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Drilon: Congress to sustain momentum of economic growth

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—With the country gaining headway on economic progress with improvements on the gross domestic product, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Friday that Congress would play a key role in maintaining the momentum.   Drilon vowed that Congress as a whole would work on legislation and policies that would improve investments in agriculture, tourism, [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pasay dads OK SM reclamation deal again

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The famed Manila Bay sunset. Photo by DON LEJANO/INQUIRER.net

It’s on, it’s off, and now it’s on again.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ losses placed at P571B

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Typhoon survivor Manuel Lazada, 65, burns debris from Typhoon Haiyan beside an area where his house used to stand in Tolosa, Leyte province, central Philippines Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. One month since Typhoon Haiyan, signs of progress in this shattered Philippine city are mixed with reminders of the scale of the disaster and the challenges ahead. Tens of thousands are living amid the ruins of their former lives, underneath shelters made from scavenged materials and handouts. AP/Aaron Favila

The National Economic and Development Authority, in a report on Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ released Wednesday, pegged the total amount of losses and damage caused by the typhoon at P571.1 billion.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate OKs budget of 6 gov’t agencies

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The Senate on Tuesday approved on the floor the proposed budgets of three government agencies without any questions.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Calamities may push more Filipinos into poverty–Neda

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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.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t execs admit economic growth not enough to reduce poverty

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Arsenio Balisacan of NEDA. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The economy is growing, but who’s enjoying it? President Aquino’s financial managers painted a generally rosy picture of the economy as the House of Representatives formally began deliberations Wednesday on the proposed national budget for next year.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House questions P400-M NEDA budget for feasibility studies

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ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A P400 million funding proposed by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to conduct feasibility studies on government projects was questioned Wednesday, the first day of budget deliberations.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pia Cayetano’s bill promotes working from home, efficient transport

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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.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace: We’re fixing traffic

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Malacañang is not running out of solutions to the perennial traffic congestion in Metro Manila, which, according to a Japanese study, results in potential income losses of P2.4 billion a day. But the problem is the implementation of those solutions, compounded by the lack of political will among government officials.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Neda: Gov’t hopes to halve poverty by 2015

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Creating better jobs for Filipinos and reducing the underemployment rate by half to about 10 percent over the next two years would help the Philippines achieve the nearly impossible 2015 Millennium Development Goal on poverty reduction, the country’s top economic manager said.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Undermining self-sufficiency, Agri exec hits Neda, DBM over rice policy

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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.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Heard on Radyo INQUIRER 990AM

“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

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CA confirms Neda chief’s appointment to Cabinet

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Arsenio Balisacan of NEDA. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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