​GOV’T MEASURES TO SPUR MANUFACTURING RECOVERY IN 2018

February 9, 2018 MANILA – The government will aggressively implement measures to ensure the recovery of manufacturing this year, the National Economic and Development Authority said, as it notes the four-month decline of manufacturing from September to December 2017. In the Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI), the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the continue reading : ​GOV’T MEASURES TO SPUR MANUFACTURING RECOVERY IN 2018

Majority of households to benefit from removal of QR on rice imports

February 9, 2018 MANILA— Majority of Filipino families will benefit from lower retail prices of rice, which is the likely result once the amendment of the agricultural tariffication law is enacted, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. Amending Republic Act (RA) No. 8178, otherwise known as the Agricultural Tariffication Act” of 1996, is continue reading : Majority of households to benefit from removal of QR on rice imports

ECONOMIC COOPERATION TO SUSTAIN DOUBLE-DIGIT PH TRADE GROWTH – NEDA

December 12, 2017 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says continued exports growth, economic cooperation, and trade facilitation initiatives will sustain trade gains, as total trade records double-digit growth in October 2017. NEDA-attached agency Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the country’s total trade grew by 10.4 percent year-on-year in October 2017, a pickup from continue reading : ECONOMIC COOPERATION TO SUSTAIN DOUBLE-DIGIT PH TRADE GROWTH – NEDA

NEDA BACKS REGIONAL COOPERATION TO BOOST PH TRADE

MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority expressed support for regional cooperation initiatives that will reduce trade costs and further boost Philippine trade performance recorded in September 2017. In the report of NEDA-attached agency Philippine Statistics Authority, total merchandise trade grew by 2.8 percent year-on-year to USD13.1 billion in September 2017. Exports recorded its continue reading : NEDA BACKS REGIONAL COOPERATION TO BOOST PH TRADE

PH TRADE CONTINUES DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN MARCH 2017

The National Economic and Development Authority recorded a 22.7-percent growth in trade March this year, following notable progress in exports and imports. NEDA-attached agency Philippine Statistics Authority reported that total trade grew to USD13.5 billion, with imports and exports growing 24 percent and 21 percent, respectively. “Philippine trade during the first quarter of this year continue reading : PH TRADE CONTINUES DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN MARCH 2017

STRONG EXPORTS, IMPORTS DRIVE TRADE GROWTH IN FEBRUARY 2017

Double-digit growth in exports and imports pushed up total merchandise trade of the Philippines by 16.1 percent, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Based on the Philippines Statistics Authority’s report, total trade grew to USD11.3 billion backed by imports growing by 20.3 percent and exports growing by 11 percent, recording its second continue reading : STRONG EXPORTS, IMPORTS DRIVE TRADE GROWTH IN FEBRUARY 2017

ASEAN members highlight regional cooperation in improving regulatory environment

March 23, 2017 ILOILO CITY – Delegates from ASEAN member countries stressed the importance of regional cooperation in maintaining and improving good regulatory practices within and among nations. This was conveyed during the third ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network (GRPN) meeting, hosted by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and co-chaired by the governments continue reading : ASEAN members highlight regional cooperation in improving regulatory environment

Closing Remarks of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during Day 1 of the 3rd ASEAN-OECD GRPN Meeting

March 14, 2017 CLOSING REMARKS ERNESTO M. PERNIA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General 3rd ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network Meeting “Fostering Connectivity and Regional Competitiveness through Good Regulatory Practices” March 14, 2017 Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City   Honorable heads of delegations Distinguished delegates and participants, Good afternoon. I trust that this exercise and continue reading : Closing Remarks of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during Day 1 of the 3rd ASEAN-OECD GRPN Meeting

Welcome Remarks of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the 3rd ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network Meeting

March 14, 2017 WELCOME REMARKS ERNESTO M. PERNIA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary 3rd ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network Meeting “Fostering Connectivity and Regional Competitiveness through Good Regulatory Practices” March 14-16 2017 Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City   Mr. Mark Steel, Mr. Datu Jayasiri Jayasena, Mr. Faisal Naru, Ms. Celine Kauffman, Distinguished delegates, Esteemed participants, Ladies and continue reading : Welcome Remarks of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the 3rd ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network Meeting

INFLATION RISES BUT WITHIN PH TARGET IN FEBRUARY 2017

MANILA – Inflation in February 2017 rose to 3.3 percent from 2.7 percent in the previous month due to upward price adjustments in both food and non-food items, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “The inflation outlook for 2017 remains within the government’s target of 2.0 to 4.0 percent. However, risks to continue reading : INFLATION RISES BUT WITHIN PH TARGET IN FEBRUARY 2017

STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC TEAM ON REGIONAL ECONOMIC RE BALANCING FOR CLOSER INTEGRATION IN ASIA

STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC TEAM ON REGIONAL ECONOMIC RE-BALANCING FOR CLOSER INTEGRATION IN ASIA China Trade and Investment Forum, Great Hall of the People Beijing, China 20 October 2016 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his Cabinet will move strongly and swiftly towards regional economic re-balancing for closer integration in Asia. This is why the continue reading : STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC TEAM ON REGIONAL ECONOMIC RE BALANCING FOR CLOSER INTEGRATION IN ASIA

Keynote Message of Sec. Balisacan for the Angara Centre-Metrobank Foundation Roundtable Discussion on the ASEAN Integration

KEYNOTE MESSAGE SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General ASEAN INTEGRATION AND THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY: CHANGES AND CHALLENGES IN THE COMING DECADE 5 December 2014, 9:00 AM InterContinental Hotel, Makati City Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. First of all, I would like to thank the Angara Centre for Law and Economics for inviting continue reading : Keynote Message of Sec. Balisacan for the Angara Centre-Metrobank Foundation Roundtable Discussion on the ASEAN Integration