As one of Japan’s major development partners, the Philippines will receive a grant amounting to JPY1.117 billion or almost PhP500 million to facilitate the rehabilitation and construction of farm-to-market roads in Mindanao.
The Philippines has been recognized as most improved country in Asia-Pacific for PPP readiness in the recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit last April.
NEDA Director-General Balisacan: I am proud to say that the Philippines’ PPP program has come a long way in terms of developing bankable PPP projects and ensuring that they are successfully tendered.
The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) is calling for nominations for the 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers. The Regional Search Committees will be accepting nominations from April 1 until 30 June 2015. NCR nominations may also be submitted to the PNVSCA.
Secretary Balisacan: These projects are part of our strategy to make the Philippines’ agriculture, industry, and services sectors more competitive.
The Philippines is the lead economy to prepare analytical framework papers […] to help shape discussions in the forthcoming Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting (SRMM) to be held in Cebu City in September.
Sec. Balisacan: “This growth is fueled by the strong production performance by the majority of the sub-sectors led by the double-digit growth of tobacco, basic metals and petroleum.”
Among selected economies in the East and Southeast Asian region, only the Philippines and Vietnam recorded positive growth in March while others posted negative export growth outturns.
The Philippines-Canada MAF’s objective is to establish the shared desire between the Philippine and Canadian governments to support broad-based and sustainable economic growth.
“The challenge that remains is that there are still many Filipinos who are poor. Simply waiting on growth to trickle down to the poor would amount to social injustice,” said Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan.