The government will lay down its plan for the country’s economic rehabilitation in next week’s first Pre-State of the Nation Address (Pre-SONA) forum, the Department of Finance (DOF) said.

The “Regaining Momentum, Accelerating Recovery in a Post COVID-19 World” forum on July 8 will gather the government’s top economic and infrastructure officials, led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Public Works Secretary Mark Villar.

“The audience can expect Secretary Dominguez to delve deeper into the challenges we’re facing right now, the accomplishments in the previous year that we can build on, and the legislative proposals that the economic team submitted for Congress to consider,” Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino II said in a statement.

Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua will tackle the Philippine Economic Recovery Program.

The monetary, external, and financial sectors will be presented by Benjamin Diokno, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor.

“The Pre-SONA forum also presents an opportunity for the citizens to address their questions directly to the secretaries of the [economic development and infrastructure cabinet clusters],” Lambino said.

President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address on July 27. Jojo Mangahis