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  • 29th Oct 14

    Message of Secretary Balisacan at the Manila Times Business Forum

    MESSAGE ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General The Manila Times Business Forum Business As Usual in Unusual Times: Fostering Prosperous Business Relations between Philippine and Chinese Entrepreneurs Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City 29 October 2014 To our friends from Manila Times and media, experts and entrepreneurs from the Philippines and China, representatives from the private sector, officials of the Philippine Government, colleagues and partners in development, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Allow me to...

  • 27th Oct 14

    Message of Secretary Balisacan at SEIPI’s 13th CEO’s Forum & 118th GMM

    MESSAGE SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General SEIPI’S 13th CEO’S FORUM & 118th GMM “The Government’s Perspective: Economic Programs and Projects Towards Inclusive Growth” 28 October 2014, 8:00 AM The Peninsula Manila, Makati City Members of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industry of the Philippines Foundation, Inc., colleagues from the government, friends from the private sector, ladies and gentlemen, good morning! I would like to express my appreciation to SEIPI for inviting me to speak at...

  • 23rd Oct 14

    IMPORTS SLIDE BY 1.3 PERCENT IN AUGUST 2014, Government to remain vigilant vs possible slowdown in global economy – NEDA

    MANILA – Significant declines in spending for imported raw materials and intermediate goods and mineral fuels and lubricants resulted in a 1.3 percent decline in merchandise imports in August 2014, offsetting the year-on-year gains in consumer and capital goods, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “Although relatively in better condition than last year, the gradual softening in imports has been observed since the 24.7-percent growth seen last January, steadily sliding to its slowest growth as of...

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The Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 Midterm Update

The PDP Midterm Update realigns the government’s strategies to craft and implement concrete solutions to the country’s problems, and speed up the creation of high quality jobs, reduce poverty and achieve inclusive growth.It specifies indicators of efficiency and effectiveness to measure success, and is committed to quality-of-life targets such as creating the conditions for productive and remunerative work and improving overall well-being. Beyond income poverty, the Plan views poverty as deprivation in multiple dimensions, and thus approaches poverty reduction as also ensuring people’s access to health, education, water, sanitation, and secure shelter, among others. Read more