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All in all, there’s a sense that the Duterte government brought about needless economic hardships to the Filipino people in 2018
Watch this explainer on how the government could bring down inflation
(3rd UPDATE) All regions post slower inflation rates except Central Luzon, which retains its October 2018 rate
Paano nga ba sinusukat ng gobyerno ang inflation? Gaano kalala ang sitwasyon ngayon, at ano ang mga salik o factor sa likod nito?
The bulk of foreign direct investments and project loans still comes from traditional trade partners like Japan and the United States, and not from China
(UPDATED) This is lower than the revised 2nd quarter figure of 6.2%
Under President Duterte's watch, we've gone down the global Doing Business ranking by 25 notches all in all – by far the largest decline in ASEAN
(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure reinforces the projections of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Department of Finance that inflation is beginning to taper off
Evidence suggests that ours is a generally healthy economy, posting impressive growth, but carrying some structural flaws
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas projects inflation in October to settle within 6.2% to 7%
A climbing index signals general optimism among buyers and sellers of stocks, whereas a dropping index signals general pessimism
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(UPDATED) This is beyond the 4.8% to 5.2% range estimated by the government for the entire year
The central bank says the higher foreign direct investment inflows in July reflect the 'continued positive investor sentiment on the Philippine economy'
In using historical inflation data, the base year of the data should be taken into account
If becoming an upper-middle income country was hard enough – it took us more than 3 decades to do that – becoming a high-income country (like Singapore or South Korea today) will be harder still
(UPDATED) Inflation spoils the country's growth outlook, poverty alleviation efforts, and people's perception on the government
The World Bank says the Philippines' growth trajectory is positive but lower than expected
The challenge to economic managers is akin to fixing an overheating car: pull over, open the hood, and let things simmer down
The Philippines is aiming to roar along with Asian tigers by 2040. To do this, the country needs to triple the gross domestic product per capita in two decades.
The Asian Development Bank says it revised its outlook due to the weak agriculture sector, high inflation, and continued global monetary tightening
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte meets with his economic managers before the 29th Cabinet meeting to discuss how to contain inflation
On Tuesday, September 11, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Emmanuel de Dios to discuss economic issues and help make sense of the situation that Filipinos now find themselves in
May parang kung anong manipulasyon para makalimutan natin ang napipinto nating pagkagutom
Malacañang says the 6.4% August inflation rate is 'not ridiculously high' and points to other indicators that show a healthy Philippine economy
'Sa halip na patahimikin ang mga taong pumupuna ng mga pagkukulang nila, gamitin sana itong pagkakataon ng administrasyon na patunayang kaya nilang pababain ang presyo ng mga bilihin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Inflation expectations matter because they change how people behave. It’s in government’s interest to manage these expectations from time to time.
Which region had the highest inflation? Where did vegetable prices spike the most? Here's a look.
Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda says market opportunists and rice hoarders can no longer be blamed for the rising prices of goods in the country
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she encountered an even 'more alarming' economic situation when she was president, when inflation climbed to 6.6%. But she was able to lower this through rice importation.
Is inflation all bad? How does it affect savings? Rappler breaks it down for you.
(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure moves even further away from the government's inflation target range of only 2% to 4%
'Ang hinaharap mas malaking problema – economy.... Ang kalampagin naman niya economic managers,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
The truth is, we’re living in a sad combo of slowing growth and accelerating prices. Worse, indicators point to harder times ahead.
As the Philippines looks to diversify its energy mix, one source - natural gas - has become increasingly important
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Rappler talks to AJ Montesa of the Action for Economic Reforms and Rappler columnist JC Punongbayan to understand the latest economic data
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Environmental policies that have slowed down economic growth, such as the Boracay closure and stricter rules for mining, are 'justified,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
(3rd UPDATE) The gross domestic product for the 2nd quarter of 2018 falls short of market expectations
(UPDATED) This is mainly due to prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which keep rising
Moody's Analytics says inflation is partly to blame for the slower gross domestic product growth
The thumbnail of the embedded video is a screenshot of GDP figures in a 2013 news report. Nonetheless, a credit ratings firm expects the Philippines to still be 'among the fastest growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region'
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The International Monetary Fund expects the Philippines' gross domestic product to expand by 6.7% for 2018 and 2019, below the government's target of 7% to 8%
Moody's Investors Service says the country's 'relatively weak rule of law' and the possible shift to federalism could drag down the economy
Rappler tracks down the latest increases or additional charges and fees that affect and hurt the pockets of Filipinos
'Our budget would remain the same,' claims Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in response to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia's assertion that a shift to federalism would 'wreak havoc' on the economy
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