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Economic expansion in Q2 faster than initially estimated — PSA

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY in the second quarter grew at a faster pace than previously reported, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said a day before...

Group on infrastructure hurdles formed

THE GOVERNMENT has formed an interagency group “to address bottlenecks and gaps in the country’s infrastructure development,” the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)...

NEDA sees Marawi siege’s end raising confidence

THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) expects a further pick-up in business and consumer confidence in Mindanao now that the occupation of Marawi...

CCTV, bridge projects, additional budget for Panglao airport elevated to NEDA...

THREE proposals have been elevated for consideration by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board – the upgrading of local government video surveillance...

Approval process for infrastructure streamlined at NEDA Board level

ECONOMIC MANAGERS will seek to identify and eliminate redundant approval processes for government projects, in order to fast-track their implementation. “Our goal here is to...

NEDA wants agencies to start consultations on opening up sectors

AS THE GOVERNMENT readies a Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL) that will open more economic activities and sectors to foreign participation, the National Economic...

Negros Occidental’s reintegration into Western Visayas in full swing

MEMBERS OF the Western Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) met on Friday with Negros Occidental governor, Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., to discuss programs and...

NEDA batting for more liberal foreign investment negative list

THE HEAD of the government’s economic planning agency said the 11th Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL), which will bring about an “aggressive liberalization” of...

Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge pre-feasibility study starts

ILOILO CITY — State-owned China Communications Construction Co., Ltd. (CCCC) has started the pre-feasibility study for the P27.156-billion bridge that will link the islands...

NEDA OK’s subway, major roads, bridges

FOUR MORE flagship projects cumulatively worth P386.248 billion, led by the country’s first subway that will run in Metro Manila, under the government’s P8.44-trillion...

Central Visayas dev’t plan eyes growth distribution

THE MEDIUM term Regional Development Plan (RDP) of Central Visayas aims to distribute growth from Metro Cebu to its poorest municipalities through ramping up...

Gov’t auctions to be limited to single rebidding — NEDA

THE GOVERNMENT will only allow a maximum of one rebidding in the procurement process, and will shorten the bidding period in public-private partnership (PPP)...

Pernia sees ‘business as usual’ even with martial law extension

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said he expects Mindanao to go about its business...

LEDAC lists 13 bills as ‘urgent’

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter THE CORE committee of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) has endorsed 13 bills -- including a tariff on rice...