By Michelle V. Remo
Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and other natural calamities that have struck the Philippines may not drag down the country’s overall growth but they could push more households into “transient” poverty, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said Friday.
Romeo J. Sioson died on Oct. 25 at the age of 90.
Senator Loren Legarda said on Wednesday that she found “extremely disturbing” the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) failure to act on high rice prices in light of forecasts from the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) that showed the country’s rice production falling short of target.
The Philippine economy is expected to have grown by more than 7 percent in the third quarter of the year compared with the same period last year, the government’s chief economist said yesterday. Arsenio Balisacan, director general of the National Economic and Development Authority, told reporters that a combination of higher investments and strong household [...]
By Norman Bordadora
Sen. Pia Cayetano has filed a bill that would institutionalize telecommuting, or working online from home, to help decongest the country’s busiest thoroughfares such as those found in Metro Manila.
President Aquino has approved funding for some P76.56 billion worth of current and new projects that are expected to be finished within his term.
By Carla P. Gomez
Local officials of two provinces on Negros Island are reviving moves to create a one-island region to hasten growth and promote organic food production.
By Sen. Loren Legarda
Typhoons are normal occurrences in a tropical country like the Philippines, with about 20 typhoons hitting the country every year. Lately, however, the Philippines has been experiencing increasing torrential rains even without typhoons. Intense rains, flooded streets, heavy traffic and stranded commuters are becoming part everyday life in Metropolitan Manila and other parts of the country.
By Cathy Yamsuan
Only by connecting Mindanao to the Luzon-Visayas power grid could the Philippines solve its on-and-off problem of electricity shortage in Mindanao, a member of the Senate energy committee said on Sunday.
“There is no need for an elevated artery to decongest traffic along Edsa. The President and the Neda (National Economic and Development Authority) board have approved the construction of three Skyway systems within Metro Manila. They include the Naia-Roxas Boulevard-Macapagal Avenue link, the NLEx-SLEx connector and the hookup between NLEx and San Juan City.—Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson on the morning program ‘‘Banner Story” anchored by Jake Maderazo and Arlyn dela Cruz
As projected by business and political leaders in central and northern Luzon at the start of 2012, the regions’ economies showed improvement with more commercial activities in the provinces.
By Tonette Orejas
President Benigno Aquino III has extended for another two or three months a weeklong review of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco), an official of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said on Friday.
By Doris C. Bongcac
The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) board has approved the proposal to build a second terminal at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Lapu-Lapu City to address the increasing passenger traffic.