NEDA meets with Singapore Minister

Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio M. Balisacan met with Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for the Ministries of Finance and Transport Josephine Teo last Tuesday, May 20, at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel.

Secretary Balisacan discussed the factors that led to the Philippines’ economic growth under the Aquino administration and the reforms that were undertaken by the government in the past three years. The NEDA Chief also highlighted the vast improvement in the quality of governance and institutions that led to stronger business environment and confidence. Also discussed was the situation of the Philippine education sector and the technical-vocational trainings compared with other countries in Asia.

Also at the meeting was NEDA Deputy Director-General Emmanuel F. Esguerra.

Ms. Teo was Senior Minister since January 2013. She is a graduate of National University of Singapore and the London School of Economics.

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