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Inflation was a big story, but many had no idea what it meant

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Try out our inflation calculator to finally understand the jargon and how it affects you

Inflation rate slows down to 5.1% in December | Midday wRap

Jan 04, 2019 - 1:00 PM

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Inflation cools down to 5.1% in December 2018

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:04 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation eases in December amid a sharp drop in global oil prices, higher domestic rice supply, and a slight recovery of the peso

[ANALYSIS] Let’s not blame the forecasters for runaway inflation

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Antagonistic remarks only put at risk otherwise friendly relations between government and the private sector

DOF blames 'faulty' forecasts for high inflation in 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The Department of Finance says analysts' inaccurate forecasts elevated inflation expectations. But the agency's own estimates were also off.

[ANALYSIS] How rough was 2018 for the PH economy?

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:00 PM

All in all, there’s a sense that the Duterte government brought about needless economic hardships to the Filipino people in 2018

How high inflation exposed cracks in governance

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:40 PM

High, soaring, elevated, skyrocketing. We're running out of synonyms to describe inflation in 2018.

IN CHARTS: Inflation spoils Filipino family’s noche buena

Dec 08, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Rappler breaks down how much more you need to spend for this year's Christmas celebration

PANOORIN: Ano ang magagawa ng gobyerno laban sa inflation?

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Watch this explainer on how the government could bring down inflation

To tame inflation, agriculture must improve – economic managers

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Economic managers urge the Department of Agriculture to invest in modern farming tools to improve farmer productivity

IMPROVEMENT. Economic managers call on the Department of Agriculture to implement programs to improve farmer productivity. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler


House approves draft federal constitution on 2nd reading | Midday wRap

Dec 05, 2018 - 1:44 PM

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Inflation eases to 6% in November 2018

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:02 AM

(3rd UPDATE) All regions post slower inflation rates except Central Luzon, which retains its October 2018 rate

PANOORIN: Ano ang katotohanan sa inflation?

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Paano nga ba sinusukat ng gobyerno ang inflation? Gaano kalala ang sitwasyon ngayon, at ano ang mga salik o factor sa likod nito?

Defenseless vs inflation? 'Gov't should listen to people,' says Tañada

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Senatorial aspirant Erin Tañada suggests measures 'that can be easily implemented by this administration if it has the political will to listen to the people'

HIGH PRICES. Filipino shoppers carry the goods they bought at the Commonwealth Public Market on October 08, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mindanao inflation rate remains higher than national average

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the October inflation rate for all items increased to 7.6% in Northern Mindanao from September's 6.9%, while Caraga had 6.9% in October, up from from September's 6.1%

Malacañang contracts show Michael Yang is economic adviser | Midday wRap

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:12 PM

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Inflation steady at 6.7% in October 2018

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:05 AM

(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

Inflation likely peaked in Q3 2018 – Bangko Sentral

Oct 31, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas projects inflation in October to settle within 6.2% to 7%

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Zombie politics ng 2018

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:17 AM

9 na zombie na naglipana sa ating lipunan

Trillanes amnesty, effects of inflation, Facebook crackdown in PH | Midday wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:06 PM

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Poorest Filipinos feel inflation at 8% in August 2018

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says inflation for the bottom 30% income households went up by 5 percentage points in August 2018 compared to the same month last year

LTFRB exec warns of inflationary effects of P10 jeepney minimum fare

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:29 PM

LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says the higher-than-expected fare hike will erode the workers' purchasing power, and will eventually trigger stronger calls for a wage increase

HIKE. Group Laban Konsyumer Inc says that consumers carry the burden of higher jeepney fares. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Inflation rises to 6.2% in Q3 2018

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:35 AM

(UPDATED) This is beyond the 4.8% to 5.2% range estimated by the government for the entire year

Commonwealth Public Market on Monday, October 08, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#PHVote, opposition slate, inflation, Boracay | Midday wRap

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:57 PM

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Philippines' high inflation also good, says Bangko Sentral official

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Felipe Medalla says the high inflation figure reflects the elevated prices of cigarettes and sugary drinks, which were planned by the government under the TRAIN law

Inflation up, GDP down: Economic managers revise PH outlook

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says they revised the economic outlook to reflect the 'very different world' we are living in now

FAST FACTS: Philippine inflation rate over the years

Oct 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

In using historical inflation data, the base year of the data should be taken into account

