4 urgent economic concerns for Aquino's successor

MANILA, Philippines — Restricted foreign investments, underemployment, unrealistic minimum wage, and an underperforming agricultural sector are urgent concerns that the next administration should address because President Benigno Aquino III failed to deal with these, economists said.

During the Aquino’s Last Mile: Ramping Up and Sustaining 'Daang Matuwid' forum in Makati City Monday, August 3, economists tackled the challenges to be faced by the next administration.

Although the Philippine economy has been growing for an average of 6.5% for the past 5 years, they said growth has not been fully inclusive.