Dutertenomics Forum II Pitches to Global Media

More than 200 delegates are flocking to Dutertenomics II, a forum on President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic and development blueprint for the Philippines. It follows the successful launch of Dutertenomics on April 18, 2017. 

In its second leg, foreign media are the audience as the government discusses the Philippines’ agenda, including its game plan as it strives to remain competitive in the global arena.

Spearheaded by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in partnership with the Department of Finance (DOF), and the Center for Strategy, Enterprise & Intelligence (CenSEI), Dutertenomics II will held on April 25, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the ASEAN International Media Center (IMC), Taft Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City. Registration starts at 4:30PM. 

The forum gathers the country’s top economic managers to present the Duterte socio-economic agenda, which aims to widen the gains of economic development, to address inequality and to uplift the quality of life of all Filipinos.“

It is vital that our citizens and the world know the direction the country is taking as it works hard to narrow the gap that developed between us and our neighbors, “ PCOO Secretary Martin M. Andanar said. 

“This forum gathers the best of mind; they hold the answers to the questions, specifically on where we are headed in the next six years. This economic forum is only the beginning, as we deliver the message of the President to the country and to the world. It educates the public about the plans of the nation’s leaders but also allows us to gain our citizen’s support in vital projects that will ensure prosperity for our nation and most especially our people.” Andanar stated. 

The forum will be divided into three sessions: 
(1) Economic Overview and Philippine Development Plan Highlights and National Competitiveness; 
(2) Build Build Build Infrastructure Plan; and 
(3) Fiscal Reforms and Spending and the opening remarks will be delivered by Atty. Salvador Medialdea, Executive Secretary with a keynote address from Sec. Carlos Dominguez of the Department of Finance. 

Esteemed panelists including the following:

Session 1: Economic Overview and Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and National Competitiveness

Focal points of the Philippine Development Plan 2017 – 2022 which embodies the Filipino people’s dreams and goals as also envisioned in the AmBisyon Natin 2040.
By Sec. Ernesto Pernia, National Economic and Development Authority

Session 2: Fiscal Issues on Revenue and Spending

Fiscal and budgetary reforms for financing the infrastructure and social spending programs.
By Sec. Benjamin Diokno, Department of Budget and Management

Session 3: Build Build Build Infrastructure Plan (Panel Discussion

FOCUS: Comprehensive Infrastructure Investment Program bringing about ease of access to electricity and water, increase in productivity, inter – island connectivity and overall improvement in the people’s standard of living.

Sec. Martin Andanar, Presidential Communications Operations Office
Sec.Carlos Dominguez, Department Of Finance
Sec. Benjamin Diokno, Department of Budget and Management
Sec. Mark Villar, Department of Public Works and Highways

Sec. Arthur Tugade, Department Of Transportation (DOTr)
President & CEO Vince Dizon, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)
Sec. Ernesto Pernia, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
Usec. Ernie Abella, Presidential Spokesperson
Sec. Alfonso G. Cusi, Department of Energy
Sec. Ramon Lopez, Department of Trade and Industry

Session 4: National Competitiveness 

How Dutertenomics will boost investments and competitiveness by Empowering the Filipino and Bringing Prosperity for All. By Sec. Ramon Lopez, Department of Trade and Industry


DuterteNomics is the President’s economic and development blueprint for the Philippines. It includes the current administration’s main governance and fiscal policies, comprehensive big-ticket infrastructure programs and upgraded social services targeted to accelerate growth, and by 2022, transform the Philippines into a high middle-income economy.

According to reports, the Philippines is one of the world's fastest growing economies and expanded 6.9 percent in 2016, a feat that is deemed its best performance achieved in just 3 years. The GDP forecast for the country is estimated between 6.5-7.5 percent.

The first Dutertenomics was held last April 18, 2017 at the Conrad Hotel and was attended by more than 200 guests from both the private and public sector. Duterteconomics II coincides with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) 30th Summit that will be attended by regional leaders from the ten-member states and takes place from April 26-29 in Metro Manila. 

The official hashtags are #DuterteNomics #BuildBuldBuild.

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