Speech of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the Philippine Economic Briefing on September 18, 2018

SPEECH  ERNESTO M. PERNIA, PhD Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Philippine Economic Briefing September 18, 2018 | Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Assembly Hall Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Allow me to thank the organizers of this event for inviting me today. I find this an excellent opportunity to share with you the exciting growth story of the continue reading : Speech of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the Philippine Economic Briefing on September 18, 2018

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

NEDA ICC-CABCOM OKAYS SUBIC-CLARK RAILWAY PROJECT

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) approved on Friday the Subic-Clark Railway Project, which will provide rail freight connection between Subic Bay and Clark Freeport Zone. This joint project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) is one of the Duterte Administration’s 75 continue reading : NEDA ICC-CABCOM OKAYS SUBIC-CLARK RAILWAY PROJECT

39 AREAS TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE WITH 35 PERCENT TARIFF ON RICE IMPORTS

January 5, 2018   MANILA – At least 38 rice-producing provinces and a city will have competitive advantage over Thailand and Vietnam in rice production should the 35 percent tariff be levied on rice imports and the quantitative restrictions (QR) be lifted. Results of the preliminary analysis conducted by the National Economic and Development Authority’s Agriculture, continue reading : 39 AREAS TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE WITH 35 PERCENT TARIFF ON RICE IMPORTS

PASSAGE OF TRAIN, 2018 GAA TO FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AGENDA – NEDA

December 19, 2017 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) welcomes the passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, which was signed today by President Rodrigo Duterte. TRAIN is the first package of the government’s proposed Comprehensive Tax Reform Program, or CTRP, which is seen to generate additional revenue to fund the country’s continue reading : PASSAGE OF TRAIN, 2018 GAA TO FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AGENDA – NEDA

STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES 17th SESSION OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF UNIDO

STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES 17th SESSION OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF UNIDO 27 November to 01 December 2017, Vienna   Delivered by ERNESTO M. PERNIA, PhD Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning   Madame President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning. On behalf of the delegation of the Philippines, I wish to congratulate you on your election continue reading : STATEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES 17th SESSION OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF UNIDO

Plenary Statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the 55th Philippine Economic Society Conference

55th Philippine Economic Society Annual Meeting Growing Amidst Risk and Uncertainty November 08, 2017 PLENARY STATEMENT Ernesto M. Pernia Secretary of Socioeconomic Panning This administration’s work mode may be characterized by: (a) continuity from previous administrations of policies, programs and projects, as appropriate and warranted; and (b) raising the sense of urgency, and ratcheting up continue reading : Plenary Statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the 55th Philippine Economic Society Conference

HIGHER FOOD, FUEL PRICES PUSH INFLATION UP IN OCTOBER 2017

November 7, 2017 Faster price adjustments in food and fuel caused inflation to accelerate in October 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 3.5 percent in October 2017 from 3.4 percent the previous month. This is within the continue reading : HIGHER FOOD, FUEL PRICES PUSH INFLATION UP IN OCTOBER 2017

NEDA ICC-CABCOM APPROVES METRO MANILA SUBWAY PHASE I, 2 OTHER PROJECTS

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CC) approved on Tuesday the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP)-Phase I and two other projects. The ICC-CC approved the MMSP I, which will run from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City and, following the ICC-CC’s directive, will terminate at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport continue reading : NEDA ICC-CABCOM APPROVES METRO MANILA SUBWAY PHASE I, 2 OTHER PROJECTS

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

Remarks by Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Ladies and gentlemen: The National Economic and Development Authority, or NEDA, is the premier development and socioeconomic planning agency of the Philippines. We are pleased to share with you the country’s strategic development framework provided in our Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, which highlights infrastructure development acceleration as among its bedrock strategies for high and sustained continue reading : Remarks by Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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

Opening remarks of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the PH-Japan Signing of the Grant Agreement for Power Distribution in the Bangsamoro

OPENING REMARKS SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA National Economic and Development Authority Signing of the Grant Agreement for the Project for Improvement of Equipment for Power Distribution in Bangsamoro Area NEDA Executive Lounge March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM JICA Chief Representative Susumu Ito, Colleagues from the National Electrification Administration, the Office of the Presidential continue reading : Opening remarks of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the PH-Japan Signing of the Grant Agreement for Power Distribution in the Bangsamoro

NEDA ICC-CC approves changes for 4 projects, new project cost threshold

March 23, 2017 MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee–Cabinet Committee (ICC-CC) approved on March 21, 2017 the scope revisions of two transport projects, change in financing mode of one irrigation project, and one water supply project. It also endorsed the approval of a new cost threshold for projects for continue reading : NEDA ICC-CC approves changes for 4 projects, new project cost threshold

ASEAN members highlight regional cooperation in improving regulatory environment

March 23, 2017 ILOILO CITY – Delegates from ASEAN member countries stressed the importance of regional cooperation in maintaining and improving good regulatory practices within and among nations. This was conveyed during the third ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network (GRPN) meeting, hosted by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and co-chaired by the governments continue reading : ASEAN members highlight regional cooperation in improving regulatory environment