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  • 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...

  • Statement of NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan during the COFILCO Summit of Consulting Organizations

    Address to the Confederation of Filipino Consulting Organizations (COFILCO) Summit of Consulting Organizations Richmonde Hotel Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City 21 October 2014 ROLANDO G. TUNGPALAN NEDA Deputy Director – General for Investment Programming Mr. Eric Cruz – COFILCO President, distinguished friends and colleagues from the government and the consulting industry, delegates, and guests, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. I am truly honored to serve as speaker for this year’s COFILCO summit of consulting organizations, and to talk to you...

  • 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...