Inspirational Message of Acting Secretary Chua – 31st National Statistics Month Opening Ceremony

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE (as delivered) Karl Kendrick T. Chua, Ph.D. Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary 31st National Statistics Month Opening Ceremony 1 October 2020 Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II, National Statistician Dennis S. Mapa, fellow workers in government, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I am happy to join today the statistical community to celebrate the 31st National continue reading : Inspirational Message of Acting Secretary Chua – 31st National Statistics Month Opening Ceremony

STRENGTHEN AGRI, MANUFACTURING TO BUILD PH TRADE RESILIENCY – NEDA

September 10, 2019 MANILA – Building strategic relationships with key trading partners, addressing issues in and boosting the competitiveness of agriculture and manufacturing sectors must be prioritized for Philippine trade to withstand global challenges, the National Economic and Development Authority said on Tuesday.   The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the country’s total trade continue reading : STRENGTHEN AGRI, MANUFACTURING TO BUILD PH TRADE RESILIENCY – NEDA

RICE DEFLATION CONTINUES FOR 4TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH

September 5, 2019   MANILA— The National Economic and Development Authority expects the Rice Liberalization Act to further bring down the price of rice as inflation slows down to its lowest rate in 35 months. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that the country’s headline inflation eased to 1.7 percent in August 2019, bringing the continue reading : RICE DEFLATION CONTINUES FOR 4TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH

STATEMENT OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY FOR Q2 2019

  STATEMENT ERNESTO M. PERNIA, PhD Socioeconomic Planning Secretary   Press Conference on the Performance of the Philippine Economy for the Second Quarter of 2019 August 08, 2019; 10:00 am Hampton Conference Hall, Second Floor, Astoria Plaza, Pasig City Our Partners from the Philippine Statistics Authority, Colleagues in government, Friends from the media, Ladies and continue reading : STATEMENT OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY FOR Q2 2019

NEDA CALLS FOR AGRI REFORM TO LOWER FOOD PRICES

September 5, 2018 MANILA— A committed effort from agencies in the agriculture sector to boost output and introduce policy reform is needed to bring down prices of agricultural products, the National Economic and Development Authority said. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that overall price levels spiked by 6.4 percent year-on-year in August 2018, a continue reading : NEDA CALLS FOR AGRI REFORM TO LOWER FOOD PRICES

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS SEEN TO DRIVE SUSTAINED CONFIDENCE IN MANUFACTURING 

June 05, 2018 Factory output grew in April as higher commodity prices, strong consumer demand, and a weaker exchange rate encouraged manufacturers to produce more, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. The latest Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) of the Philippine Statistics Authority showed a key barometer in measuring the output continue reading : EASE OF DOING BUSINESS SEEN TO DRIVE SUSTAINED CONFIDENCE IN MANUFACTURING 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2018-2023 NATIONAL DISSEMINATION FORUM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS ERNESTO M. PERNIA, PhD Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning Philippine Statistical Development Program 2018-2023 National Dissemination Forum Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria 17 May 2018       National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Lisa Grace S. Bersales, Distinguished colleagues from the Philippine Statistical System and the government, Hard working co-workers in government, Friends from continue reading : KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2018-2023 NATIONAL DISSEMINATION FORUM

HIGHER FOOD PRICES PUSH INFLATION UP IN SEPTEMBER 2017

MANILA – Faster price adjustments in food caused inflation to accelerate in September 2017, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. Based on a report of NEDA-attached agency Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), headline inflation increased to 3.4 percent in September 2017 from 3.1 percent the previous month. This is within the Bangko Sentral ng continue reading : HIGHER FOOD PRICES PUSH INFLATION UP IN SEPTEMBER 2017

Statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia on the Performance of the Philippine Economy for the Second Quarter of 2017

STATEMENT ERNESTO M. PERNIA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Press Conference on the Performance of the Philippine Economy for Second Quarter 2017 August 17, 2017; 10:00 am Luxent Hotel, Quezon City   Friends from the media, Colleagues in government, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning.   With our country growing at 6.5 percent in the second quarter of continue reading : Statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia on the Performance of the Philippine Economy for the Second Quarter of 2017

NEW MARKETS TO HELP PH TRADE RECOVERY – NEDA

The National Economic and Development Authority urges tapping of new markets for Philippine trade to bounce back from its slight decline in June 2017. NEDA-attached agency Philippine Statistics Authority reported that total trade contracted by 1.2 percent in June 2017, after posting ten months of positive growth since August last year. Despite the contraction, total continue reading : NEW MARKETS TO HELP PH TRADE RECOVERY – NEDA

IMPROVEMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT MUST BE SUSTAINED TO MEET PDP TARGETS – NEDA

June 9, 2017 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) stressed that sustaining employment figures, while improving related services, is crucial to meeting the government’s key targets in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. In particular, the decreasing unemployment rate must be sustained together with higher job creation to reduce unemployment to around 3 percent by continue reading : IMPROVEMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT MUST BE SUSTAINED TO MEET PDP TARGETS – NEDA

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

MANUFACTURING GROWS STRONGER IN FEBRUARY 2017

The manufacturing sector grew stronger in February 2017 due to the upsurge in production of petroleum products, food, basic metals, and transport equipment, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) reports that the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) for manufacturing grew by continue reading : MANUFACTURING GROWS STRONGER IN FEBRUARY 2017

NEDA UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTING IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

With the government aiming for sustained economic growth of 7 to 8 percent in the medium term, there is a need to pay attention to the country’s natural resources and how they are used and managed, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “We want to ensure that our pursuit of economic growth continue reading : NEDA UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTING IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT