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'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
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 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
From forwarding the implementation of reproductive health law to opposing federalism, here’s how Pernia acted as the socioeconomic planning chief since 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte accepts Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia's resignation
(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
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'
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
From 75, the new list of big-ticket infrastructure projects will include 91 smaller but more feasible projects, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
'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
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia discusses the plan to lift all Filipinos out of poverty by 2040
It is only through cultivating a high-trust society that this whole-of-society approach to development could work
The dismal state of agriculture, trade wars, and domestic politics are just some of the problems the government's economic team is facing
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
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
Once the Philippines achieves upper middle income status, the government will no longer be eligible for Japan's Special Terms for Economic Partnership funding
President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team will meet with Chinese counterparts to score new infrastructure deals
Such a department is not necessary, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, contrary to the view of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
'We don't have a Department of Water that would centralize all activities having to do with water resource, distribution, and supply so we don't get into this kind of crisis,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
Various groups in the rice industry urge President Rodrigo Duterte to veto provisions which they say would lead to loss of jobs
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the government should support local businesses to make them globally competitive
Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'
President Rodrigo Duterte signs Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products
The Philippines is poised to join the ranks of upper-middle income countries China, Thailand, and Malaysia, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
There are rumors that the August 2018 inflation rate was at 6.6% and not 6.4%
The rising prices of agricultural goods are seen as the 'main drivers of inflation,' and the Department of Agriculture headed by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol 'must act quickly'
The groups 'echo the concerns of fiscal and economic experts about the ambiguous provisions on the division of revenue and expenditure responsibilities' under federalism
'Before we communicate what federalism is, can we not first calculate what its cost will be?' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says tightening of monetary policy by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas 'will not directly address the supply side of inflation'
Father Ranhilio Aquino says the recent remarks of the two secretaries may indicate President Rodrigo Duterte himself has grown 'cool to federalism'
It is 'incumbent' upon all Cabinet members to make the shift to federalism happen, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, after two economic managers questioned the Consultative Committee's draft charter
Look more closely into rice cartels and smuggling, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia urges the Department of Agriculture
'Wala pa ngang approved federalism. Ano'ng ikakampanya natin? We don’t even know in what shape, size, color, or form that is,' Senator Francis Escudero tells the country's economic managers
The Philippines' rankings in ease of doing business, economic freedom, and global competitiveness are just some of the data accessible on the website
Socioeconomic Secretary Ernesto Pernia says that's a 'good batting average'
'Our budget would remain the same,' claims Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in response to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia's assertion that a shift to federalism would 'wreak havoc' on the economy
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'[The] momentum of infrastructure improvement in the regions is going to be disrupted,' Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says
The dip in Philippine competitiveness ranking, missing the 2017 labor target, and slow implementation of infrastructure projects are left out during the 'Tatak ng Pagbabago: Tatak ng Pag-unlad' forum
The government previously pegged inflation at just within 2% to 4%, but prices keep rising. Meanwhile, the deficit forecast is also raised to 'sustain the momentum of the Build, Build, Build program.'
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says he is well-aware of the experiences of countries like Sri Lanka which fell into Beijing's debt-trap diplomacy
In his second year in office, President Rodrigo Duterte draws flak for insisting that rehabilitating poor drug addicts is useless. Meanwhile, economic managers downplay inflation.
Rice supply, salary increases for teachers and soldiers, briefings on Chinese harassment in Ayungin Shoal, ban on Rappler – these are just some of the issues over which the President didn't seem to consult his alter egos before speaking
National Economic and Development Authority Secretary Ernesto Pernia says at least two family members should work to allow the family to live a comfortable life
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Budget chief Benjamin Diokno says the funds for Boracay are charged against the fiscal year 2018 contingent fund in the national budget
The rice tariffication bill aims to amend the present agricultural policy, which allows the National Food Authority to monopolize rice importation
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the growth rates of Western Visayas 'will be trimmed'
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the government 'must pay closer attention to the poor,' as inflation hits a new 3-year high