The National Economic and Development Authority is the Philippines’ social and economic development planning and policy coordinating body.


  • Philippine Development in Focus: Sustaining economic growth

    The fifth and final installment of “ANC Presents: PH Development in Focus” tackled ways how economic growth can be achieved in the last two years of the Aquino presidency and beyond. Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez, World Bank lead economist for East Asia and the Pacific Rogier Van Den Brink, and Socio Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan shared their views on how tourism, agriculture and infrastructure play key roles in economic growth.

  • Philippine Development in Focus: Aquino’s SONA in the spotlight

    The fourth installment of “ANC Presents: PH Development in Focus” took a closer look at the Philippines’ economic gains and whether these translated to better lives for Filipinos. Budget Secretary Butch Abad, Secretary to the Cabinet Rene Almendras, and Socio Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan discussed various issues such as the proposed national budget for 2015, rice self-sufficiency and President Aquino’s agenda for his last two years in office.

  • Philippine Development in Focus: What has become of ‘Daang Matuwid’?

    During the 2010 election campaign, President Aquino ran on the platform of “Daang Matuwid,” which seeks to translate good governance in good economics. Four years has passed since then, what has become of this promise? Is it working out as expected, the efforts to improve every day operations of government? Are the citizens empowered to take a more active role in guarding their taxes spent for the effective distribution of basic services and the development of the national economy? On

  • Philippine Development in Focus: How gov’t plans to make growth inclusive

    The Philippines is the third fastest growing economy in the Asia, but there is concern that inclusive growth has not trickled down to majority of Filipinos. Government said it will take more than a decade of sustained growth to lift the living standards of majority of Filipinos. The question is, can we fast-track this process? On this episode of ANC Presents: Philippine Development in Focus, Socioeconomic Planning Sec. Arsenio Balisacan, Paglas Corp. general manager Ed Bullecer, and National Competitiveness Council

  • Philippine Development in Focus: How Gov’t is preparing to prevent another ‘Yolanda’

    The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones per year, and with climate change happening, things can get worse if caught unprepared. In 2013, the country was hit by super typhoon “Yolanda,” leaving more than 6,000 people dead and left billions on pesos in damaged assets. Rehabilitation efforts are ongoing in the affected areas, but how is government preparing for future calamities? On this episode of ANC Presents: Philippine Development in Focus, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, Quezon City

  • ANC series puts Philippine Development Plan in focus

    Republished from MANILA, Philippines – Dubbed as one of Asia’s greatest comeback stories in recent years, the Philippine economy has been enjoying the fastest economic growth in the region, earning 3 investment grade ratings, with a stock market hitting record highs. The country has also made great strides in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” report, climbing 36 spots, while improving by 20 spots in the Heritage Foundation’s “Index of Economic Freedom”. Expected to help drive momentum are the

  • Video: Counting on Each Other in a World of 7 Billion

      By the close of 2011, the global population will have reached 7 billion. A world of 7 billion has implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment – however, it also offers a rare call-to-action opportunity to renew global commitment for a healthy and sustainable world.