NEDA WELCOMES BALISACAN’S RETURN AS PH SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY

July 4, 2022 — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) hails the appointment of Arsenio M. Balisacan as the country’s Socioeconomic Planning Secretary under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s administration. In his statement during the NEDA Turnover Ceremony on July 4, 2022, the returning Secretary expressed eagerness in reprising his role as NEDA chief. “I continue reading : NEDA WELCOMES BALISACAN’S RETURN AS PH SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY

Manufacturing sector sustains growth in September2015

MANILA – The Philippine manufacturing sector sustained its growth in September 2015 on the back of robust demand and improvements in tobacco, transport equipment, and construction activity, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for September 2015, the manufacturing sector’s Volume of continue reading : Manufacturing sector sustains growth in September2015

Weak global demand, prices down exports in September

MANILA – Philippine merchandise exports fell by 24.7 percent in September 2015 as sluggish global demand and depressed prices weakened exports of all key commodities, , according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that total revenue from Philippine exports fell to US$4.4 billion in September 2015 from continue reading : Weak global demand, prices down exports in September

Statement of Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan on the Flood Management Masterplan for Metro Manila and Surrounding Areas

This refers to an article by Prof. Carlo A. Arcilla published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer on November 1, 2015. Prof. Arcilla raised some important concerns. While we look more closely into other details cited by Prof. Arcilla, please allow us to provide more background information and make a few clarifications on the evaluation and continue reading : Statement of Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan on the Flood Management Masterplan for Metro Manila and Surrounding Areas

Opening Remarks of Secretary Balisacan during the Policy Forum and Research Symposium on Climate Change in the Philippines

On behalf of the National Economic and Development Authority, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), welcome and thank you for making room in your schedules to join us in this event.           I would continue reading : Opening Remarks of Secretary Balisacan during the Policy Forum and Research Symposium on Climate Change in the Philippines

Lower revenues from agro-based, mineral products weigh down PH exports in July 2015

MANILA – Philippine merchandise exports declined by 1.8 percent in July 2015 mainly due to lower sales in total agro-based and mineral products, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that total revenue from Philippine exports settled at US$5.3 billion, which is US$0.1 billion lower than the continue reading : Lower revenues from agro-based, mineral products weigh down PH exports in July 2015

Number of unemployed Filipinos down in July 2015

MANILA—The number of unemployed Filipinos went down in July 2015 as the market continues to reflect the continued strength of the economy, but interventions in the agriculture sector must continue to protect El Niño-affected workers, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported today that unemployment rate further continue reading : Number of unemployed Filipinos down in July 2015

Manufacturing further drops in June 2015 but business optimism remains

MANILA – The manufacturing sector continued to contract in terms of volume and value in June 2015 due to the sustained decrease in global demand and business interruptions during the rainy season, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). However, business expectations across sectors remain optimistic.  Household consumption is also expected to be continue reading : Manufacturing further drops in June 2015 but business optimism remains

PH exports continue to decline in June 2015

MANILA – Philippine exports fell for the third consecutive month despite the recovery of the electronics sector in June 2015, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “Weak external demand continues to affect the country’s external trade performance, particularly for the merchandise exports sector.  Year-to-date outcome, in terms of both value and volume, continue reading : PH exports continue to decline in June 2015

Capital, consumer goods remain afloat despite decline in total imports in April 2015

MANILA – Despite the 12.8-percent year-on-year decline in total merchandise imports in April 2015, domestic demand for capital and consumer goods remains strong, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority’s latest report indicates that merchandise imports significantly decreased to US$4.7 billion in April 2015 from US$5.4 billion in April continue reading : Capital, consumer goods remain afloat despite decline in total imports in April 2015

Statement of Sec. Balisacan on the 2015 Q1 Performance of the PH Economy

STATEMENT Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan Press Conference on the 2015 Q1 Performance of the Philippine Economy 28 May 2015, 10:00 AM PSA-NSCB Operations Room, Makati City Ladies and gentlemen, members of the media, our colleagues in government, good morning. The 5.2-percent GDP growth in the first quarter of 2015 reported by the Philippine continue reading : Statement of Sec. Balisacan on the 2015 Q1 Performance of the PH Economy

Secretary Balisacan’s Message at the Launch of the Energy Policy and Development Program

MESSAGE SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General LAUNCH OF THE ENERGY POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 25 November 2014, 3:00 PM Shangri-la Hotel, Makati City US Ambassador Philip Goldberg; USAID Philippines Mission Director Gloria Steele; Dean Ramon Clarete of the UP School of Economics; Sec. Carlos Jericho Petilla of the Department of continue reading : Secretary Balisacan’s Message at the Launch of the Energy Policy and Development Program

New NPPS officials take oath before Sec. Balisacan

  Newly appointed officials of the National Policy and Planning Staff (NPPS) Director Reynaldo Cancio (center) and Assistant Director Bien Ganapin (right)  took oath before Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan (left), last October 15 at the NEDA sa Pasig.   Director Cancio has been an economist for over two decades, with a continue reading : New NPPS officials take oath before Sec. Balisacan

Focusing on accelerating infrastructure in the Philippines

  Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan opened the first panel forum of the 2014 Mid-Year Philippine Economic Briefing at the Philippine International Convention Center on September 30, 2014. He underscored infrastructure development’s critical role in the growth and competitiveness of the Philippines and its major economic sectors in reducing poverty and creating quality employment, continue reading : Focusing on accelerating infrastructure in the Philippines

Secretary Arsenio Balisacan leads 25th NSM Opening Ceremony

Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan led the opening ceremony and delivered the keynote message for the celebration of the 25th National Statistics Month (NSM) held last October 1 at the Bayview Park Hotel, Manila.   Also among the highlights of the event was the awarding of the 6th NSM Media Awards which continue reading : Secretary Arsenio Balisacan leads 25th NSM Opening Ceremony