment to promote human rights and equal access to services for all. All the strategies shall drive the SOCCSKSARGEN Region to achieve its main goals of poverty eradication and inclusive growth. 1. Strategic Partnership Building and Convergence involves the sustainable engagement, complementation and convergence of efforts and resources
  53. 53. Chapter 4 The Regional Strategic Framework 2017-2022 | 33 by government, the private sector, civil society and development stakeholders towards paving the way to Ambisyon Natin 2040. 2. Sustainable Development is the organizing principle for meeting human development goals, and at the same time, sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. SD promotes socio-economic growth and development that is to manage natural, produced, and social capital for the welfare of the present generation without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. 3. Gender and Development (GAD) is the development perspective and process that is participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self-determination, and actualization of human potentials. 4. PopulationandDevelopment(PopDev) analyzes the patterns of population growth that are linked to challenges faced by the people including poverty reduction and the immediate actions that can be undertaken to deal with growth while ensuring a sustainable future for the region’s populace. 5. Volunteerism shall be the core modality in harnessing citizen engagement to increase public participation in government affairs and promote a consultative process in policy and decision-making. 6. Resiliency of the SOCCSKSARGEN region (e.g. people, resources, economic activities, critical lifelines and vital infrastructure) shall be aggressively promoted, mainstreamed and practiced throughout the development planning process. The objective is to prevent and reduce hazard exposures and vulnerability to disaster and increase adaptive capacities of the people and their communities. Following the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the four (4) priorities for action include: understanding disaster risk; strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience; and enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to adopt the “Build Forward Better Principle” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. These six guiding principles are at the core of the strategies in addressing the development issues and concerns. Regional Development Goal It is within the context of the poverty situation of the region that the RDP shall continue to pursue the goal: “To lay down the foundation for inclusive growth, a high- trust and resilient society, and a globally competitive knowledge economy” by 2022. This will be achieved by adopting the key strategies of enhancing the social fabric, reducing inequality, and increasing the potential growth of the economy. Inclusive growth is built upon the SDG principle of “leaving no one behind” and the strategies for development are laid down in the seven (7) parts and 21 chapters of the RDP, as follows: • Part 1 describes the long-term vision, global and regional trends, economic growth, demographic and physical characteristics, regional spatial strategy, and the regional strategic framework. • Part 2 covers the “Malasakit” pillar, which is building the foundation for a high-trust society and promoting Philippine culture and values.
  54. 54. 34 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 • Part 3 is devoted to “pagbabago” pillar or inequality reducing transformation by increasing access to economic opportunities, investing in human capital, reducing vulnerability of the disadvantaged sectors and building safe and secure communities. • Part 4 deals with the “patuloy na pag- unlad” pillar which is increasing growth potential through science, technology and innovation and maximizing demographic dividend. • Part 5 seeks to continue a supportive environment that will enable the economy to sustain growth. • Part 6 comprises the bedrock strategies of ensuring peace, security, safety, accelerating strategic infrastructure development,buildingresiliencyagainst disasters, ensuring ecological integrity, clean and healthy environment. These strategies serve as the foundation and support the pillars of “Malasakit, Pagbabago and Patuloy na Pag-unlad.” • Part 7 contains the sectoral priority programs and projects, as well as institutional arrangements for implementation and monitoring of the plan.
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  59. 59. Chapter 5 Ensuring People-Centered, Clean, and Efficient Governance | 39 Chapter 5 Ensuring People-Centered, Clean, and Efficient Governance Ensuring a people-centered, clean, and efficient governance is a precursor for a high-trust society that broadens the opportunities for inclusive development. It also facilitates and ensures smooth and cohesive relationships between the clients and the public service providers. Trust is prevalent in this relationship as both parties obey the laws of the land, trust the government that it will efficiently manage its limited resources, and equitably provide the needs of its citizens. A high-trust society is a precondition for inclusive development and empowered institutions and people. Assessment Good governance is a way of measuring how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources. One way of measuring the level of good governance in the country, especially on the level of local governance is the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG). The SGLG award recognizes the performance of the local government units in several sectors, such as financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business-friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management and tourism, culture and the arts. It is geared towards the institutionalization of a culture of evidence-based actions and interventions among LGUs to strengthen their performances and to bring investment and employment through a business-friendly and competitive environment protect the constituents from threats to life and security, and in safeguarding the integrity of the environment. Table 5.1.1 below reflects the provinces, cities, and municipalities in the region that received the aforementioned award. As reflected in the table, only the Province of Cotabato and the City of Kidapawan were able to sustain the said recognition over a period of three years. I. Good Governance
