- The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) rallied on Wednesday to breach the 7,500 level mark, which is attributed to the optimism on the first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth of the country.
- NEDA's Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) said that it has 55 flagship projects lined up within President Rodrigo Duterte’s term that are worth more than P1.2 trillion.
- Metro Manila has been named one of the top developer prospects for 2017.
- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said that the Philippines will lead the economic growth in the Southeast Asian region.
- The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) sought for the Congress to amend existing laws pertaining to lease terms for foreign investors. PEZA said the proposal intends to make investment offerings competitive in the country.
- The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) sets a job creation target of 7.2 million by 2022. It is foreseen that the government will provide 1.2 million jobs annually up until the end of President Rodrigo R. Duterte's term.
- The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday that only 21.6 percent of Filipinos are experiencing poverty. This is lower than the reported poverty incidence in 2012 and 2009.
- British envoy Asif Ahmad does not see any withdrawal of investments amid President Duterte’s attacks on the European Union (EU).
- Moody’s Investors Service issued a Baa2 rating for the Philippines. It said that the country's economic strength is high and susceptibility to risk is low.