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BINAY TO NEDA, PSA: MONITOR SUCCESS OF GOV’T LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMS

Senator Nancy Binay is urging the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to create a consolidated database to monitor success rates of livelihood programs financed by the government. “Dapat yung mga livelihood programs na binibigay sa mga tao, kooperatiba, at organisasyon dapat minomonitor ng ahensyang nagbigay,” Binay said. “Hindi […]

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PH ECONOMY TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19 – LOPEZ

The Philippine economy will recover from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said. Lopez made the assurance, as he admitted that the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country is harming the country’s economic growth. “Initially, NEDA (National Economic and Development Authority) has the computation that the impact […]

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NATIONAL EVALUATION POLICY NEEDED FOR EVIDENCE-BASED BUDGETING – MARCOS, GATCHALIAN

Lawmakers called for a national evaluation policy that will ensure evidence-based budgeting for all government programs and the accountability of civil servants. “Clearly there has been limited attention, budgetary support, provision of personnel for monitoring and evaluation and only lip service has been given all these years to M&E (monitoring and evaluation),” Senator Imee Marcos, […]

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INCLUSIVE INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIES NEED STRONGER GOV’T-PRIVATE SECTOR COLLABORATION – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez underscored the agency’s commitment in pursuing inclusive innovation in various industries through greater collaboration among other government agencies and the private sector as the world enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). “In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s vision of a future where all Filipinos have […]

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NEDA BILL TO INSTILL CULTURE OF PLANNING – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing anew with the passage of a measure to institutionalize the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), empowering the agency to play a more important role in steering government policies to solve the country’s most pressing socio-economic concerns. Saying there is a need to instill a culture of planning in the […]

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TRABAHO BILL SHOULD CREATE JOBS RATHER THAN KILL THEM – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara said the Senate committee would not proceed with its deliberation of the TRABAHO bill unless government can present definitive data on the impact on jobs. During a recent senate hearing, Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua insisted that more jobs will be created in the long run under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better […]

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INSTILL CULTURE OF PLANNING THROUGH NEDA CHARTER BILL – GATCHALIAN

There is a need to instill a culture of planning in the formulation and implementation of the country’s economic and development policies. Senator Win Gatchalian made this call as he led the public hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 1938 or the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Act of 2018, which aims to institutionalize the […]

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SUPPORT NOGRALES, DEFEND ‘PEOPLE’S BUDGET’ – ELECTRIC COOPS

With budget deliberations in the House of Representatives (HOR) on hold because of clashing views on the cash-based budgeting system being pushed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), electric cooperative groups on Thursday called on legislators to close ranks behind House Appropriations Committee Chair Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles. According to the electric cooperative […]