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  • Message of Secretary Balisacan at the Manila Times Business Forum

    MESSAGE ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General The Manila Times Business Forum Business As Usual in Unusual Times: Fostering Prosperous Business Relations between Philippine and Chinese Entrepreneurs Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City 29 October 2014 To our friends from Manila Times and media, experts and entrepreneurs from the Philippines and China, representatives from the private sector, officials of the Philippine Government, colleagues and partners in development, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Allow me to...

  • Message of Secretary Balisacan at SEIPI’s 13th CEO’s Forum & 118th GMM

    MESSAGE SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General SEIPI’S 13th CEO’S FORUM & 118th GMM “The Government’s Perspective: Economic Programs and Projects Towards Inclusive Growth” 28 October 2014, 8:00 AM The Peninsula Manila, Makati City Members of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industry of the Philippines Foundation, Inc., colleagues from the government, friends from the private sector, ladies and gentlemen, good morning! I would like to express my appreciation to SEIPI for inviting me to speak at...

  • 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...