  60. 60. 40 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 The sustainability of the LGUs in receiving the said recognition is a big challenge to the oversight agencies in the region. Thus, the regional line agencies considers II. Anti-Corruption Initiatives Table 5.1.1 SGLG Awardees in Region XII, 2017-2018 Source of data: www.dilg.gov.ph the strengthening and sustaining the capability of the LGUs to comply with the SGLG indicators among its interventions/ programs. In ensuring public access to information, the full disclosure policy required all national government agencies, LGUs, and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) to register in the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) being overseen by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) XII. All invitations to bid and awards of a contract entered into by the government must be posted in the system so the public can access the information online in the respective government websites. Likewise, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) XII as human resource manager in the public sector continuously ensured the strict enforcement and monitoring of anti- corruption laws and policies concerning the delivery of frontline services, such as the anti-graft and corrupt practices, ease of doing business, and the code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees. CSC XII sustained the validation of the agencies Citizen’s Charter enrolled under the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB). Similarly, the public was also encouraged to continue the reporting of graft and corruption cases to 8888 and the Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) lodged under CSC XII. CSC XII also sustained its monitoring functionsonthepreparationandsubmission of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) of all government employees and officials in the region to warrant that the wealth they gained is from legitimate sources and not otherwise. Furthermore, the government Full Disclosure Policy that requires LGUs to CATEGORY LGU AWARDEES 2016 2017 2018 Provinces Cotabato Cotabato South Cotabato Cotabato Cities Kidapawan Tacurong Kidapawan Tacurong Kidapawan Municipalities Kabacan Mlang Kiamba Maitum Banga Polomolok Sto.Nino Surallah Tupi Bagumbayan Columbio Kabacan Mlang Pigcawayan Kiamba Malungon Surallah Tupi Bagumbayan Columbio Magpet Midsayap Polomolok Surallah Columbio Esperanza Lambayong
  61. 61. Chapter 5 Ensuring People-Centered, Clean, and Efficient Governance | 41 fully disclose the particulars in the financial transactions and keep their constituents informed on how the budget is being managed, disbursed, and used is among the essential components of the policy that contributed in the prevention of corruption in the bureaucracy. In 2018, 100 percent of the provinces, cities, and municipalities and about 87.62 percent of the barangays in the region comply with the Full Disclosure Policy. III. MainstreamingDRR-CCA,GenderandDevelopment (GAD), Values and the Arts in the Local Development Plans In 2018, the 54 LGUs in the region had initiated the mainstreaming of the DRR- CCA in their respective Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs) and had formulated their GAD plan. Moreover, eight (8) LGUs have undertaken the coaching for the formulation of their Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) and the Climate Disaster Risk Assessment which is a precursor in the preparation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs). The delay in the updating of the DRR-CCA enhanced CLUP resulted to several problems such as the conversion of agricultural areas. IV. Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness On May 28, 2018, Republic Act (RA) No. 11302: “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 (EODB - EGSD)” was signed into law. The law provides a program for the adoption of simplified requirements and procedures that will reduce red tape and expedite business and nonbusiness related transactions in the government. The law is highly expected to address the perennial problem of bureaucratic red tape in government and improve the delivery of public service. With the promulgation of this new law, the RLAs and LGUs shall fully comply with the provisions of this Act. Electronic Business Permit and Licensing System (e-BPLS) The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in cooperation with the Department of Communication and Technology (DICT) launched the Electronic Business Permit and Licensing System (e-BPLS) on 18 July 2018. The e-BPLS aims to equip the target LGUs with the necessary knowledge on the revised BPLS standards and to develop their technical skills on automating/computerizing their BPLS using the e-BPLS software developed by DICT. In 2018, eight (8) LGUs in the region had streamlined the e-BPLS.
  62. 62. 42 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Compliance to Executive Order 304, series of 2004: Designating Koronadal City as the Regional Center and Seat of SOCCSKSARGEN Section 2 of the aforementioned EO directs the transfer of the regional offices for Region XIIofalldepartments,bureaus,andofficesof the national government to Koronadal City. As of 2018, four (4) regional line agencies were still based outside Koronadal City and the other 30 agencies that transferred earlier are still in the process of lobbying funds for the construction and completion of their office buildings. Human Resource Quality Management Systems Relative to the implementation of RA 11302, CSC XII conducted massive information drive to 171 agencies in the region, particularly those who deliver frontline services. The agencies that are compliant with the said law will find complementation for their application to ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification. Moreover, the Results-Based Performance Management (RBFM) program was also intensified by CSC XII through refining performance measurements and strengthening the monitoring and evaluation systems of performance targets of the government personnel. The performance-based incentives system of government focused on the achievement of desired sectoral/ societal outcomes and results that matter to ordinary citizens. The agency also ensured the sustained functionality of the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS). Cityhood Aspiration of Economically-developed and Competitive LGUs The municipalities of Polomolok, Midsayap, and Isulan play important roles in the delivery of people-centered and efficient governance in their respective provinces. Their roles and objectives to meet the current demands of increasing economic activities, technological advances, growing population, and rapid urbanization are often hampered by their municipality status. The conversion of Polomolok, Midsayap, and Isulan into component cities will further enrich their economic activities, trade and commerce, investment potentials; develop their institutional and social infrastructures, roads and bridges, markets, education and health services; and the general living conditions of their residents and business communities, as well as that of their adjacent municipalities. Additionally, their conversion into cities will contribute to the over-all socioeconomic development of the provinces of Cotabato, South Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat, and of the SOCCSKSARGEN Region, in general.
