MANUFACTURING STRENGTHENS FURTHER IN MARCH 2017

The National Economic and Development Authority reports that the manufacturing sector grew in March 2017 following the increased production in petroleum products, food, and transport equipment. NEDA-attached agency Philippine Statistics Authority released its Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) showing that the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) for manufacturing grew by 11.1 percent in continue reading : MANUFACTURING STRENGTHENS FURTHER IN MARCH 2017

NEDA, JICA discuss Davao Infra Dev’t project with incoming President Duterte

The Japanese government and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently discussed Japan’s offer of support for the institutionalization of urban infrastructure planning and formulation in Davao City with its outgoing mayor and President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte. Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Mr. Kazuhide Ishikawa and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Susumu continue reading : NEDA, JICA discuss Davao Infra Dev’t project with incoming President Duterte

Rise in food and non-food prices drive inflation up in November 2015

MANILA –Inflation accelerated to 1.1 percent in November 2015 from 0.4 percent in the previous month due to an increase in consumer prices of both food and non-food items, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “The 1.1 percent reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) today is well within the Bangko Sentral continue reading : Rise in food and non-food prices drive inflation up in November 2015

NEDA supports USAID’s SURGE Project

Economic Planning Secretary and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director-General Arsenio M. Balisacan (2nd from right) and NEDA Directors-General Emmanuel F. Esguerra (left) and Rolando G. Tungpalan (right) expressed their support for the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth and Equity (SURGE) project during its launch on August continue reading : NEDA supports USAID’s SURGE Project

NEDA highlights key role of iron and steel industry in dev’t

MANILA— As a major component of infrastructure development, the growth of the local iron and steel industry is a crucial support to the country’s attainment of its national development goals and initiatives, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “With an improved and revitalized iron and steel sector, we are confident that we continue reading : NEDA highlights key role of iron and steel industry in dev’t

Message of Deputy Director-General Rolando G. Tungpalan at the 2015 APEC Study Centers Consortium Conference

KEYNOTE ADDRESS Deputy Director-General Rolando G. Tungpalan 2015 APEC STUDY CENTERS CONSORTIUM CONFERENCE 12 May 2015, 9:00 AM Crown Regency Resort, Boracay, Aklan, Philippines           Undersecretary Ferdinand Cui, Vice Chair of the 2015 APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting; Philippine Institute for Development Studies Vice Chair Erlinda Medalla; Executive Director Alan Bollard of the continue reading : Message of Deputy Director-General Rolando G. Tungpalan at the 2015 APEC Study Centers Consortium Conference

NEDA backs eco-efficient infra development to improve climate change resiliency, water security

MANILA – The Philippine government, as embodied in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), has adopted the ecologically and economically efficient (“eco-efficient”) concept in the development of water infrastructure as an overarching strategy towards the pursuit of water security, and, through innovative interventions and technologies, as an important approach to dealing with the challenges of climate continue reading : NEDA backs eco-efficient infra development to improve climate change resiliency, water security

NEDA bids farewell to Canadian Counselor Myers

Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio M. Balisacan (left), along with NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando G. Tungpalan (center) and Assistant Director-General Rosemarie G. Edilon (right) bode farewell to Counselor Luke Myers (second from left), Canada Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development’s Head of Cooperation. He was accompanied by First Secretary for Development Genevieve continue reading : NEDA bids farewell to Canadian Counselor Myers

Message of NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan at the Launching of the EU-PH Development Cooperation Report 2015

MESSAGE Deputy Director-General Rolando G. Tungpalan Signing of the Covering Note of the EU Multi Annual Indicative Programme 2014-2020 and the Launching of the 2nd Edition of the Joint- EU Member States Publication on EU Development Assistance to the Philippines Shangri-La Hotel Makati 13 January 2015 His Excellency Ambassador Guy Ledoux, the Honorable Ambassadors of continue reading : Message of NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan at the Launching of the EU-PH Development Cooperation Report 2015

Monitoring in emergencies, key to better gov’t crisis response and decision-making – NEDA

MANILA – Monitoring in emergencies can provide crucial information for the government to improve crisis response and decision-making in the short and long-term, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan made this statement read by NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan during the 4th M&E Network Philippines Forum continue reading : Monitoring in emergencies, key to better gov’t crisis response and decision-making – NEDA

PH’s 15.7 percent exports growth in September 2014 leads East, Southeast Asian economies anew

MANILA— Philippine merchandise exports grew by 15.7 percent in September 2014, once again topping trade-oriented economies in East and Southeast Asia since June, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “The country’s export performance for the last two quarters of 2014 culminated remarkably despite slower growth in July (12.4%) and in August (10.5%). continue reading : PH’s 15.7 percent exports growth in September 2014 leads East, Southeast Asian economies anew

Statement of NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan during the COFILCO Summit of Consulting Organizations

Address to the Confederation of Filipino Consulting Organizations (COFILCO) Summit of Consulting Organizations Richmonde Hotel Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City 21 October 2014 ROLANDO G. TUNGPALAN NEDA Deputy Director – General for Investment Programming Mr. Eric Cruz – COFILCO President, distinguished friends and colleagues from the government and the consulting industry, delegates, and guests, ladies and continue reading : Statement of NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan during the COFILCO Summit of Consulting Organizations

Sec. Balisacan meets with members of Japan ODA Research Mission

  Sec. Balisacan meets with members of Japan ODA Research Mission. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan and NEDA Deputy-Director General Rolando G. Tungpalan met with Ambassador Toshinao Urabe, Foreign Affairs Minister Takuya Akiyama, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Philippines Chief Representative Noriaki Niwa and Senior Representative Eigo Azukizawa last August 19 at the continue reading : Sec. Balisacan meets with members of Japan ODA Research Mission

NEDA reiterates need for dev’t partners to align programs with Updated PDP, Results Matrices

MANILA—The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reminded development partners, including multilateral banks, to align their cooperation frameworks and technical assistance in line with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016 Midterm Update. NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando G. Tungpalan made this statement during the Kick-Off Meeting for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Philippine Country Program Confirmation continue reading : NEDA reiterates need for dev’t partners to align programs with Updated PDP, Results Matrices