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Youth, retiring workers learn about economic, financial literacy

Students at work during the exercise to compute breakeven and savings Economic and financial literacy is important because it helps alleviate a household’s socio-economic conditions and affects the country’s economy on a larger scale. This was what students from state universities, government workers nearing retirement, and workers in the informal sector learned during a a seminar-workshop conducted to celebrate Economic and Financial Literacy Week 2017. The half-day activity was held at the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu audio-visual room. […]

Effective use of ICT key to disaster risk management

A speaker from Japan demonstrates to participants how messages were relayed to students, despite the lack of cellular network signal, during a simulation of a disaster. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Information and communications technology (ICT) plays a vital role in building safe and secure communities through disaster risk reduction and response. Using different ICT solutions, local and international stakeholders in the ICT industry demonstrated during the recently concluded 2017 ICT Disaster Response Conference how these technologies, when used properly, could be integrated […]

Government Center agencies join Nat’l Statistics Month celebration

Some 400 residents of Barangay Lahug and employees in the Government Center in Cebu City availed themselves of free services offered by participating regional line agencies to kick off the celebration of National Statistics Month. The activity put the theme, “Facts and Figures for the Future: Statistics for Evidence-Based Decisions Towards AmBisyon Natin 2040”, into action, with the Government Center community providing services needed for a healthy and high-trust society. It was held at the Department of Education (DepEd) Ecotech […]

Bangko Sentral-Cebu names NEDA 7 outstanding partner

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 7 is among this year’s awardees of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for supporting the financial institution in its programs and other initiatives to improve the quality of life of all Filipinos. NEDA 7 was given the 2017 Outstanding Partner for Report on Regional Economic Developments in the Philippines award for providing the BSP with information in support of its statistical undertakings, advocacy programs, and efforts to ensure effective delivery of its […]

NEDA 7 launches RDP 2017-2022, conducts PDP roadshow

A road show featuring 21 regional line agencies showcasing their services highlighted the launch of the 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and Central Visayas Regional Development Plan (RDP) in Cebu last Aug. 4, 2017. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia led a panel of speakers, which included National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 7 Regional Director Efren B. Carreon and officials from regional line agencies (RLAs), who spoke about their respective projects that could contribute to the achievement of the […]