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  • Sec. Balisacan graces the 1st National Forum on Energy Economics

    P.R. No. 2014-12 Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan discussed with University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Chancellor Dr. Rex Victor Cruz and UPLB College of Economics and Management Dean Dr. Isabelita M. Pabuayon during the 1st National Forum on Energy Economics last week at the Acacia Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. In his speech, the NEDA Chief highlighted the need to address pressing problems concerning energy to enable our country to reach its growth potential and to...

  • NEDA Chief meets with Canadian Ambassador

    P.R. No. 2014-11 Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan (right) met with Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder (left) recently at the NEDA Central Office. At the meeting, Reeder shared how the vast networks of Filipino communities in Canada have contributed to the strengthening of diplomatic and development ties between the two countries. Balisacan added that this increasing linkage is also reflected through the growth of Canadian companies in the country, especially in the sectors of Information Technology-Business Process...

  • NEDA releases Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 Midterm Update online

    P.R. No. 2014-10 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) released in a press briefing on Monday the full text of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016 Midterm Update with revalidated Results Matrices (RMs), through its official website. NEDA Deputy Director-General Emmanuel F. Esguerra (left) and Assistant Director-General Rosemarie Edillon (right) discussed the updated PDP at the briefing held at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Pasig City. The Updated PDP seeks to adjust the development policies, strategies...

  • Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 Midterm Update now available online

    MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) released today the full text of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016 Midterm Update, with revalidated Results Matrices (RMs), through its official website. The purpose of the Updated PDP, which can be viewed through this link: http://plans.neda.gov.ph/pdp, is to make the necessary adjustments in policies, strategies, measures and programs based on updated information, and lessons learned during the first half of the Plan’s implementation since its launch in 2011. “I wish...

  • PH exports sustain robust growth in Feb. 2014

    MANILA – Merchandise exports expanded by 24.4 percent in February 2014, owing to growth across all major commodity groups and the significant recovery in manufactured products, according to the National Economic and Development Authority. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported today that the value of merchandise exports grew to US$4.7 billion in February 2014 from US$3.7 billion in the same period last year. “Compared to the manufacture-driven growth in January 2014, the export performance in February 2014 was more...