Philippine debt - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine debt


'Can you lend more?' Duterte asks ADB to fund more infra projects

May 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

'We shall continue to rely on the ADB for financial assistance, be it in the form or loans or grants,' President Rodrigo Duterte says at the 51st Annual Asian Develoment Bank Meeting

BUILD BUILD BUILD. President Rodrigo Duterte asks Asian Development Bank for more loans. Malacañang Photo

Poe wants probe vs abusive debt collection practices

Mar 04, 2018 - 10:24 AM

Senate Grace Poe says debt collectors engaging in unfair practices 'must be punished to put an end to their prevalent abusive behavior'

PROBE SOUGHT. Grace Poe grants Senate reporters an ambush interview. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Marcos years marked 'golden age' of PH economy? Look at the data

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The notion of a golden age of the Philippine economy under the Marcos regime especially during its latter years is a big fat lie

FDC calls Aquino 'biggest loan addict' among leaders since 1986

Feb 20, 2016 - 8:59 AM

3rd UPDATE An official of the Department of Finance however refutes the civic group s claims saying that debt indicators are at the best they have ever been since 1986

'BIGGEST BORROWER.' Activist Freedom from Debt Coalition says Aquino's social debt in education and health alone already amounts to P7 trillion ($146.99 billion). Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH debt payments down 15% in Jan-Aug

Oct 21, 2013 - 2:52 PM

Debt payment declines to P40 billion in August from P66 billion a year ago

Govt H1 debt payments down nearly 13%

Aug 05, 2013 - 2:19 PM

The Philippines principal debt payments fell but interest payments rose

Each Filipino owes P57,063 in May

Jul 18, 2013 - 12:40 PM

The national government s outstanding debt stood at P5 364 T in May up 4 2 from a year ago

MORE DEBT. The Philippines' outstanding debt inched up 4.2% in May 2013 from the previous year's level. Photo by AFP

Each Filipino owes P56,468 in April

Jun 15, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Debt stock of the government at end April reaches P5 039 trillion P27 3 billion more from March

INCREASING DEBT. The Philippines oustanding debt increased 6.8% to P5.334 trillion in January 2013. Photo by AFP

Debt-to-GDP hits record low in Q1

May 31, 2013 - 4:19 PM

The government s debt to GDP eased to 48 9 in the first quarter reflecting a lower share of the country s economic output being allocated for debt payments

Debt free?

Jun 25, 2012 - 5:20 PM

Should our goal necessarily be to diminish debt to zero? There are good reasons for countries to possess some level of debt—not too much but not too little either