At the 2014 Search for Outstanding Volunteers: Solidarity and selflessness ablaze through volunteerism

The Filipino spirit of ‘bayanihan’ has been rekindled once again as the nation’s greatest roster of volunteers and volunteer groups were recognized at the 2014 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) awarding ceremony last December 10, 2014, at the Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Hall, House of Representatives, Quezon, City.



NEDA: October 2014 employment figures reveal better quality jobs generated; unemployment lowest in 10 years

Significant gains were registered by the country’s labor market as employment figures for October 2014 revealed that better quality jobs were generated and unemployment dropped to its lowest in 10 years, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).


Manufacturing and agro-based sectors keep PH exports afloat in October 2014

Philippine merchandise exports grew by 2.9 percent as higher export earnings from manufactures and total agro-based commodities counterpoised weaker sales of minerals, petroleum, and forest products, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).


Keynote speech of Secretary Balisacan at the APEC 2015 senior officials’ meeting

I hope that this symposium will serve as a venue for breakthrough discussions on how our economies can reinforce initiatives that will push forth these priorities. The Philippines is optimistic that with your support, our vision of inclusivity will come to fruition.


PNVSCA calls for participants for this year’s National Volunteers Month

The National Volunteer Month (NVM) celebrated every December pays tribute to the commitment and dedication of volunteers, regardless of class, age, gender, expertise, and interest, who are united by a common goal of achieving equality, peace, and development.


NEDA: Monitoring in emergencies, key to better gov’t crisis response and decision-making

Monitoring in emergencies can provide crucial information for the government to improve crisis response and decision-making in the short and long-term, according to the National Economic and Development Authority


Statement: Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan during the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Philippine Economic Society

[D]id you know that in the next five years, we could be among the upper middle income countries? And in the next 15 to 20 years, we could escape the so-called middle income trap? What will it take? In brief: We need to retain or surpass our relative standing globally in terms of per capita income growth and improvements in competitiveness.