Japan unveils dev’t cooperation framework, aligns with PDP 2017-2022

The Philippine government, led by NEDA Undersecretary for Investment Programming Rolando G. Tungpalan, headed to Tokyo, Japan on August 30 for the annual Philippines-Japan high level policy consultation to set the direction of the economic partnership between the two countries for the medium to long term. “Beyond the numbers, we need to understand the context of what Philippine development is all about—not only high growth, but inclusive growth as well,” Tungpalan said. The Japanese delegation, headed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Director Yukiko Okano, unveiled Japan’s development cooperation policy with the Philippines for 2018-2023 to reflect priorities in the […]

NEDA ‘Tunog ng Progreso’ radio show kicks off, highlights Ambisyon Natin 2040

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is preparing to launch by the first quarter of 2019 another nationwide survey – the second since it first crafted the AmBisyon Natin 2040 – that will reflect the Filipino people’s changing needs and life goals. In NEDA’s pilot episode of its maiden radio program Tunog ng Progreso last July 20, NEDA Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Rosemarie G. Edillon said there is a need to determine if Filipinos are close to realizing the aspirations they first articulated in an initial national survey in 2016, results of which were consolidated and now embodied […]

Proposed PH export plan backs PDP 2017-2022 targets

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said that the proposed plan to boost the country’s exports will ensure that targets in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 are met. The Economic Development Cluster (EDC) endorsed last Thursday the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2018-2022 for the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte. The PEDP 2018-2022 is a five-year roadmap aimed at improving exports performance and increasing the sector’s competitiveness. “Our latest exports numbers (April 2018) have not been so good. All products showed negative growth rates, except mineral and forest products, as well as electronics. We expect the PEDP to […]