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  • October 14, 2019 MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority said that identifying the Filipino culture and common values is essential in creating well-targeted plans and effective policies that can bring about positive changes in the country. Earlier this year, NEDA commissioned a National Values Survey, a nationwide study covering 10,200 respondents aged 15 …Read More

  • NEDA URGES REDOUBLING EFFORTS TO BOOST EXPORT PRODUCTS HASTEN LEGISLATIVE REFORMS, DEEPEN RELATIONS WITH TRADE PARTNERS, AGENCY SAYS  October 10, 2019 The government should redouble efforts to support export products where the country has comparative advantage so the trade sector recovers and picks up more steam, the National Economic and Development Authority said. The Philippine …Read More

  • October 9, 2019 The National Economic and Development Authority urged government agencies to consciously put people – clients and workers alike – at the center of their frontline services to further the ease of doing business and government service delivery.  “Citizens and businesses appreciate it when frontline service providers care about providing what their clients …Read More

  • October 4, 2019 A speedy implementation of infrastructure projects is seen to help sustain demand for construction-related manufactures towards the end of the year, the National Economic and Development Authority said. In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for August 2019, the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) was down by 9.3 …Read More

  • October 4, 2019 The National Economic and Development Authority expects inflation to further ease in the near term due to higher supply of rice in the country allowed by the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that the country’s headline inflation slowed further to 0.9 percent in September 2019, the lowest …Read More

  • October 3, 2019 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) urged government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) to implement structural measures to further promote fair competition in the market. NEDA said GOCCs must examine their mandates and manuals of operations to ensure that competitive neutrality is maintained as they discharge their proprietary and commercial functions. Competitive …Read More

  • October 2, 2019 Women are more likely to withdraw from the labor force in their peak childbearing age of 25 to 29 years old, a new study commissioned by the National Economic and Development Authority showed. The results underline the need for policy reforms that would counter stereotyped gender norms and discrimination in the workplace, …Read More

  • October 1, 2019 ICC-CABCOM APPROVES UNSOLICITED NAIA PROJECT The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom), approved one Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) project, six new projects, and the extension of financing of other projects. On September 27, 2019, the ICC gave its greenlight to a PPP project, the Unsolicited Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Proposal: …Read More

  • September 25, 2019 The National Economic and Development Authority’s review of submitted unsolicited proposals requires a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach, considering all the laws that these projects must comply with and their potential impact on various facets of development. “NEDA always ensures that these unsolicited proposals in our pipeline are carefully selected and thoroughly reviewed. …Read More

  • September 11, 2019   MANILA – Citing the Philippine Development Plan’s “malasakit” pillar involving good governance, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) urges all government agencies to be relentless in the enforcement of anti-corruption initiatives with intensified citizen engagement. Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Rosemarie G. Edillon said corruption impedes investments, growth of businesses, …Read More

  • September 10, 2019 MANILA – Building strategic relationships with key trading partners, addressing issues in and boosting the competitiveness of agriculture and manufacturing sectors must be prioritized for Philippine trade to withstand global challenges, the National Economic and Development Authority said on Tuesday.   The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the country’s total trade …Read More

  • September 5, 2019   MANILA – A speedy implementation of public works towards the second semester of 2019 is seen to prop up demand and help boost the country’s manufacturing growth, said the National Economic and Development Authority. In the Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) of the Philippine Statistics Authority, the manufacturing sector’s …Read More

  • September 5, 2019   MANILA— The National Economic and Development Authority expects the Rice Liberalization Act to further bring down the price of rice as inflation slows down to its lowest rate in 35 months. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that the country’s headline inflation eased to 1.7 percent in August 2019, bringing the …Read More

  • September 5, 2019 MANILA – The country’s labor force continued to improve, recording increased employment and lower underemployment in July 2019, the National Economic and Development Authority said. The July round of the Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that employment growth rate increased by 5.7 percent in July 2019, from …Read More

  • KEYNOTE SPEECH Assistant Secretary Roderick M. Planta on behalf of ERNESTO M. PERNIA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary ASEP FINALE PHASE ONE:  A RETROSPECTIVE Rizal Park Hotel, Manila September 4, 2019   [Salutations] Colleagues in government; Friends from the private sector; Participants from the civil society, the academe, and other institutions, good morning. I am delighted to …Read More