Inflation, exchange rates tinalakay sa pulong ni PBBM sa economic team

Inflation, exchange rates tinalakay sa pulong ni PBBM sa economic team

October 18, 2022 @ 4:00 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Pinulong ni  Pangulong  Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ang economic managers ng bansa upang talakayin ang inflation at maging ang exchange at interest rates ng bansa.

Sa isang tweet, sinabi ni Pangulong  Marcos  na pinag-usapan din ang  policy directions para sa natitirang buwan ng taon at first quarter ng susunod na taon.

Ang  inflation  aniya ang pangunahing prayoridad.

“We will continue to use interest rates to mitigate the effects,” wika ni Pangulong Marcos.

“We may have to defend the Peso in the coming months, but the overall forecast is that we are still doing better than other countries in terms of inflation, though economic developments are still anticipated,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Sa press  briefing sa New Executive Building (NEB), Malakanyang, sinabi ni  National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) chief Arsenio Balisacan  na tinalakay nila ang mga hakbang  na kakailanganin para masiguro na ang bansa ay “on track” na makamit ang short-term at medium-term goals nito.

“We did and we tackled the short term challenges that we have discussed and this pertain to the current inflation, the exchange rate and interest rates and what we need to do to assure our people that we are on track and we are not detracted by these developments in achieving our short-term and medium-term goals,” ayon kay Balisacan.

“We are looking at the short-term issues, the continuing inflation and ensuring that as we address these short-term issues, we are mindful that we’ll not abandon the medium-term goals and we will make sure that we are on track toward economic recovery,”  dagdag na pahayag nito.

Tinuran pa ni Balisacan  na sa pamamagitan ng  Medium-Term Fiscal Program and Philippine Development Plan  (PDP) na nakabalangkas sa  8-Point Socioeconomic Agenda, nag-develop ang gobyerno ng “critical policy at legislative priorities” para tugunan ang short-term at medium-term issues ng ekonomiya para sa susunod na anim na taon.

“The PDP’s targeted completion before the end of the year assures us that we will have a robust roadmap for navigating short-term challenges and uncertainties,” ayon kay Balisacan.

Wika pa nito, naglalaman ito ng  strategic actions para tugunan ang  mga nagsisilbing hadlang sa ” food, energy, and transportation systems” ng bansa.

“The plan shall include measures to strengthen the economy’s foundation for more and higher-quality job creation by addressing the most binding constraints to business investment and expansion in growth drivers such as manufacturing and agriculture, tourism, IT-BPOs, construction, and the creative industries,” aniya pa rin.

Idagdag pa rito, naka-monitor aniya ang gobyerno sa economic developments “so that we can deploy our monetary tools like the interest rate for example and how we can intervene in the financial market to tame, including the depreciation of the peso.”

“But again as we do seek for solutions to the short-term challenges, we are very careful that we do not compromise our medium-term goals. We just have to put the economy to a higher growth trajectory so that we can achieve more jobs, high quality jobs and reduce poverty rapidly.  That’s the overall architecture of the plan,” litaniya ni Balisacan.

Samantala, sa tanong naman kung pinag-usapan nila ang Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) sa miting, sinabi ni Balisacan na  “No, we did not. We just focused on the very crucial issue on inflation where majority of our farmers, our population, are facing.” Kris Jose