AGRI SECTOR LOSS LEADS TO EMPLOYMENT DECLINE IN JANUARY 2017

MANILA – The number of employed Filipinos decreased in January 2017, partly due to the recent typhoons that affected the agriculture sector, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The January 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that the country’s employment rate declined to 93.4 from 94.3 percent continue reading : AGRI SECTOR LOSS LEADS TO EMPLOYMENT DECLINE IN JANUARY 2017

Closing Remarks of DDG Esguerra at the Regional Conference of Services Coalitions

CLOSING REMARKS DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL EMMANUEL F. ESGUERRA APEC Group on Services Convenor REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF SERVICES COALITIONS “Charting a New Course on Services: A Call to Action in APEC” 7 September 2015 Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines   Colleagues, distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. First of all, on behalf of continue reading : Closing Remarks of DDG Esguerra at the Regional Conference of Services Coalitions

Opening Statement of Sec. Balisacan at the Regional Conference of Services Coalitions

Opening Statement Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director General Regional Conference of Services Coalitions “Charting a New Course on Services: A Call to Action in APEC” 7 September 2015 Senior Officials of APEC Member Economies, Delegates, Representatives of Various Services Coalitions in the APEC, Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning. Allow continue reading : Opening Statement of Sec. Balisacan at the Regional Conference of Services Coalitions

The Philippines leads APEC talks on Services
Growth and job-generation potential of services highlighted

CEBU CITY—Discussions on services led by the Philippines at the margins of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Third Senior Officials’ Meeting continue to draw interest among APEC economies and have been further shaping the services agenda for the Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting (SRMM) to be held on September 7 to 8 in Cebu City, continue reading : The Philippines leads APEC talks on Services
Growth and job-generation potential of services highlighted

Opening Remarks of NEDA Deputy Director-General Emmanuel F. Esguerra at the 56th Meeting of the APEC Group on Services (GOS)

OPENING REMARKS DDG Emmanuel F. Esguerra APEC Group on Services Convenor and Senior Official of the PH Delegation to the 3rd SOM 56th MEETING OF THE APEC GROUP ON SERVICES (GOS) 25 August 2015, 9:00 AM Cebu City, Philippines Colleagues, distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. We are delighted to have you all continue reading : Opening Remarks of NEDA Deputy Director-General Emmanuel F. Esguerra at the 56th Meeting of the APEC Group on Services (GOS)

PH leads preparations on APEC talks for Structural Reform for Inclusive Growth and Services

BORACAY, AKLAN—The Philippines is the lead economy to prepare analytical framework papers on structural reform for inclusive growth and the role of structural reform on services to help shape discussions in the forthcoming Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting (SRMM) to be held in Cebu City in September. Five themes were agreed upon by the Economic Committee continue reading : PH leads preparations on APEC talks for Structural Reform for Inclusive Growth and Services

DDG Emmanuel F. Esguerra’s Opening Remarks at the APEC Joint Economic Committee (EC) – Group on Services (GOS) – Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Meeting

OPENING REMARKS DDG Emmanuel F. Esguerra APEC Group on Services Convenor and Vice Senior Official of the PH Delegation to the 1st SOM JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE (EC) – GROUP ON SERVICES (GOS) – PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION COUNCIL (PECC) MEETING 1 February 2015, 9:00 AM Clark, Pampanga, Philippines Colleagues in APEC, special guests, friends, ladies and continue reading : DDG Emmanuel F. Esguerra’s Opening Remarks at the APEC Joint Economic Committee (EC) – Group on Services (GOS) – Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Meeting

Comprehensive strategy to open services sector needed for inclusive growth

MANILA – There is a need for a more decisive, innovative, and strategic approach to further open up the Philippine services sector to realize its potential for growth and employment generation, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). This statement was made by Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, in an opening speech continue reading : Comprehensive strategy to open services sector needed for inclusive growth