Speech of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia at the Nordcham Economic Briefing 2020

SPEECH Ernesto M. Pernia, PhD Socioeconomic Planning Secretary NordCham Economic Briefing 2020 Mayuree Ballroom, Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City January 31, 2020, 12:30 – 2:30 PM Mr. Bo Lundqvist, President, NordCham Philippines; Mr. Joona Selin, Executive Director, NordCham Philippines; Members of the NordCham Philippines; Dr. Dan Steinbock, Founder, The Difference Group; Mr. Alejandro Jalon of continue reading : Speech of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia at the Nordcham Economic Briefing 2020

NEDA AWARDED AS FOI CHAMPION

December 13, 2019 MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority was awarded on Thursday as one of the top requested and performing agencies in the eFOI portal (www.foi.gov.ph) and was recognized for its exceptional contribution to the development and progress of the Freedom of Information (FOI). Pursuant to FOI Memorandum Circular No. 3, s. continue reading : NEDA AWARDED AS FOI CHAMPION

NEDA BOARD CONFIRMS ICC APPROVAL OF PHP187.34-B NEW PROJECTS

November 29, 2019 MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approved seven new projects on November 29 amounting to PhP187.34 billion, which include three projects from Department of Transportation (DOTr), three projects of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and one  to be implemented by the Department of Health (DOH). “Five continue reading : NEDA BOARD CONFIRMS ICC APPROVAL OF PHP187.34-B NEW PROJECTS

KEYNOTE SPEECH OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE DATA DRIVEN PHILIPPINES: THE 2019 PH DATA ANALYTICS SUMMIT

KEYNOTE SPEECH Ernesto M. Pernia, PhD Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning Data Driven Philippines: The 2019 PH Data Analytics Summit November 21, 2019   Mr. Francis Del Val, President, COBENA; Other guests and officials of COBENA; The Analytics Association of the Philippines and the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines or IMMAP; Distinguished guests continue reading : KEYNOTE SPEECH OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE DATA DRIVEN PHILIPPINES: THE 2019 PH DATA ANALYTICS SUMMIT

As delivered: Secretary Pernia’s Presentation on Social Protection and Human Capital Development

As delivered: Presentation on Social Protection and Human Capital Development Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia Asia Pacific Social Protection Week 2019 ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines September 9, 2019 Secretary Ali Raza Bhutta of Benazir Income Support Program Pakistan, ADB Vice President Bambang Susantono, ADB Director General Ramesh Subramaniam, distinguished members of the human and continue reading : As delivered: Secretary Pernia’s Presentation on Social Protection and Human Capital Development

MESSAGE OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE 1ST BANGSA MORO GLOBAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT 2019

MESSAGE Ernesto M. Pernia, PhD Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning First Bangsa Moro Global Economic Summit Manila Hotel August 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM Ladies and gentlemen, Distinguished guests, Good afternoon. First, allow me to congratulate the Bangsa Moro Federal Business Council, Inc. and its affiliates for successfully organizing the first Bangsa Moro Global Economic Summit. continue reading : MESSAGE OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE 1ST BANGSA MORO GLOBAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT 2019

STATEMENT OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY FOR Q2 2019

  STATEMENT ERNESTO M. PERNIA, PhD Socioeconomic Planning Secretary   Press Conference on the Performance of the Philippine Economy for 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 OF SOCIOECONOMIC PLANNING SECRETARY ERNESTO M. PERNIA AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY FOR Q2 2019

BOOST DOMESTIC DEMAND, DIVERSIFY TO IMPROVE PH TRADE- NEDA

August 7, 2019 MANILA— With global growth likely to remain sluggish for the remainder of 2019, the government must exert all efforts in boosting domestic demand and exports’ competitiveness to improve the Philippines’ trade performance, the National Economic and Development Authority said. The Philippine Statistics Authority, an attached agency of NEDA, reported today that the continue reading : BOOST DOMESTIC DEMAND, DIVERSIFY TO IMPROVE PH TRADE- NEDA

IMPROVED BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT NEEDED FOR MANUFACTURING GROWTH -NEDA

August 6, 2019 MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority said today that efforts to improve the business environment should be ramped up to help manufacturing growth from its declining trend in 2019. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in its Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI), reported that total manufacturing index contracted for continue reading : IMPROVED BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT NEEDED FOR MANUFACTURING GROWTH -NEDA

JOINT STATEMENT OF THE ECONOMIC TEAM ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY FOR Q4 AND FULL-YEAR 2018

JOINT STATEMENT OF THE ECONOMIC TEAM ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY FOR Q4 AND FULL-YEAR 2018 January 24, 2019 Philippine economic growth remained stable as it grew 6.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from the revised 6.0 percent recorded in the third quarter. This steady performance—the seventh consecutive year that the continue reading : JOINT STATEMENT OF THE ECONOMIC TEAM ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY FOR Q4 AND FULL-YEAR 2018

NEDA AWARDED WITH ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

September 17, 2018 The National Economic and Development Authority was awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management System (QMS) on a part of its investment programming process, recognizing the agency’s commitment to efficient public service. The ISO certificate affirms the agency’s investment programming services—particularly the Appraisal of Program/Project Proposals and Facilitation of the continue reading : NEDA AWARDED WITH ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

NEDA ICC-CABCOM OKAYS REHABILITATION OF MRT 3

August 17, 2018   MANILA—The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) approved on Thursday the MRT Line 3 Rehabilitation Project, which will restore the 18-year-old rail system that connects the north and south ends of Metro Manila. The project, executed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), is part of continue reading : NEDA ICC-CABCOM OKAYS REHABILITATION OF MRT 3

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

​INFLATION DOWN IN NOVEMBER 2017

December 5, 2017 Lower food prices slowed inflation in November 2017 following four consecutive months of acceleration, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. Based on a report of NEDA-attached agency Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), headline inflation rate for November reached 3.3 percent, lower than 3.5 percent recorded the previous month. “Inflation during the continue reading : ​INFLATION DOWN IN NOVEMBER 2017