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The NEDA Board ExCom was reactivated and reorganized by virtue of Administrative Order (AO) No. 8, s. 2017 (Rationalizing the Composition of the National Economic and Development Authority Board, the NEDA Board ExCom, and the Investment Coordination Committee [ICC]).

The powers and functions of the NEDA Board ExCom are as follows:

  1. Provide policy direction and resolve policy issues involving few agencies or a specific socioeconomic sector, without the necessity of convening the entire NEDA Board, and in accordance with existing laws, rules and regulations;
  2. Approve development plans and programs consistent with the policies set by the President of the Philippines; and
  3. Confirm ICC-approved projects which are classified as extremely urgent by the ICC.

The NEDA Board ExCom is composed of the President as the Chairperson, the Secretary of NEDA as Vice-Chairperson, with the following as members: the Executive Secretary, Secretary of Finance and Secretary of Budget and Management.

Download A.O. No. 8, S. 2017



The NEDA is the country’s premier socioeconomic development planning and policy coordinating body primarily responsible for formulating continuing, coordinated and fully integrated social and economic policies, plans, and programs. The powers and functions of the NEDA reside in the NEDA Board.

Under Executive Order No. 230 (Reorganizing the NEDA), the President may revise the membership of the NEDA Board whenever the same is deemed necessary for the effective performance of the Board’s functions through an administrative or memorandum order. Pursuant to the said provision, the membership of the NEDA Board has been repeatedly amended throughout different administrations.

On October 20, 2017, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued Administrative Order No. 8, s. 2017, reconstituting the NEDA Board. The Secretary of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development was added as a NEDA Board member pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 11201, which was signed into law on February 14, 2019. The present NEDA Board is composed of the following:

Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.
President of the Philippines

Arsenio M. Balisacan


Lucas P. Bersamin
Executive Secretary
Office of the President (OP)
Amenah F. Pangandaman
Department of Budget and Management (DBM)
Raphael P.M. Lotilla
Department of Energy (DOE)

Benjamin E. Diokno
Department of Finance (DOF)
Jose Rizalino L. Acuzar
Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD)
Manuel M. Bonoan
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
Alfredo E. Pascual
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Jaime J. Bautista
Department of Transportation (DOTr)
Maria Belen S. Acosta
Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)
Francisco G. Dakila, Jr.
Deputy Governor
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

Further, Section 34, Article VII of RA 11054 (Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) provides that the Bangsamoro Chief Minister shall be an ex officio member of the NEDA Board on matters concerning the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.


Under Section 3 of Executive Order No. 1, s. 2022 (Reorganizing the Office of the President including the immediate offices and agencies under or attached to it, and the common staff support system; abolishing the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and the Office of the Cabinet Secretary), the Office of the Cabinet Secretary is hereby abolished. The existing Cabinet Secretariat shall be placed under the direct control and supervision of the Presidential Management Staff.


The Cabinet Secretariat, in coordination with the Executive Secretary, shall assist the President in the establishment of agenda topics for Cabinet deliberations, or facilitate the discussion of cabinet meetings.

Cabinet-level Interagency Committees

1. Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC)

The DBCC is composed of the Secretary of Budget and Management, as chairman; the Director-General of the NEDA Secretariat, as co-chairman; and the Executive Secretary, Secretary of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines, as members.

The DBCC recommends to the President the following:

  1. Level of annual government expenditures and the ceiling of government spending for economic and social development, national defense, and government debt service;
  2. Proper allocation of expenditures for each development activity between current operating expenditures and capital outlays; and;
  3. Amount set to be allocated for capital outlays broken down into the various capital or infrastructure projects.

2. Committee on Infrastructure (INFRACOM)
The INFRACOM is composed of the Secretary of the NEDA Secretariat as Chairman; Secretary of Department of Public Works and Highways as Co-Chairman; and the Executive Secretary, and the Secretaries of DOTr, DBM, DOF, DTI, DOE, Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Tourism, and Department of Information and Communications Technology as members. The INFRACOM performs the following functions:

  1. Advises the President and the NEDA Board on matters concerning infrastructure development, including highways, airports, seaports and shore protection; railways; power generation, transmission and distribution; telecommunications; irrigation, flood control and drainage, water supply and sanitation; national buildings for government offices; hospitals and related buildings; state colleges and universities, elementary, and secondary school buildings; and other public works;
  2. Coordinates the activities of agencies, including government-owned and controlled corporations involved in infrastructure development; and
  3. Recommends to the President necessary government policies, programs and projects concerning infrastructure development consistent with national development objectives and priorities.

