Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan highlights Structural Reform as a crucial factor in maintaining the growth momentum of the Philippines in his opening statement at the Pre-Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting (SRMM) Press Conference on September 6, 2015 at the International Media Center, Bayfront Hotel, Cebu City.

“It (Structural Reform) is a long process that we need to keep working on. We can also learn from the experiences of other economies,” added Balisacan, who is also the NEDA Director General.

Balisacan will chair the SRMM on Sept. 7 and 8. The SRMM will review the progress made on the Structural Reform agenda it has formulated since the APEC New Strategy for Structural Reform (ANSRR) was set in 2010.

The forthcoming SRMM will also set set the the post-2015 agenda for the region, proposed to be named Renewed APEC Agenda on Structural Reform (RAASR).