Statement on the Performance of the Philippine Economy in the Second Quarter of 2019

STATEMENT ERNESTO M. PERNIA, PhD Socioeconomic Planning Secretary   Press Conference on the Performance of the Philippine Economy in the Second Quarter of 2019 August 08, 2019; 10:00 am Hampton Conference Hall, Second Floor, Astoria Plaza, Pasig City   Our Partners from the Philippine Statistics Authority, Colleagues in government, Friends from the media, Ladies and continue reading : Statement on the Performance of the Philippine Economy in the Second Quarter of 2019

STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON JUNE 2019 INFLATION

July 5, 2019 Inflation in June 2019 eased to its slowest pace in 22 months, but we still need to caution against upside risks, including weather-related shocks and uncertainties in the global oil market. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that the country’s headline inflation declined to 2.7 percent in June 2019 mainly due to continue reading : STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON JUNE 2019 INFLATION

PH MANUFACTURING SUSTAINS GROWTH FOR 11TH MONTH IN 2018

January 4, 2019 Manufacturing output sustained its growth and marked its eleventh consecutive month in positive territory in November 2018, the National Economic and Development Authority said. The Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) of the Philippine Statistics Authority today reported that manufacturing’s Volume of Production Index (VoPI) rose by 1.0 percent while its continue reading : PH MANUFACTURING SUSTAINS GROWTH FOR 11TH MONTH IN 2018

NEDA LAUDS PH NEW POVERTY INDICATOR

November 22, 2018 MANILA—The Philippines’ new poverty index that complements the existing income-based poverty measurement, will help improve the design of development programs of the government, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. “We congratulate the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for developing the multi-dimensional poverty statistics and releasing the results last week. This will continue reading : NEDA LAUDS PH NEW POVERTY INDICATOR

​RFINL TO DRIVE UP MANUFACTURING SECTOR – NEDA

The National Economic and Development Authority expects that the implementation of the recently approved 11th Regular Foreign Investment Negative List (RFINL) will further  grease manufacturing activity in the country over the medium term. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported a Volume of Production Index (VoPI) reading of 4.0 percent and 3.7 percent for Value of Production Index (VaPI) continue reading : ​RFINL TO DRIVE UP MANUFACTURING SECTOR – NEDA

EXPORTS SUSTAIN GROWTH FOR THIRD STRAIGHT MONTH BUT SUPPORT FOR EMERGING EXPORT SECTORS NEEDED – NEDA

Amid global challenges, government must continue supporting key and emerging export sectors to maintain the country’s trade growth, the National Economic and Development Authority said. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the country’s total trade grew for the fifth consecutive month in August 2018 by 7.8 percent, reaching USD15.8 billion. Imports and exports grew by continue reading : EXPORTS SUSTAIN GROWTH FOR THIRD STRAIGHT MONTH BUT SUPPORT FOR EMERGING EXPORT SECTORS NEEDED – NEDA

GOV’T READY AS PH ID SYSTEM LAW TAKES EFFECT

August 24, 2018 MANILA—Concerned government agencies, together with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) as the primary implementing agency, are ready to enforce the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act, starting off with the crafting of its implementing rules and regulations (IRR). The PhilSys Act or Republic Act No. 11055, which creates a central identification platform for all citizens continue reading : GOV’T READY AS PH ID SYSTEM LAW TAKES EFFECT

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS SEEN TO DRIVE SUSTAINED CONFIDENCE IN MANUFACTURING 

June 05, 2018 Factory output grew in April as higher commodity prices, strong consumer demand, and a weaker exchange rate encouraged manufacturers to produce more, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. The latest Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) of the Philippine Statistics Authority showed a key barometer in measuring the output continue reading : EASE OF DOING BUSINESS SEEN TO DRIVE SUSTAINED CONFIDENCE IN MANUFACTURING 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2018-2023 NATIONAL DISSEMINATION FORUM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS ERNESTO M. PERNIA, PhD Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning Philippine Statistical Development Program 2018-2023 National Dissemination Forum Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria 17 May 2018       National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Lisa Grace S. Bersales, Distinguished colleagues from the Philippine Statistical System and the government, Hard working co-workers in government, Friends from continue reading : KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2018-2023 NATIONAL DISSEMINATION FORUM