#PHGDP Report Amid Pandemic

11 May 2020

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) together with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) pursued its Press Conference on the 2020 First Quarter (Q1) Performance of the Philippine Economy last 07 May 2020 at Eton Centris 3 Quezon City. The event was live streamed through PSA’s official Facebook page and was telecast using Video Conferencing. The highlights of the event can be found on PSA Twitter account @PSAgovph using hashtag #PHGDP.

Amid the outbreak of COVID-19 and the continued Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR), PSA continues to find ways to provide its products and services ensuring the physical distancing protocol implemented by the InterAgency Task Force, Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID). The online press conference was attended by PSA and NEDA personnel and moderators, and media practitioners.

The virtual press briefing was led by Acting Socioeconomic Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua and Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa. The revised and rebased National Accounts of the Philippines (NAP) from the previous base 2000 to the new base 2018 was briefly discussed by Usec. Mapa. The report on the 2020 Q1 Performance of the Philippine Economy was followed by the statement of the Acting Socioeconomic Secretary. The press briefing was then concluded by question and answer. The livestream replay can be viewed on PSA’s official Facebook page www.facebok.com/PhilippineStatisticsAuthority.

Attuned to PSA’s continuing endeavor towards making its products and services digitally available to people, PSA moves forward to conduct such initiatives frequently.

For more information and the full report on Q1 2020 NAP, you may visit the PSA website: www.psa.gov.ph

 

- Office of the National Statistician

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