  63. 63. Chapter 5 Ensuring People-Centered, Clean, and Efficient Governance | 43 Philippine Identification System Moreover, Republic Act No. 11055 or the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) signed into law on 25 August 2018 and mandatedthePhilippineStatisticsAuthority (PSA) to carry out the provisions of the said Act. The PhilSys Act aims to provide the Filipino citizens, as well as foreigners residing in the Philippines, a single and unified proof of identity and will ease public and private transactions, which will subsequently deter criminality and corrupt practices. Challenges • The series of consultation workshops conducted pointed out that the government procurement system results in inefficiency due to the failure in government bidding. However, an in-depth analysis attributed the failure of government bidding to the low capability of the personnel handling the procurement system resulting to poor planning and subsequently to the delay in procurement. • Poor mainstreaming of gender, culture, values, arts, and peace sensitivity component and initiatives in local development plans. • Relentless conversion of productive prime agricultural lands to other uses. • Local plans and investment programs that are not compliant to climate disaster risk assessment. • Low competence of LGUs to deliver redevolved functions that hamper the seamless delivery of public services and in advancing good governance. • “Municipality Status” of urbanizing LGUs that averts their potential for development. • Delay in the funding support or budgetary allocation for the construction of the regional office buildings of 30 national government agencies that have transferred to Koronadal City but still renting office spaces in the city. • Lack of an alternative space to accommodate the government offices operating outside the Prime Regional Government Center. • Insufficient public human resource eligible and logistics to deliver the desired quality of government services. Strategies • Strengthen/intensified the coaching/ mentoring of LGU focals on e-BPLS system operation to ensure its efficient implementation in facilitating electronic transactions in filing for new or renewal of business permits. • Prioritize the conduct of massive advocacy and capability building on RA 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRRs) at all levels of
  64. 64. 44 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Priority Legislative Agenda 1. Review of RA 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act) 2. An Act Converting the Municipality of Polomolok into a Component City of the Province of South Cotabato to be known as the “City of Polomolok.” 3. An Act Converting the Municipality of Isulan into a Component City of the Province of Sultan Kudarat to be known as the “City of Isulan.” 4. An Act Converting the Municipality of Midsayap into a Component City of the Province of Cotabato to be known as the “City of Midsayap.” 5. An Act Rightsizing the National Government to Improve Public Service Delivery; government. • Conduct relentless drive/advocacy on anti-corruption measures in the bureaucracy by: • Supporting the “Bantay-Korupsyon Program of DILG XII”; • Implementing the full disclosure policy for the LGUs at all levels; and • Strengthening the CCB to ensure that responses and feedbacks are systematically processed and tracked. • Enjoin the LGUs to mainstream gender, culture, values, arts and peace sensitivity concerns in their respective local development plans; • Enjoin LGUs to strictly implement their respective zoning ordinances; • Build-up the capacity of the LGUs in Community-based Monitoring System (CBMS); • Enhance LGUs capability and competence in linking development plans and budget; • Enjoin P/C/MLGUs to fast track the completion of their updated DRR-CCA enhanced Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP) and CLUP and comply with the 2013 HLURB guidebook. • Conduct capability building activities to LGUs to prepare them in undertaking the redevolved functions. • Support the cityhood aspiration of concerned LGUs. • Compel the regional offices operating outside Koronadal City to transfer in the government center. • Lobby for funds and budgetary support for the continuation or completion of the office buildings and other expenditures resulting from Continue the enhancement of government workforce skills to adapt to the new system and processes in the delivery of public services is important. The public sector entities shall maintain an efficient and talented bureaucracy wherein innovation, teamwork, reform orientation, and outcome focus will be the common denominator among government personnel. Besides, the RLAs and LGUs shall be encouraged to undertake the latest International Standards Operation/Quality Management Services (ISO/QMS) certification.
