Rappler's latest stories on debt trap
'Ang mahirap sa sinasabi ng pamahalaan na hindi pa ito done deal, hihintayin pa ba natin na matapos ang kontrata saka tayo magrereklano? Aanhin mo pa ang damo, kung patay na ang kabayo?' says Otso Diretso's Romulo Macalintal
Should we reject foreign aid as it is ultimately self-serving anyway? Not at all.
Duterte himself fell for China’s debt trap – hook, line, and sinker – and in the process put at risk the country’s natural resources and strategic assets
Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino implies that the Philippines would not lose the gas-rich Reed Bank, as it is not considered a patrimonial asset
The Duterte government's economic managers are 'evaluating all kinds of loans' from China, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
(UPDATED) Senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares raises the alarm over the looming Chinese debt trap. The finance department shrugs off fears and says the Philippines can pay off the debt.
Ties between the Philippines and China stretch back centuries – but power and money can complicate (not necessarily destroy) even the closest of friendships
'We are not naive. We know all ODA (official development assistance) projects of all countries are designed to influence,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
We consider the case of Sri Lanka as an illustrative example of the process whereby Chinese debt can translate into strategic concessions