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ADB to support program enabling more disabled persons to work
by - July 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it would support more projects in the Asia Pacific region that would enable more persons with disabilities to contribute to the economy.
Philippines on track to sustain first world status
by - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
It has been said so often that it has almost become gospel: The Philippines is on track to first world status within a generation’s time. We are – after all, in the so-called Asian Century in which the...
World Bank urges DepEd to overhaul alternative learning system
by - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
That World Bank said the Department of Education (DepEd) needs to improve the design of its Alternative Learning System (ALS) to attract more out-of-school adults.
NEDA draws up list of PPP projects
by - July 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Economic and Development Authority is drawing up a list of viable public-private partnership projects per region as the government sees heightened private sector interest.
Philippines to benefit from US-China trade war
by - July 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The escalation of trade tension between China and the United States will not have as large an impact on the Philippines than other economies in the ASEAN region, UBS Investment Bank said yesterday.
Fiscal incentives overhaul to yield best returns — NEDA
by - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Rationalizing tax incentives provided to firms in special economic zones would enable the economy to benefit more from firms that can create more jobs and help narrow the prevailing trade deficit, the National Economic...
NEDA pushes early passage of rice tariff bill
by - July 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Economic and Development Authority urged lawmakers yesterday to immediately pass the rice tariffication bill, stressing that easing rice importation can slash a percentage point off headline inflation...
GDP growth likely quickened to 7% in second quarter of 2018
by - July 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy likely grew by seven percent in the second quarter of the year, according to a joint report by First Metro Investment Corp. and University of Asia and the Pacific.
PPP Center, PCC to strengthen review of PPP projects
by - July 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) have agreed to strengthen their partnership in reviewing PPP projects for anti-competition concerns.
ODA utilization improves in 2017
by - July 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The government’s capability to implement foreign-assisted projects improved in 2017 as shown by the progress in all indicators, the National Economic and Development Authority reported yesterday.
Philippines growth aligned with rise of Asian Century – economist
by - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s growth story is expected to be aligned with the so-called Asian Century in the next 20 years, which would see the rise of China, India and the ASEAN Economic Community, according to a prominent...
Painful side effects of BBB infrastructure plan temporary, says think tank
by - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration’s ambitious infrastructure program has accompanying “painful side effects” that are expected to be temporary, said London-based Capital Economics.
Fiscal reform biggest legacy of Duterte gov’t — FMIC exec
by - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration may be associated with an ambitious infrastructure program, but for an executive of one of the country’s largest investment institutions, its biggest legacy would be giving the economy...
Philippines to sustain growth momentum – FMIC
by - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is expected to sustain its growth momentum despite challenges brought about by inflation, rising interest rates and a weak peso, First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) said yesterday.
NEDA chief calls for caution on federalism
by - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The administration should exercise caution in its push for federalism as any misstep can drain government finances and disrupt the infrastructure program, the country’s top economist said yesterday.
ADB strengthens dispute resolution mechanism
by - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has partnered with a Singapore-based organization to strengthen its dispute resolution mechanism for public-private partnership (PPP) projects funded by one of its facilities.
Local SMEs not well-connected to global value chains — PIDS
by - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those engaged in services, are not well-connected to global value chains (GVCs) because of a host of internal and external factors, according to a new study...
World Bank keeps 6.7% growth forecast for Philippines
by - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The World Bank is maintaining its growth projection of 6.7 percent for the Philippines this year and in 2019 as it sees the economy being driven by strong consumption.
Second tranche of SSS pension hike on hold
by - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The second tranche of another P1,000 hike in pension benefit cannot not be released unless the sustainability of the social security fund is ensured, SSS president and CEO Emmanuel Dooc said yesterday.
SSS threatens to seize assets of delinquent employers
by - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Social Security System has threatened to garnish the assets of employers found to be delinquent in remitting employee contributions, its president and chief executive officer said yesterday.
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