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The NAIA Consortium says it can only move forward with the project 'under revised conditions' due to the coronavirus pandemic
Economic managers say the government can only afford P130 billion for spending programs. Lawmaker Stella Quimbo says that is 'a pitiful response to the biggest economic catastrophe since the World War.'
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.
Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Chua says Filipino consumers will benefit from the drastic drop in oil prices in the world market
The government says having the national ID system in place would speed up the distribution of aid during the coronavirus pandemic
'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 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
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
(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'
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
For instance, perfume companies can shift to alcohol production, textile companies can make face masks, and advertising agencies can do information campaigns
'The key to a successful medical response is widespread testing,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
Socioeconomic Planning Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon says the Philippines' gross domestic product growth may fall within the 5.5% to 6.5% range in 2020
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?
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
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
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
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'
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.
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
It is only through cultivating a high-trust society that this whole-of-society approach to development could work
Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says limiting how low palay prices can go would go against the purpose of the rice tariffication law
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia also asks lawmakers to consider extending the validity of the 2019 budget
The dismal state of agriculture, trade wars, and domestic politics are just some of the problems the government's economic team is facing
Rappler maps the 75 big-ticket infrastructure projects under the Build, Build, Build program
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
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia previously told reporters that the project would be funded by China, but there is no deal yet
Once the Philippines achieves upper middle income status, the government will no longer be eligible for Japan's Special Terms for Economic Partnership funding
Rappler sits down with Socioeconomic Planning Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon to discuss how the government measures poverty and crafts policy using data
After the government manages to speedily pass the Rice Tariffication law, will the same be said for sugar?
Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says planting and harvesting may be delayed, but there would be no major impact on rice production
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia warns economic growth can go as low as 4.2% to 4.9% under a full-year reenacted budget
Rappler talks to Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla to discuss how the government will implement the new rice tariffication law
'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
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 he will bring up the proposal in the Cabinet meeting next week
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia expects the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to boost infrastructure and investments
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the government should support local businesses to make them globally competitive
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
The Bulacan International Airport inches closer to construction, but will still have to go through several layers of scrutiny by government agencies
The trade deficit widened by 62.9% in October 2018, says the Philippine Statistics Authority
Economic managers urge the Department of Agriculture to invest in modern farming tools to improve farmer productivity
The government's economic team says the Department of Agriculture must improve farmers' productivity to bring food prices down
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says non-infrastructure projects will be the first in line to be reviewed for postponement