Historical Background

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) was established as the country’s social and economic development planning and policy coordinating body. It was created on 24 September 1972 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1 or the Integrated Reorganizational Plan of 1972. It serves as the technical arm of the NEDA Board with the Philippine President sitting as Chairperson.

NEDA Regional Office I (NRO I) was established on 10 February 1975 as one of the regional arms of the NEDA Central Office. As such, it serves as the technical and administrative arm of the Regional Development Council of Region I (RDC-I), a regional counterpart of the NEDA Board.

The NRO I office is presently housed at the RDC/NEDA Building, Guerrero Road, City of San Fernando, La Union.