• 28th Aug 15

    Welcome Remarks of Director Carlos Bernardo O. Abad Santos at the APEC Workshop on Methods and Methodologies to Evaluate the Impact of Economic Regulation

    WELCOME REMARKS CARLOS BERNARDO O. ABAD SANTOS NEDA Governance Staff Director APEC WORKSHOP ON METHODS AND METHODOLOGIES TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC REGULATION 28 August 2015, 9:00 AM Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines Distinguished guests, colleagues from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I am pleased to welcome you to the queen city of Southern Philippines, Cebu! Let me thank the Federal Commission of Regulatory Improvement (COFEMER) and APEC for...

  • 28th Aug 15

    The Philippines leads APEC talks on Services
    Growth and job-generation potential of services highlighted

    CEBU CITY—Discussions on services led by the Philippines at the margins of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Third Senior Officials’ Meeting continue to draw interest among APEC economies and have been further shaping the services agenda for the Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting (SRMM) to be held on September 7 to 8 in Cebu City, according to an official of the National Economic and Development Authority, and convenor for the APEC Group on Services (GOS). “This year’s hosting gives...

  • 27th Aug 15

    Statement of Sec. Balisacan on the 2015 Q2 performance of the PH economy

    STATEMENT SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Press Conference on the Q2 2015 Performance of the Philippine economy PSA CVEA Building, East Avenue, Quezon City 27 August 2015   Ladies and gentlemen, members of the media, my colleagues in government, good morning.             We are pleased to know that the Philippine economy grew by 5.6 percent for the second quarter of the year. This is an improvement from the 5.0 percent growth in the previous...

  • 26th Aug 15

    Welcome Remarks of NEDA Deputy Director-General Emmanuel F. Esguerra during the joint meeting of the APEC Group on Services and Market Access Group

    WELCOME REMARKS NEDA DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL EMMANUEL F. ESGUERRA APEC Group on Services Convenor and Senior Official of the PH Delegation to the 3rd SOM Joint Meeting of the APEC Group on Services and Market Access Group “Services in Global Value Chains: Case Studies of Market Opening Reforms” Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines 26 August 2015 Distinguished guests; colleagues; partners in development; ladies and gentlemen; good morning and welcome to Cebu. First, allow me to acknowledge and thank the...

  • 25th Aug 15

    PH imports recover, reach highest growth for 2015

    MANILA – Philippine imports recorded its highest growth for the year at 22.6 percent in June 2015, recovering from three consecutive months of contractions since March, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported today that the spending for imported goods rose to US$5.9 billion in June 2015 from US$4.8 billion in the same month last year. The recovery was due to significant increases in imports of raw materials and intermediate goods...