• 11 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 11 -- The manufacturing sector continued to grow in December 2015 as construction activity picks up and oil prices still drop, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for December 2015, the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) grew by 4.9 percent, a steady push from its growth of 4.4 percent in the previous month, while the Value of Production (VaPI) decreased by 2.6 percent. “We must continue to help the manufacturing sector realize its potential by creating and strengthening linkages across all production sectors. This will enhance its capacity to absorb labor,” said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Emmanuel F. Esguerra. For consumer goods, beverages leaped from its negative performance in the previous month to a 12.0 percent growth in volume of production and 15.2 percent growth in value of production, tripling its performance from November 2015. On the other hand, the drop in the food subsector slowed down in both production volume and value, registering a contraction of 1.3 and 2.7 percent, respectively. This is due to the persistent dry sp ...Read more

32 industry roadmaps completed 

 CENTRAL  11 February 2016
MAKATI CITY, Feb. 11 -- Out of 40 sectoral roadmaps submitted to the Bureau of Investments (BOI), 32 roadmaps have been completed and are currently being implemented or for implementation, while the rest are still subject to enhancement or finalization.  The BOI will continue sustaining the momen ...Read more

Informal settler families get housing units 

 CENTRAL  11 February 2016
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 11 -- The first completed housing project done through the People’s Plan, an alternative shelter planning project, gave 104 informal-settler families permanent housing in Sitio Pasacola, Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon, Novaliches, Quezon City.  The project was assistance by the Dep ...Read more