  65. 65. Chapter 5 Ensuring People-Centered, Clean, and Efficient Governance | 45 Table 5.2 Harmonized PDP-RDP Results Matrix Indicators INDICATORS BASELINE TARGET 2019 2020 2021 2022 People-centered, innovative, clean, efficient, effective and inclusive delivery of public goods and services ensured Score in National Government Index (NGI) improved Sub-chapter Outcome 1.1: Anti-corruption initiatives improved Percentile rank in the worldwide governance indicator (WGI) control of corruption indicator improved Percentile rank in Corruption Perception Index (CPI) improved Sub-chapter Outcome 1.2: Seamless Service Delivery Achieved Improved percentile ranking in the cities and municipalities index Sub-chapter Outcome 1:3: Administrative Governance enhanced Percentile rank in WGI-Government Effectiveness Indicator improved Sub-chapter Outcome 1.4: Citizenry fully engaged and empowered Percentage of LGUs that are complying with the 25% or more NGO representation in LDCs Compliance to the transparency seal Compliance to the Full Disclosure Policy Sub-chapter Outcome 1.5: Civil service accountability and performance management enhanced Proportions of positions (sex, age, person with disabilities, population groups) in public institutions (national and local legislatures, public service, and judiciary) compared to national distribution increased (%) Results Matirx
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  69. 69. Chapter 6 Pursuing Swift and Fair Administration of Justice | 49 Chapter 6 Pursuing Swift and Fair Administration of Justice Assessment I. Operationalization of the Prosecution System The region has expressed high backlogs in resolving the cases and delays in the prosecution process as attributed to the shortage in the number of court-sala and the absence of courts in some strategic areas in the region. As reported, there were trial court branches that are sharing a court- sala, which impedes their productivity and efficiency as it takes long period of time to litigate docketed cases. Moreover, the approved Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 25, which is supposed to serve in the coastal towns of Sultan Kudarat specifically in the municipalities of Kalamansig, Palimbang, and Lebak, is operating in the capital town of Isulan in the Province of Sultan Kudarat. The absence of the RTC Branch 25 in the said coastal towns causes the delays in trial due to accessibility, as it takes about 3 to 4 hours of travel from the coastal town to the capital town. Swift and fair administration of justice is a crucial element in enhancing the social fabric. It is deterrent to those who violate the law since they will be facing the consequences of their actions but provides recompense and closure to the victims. Providing swift and fair justice is the role of government and one of the factors that would regain the peoples’ trust to the commitments of the government. During this planning period, the traditional institutions-based method of justice administration will shift to a sector-based approach. The new approach highlights the coordination among the institutions under the Philippine Criminal Justice System so that it will be more responsive to the demand of its constituents. The administration of justice in the region remains to be challenging. Reforms introduced in one institution usually affects the others. Equally, the impact of reforms in one institution weakened by the absence of reforms in another justice sector agency.
  70. 70. 50 | SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan Midterm Update 2017-2022 Table 6.3.1 Jail Facilities under the Administration and Management of BJMP XII, 2017-2018 Source of data: DOJ-BJMP XII III. Jail Management There were 13 jails managed by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) XII in the region and are located as follows: PROVINCE NAME/LOCATION OF JAIL Cotabato Province (5) • North Cotabato District Jail • Pigcawayan District Jail • Kabacan District Jail • Makilala District Jail • Kidapawan City District Jail Sarangani (2) • Alabel District Jail • Malapatan District Jail South Cotabato (2) • Polomolok District Jail • Koronadal City District Jail Sultan Kudarat (2) • Sultan Kudarat District Jail • Tacurong City Jail General Santos City (2) • General Santos City Jail Male Dorm • General Santos City Female Dorm The penal facilities in the region are still highly occupied way beyond their capacities as congestion rate in the region especially for the jails managed by BJMP XII reached 600 percent congestion rate in 2017 and decreased a bit to 557% in 2018. The BJMP focused their interventions in uplifting the quality of services rendered for the benefit and welfare of the persons deprived with liberty (PDLs). Currently, the meal II. Parole and Probation Parole and probation promotes the reformation of the PDLs and reduction of the incidence of recidivism. It also provides cheaper alternative to the institutional confinement of first-time offenders who are likely to respond to individualized and community based treatment programs. In the region, the Parole and Probation Administration-Department of Justice (PPA-DOJ) XII intensively promotes the advocacy of “Redeeming Lives, Restoring Relationships.” The region has successfully implemented the 3-pronged harmonized rehabilitation programs namely: Therapeutic Community (TC)TreatmentModality,RestorativeJustice and Volunteer Probation Aides (VPAs) Program in view of the reformation and reintegration into the mainstream of society of probationers, parolees, and conditional pardonees.Inviewoftransformingitsclients to have well-integrated personality and to be able to make appropriate adjustment to the environment, the officers, staff, and VPAs work hand-in-hand in integrating all the rehabilitation programs.

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