By DJ Yap
An official assistant of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday lashed out at other agencies, including the National Economic Development Authority (Neda), for their proposals that purportedly undermine the government’s rice self-sufficiency program.
“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
By Norman Bordadora
Days after reporting that the country’s economy grew by 6.6 percent in 2012, Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan on Wednesday got his confirmation by the bicameral Commission on Appointments, something a few other members of President Aquino’s Cabinet have been wanting since 2010.
By Michael Lim Ubac
President Benigno Aquino III on Friday approved five big-ticket infrastructure projects that will cost a whopping P146.9 billion.
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 Cynthia D. Balana
Former Economic Planning Secretary Romulo Neri has refused to testify at the Sandiganbayan on the graft case filed against former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in connection with the aborted $329-million national broadband network project deal with the China-based Zhing Xing Telecommunications Equipment Inc. in 2007.
By Karen Boncocan
Where did the $500 million World Bank loan supposedly for relief and rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by Tropical Storm Sendong go?
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Aiming to reduce the vulnerability of Metro Manila and outlying provinces to flooding during heavy rains, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has introduced a master plan for effective and comprehensive flood management in the region up to 2035.
By Cathy C. Yamsuan
Director General Arsenio Balisacan of the National Economic Development Authority didn’t know what hit him.
By Juan Mercado
The Philippines is one of the world’s major development puzzles,” then University of the Philippines School of Economics professor Arsenio Balisacan wrote in 2003. Today, Balisacan chairs the National Economic Development Authority under the Aquino administration. He has his hands full, as an Asian Development Bank conference at UP Cebu shows.
President Benigno Aquino has appointed UP School of Economics professor Emmanuel Esguerra as acting Deputy Director General of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) and former SGV& Co. chairman David L. Balangue as commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
By Christine O. Avendaño
The new National Economic Development Authority (Neda) chief expects economic growth for the first quarter of the year to be within the government’s target range.