TIMELY PASSAGE OF ECON LIBERALIZATION BILLS TO BOOST PH POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY—NEDA 

January 31, 2022 The urgent passage of the three landmark economic liberalization bills into law will be crucial in accelerating growth in 2022 and beyond, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. In his presentation during the #AskNEDA Media Briefing on Monday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua discussed how these reforms, namely continue reading : TIMELY PASSAGE OF ECON LIBERALIZATION BILLS TO BOOST PH POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY—NEDA 

PH ELECTED AS MEMBER OF THE UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COUNCIL (IGC) OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS (MOST) PROGRAMME

Press Release from the Permanent Delegation of the Philippines to UNESCO November 18, 2021 The Philippines was elected by the UNESCO General Conference as member of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Council (IGC) of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme for the term 2021-2023. MOST is one of the major programmes of UNESCO under the Social and continue reading : PH ELECTED AS MEMBER OF THE UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COUNCIL (IGC) OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS (MOST) PROGRAMME

EXPORTS SUSTAIN GROWTH FOR THIRD STRAIGHT MONTH BUT SUPPORT FOR EMERGING EXPORT SECTORS NEEDED – NEDA

Amid global challenges, government must continue supporting key and emerging export sectors to maintain the country’s trade growth, the National Economic and Development Authority said. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the country’s total trade grew for the fifth consecutive month in August 2018 by 7.8 percent, reaching USD15.8 billion. Imports and exports grew by continue reading : EXPORTS SUSTAIN GROWTH FOR THIRD STRAIGHT MONTH BUT SUPPORT FOR EMERGING EXPORT SECTORS NEEDED – NEDA

NEDA CALLS FOR MEASURES TO AVOID “MIDDLE-INCOME TRAP” AT UN MEETING

October 1, 2018 MANILA—The Philippines is still safe from falling into the “middle-income trap” so long as the higher levels of economic productivity are achieved, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. Speaking at a high-level ministerial meeting during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, NEDA Undersecretary for continue reading : NEDA CALLS FOR MEASURES TO AVOID “MIDDLE-INCOME TRAP” AT UN MEETING

GOV’T READY AS PH ID SYSTEM LAW TAKES EFFECT

August 24, 2018 MANILA—Concerned government agencies, together with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) as the primary implementing agency, are ready to enforce the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act, starting off with the crafting of its implementing rules and regulations (IRR). The PhilSys Act or Republic Act No. 11055, which creates a central identification platform for all citizens continue reading : GOV’T READY AS PH ID SYSTEM LAW TAKES EFFECT

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

Stable inflation to continue for rest of 2017

MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority projects the moderate inflation rate registered in the first six months of 2017 to continue for the rest of the year. This is following a report released by NEDA-attached agency Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) stating that headline inflation further slowed to 2.8 percent in June 2017 from 3.1 percent continue reading : Stable inflation to continue for rest of 2017

PH to spend more on drug rehabilitation, gov’t tells UN body

02 November 2016 GENEVA – The Philippine government detailed to a United Nations (UN) committee its ongoing and planned programs as part of the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs. “We must first recognize that there is popular support for the President’s campaign against illegal drugs as reflected in his decisive win at the polls in continue reading : PH to spend more on drug rehabilitation, gov’t tells UN body

STATEMENT ON FULL YEAR 2015 OFFICIAL POVERTY STATISTICS as delivered by Dir. Reynaldo R. Cancio of NEDA

STATEMENT ON FULL YEAR 2015 OFFICIAL POVERTY STATISTICS NEDA DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL ROSEMARIE G. EDILLON as delivered by Dir. Reynaldo R. Cancio of NEDA National Policy and Planning Staff 27 October 2016, 10:00 AM Philippine Statistics Authority, CVEA Building, East Avenue, Quezon City, 1101           Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, members of the continue reading : STATEMENT ON FULL YEAR 2015 OFFICIAL POVERTY STATISTICS as delivered by Dir. Reynaldo R. Cancio of NEDA

PH bares efforts to address irresponsible mining, protect vulnerable groups, to UN body

25 October 2016 GENEVA — The Philippine government bared its efforts to address mining issues, preserve cultural diversity, and uphold the rights of indigenous peoples, children, women and workers, during a dialogue with the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights last September 2016. According to National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) continue reading : PH bares efforts to address irresponsible mining, protect vulnerable groups, to UN body

ACROSS-THE-BOARD WAGE HIKE COULD WORSEN INEQUALITY —NEDA

19 October 2016 MANILA — The National Economic and Development Authority, together with the Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, and the Department of Trade and Industry, stood against the Php125.00 across-the-board (ATB) wage increase for workers in the private sector, saying it could worsen inequality across regions. The Php125.00 ATB daily wage continue reading : ACROSS-THE-BOARD WAGE HIKE COULD WORSEN INEQUALITY —NEDA