Rappler's latest stories on Philippine inflation
To thank Duterte for his 'political will and decisive action' on inflation is like thanking an arsonist for putting out a fire he created in the first place
TheNerve’s survey results show Filipinos feeling financially worse off in 2018
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Paano nga ba sinusukat ng gobyerno ang inflation? Gaano kalala ang sitwasyon ngayon, at ano ang mga salik o factor sa likod nito?
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno sees inflation as a 'transitory' event, and not necessarily a good basis to adjust wages
Please, before we say that we should not politicize food, consider this fact: literally everything we put in our mouths is political, and we haven't even started talking about sex
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas hikes interest rates by 50 basis points. It also raises its inflation forecasts for 2018 and 2019.
The Asian Development Bank says it revised its outlook due to the weak agriculture sector, high inflation, and continued global monetary tightening
Barter trade is one of the most ancient economic activities, where goods are exchanged without the use of cash
President Rodrigo Duterte blames US President Donald Trump's trade war with China for inflation back home
Inflation expectations matter because they change how people behave. It’s in government’s interest to manage these expectations from time to time.
'Ang hinaharap mas malaking problema – economy.... Ang kalampagin naman niya economic managers,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says they have to assess how the implementation of the tax reform law should proceed in 2019, given the 'slow' pace of measures to help the poor
Rappler talks to AJ Montesa of the Action for Economic Reforms and Rappler columnist JC Punongbayan to understand the latest economic data
(UPDATED) Economists point to government agencies' inability to coordinate well as one of the main reasons why inflation accelerated further in July
(UPDATED) The Philippine Statistics Authority says rice inflation rose to 5% in July. The average price of regular milled rice is over P41 per kilo.
(UPDATED) This is mainly due to prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which keep rising
Economists of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas attribute the expected spike to increases in electricity and water rates, jeepney fares, and prices of agricultural goods
We should protect the integrity of official statistics at all costs. In this tempestuous era of disinformation and uncertainty, they are our most steady anchors.
Ex-Department of Finance undersecretary Sunny Sevilla says he is 'dumbfounded' by his former agency's 'tone-deaf, misleading economic commentary'
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas attributes this to optimism on income and jobs, among others, though consumers still think prices of goods will rise further
Journalists should be more careful in reporting economic statistics. Government staff must also adopt better PR strategies and avoid overanalyzing stuff: the simpler the analysis, the less prone it is to misinterpretation.
The National Economic and Development Authority says what it showed during the press briefing was 'how a hypothetical monthly budget of P10,000 will be affected by a 4.6% inflation rate'
Higher inflation, coupled with the forthcoming 2019 midterm election, has suddenly turned TRAIN into a political hot potato
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says businesses' overall confidence index was at 39.3% for the 2nd quarter of 2018, a slight decline from the 39.5% for the 1st quarter
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
The movement of prices of basic goods and services is seen to be faster in April
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
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(3rd UPDATE) Inflation hits its highest quarterly average since 2014 as the tax reform law, higher oil prices, a weaker peso, and the tightening of US monetary policy take their toll
(UPDATED) Higher price increases are noted in rice, corn, fish, fruits, and vegetables, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says the overall confidence index dropped to 1.7% in the 1st quarter of 2018 from 9.5% in the 4th quarter of 2017, as consumers fear higher prices and low income
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The Department of Finance attributes this to the higher prices of sin products such as cigarettes and alcoholic beverages
Dennis Mapa, dean of the UP Diliman School of Statistics, also says the P200 monthly subsidy for poor Filipino households is not enough to offset the impact of the tax reform law
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees inflation hitting 4.3% in 2018, and 3.5% in 2019
We haven’t yet seen the full effects of TRAIN’s new taxes. Instead, what we saw in January was likely a combination of profiteering, higher world oil prices, and the peso’s depreciation
The government attributes the increase partly to the tax reform law, which took effect in January
The movement of prices of basic goods and services in the Philippines is seen to move faster this year than last year, due to the newly-implemented tax reform package
A slowdown is seen in November after 4 straight months of rising prices
The Philippine inflation rate of 3.5% in October 2017 is the highest since November 2014, when it registered 3.7%
(UPDATED) Faster price increases are recorded for corn, fish, and vegetables, among others, based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas believes the prevailing monetary policy settings remain appropriate
The National Economic and Development Authority attributes the increase to higher prices of food transportation water electricity and gas
This is because the global research firm expects Philippine inflation to hit the higher end of the 2017 target
The multilateral lender cuts its Philippine economic growth forecast to 6 6 for 2017 and 6 8 for 2018 but remains optimistic about the country s economy
BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr says the central bank continues to see a manageable inflation outlook over the policy horizon
The National Economic and Development Authority projects a moderate inflation rate for the rest of 2017 thanks to lower fuel prices