JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF NEDA AND UNIDO: UNIDO AND FILIPINO GOVERNMENT TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE COUNTRY’S INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

June 22, 2018 The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and high-level Philippine government representatives reaffirmed their commitment to the country’s industrialization goals by announcing the launch of the first UNIDO Country Programme for the Philippines. UNIDO Director General LI Yong’s official visit, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA) continue reading : JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF NEDA AND UNIDO: UNIDO AND FILIPINO GOVERNMENT TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE COUNTRY’S INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

39 AREAS TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE WITH 35 PERCENT TARIFF ON RICE IMPORTS

January 5, 2018   MANILA – At least 38 rice-producing provinces and a city will have competitive advantage over Thailand and Vietnam in rice production should the 35 percent tariff be levied on rice imports and the quantitative restrictions (QR) be lifted. Results of the preliminary analysis conducted by the National Economic and Development Authority’s Agriculture, continue reading : 39 AREAS TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE WITH 35 PERCENT TARIFF ON RICE IMPORTS

Keynote Address of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia at the Asia Pacific Forum 2017

Keynote Address Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia Socioeconomic Planning Secretary   Asia Pacific Forum 2017 Public Symposium on “Integration and Inclusiveness in a Digital Society” Marco Polo Ortigas, Pasig City November 23, 2017   Mr. Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO of the Japan Economic Forum; Dr. Roehlano Briones, Senior Research Fellow of the Philippine Institute for continue reading : Keynote Address of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia at the Asia Pacific Forum 2017

NEDA ICC-CABCOM APPROVES METRO MANILA SUBWAY PHASE I, 2 OTHER PROJECTS

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CC) approved on Tuesday the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP)-Phase I and two other projects. The ICC-CC approved the MMSP I, which will run from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City and, following the ICC-CC’s directive, will terminate at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport continue reading : NEDA ICC-CABCOM APPROVES METRO MANILA SUBWAY PHASE I, 2 OTHER PROJECTS

Statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia on the Performance of the Philippine Economy for the Second Quarter of 2017

STATEMENT ERNESTO M. PERNIA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Press Conference on the Performance of the Philippine Economy for Second Quarter 2017 August 17, 2017; 10:00 am Luxent Hotel, Quezon City   Friends from the media, Colleagues in government, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning.   With our country growing at 6.5 percent in the second quarter of continue reading : Statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia on the Performance of the Philippine Economy for the Second Quarter of 2017

NEDA STATEMENT ON CEBU BRT, LRT-SUBWAY PROJECT PROPOSALS

In light of recent news, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) would like to clarify concerns regarding the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT)-Subway projects in Cebu. NEDA stands firm and impartial in upholding standard practices and appropriate NEDA Board processes for all infrastructure project proposals. To provide context, Secretary continue reading : NEDA STATEMENT ON CEBU BRT, LRT-SUBWAY PROJECT PROPOSALS

IMPROVEMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT MUST BE SUSTAINED TO MEET PDP TARGETS – NEDA

June 9, 2017 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) stressed that sustaining employment figures, while improving related services, is crucial to meeting the government’s key targets in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. In particular, the decreasing unemployment rate must be sustained together with higher job creation to reduce unemployment to around 3 percent by continue reading : IMPROVEMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT MUST BE SUSTAINED TO MEET PDP TARGETS – NEDA

NEDA-ICC APPROVES MINDANAO RAILWAY, THREE INFRA PROJECTS FOR APPROVAL

June 7, 2017   The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee (ICC), in its joint ICC-Technical Board and Cabinet Committee meeting on June 1, 2017, approved the Mindanao Railway Project’s (MRP) Tagum-Davao-Digos (MRP-TDD) segment and two other rail projects of the Department of Transportation (DOTr). In approving these projects, the ICC continue reading : NEDA-ICC APPROVES MINDANAO RAILWAY, THREE INFRA PROJECTS FOR APPROVAL

MANUFACTURING GROWS STRONGER IN FEBRUARY 2017

The manufacturing sector grew stronger in February 2017 due to the upsurge in production of petroleum products, food, basic metals, and transport equipment, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) reports that the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) for manufacturing grew by continue reading : MANUFACTURING GROWS STRONGER IN FEBRUARY 2017

MANUFACTURING OUTLOOK REMAINS STRONG IN Q1 2017

Increased production of basic metals, transport equipment, petroleum products and food manufactures continued to drive manufacturing output in January 2017, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) reports that the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) for manufacturing grew by 9.3 percent in continue reading : MANUFACTURING OUTLOOK REMAINS STRONG IN Q1 2017

Statement of Socioeconomic Secretary Ernesto Pernia at the Dissemination Forum on the Mineral Asset Accounts of the Philippines

STATEMENT Ernesto M. Pernia Socioeconomic Planning Secretary National Economic and Development Authority Dissemination Forum on the Mineral Asset Accounts of the Philippines Crowne Plaza Manila, Quezon City November 28, 2016 National Statistician Lisa Bersales; Ms. Maya Villaluz of the World Bank; Other colleagues from the NEDA; Colleagues in government, development partners, representatives from the civil continue reading : Statement of Socioeconomic Secretary Ernesto Pernia at the Dissemination Forum on the Mineral Asset Accounts of the Philippines

Opening Message of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia at the AmBisyon Natin 2040 Expo

OPENING MESSAGE “How do we make AmBisyon Natin 2040 a reality?” ERNESTO M. PERNIA Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning AmBisyon Natin 2040 Expo SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City 15 November 2016 Good morning, everyone, ladies and gentlemen. To Vice President Leni G. Robredo, our colleagues from various agencies and branches of government, the business sector, continue reading : Opening Message of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia at the AmBisyon Natin 2040 Expo