As the Philippines looks to diversify its energy mix, one source - natural gas - has become increasingly important
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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
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'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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'[The] momentum of infrastructure improvement in the regions is going to be disrupted,' Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says
First Metro Investment Corporation president Rabboni Francis Arjonillo says the country's gross domestic product may meet or even surpass the government's target of 7% in 2018
'Ayoko na sana i-dignify pero siguro sabihin ko na lang na imbes na insultuhin ako o ang Diyos, asikasuhin na lang muna ang mga problema ng ating ekonomiya,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells President Rodrigo Duterte
Despite the year-on-year dip, the central bank is optimistic due to 'favorable investor sentiment'
The BSP expects inflation to settle in at 4.6% this year, above its 4% upper target. This means we can expect inflation to further increase till the third quarter of 2018 before it subsides.
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The dip in Philippine competitiveness ranking, missing the 2017 labor target, and slow implementation of infrastructure projects are left out during the 'Tatak ng Pagbabago: Tatak ng Pag-unlad' forum
(5TH UPDATE) Inflation climbs to another fresh high, exceeding market expectations and government forecasts
The economy is far from stagnant. What's alarming is President Duterte's apparent cluelessness about the signs of trouble and the need to chart a steady course.
Foreign investment pledges for the 1st quarter of 2018 stood at P14.2 billion, says the Philippine Statistics Authority
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'Despite the generally good economic performance, poverty remains high and the pace of poverty reduction has been slow,' says the World Bank in its latest report on poverty in the Philippines
Fewer Filipinos also remain optimistic that the Philippine economy will get better in 2019, says a survey by the Social Weather Stations
The Philippines' budget deficit from January to April is at P115.9 billion, lower than the P167.1-billion projection
Data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas show that the country had a net inflow of foreign portfolio investments for the second straight month in April with $279.28 million, 5 times more than in the same month last year
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This comes on the heels of the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers from Middle East countries
The country's central bank governor says this reflects investor confidence in the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and growth prospects
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(4TH UPDATE) Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says Philippine economic growth in the first quarter of the year would have been well within government's target if it were not for high inflation
This is dragged by outflows arising from payments made by the national government for its maturing foreign obligations as well as the foreign exchange operations of the central bank
While the gap remains, the number of Filipino adults holding formal bank accounts is now higher, accelerated by mobile phones and the internet
Inflation reaches another 5-year high amid price increases for alcoholic beverages and tobacco; transport; as well as housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels
While the Philippine central bank's medium-term inflation outlook remains within the government target, it says it will continue monitoring the figures in case a policy shift is needed
The movement of prices of basic goods and services is seen to be faster in April
A higher credit rating translates to more foreign investments, lower borrowing cost for both the government and private sectors, among others
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the government decided to hike the share of foreign borrowings to 25% of the total financing program for the next 5 years, from the initial 20%
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the growth rates of Western Visayas 'will be trimmed'
While urgent concerns are mostly economic in nature, levels of concern about fighting corruption and enforcing the rule of law drop between December 2017 and March 2018
In 4 to 5 years, BPI expects to raise the share of SME, retail, and microfinance loans to 35%, and reduce the share of corporate loans to 65%
Cash remittances, or remittances formally channeled through banks, register $2.27 billion in February 2018, representing 4.5% year-on-year growth from the same month a year ago
As the Boracay example illustrates, policymaking without planning makes for needless chaos, confusion, and destruction