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Congress should investigate how the power distributor 'overcharged' customers from 2013 to 2018, say Bayan Muna and the Matuwid na Singil sa Kuryente Consumers Alliance
The end of 2019 result of the SWS survey for self-rated poor families is the highest in 5 years
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China's inflation is steady at 4.5% in December 2019, but pork prices remain high due to the African swine fever outbreak
(UPDATED) Transportation expenses go up, but low rice prices keep inflation within target in December 2019
There’s a lot to be thankful for in the 2010s when more Filipinos became more prosperous and healthy, so much so that the 2010s might be considered our economy’s true 'golden age.'
President Rodrigo Duterte's trust and approval ratings soar most especially in Balance Luzon
Moving forward, government must make sure growth lifts all boats, and no region is left behind. Inclusivity is key.
Unemployment in October 2019 falls to 4.5% or some 2.05 million people, the lowest since 2005
(UPDATED) Inflation jumps in November, as expected by analysts
Employees in the consumer goods, energy, and tech sectors are seen to get the highest salary increases in 2020
A typical household will shell out P94 more for November
African swine fever does not harm humans, yet it appears consumers are avoiding pork. The shift to chicken and beef has pushed up prices.
(UPDATED) Inflation in the Philippines is at its slowest pace in over 3 years
The Securities and Exchange Commission asks the central bank to set an interest rate ceiling to combat predatory lending
S&P Global Ratings kept the debt grade stable at 'A' but cut the outlook to negative from stable on the potential for "lasting damage" to the company's finances.
Inflation in China hits 3% in September 2019, the highest since November 2013
Sky-high inflation, monstrous traffic. Manila Water paints an apocalyptic Metro Manila, should the Supreme Court push through with its P921-million fine against the company.
President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys his highest ever satisfaction rating among Class ABC Filipinos as his rating among poor Filipinos declines, says a Social Weather Stations survey
Even with the slight increase this October, there has been a total downward adjustment of electricity rates amounting to almost P1.47 per kilowatt hour since April 2019
A sharp drop in inflation is not an unalloyed boon. As they say, keep everything in moderation.
(UPDATED) Rice prices drop further in September 2019, but still not as low as the economic team had hoped
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas trims the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points for the 3rd time in 2019
Official data shows the peso-dollar exchange rate was already at P3 in 1965, and it further depreciated throughout Marcos’ term
This brings the total reduction to P1.52 per kWh since April 2019
In a statement on Friday, September 6, Fitch announces it is downgrading the city as an issuer of long-term foreign currency debt from an AA+ rating to AA with a negative outlook
Food prices are down, but what's causing prices of goods in Mimaropa to remain high?
Underemployment falls and more young Filipinos enter the workforce in July 2019
(3rd UPDATE) The inflation rate for August 2019 is even lower than the government's target range of 2% to 4%
With the new law, electricity consumers will soon no longer have to pay the universal charges for stranded contract costs and stranded debts in their electricity bills
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas brings down the key policy rate to 4.25% to support economic growth
The latest reduction brings the total downward adjustment to almost P1 per kWh since May 2019
(UPDATED) Inflation remains within target for the 6th straight month, but economists warn of the so-called base effect
The net satisfaction rating of Senate President Vicente Sotto III stays 'very good,' while Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin's rating remains 'moderate'
Economic managers project inflation to settle between 2.7% and 3.5% in 2019, far from the rates experienced last year
President Rodrigo Duterte maintains his first quarter trust and approval ratings and remains the most trusted government official, according to Pulse Asia's June 2019 survey
After the Recto Bank incident dominates news headlines, 80% of Filipinos say they are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance
Since we’re coming from very high prices last year, and prices have now stabilized at high levels, we can expect inflation to drop significantly this year – all thanks to the base effect
This is the 3rd straight month that the Manila Electric Company is reducing power rates
(UPDATED) This is well within the government's target and the lowest inflation rate since September 2017
Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintains monetary policy settings 'for the time being' as it expects lower inflation in 2019 and 2020
Based on the results of the March 2019 SWS survey, 9.5 million families consider themselves poor, down from 11.6 million families in December 2018
Rising pork and fruit prices lead to higher inflation in China for May 2019
The Eastern Police District – which covers Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, and San Juan – records 2,377 incidents of murder, physical injuries, and homicide in 2018
Households consuming 200 kilowatts per hour can expect a reduction of around P39 from their June 2019 bill
'The country needs to have a more robust solution to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather conditions and climate change,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
More people got employed and had better job opportunities in April 2019, says the Philippine Statistics Authority
(UPDATED) The Philippines' inflation rate rises in May 2019, the first time that it rose after 6 straight months of slowdowns. Did the central bank cut rates too soon?