Date: October 16, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Speaker Fuentebella Hall, Ground Floor, South Wing Annex, House of Representatives
In observance of the House of Representatives (HOR) Month this October, the Congressional Planning and Budget Research Department of the House of Representatives and the Philippine Institute for Development Studies held a seminar forum on "Industry Roadmaps and National Industrial Development" last October 16 at the HOR in Quezon City. Senior Research Fellow and Acting Vice President of PIDS, Dr. Rafaelita Aldaba, presented the Philippine new industrial policy which aims to help the government in crafting relevant measures that can enhance productivity growth in the manufacturing sector, deepen the linkages of domestic firms and small and medium enterprises with large domestic and multinational companies, and attract more investments. Such a policy is crucial in building a strong and modern industrial sector which can facilitate sustained and high growth levels for the country.