3. Investment Coordination Committee (ICC)
Also covered in the rationalization of composition under AO No. 8 s. 2017, the ICC consists of the Secretary of DOF as Chairman; the Secretary of NEDA, as Co-Chairman; and the Executive Secretary, the Cabinet Secretary, the Secretaries of DBM, DOE, DTI, and the Governor of BSP as members. The ICC performs the following functions:

  1. Evaluates the fiscal, monetary, and balance of payments; implications of major national projects; and recommends to the President the timetable of their implementation on a regular basis; This is similar to trading such as foreign exchange trading.
  2. Advises the President on matters related to the domestic and foreign borrowings program; and
  3. Submits a status of the fiscal, monetary and balance of payments implications of major national projects.

4. Social Development Committee (SDC)

The Committee is composed of the Secretary of Labor and Employment as Chairman; the Secretary of NEDA as Co-Chair; and the Executive Secretary, the Secretaries of DA, Education , Interior and Local Government, Agrarian Reform, Social Welfare and Development, DHSUD, and Commission on Higher Education (CHED); and Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as members.

The SDC performs the following functions:

  1. Advises the President and the NEDA Board on matters concerning social development, including education, manpower, health and nutrition, population and family planning, housing, human settlements, and the delivery of other social services.
  2. Coordinates the activities of government agencies concerned with social development; and
  3. Recommends appropriate policies, programs and projects consistent with the national development objectives.

5. Committee on Tariff and Related Matters (CTRM)
The CTRM is composed of the Secretary of DTI as Chairman, with the Secretary of NEDA as Co-Chair. Its members are the Executive Secretary; the Secretaries of DA, DBM, DOLE, DAR, DOF, Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); the Governor of BSP; and the Chairman of the Tariff Commission. The CTRM performs the following functions:

  1. Advises the President and the NEDA Board on Tariff and related matters and on the effects on the country of various international developments;
  2. Coordinates agency positions and recommends national positions for international economic negotiations; and
  3. Recommends to the President a continuous rationalization program for the country’s tariff structure.

6. Regional Development Committee (RDCOM)
The RDCOM was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 257 issued on December 15, 2003. It is composed of the NEDA Secretary as Chair. Its member are the Secretaries of the DBM and DILG, Regional Development Council (RDC) Chair or Co-Chair each coming from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and four (4) regional development experts from the private sector and academe. The RDCOM performs the following functions:

  1. Formulates and monitors the implementation of policies that reduce regional growth disparities, and promote rational allocation of resources among regions;
  2. Serve as clearing house for key regional development policy/programs proposals which impact on two or more regions;
  3. Formulates and monitor implementation of the framework for regional development of the Philippine Development Plan;
  4. Directs the formulation and review guidelines for the regional allocation of agency budgetary resources;
  5. Periodically reviews the viability of the regional configuration of the country and recommend to the President the re-delineation of regions, as may be necessary; and
  6. Periodically reviews the composition, structure and operating mechanism of the RDCs and recommend to the President changes as may be necessary.

7. National Land Use Committee (NLUC)
The NLUC was created by virtue of EO Nos. 770 and 770-A on December 1, 2008 and September 30, 2009, respectively. Composed of NEDA as the Chair, with Secretaries of DENR, DA, DAR, DTI, DPWH, DOTr, DOE, DILG, DOT, Department of Justice, Department of Science and Technology, DHSUD, and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Presidents of the League of Provinces of the Philippines, the League of Cities of the Philippines, and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, and two private sector representatives as members. The NLUC performs the following functions:

  1. Advise the President on matters concerning land use and physical planning;
  2. Formulate a national physical framework plan and other intersectoral policies and programs that guide the rational utilization and management of the country’s land and other physical resources, and the preparation of sub-national physical framework plans;
  3. Promote the integration of land use and physical planning policies, plans and programs, including disaster risk management, into national socioeconomic plans and programs;
  4. Decide and resolve land use policy conflicts among agencies of the national government;
  5. Establish and maintain, in conjunction with various appropriate government agencies, a database system which would identify and classify the present and possible uses of specific land areas, public and private, comprising the total land resource of the nation; and
  6. Provide policy directions to the Regional Land Use Committee in the performance of their physical planning functions.

Source: Legal Staff