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  • NEDA calls for greater support and opportunities for small farmers

    SAVAR CITY, BANGLADESH — Greater support and opportunities for small farmers in the Philippines and Asia are needed to enable agriculture workers to take part in the growth process, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan made this statement in a video message for the 8th International Conference of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) at the BRAC Center for Development, Savar, Bangladesh on October 15, 2014. Balisacan said that...

  • NEDA Board approves 12 new projects

    MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approved 12 new infrastructure projects in a meeting today chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III. These projects include the Flood Risk Management Project for Cagayan De Oro River; Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue/Makati Avenue-Paseo de Roxas Vehicles Underpass Project; Metro Manila Interchange Construction Project, Phase VI; Restoration of Damaged Bridges in Bohol; Operations, Maintenance and Development Project of the Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao, and Puerto Princesa airports; Regional Prison Facilities through...

  • Message of Secretary Balisacan at the 2014 National Productivity Convention

    MESSAGE SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General 2014 NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY CONVENTION “Productivity and Innovation: Empowering Workers, Sustaining Enterprises” 16 October 2014, 8:00 AM Heritage Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines   Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Allow me first to thank the National Productivity and Wages Commission for inviting me to speak in this event.  A convention such as this is a good avenue for labor organizations and employers’ groups to discuss ways by which we can...

  • Equal access to opportunities, crucial to poverty reduction in PH & East Asia – NEDA

    From left: World Bank Vice President of the East Asia and Pacific Region Axel van Trotsenburg, Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan,  Cornell University Professor of Economics Ravi Kanbur, Global Economy and Development Program Senior Fellow and Deputy Director Homi Kharas, and The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau Economics Editor Sudeep Reddy during the World Bank’s high-level panel on Shared Prosperity, Inequality, and Poverty in East Asia and Pacific on October 10, 2014 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington,...

  • PH exports sustain double-digit gains in Aug ‘14

    MANILA— Philippine merchandise exports continue to post double-digit growth at 10.5 percent in August 2014, maintaining the country’s position among the top performers in East and Southeast Asia, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported today that total export receipts totaled US$5.5 billion during the period, up from US$5.0 billion in August 2013 due to stronger outward sales of manufactures, total agro-based, and mineral products. For the first eight months of...