• 01 September 2015
CEBU CITY, Sept. 1 -- The critical role of services trade in global value chains (GVCs) must be further explored as it can provide potential new sources of growth and jobs for the country and the entire APEC region, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “We would like to see greater participation of services in various GVCs that will increase productivity and add value to goods produced. In the process, these will create more jobs and make growth more inclusive,” said NEDA Deputy Director-General Emmanuel F. Esguerra, head of the Philippine delegation to the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting during the Joint Meeting of the APEC Group on Services and Market Access Group (GOS-MAG) on August 26. In a paper for the APEC 2015 Research Project, the Philippine Institute of Development Studies explained that “the value chain is the full range of activities that firms and workers perform to bring a product from its conception to end use and beyond…GVCs reflect the fact that activities that constitute a value chain have generally been carried out in inter-firm networks on a global scale.” “GVCs now account for more than 50 percent of global ...Read more

DSWD launches youth development sessions for high school beneficiaries under Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

 CENTRAL  01 September 2015
QUEZON CITY, Sept. 1 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in partnership with the National Youth Commission (NYC) and Department of Education (DepEd), launched yesterday the Youth Development Session (YDS) at the Tandang Sora National High School. The YDS is a modular ses ...Read more

DENR, Land Bank sign pacts on environmental collaboration

 CENTRAL  01 September 2015
QUEZON CITY, Sept. 1 -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently entered into two agreements with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to reinforce their collaboration on environmental protection and job creation within the environment sector. Environment Secretary Ra ...Read more