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  • 28th Jul 15

    Speech of Secretary Balisacan on the Philippine economic growth and the growth in the property sector at TOPS-LRA Summit 2015

    KEYNOTE SPEECH SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General The Philippine Economic Growth and the Growth in the Property Sector TOPS-LRA: Measuring our Gains and Meeting the Challenges Ahead TOPS-LRA Summit 2015 Ballroom 2, Fairmont Hotel, Makati City 28 July 2015    Ladies and gentlemen, good morning.  It gives me great pleasure to be invited to the TOPS-LRA Summit 2015 to talk about recent Philippine economic growth and the crucial role that the property sector plays...

  • 24th Jul 15

    Upbeat business sentiment backs growth in imports volume in May 2015; Sustained growth in imported capital goods bodes well for economy, NEDA says

    MANILA – The volume of total imported merchandise recorded a 7.1-percent expansion, even as total payments declined by 13.4 percent, from US$5.1 billion in May 2014 to US$4.4 billion in the said period. The country’s importation of capital goods also sustained its double-digit growth in May 2015, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that lower purchases of imported raw materials and intermediate goods (-23.3%), mineral fuels and...

  • 17th Jul 15

    NEDA Board approves new civil registry project, changes in two projects

    MANILA – In a meeting on July 15, 2015, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III, approved the new Civil Registry System Information Technology Project and changes in the NAIA Expressway Phase II and the Daang Hari- SLEX (South Luzon Expressway) Link Road Project. “The approval of the Civil Registry System Information Technology Project will extend and enhance the Philippine Statistics Authority’s civil registry document services, which is a highly critical...

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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