SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION KEY TO DRIVING GROWTH, ADDRESSING GLOBAL CHALLENGES – NEDA

July 19, 2022 – The interdisciplinary coordination of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) will act as a catalyst in driving economic growth and addressing global risks and challenges, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. During the 44TH Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) held on July 13 and 14, 2022, NEDA’s response to the ASM continue reading : SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION KEY TO DRIVING GROWTH, ADDRESSING GLOBAL CHALLENGES – NEDA

Statement of Secretary Balisacan on the 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Performance of the Philippine Economy

STATEMENT ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Press Conference on the 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Performance of the Philippine Economy Destiny Function Room, Elements at Eton Centris Bldg., EDSA, Quezon City 28 January 2016, 10:00 AM Ladies and gentlemen, members of the media, my colleagues in government, good morning. The 6.3-percent continue reading : Statement of Secretary Balisacan on the 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Performance of the Philippine Economy

PH imports grow by 10.1 percent, tops Asian countries in November 2015

Philippine merchandise imports grew by 10.1 percent in November 2015 topping ten of its Asian peers, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that total payments for imported goods climbed to US$6.1 billion in November 2015, from US$5.5 billion that was recorded in the same period last continue reading : PH imports grow by 10.1 percent, tops Asian countries in November 2015

Statement of Secretary Balisacan at the 2015 Human Development Report Launch

  STATEMENT   ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General   2015 Human Development Report Launch 18 January 2016, 1:00 pm The Manila Peninsula, Makati City Mr. Fidel V. Ramos, former president of the Republic of the Philippines; Mr. Ola Almgren, Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Secretary Rosalinda continue reading : Statement of Secretary Balisacan at the 2015 Human Development Report Launch

MANUFACTURING SECTOR GROWTH ACCELERATES IN NOVEMBER 2015

MANILA – Growth in the manufacturing sector accelerated in November 2015, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for November 2015, the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) grew by 7.5 percent, significantly faster than its 1.7-percent growth in the previous month. Also, continue reading : MANUFACTURING SECTOR GROWTH ACCELERATES IN NOVEMBER 2015

PH EXPORTS SLIGHTLY DECLINE IN NOVEMBER 2015

MANILA – Philippine exports of electronics products showed signs of recovery in November 2015 but overall merchandise exports posted a slight decline, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). As the weak global economy continues to affect Philippine exports, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that exports fell slightly to US$5.1 billion in continue reading : PH EXPORTS SLIGHTLY DECLINE IN NOVEMBER 2015

STRONG INVESTMENT DEMAND DRIVES IMPORTS GROWTH, PH outpaces Asian peers with its 16.8-percent imports growth

MANILA – Strong domestic demand for raw materials and intermediate inputs, capital and consumer goods kept Philippine merchandise imports in October 2015 in the positive territory for the fifth consecutive month, according to the National Economic and Development Authority. Trade data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority today indicate a 16.8-percent increase in spending on continue reading : STRONG INVESTMENT DEMAND DRIVES IMPORTS GROWTH, PH outpaces Asian peers with its 16.8-percent imports growth

STATEMENT OF SECRETARY BALISACAN AT THE 2015 NEDA YEAR-END MEDIA BRIEFING

To our friends from the media, colleagues in NEDA, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I am pleased to welcome you to this year-end media briefing as we revisit the milestones our economy has achieved for the year. As the year ends, we feel it is fitting to recognize how we have constantly been moving forward continue reading : STATEMENT OF SECRETARY BALISACAN AT THE 2015 NEDA YEAR-END MEDIA BRIEFING

MANUFACTURING SLIGHTLY DECLINES IN OCTOBER 2015

MANILA– Due to the adverse effects of El Niño and continued weakening of demand from China, the manufacturing sector slightly declined in October 2015 but is expected to rebound in the coming months and years ahead, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected continue reading : MANUFACTURING SLIGHTLY DECLINES IN OCTOBER 2015

WEAK GLOBAL DEMAND DOWNS PH EXPORTS ANEW

MANILA – Philippine exports fell by 10.8 percent in October 2015 on account of continued sluggish external demand, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that merchandise exports fell to US$4.6 billion in October 2015 from US$5.1 billion recorded in the same period last year. “The lingering sluggish global continue reading : WEAK GLOBAL DEMAND DOWNS PH EXPORTS ANEW

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO NEW RECORD LOW IN 10 YEARS

MANILA— The country’s labor market continued to record positive gains in October 2015 as unemployment rate fell to its lowest in a decade and both employment and underemployment figures further improved, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that the country’s unemployment rate dropped further to 5.7 continue reading : UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO NEW RECORD LOW IN 10 YEARS

Statement of Sec. Balisacan on the 2015 Third Quarter Performance of the Philippine Economy

STATEMENT SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Press Conference on the 2015 Third Quarter Performance of the Philippine Economy Destiny Function Room, Elements at Eton Centris Bldg., EDSA, Quezon City 26 November 2015, 10:00 AM Ladies and gentlemen, members of the media, good morning. The 6.0-percent growth in the Philippines’ real continue reading : Statement of Sec. Balisacan on the 2015 Third Quarter Performance of the Philippine Economy

Imports growth remains buoyant in September 2015, robust economic activity expected with 40.7% growth in imported capital goods

MANILA – Double-digit increases in the importation of raw materials and intermediate goods, capital and consumer goods kept Philippine merchandise imports afloat in September 2015, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that total payments for imports increased by 6.7 percent to US$6.2 billion in September 2015 continue reading : Imports growth remains buoyant in September 2015, robust economic activity expected with 40.7% growth in imported capital goods

IMPACT EVALUATION IMPROVES GOV’T RESOURCE ALLOCATION – NEDA

MANILA – The Philippine government will continue to conduct impact evaluation to inform decisions and resource allocation processes, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “In developing countries such as the Philippines, impact evaluation is vital in identifying what programs or projects work and what do not,” said Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. continue reading : IMPACT EVALUATION IMPROVES GOV’T RESOURCE ALLOCATION – NEDA

Statement of Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan at the Yolanda Rehabilitation and Recovery Joint Press Briefing

STATEMENT Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan Yolanda Rehabilitation and Recovery Joint Press Briefing L.S. Virata Hall, Development Academy of the Philippines 5 November 2015, 10:00 am–12:00 noon Members of the media, colleagues in government, guests, ladies and gentlemen: Two years after Typhoon Yolanda left Eastern Visayas a wasteland, we are witnesses to the optimism continue reading : Statement of Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan at the Yolanda Rehabilitation and Recovery Joint Press Briefing