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Philippines eyes joint ventures, guarantees to save virus-hit businesses

May 15, 2020 - 3:55 PM

The government is looking at liquidity and equity infusions to save the tourism and travel industries. Small lenders will also be given a boost by state-run banks.

Oil price drop during pandemic a win for Philippines – NEDA chief

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Chua says Filipino consumers will benefit from the drastic drop in oil prices in the world market

Gov't to fast-track national ID system for coronavirus response

Apr 21, 2020 - 9:20 PM

The government says having the national ID system in place would speed up the distribution of aid during the coronavirus pandemic

Chua on Pernia's comments: My track record speaks for itself

Apr 21, 2020 - 6:45 PM

'People see where I came from, the work I've done,' says Acting NEDA Secretary Karl Chua, adding that he did not covet the position

Pernia on Chua's NEDA post: He must not 'just agree to everything'

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:50 AM

Resigned Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the appointment of Karl Chua may lead to less debates in President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team


Malacañang thanks outgoing NEDA chief Pernia for 'valuable contribution' to economy

Apr 18, 2020 - 4:08 PM

Malacañang says it expects acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua to sustain the economy's growth momentum, and cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic

ERNESTO PERNIA. Outgoing Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia delivers a speech at a forum in Taguig City. File photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Who is Karl Chua, NEDA’s new acting secretary?

Apr 17, 2020 - 5:24 PM

From the poster boy of TRAIN Law, Karl Chua is now tasked to plan how the economy will adjust to the new normal after the coronavirus pandemic

Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua is new acting NEDA chief

Apr 17, 2020 - 4:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte accepts Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia's resignation

NEW LEADER. Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua presenting the government's tac calculator. Malacañang file photo

NEDA chief Pernia resigns amid coronavirus crisis

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) 'This is due partly to personal reasons and partly to differences in development philosophy with a few of my fellow Cabinet members,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

PH gov't seeks public feedback as it prepares for 'new normal' due to virus

Apr 05, 2020 - 8:25 PM

(UPDATED) A technical working group is conducting online surveys on the effects of the coronavirus on various sectors, as well as an online public consultation on preparing for the 'new normal'

Provinces must learn from Metro Manila's virus experience, says NEDA

Mar 30, 2020 - 4:55 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority says food supply chain problems, health personnel walking to work, and inadequate facilities can be avoided by planning better

NEDA urges manufacturers to switch to products for coronavirus fight

Mar 26, 2020 - 3:25 PM

For instance, perfume companies can shift to alcohol production, textile companies can make face masks, and advertising agencies can do information campaigns

NEDA pushes for 'widespread' coronavirus testing, outlines strategy

Mar 25, 2020 - 11:55 AM

'The key to a successful medical response is widespread testing,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Coronavirus seen to make Philippines miss 2020 GDP growth target

Mar 09, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon says the Philippines' gross domestic product growth may fall within the 5.5% to 6.5% range in 2020

ECONOMIC IMPACT. Shoppers wear surgical mask in Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City where the prayer room of the patient positive of coronavirus is a regular visitor. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What happened to the NEDA sexual harassment case?

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The results of NEDA's investigation of a ranking official have been with the Office of the President for more than a year. Why is President Duterte taking this long to decide on what to do?

NEDA Board approves MRT4, EDSA Greenways projects

Jan 29, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority Board approves 8 projects covering transportation, maritime safety, roads, and bridges, amounting to a total of P547.63 billion

APPROVED. NEDA Board approves two big-ticket transportation projects that would add another railway line from Quezon City to Rizal and covered elevated walkways aong EDSA. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Taal Volcano's economic impact minimal so far, says NEDA

Jan 20, 2020 - 6:10 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority says foregone revenue due to the Taal Volcano eruption could reach almost P7 billion, but this would not make a dent in the overall economy

Poverty in Philippines falls in 2018

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:45 AM

With poverty incidence falling to 16.6% in 2018, the Philippine government says it is on track to meet its target of 14% by 2022

Duterte's team changes tune on PPPs as infra push gets reality check

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Presidential adviser Vince Dizon says the Duterte administration is now more open to public-private partnerships, but would get rid of deals that fail to 'promote public interest'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] NEDA official accused of sexual harassment still in office

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

It has been nearly 9 months since the report was submitted to the Office of the President for a resolution. The silence from Malacañang is deafening.

Teenage pregnancy dragging PH economic growth – Pernia

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:36 AM

For the Philippines to bring down poverty incidence to just 14% by 2022, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says that the government should look into teenage pregnancy first

Expensive, too much work: Duterte’s team rethinks infra projects

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:42 PM

From 75, the new list of big-ticket infrastructure projects will include 91 smaller but more feasible projects, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Duterte's bridges linking Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao shelved

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:44 AM

'It can be taken up again in the next administration. At least they will know by now that they will spend more and make sure that they can cope with the challenge,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

[OPINION] Navigating the new globalization

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:30 PM

It is only through cultivating a high-trust society that this whole-of-society approach to development could work

NEDA not keen on setting floor price for palay

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says limiting how low palay prices can go would go against the purpose of the rice tariffication law

