Financial Times Meeting

Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio M. Balisacan (center) with Asian Development Bank Vice President Stephen Groff (left) and Financial Times Asia Editor David Pilling (right) during the panel discussion on “The Philippines and ASEAN 2015” at the Financial Times – First Metro Philippines Investment Summit on May 19, 2014 held in Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Makati City.

The panel discussed how the country can prepare for the opportunities and challenges of the economic integration and identified the critical areas that the government needs to address achieve the full potential of the ASEAN Economic Community. Secretary Balisacan emphasized the need to prioritize infrastructure and measures to improve the country’s competitiveness.

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