INCREASING EMPLOYABILITY OF WORKFORCE TO FURTHER IMPROVE PH LABOR MARKET — NEDA

July 7, 2022 – Increasing the employability of the current and future workforce will translate to more job creation and better employment outcomes in the medium term, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.   As reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) today, the country’s unemployment rate improved to 6.0 percent in May 2022 from the 7.7 continue reading : INCREASING EMPLOYABILITY OF WORKFORCE TO FURTHER IMPROVE PH LABOR MARKET — NEDA

PH GOV’T STRENGTHENS POLICY INTERVENTIONS ON SUPPLY SUFFICIENCY, AGRI PRODUCTIVITY AND TARGETED RELIEF TO CURB INFLATION—NEDA

July 5, 2022 – The Philippine government is committed to ensuring a stable food supply and mitigating the impact of rising commodity prices amid the global energy crisis, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. As reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) today, the country’s headline inflation rate accelerated to 6.1 percent in continue reading : PH GOV’T STRENGTHENS POLICY INTERVENTIONS ON SUPPLY SUFFICIENCY, AGRI PRODUCTIVITY AND TARGETED RELIEF TO CURB INFLATION—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

Balisacan to head Philippine Competition Commission

Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio M. Balisacan resigned effective January 31, 2016 to head the newly-formed Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). “Taking on the job as the first chairperson of the PCC for me, is a very compelling challenge that is hard to ignore. I see this as both a great responsibility and another continue reading : Balisacan to head Philippine Competition Commission

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

Welcome remarks of Secretary Balisacan at the 2016 EPDP Conference

WELCOME REMARKS SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP) Conference 2016 New World Hotel, Makati City 12 January 2016 To USAID Philippine Mission Director Susam Brems, Stanford University Professor Franz Wolak, Dr. Mark Rosegrant of the IFPRI, and Dr. James Roumasset of the University of Hawaii, continue reading : Welcome remarks of Secretary Balisacan at the 2016 EPDP Conference

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

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