Pernia to Congress: Pass 2020 budget on time to ensure economic growth

Aug 22, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia also asks lawmakers to consider extending the validity of the 2019 budget

FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH. Socioeconomic Secretary Ernesto Pernia urges Congress to pass the 2020 budget on time. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pernia lists steps to improve disappointing Philippine GDP growth

Aug 08, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The dismal state of agriculture, trade wars, and domestic politics are just some of the problems the government's economic team is facing

BUILD BUILD BUILD

Jul 27, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Rappler maps the 75 big-ticket infrastructure projects under the Build, Build, Build program

Villanueva asks NEDA if it's setting up endo bill for Duterte's veto

Jul 24, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the Security of Tenure bill, which is now up for the President's signature, still needs some tweaking to benefit both workers and employers

PH more likely to be upper-middle income in 2020 – Pernia

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:20 PM

After initially projecting that the Philippines would become an upper-middle income economy in 2019, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia now says this is 'surer' in 2020

Cost of Mindanao Railway Phase 1 jumps by 130% to P82.9 billion

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:50 AM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia previously told reporters that the project would be funded by China, but there is no deal yet

Philippines to fast-track costlier projects ahead of income status upgrade

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Once the Philippines achieves upper middle income status, the government will no longer be eligible for Japan's Special Terms for Economic Partnership funding

LOANS. The Philippines will no longer be eligible for special loan funding terms with Japan once it upgrades to upper middle income status. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Measuring poverty, shaping policy with NEDA's Edillon

Apr 24, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Rappler sits down with Socioeconomic Planning Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon to discuss how the government measures poverty and crafts policy using data


Next in line: Sugar import liberalization

Apr 02, 2019 - 10:04 AM

After the government manages to speedily pass the Rice Tariffication law, will the same be said for sugar?

Loads of sugarcane cut in the latter part of the harvesting season are hauled by trucks closer to the opening of the milling facility of First Farmers Holdings Corp. in Talisay, Negros Occidental. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

El Niño to have minimal effects on inflation – NEDA

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says planting and harvesting may be delayed, but there would be no major impact on rice production

A farmer walks over the cracked soil of dried up rice field in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned of hotter days ahead due to El Nino. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

NEDA warns reenacted budget to really hurt economy

Mar 13, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia warns economic growth can go as low as 4.2% to 4.9% under a full-year reenacted budget

SLOWDOWN. NEDA warns of slow economic growth under a reenacted budget. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: NEDA's Mercedita Sombilla on rice tariffication

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Rappler talks to Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla to discuss how the government will implement the new rice tariffication law

Gov't body, producers reject sugar import liberalization

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:49 AM

'It is alarming to note that this decision to liberalize sugar importation stemmed from a collegial body which means all economic planners are into this,' says Sugar Regulatory Administration board member Emilio Yulo

Duterte asked to veto provisions in rice tariffication bill

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Various groups in the rice industry urge President Rodrigo Duterte to veto provisions which they say would lead to loss of jobs

VETO SOUGHT. Various sectors under the rice industry call for President Rodrigo Duterte to veto provisions in the rice tariffication bill, which only needs his signature to become a law. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

NEDA to Comelec: Exempt big infra projects from ban

Jan 29, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says he will bring up the proposal in the Cabinet meeting next week

Creation of Bangsamoro region to spur economic growth – NEDA

Jan 22, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia expects the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to boost infrastructure and investments

Pernia worried about weak Philippine exports

Jan 10, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the government should support local businesses to make them globally competitive

NEDA: Japan still Philippines' top ODA provider

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Japan's loans and grants to the Philippines in the first 3 quarters of 2018 reached $5.98 billion or more than 40% of the total Official Development Assistance received by the Philippines during the period

INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH. The Philippines and Japan reaffirm their commitments to build roads and construct a subway system in Metro Manila. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOTr, San Miguel to finalize Bulacan Int'l Airport deal

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The Bulacan International Airport inches closer to construction, but will still have to go through several layers of scrutiny by government agencies

NEDA asks gov’t to support exports as trade gap worsens

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The trade deficit widened by 62.9% in October 2018, says the Philippine Statistics Authority

To tame inflation, agriculture must improve – economic managers

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Economic managers urge the Department of Agriculture to invest in modern farming tools to improve farmer productivity

IMPROVEMENT. Economic managers call on the Department of Agriculture to implement programs to improve farmer productivity. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler


Economic team urges agriculture dept to solve food supply problems

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The government's economic team says the Department of Agriculture must improve farmers' productivity to bring food prices down

FOOD PRICES. The government's economic team urges the Agriculture Department to implement reforms. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Government to cut projects over 2019 fuel tax hike suspension

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says non-infrastructure projects will be the first in line to be reviewed for postponement

Delayed projects cost government P230 million in penalty fees in 2017

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:50 PM

On top of the millions in penalties, auditors doubt that the 17 projects will be completed within the loan period

Philippines to become upper-middle income country by 2019 – Pernia

Sep 18, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The Philippines is poised to join the ranks of upper-middle income countries China, Thailand, and Malaysia, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

GROWTH. Economic managers project the Philippines to join the upper-middle income band. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

GROWTH. Economic managers project the Philippines to join the upper-middle income band. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler