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 […]

Sound of Progress: Time to Sing in Unison for a Long-term Economic Vision

By Jennifer Tungol Music from economic data? Who would have thought? Filipinos did! Now, every Filipino can sing to the upbeat music, tracking Philippine economic growth through recent years with the YouTube video launched last September by the National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA), Tunog ng Progreso (Sound of Progress). The new song performed by Thyro Alfaro, arranged and composed by Allan Feliciano and Top Suzara, is downloadable from the NEDA website at and can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtube/8QMjCe-NsfO. Let us discover more through an email interview with Dentsu, the agency NEDA collaborated with in communicating and […]

ADB says countries look up to PH’s AmBisyon Natin 2040

The international community has a high regard for the Philippines’ AmBisyon Natin 2040 as a model for their own development and strategic planning, outgoing Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Richard Bolt said. During his farewell reception held at the NEDA Central Office on Wednesday, Bolt highlighted AmBisyon Natin 2040 as a landmark initiative of the Philippines. “Ambisyon Natin 2040 is an excellent piece of work and I have to say, as we look to other countries’ development planning, the Philippine model has been the one they look up to,” Bolt said. He also applauded the government for supporting this […]