What does 10,000,000% inflation look like? See Venezuela

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:27 PM

In 2019 hyperinflation in Venezuela is expected to leave earth's orbit, hitting 10 million percent, a figure so large and improbable, readers of the IMF report had to count the zeroes to make sure they had the correct number

Picture of a new five Bolivar-note (R) and its equivalent in old Bolivar-bills in Caracas on August 20, 2018. Caracas is issuing new banknotes after lopping five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, casting a pall of uncertainty over businesses and consumers across the country. / AFP PHOTO / Federico PARRA

IN CHARTS: Carinderia, sari-sari store owners feel pinch of inflation

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:18 PM

'This continuing inflation rate hike is racking up the prices of goods even higher, this might cause our micro-retail businesses to shut down', says Vicky Aguinaldo, President of the Philippine Association of Stores and Carinderia Owners

September inflation, Duterte’s health, Comelec COC updates | Midday wRap

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:33 PM

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Inflation in September 2018 strains Filipinos' budget at 6.7%

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation spoils the country's growth outlook, poverty alleviation efforts, and people's perception on the government

Persistent high inflation may slow down poverty reduction – World Bank

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:01 PM

World Bank Senior Economist Rong Quan says high inflation is hitting the poor harder as food and transport account for two-thirds of their expenses

Mocha Uson, Bertiz hospitalized, Facebook hack | Evening wRap

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:32 PM

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Diokno: 'Let's not push for higher wages' amid high inflation

Oct 03, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno sees inflation as a 'transitory' event, and not necessarily a good basis to adjust wages

INCREASE WAGES. A protester holds a placard calling for a national minimum wage. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Why are petroleum products so expensive again?

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Maybe this is as good a time as any to rethink our country’s long-term relationship with oil

[OPINION] Food for thought: Hungry for change

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:33 AM

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

Trillanes’ documents, Palparan, Starbucks | Evening wRap

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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6.8% inflation? Diokno says 'no big difference'

Oct 02, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Philippines is set to miss the GDP growth target of 7% to 8% this year, too, says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

NO DIFFERENCE. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says that a higher inflation rate in September will make "no big difference." Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong may have pushed September 2018 inflation to over 7%

Sep 28, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cites higher prices of agricultural goods due to Typhoon Ompong, rising fuel prices, and the weakening peso

Low scores for Duterte, Trillanes, Dark Phoenix | Evening wRap

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:29 PM

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Bangko Sentral hikes interest rates for 4th time, raises inflation forecasts

Sep 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas hikes interest rates by 50 basis points. It also raises its inflation forecasts for 2018 and 2019.

More Filipinos unhappy with Duterte gov't handling of inflation – poll

Sep 27, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The September Pulse Asia survey shows 51% of Filipinos disapprove of how the Duterte administration is handling the issue of high inflation, compared to 29% in June

 RICE PRICES. Prices of basic commodities hasvebeen on the rise, driving inflation to a 9-year high in August 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes, Palace clears Leni, Peso falls, Trump at United Nations | Midday wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 2:43 PM

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ADB cuts Philippine growth forecast, expects inflation to hit harder

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Asian Development Bank says it revised its outlook due to the weak agriculture sector, high inflation, and continued global monetary tightening

Duterte cuts red tape in importing agricultural products

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:32 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products

IMPORTATION. President Rodrigo Duterte orders the cutting of red tape in importing agricultural products. File photo by AFP

[ANALYSIS] Golden age? Inflation reached 50% during the Marcos regime

Sep 21, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The last thing the country needs right now is a return of the Marcoses to Malacañang. One way we can prevent that is by tirelessly debunking the Marcosian economic myths.

Trillanes: Inflation, amnesty issues to 'haunt' Duterte's Senate bets in 2019

Sep 18, 2018 - 12:35 PM

'The voting public gave Mr Duterte the chance to prove that he could match the myth they propagated during the elections but 2.5 years had passed and he basically destroyed the country that we used to be proud of,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

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Philippine peso to hit P58 vs $1, inflation to jump – Capital Economics

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:22 PM

The London-based research firm sees the Philippine peso sliding to P58 in 2019 and inflation soaring due to Typhoon Ompong

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Paghuhubad sa pasista

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:05 AM

Nalusaw sa lakas ng ulang pulitikal ang koloreteng nag-anyong maka-masa at maka-batas

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Inflation, deflation, and hyperinflation

Sep 14, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Leloy Claudio talks about the good and bad of inflation