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.
'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
The London-based research firm sees the Philippine peso sliding to P58 in 2019 and inflation soaring due to Typhoon Ompong
Nalusaw sa lakas ng ulang pulitikal ang koloreteng nag-anyong maka-masa at maka-batas
'This government must recognize that there is a food crisis largely because of the lack of leadership in food, agriculture, and fisheries governance,' says Hazel Tanchuling of Rice Watch and Action Network
You don’t really need to crunch the numbers to know there’s a problem with inflation. Just go to the nearest palengke or grocery to see prices have skyrocketed.
The Philippine Statistics Authority's statement differs from that of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, who said a miscalculation had to be corrected
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte meets with his economic managers before the 29th Cabinet meeting to discuss how to contain inflation
Barter trade is one of the most ancient economic activities, where goods are exchanged without the use of cash
Businessmen urge policy makers to revise certain policies, especially now that the causes of inflation are identified
On Tuesday, September 11, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Emmanuel de Dios to discuss economic issues and help make sense of the situation that Filipinos now find themselves in
There are rumors that the August 2018 inflation rate was at 6.6% and not 6.4%
'Hindi natin ma-stop ang hoarder, hindi natin ma-stop ang cartel, hindi natin ma-stop ang smuggling, we take care of ourselves,' says Senator Cynthia Villar
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the report will aid lawmakers in crafting better laws that would punish rice hoarders and price manipulators
Sablay na nga ang Dutertenomics, sablay pa ang tangkang paglilihis ng isyu
May parang kung anong manipulasyon para makalimutan natin ang napipinto nating pagkagutom
Love vegetable dishes like pinakbet? Rappler breaks down how much you need to buy the ingredients amid high inflation.
Malacañang says the 6.4% August inflation rate is 'not ridiculously high' and points to other indicators that show a healthy Philippine economy
'Sa halip na patahimikin ang mga taong pumupuna ng mga pagkukulang nila, gamitin sana itong pagkakataon ng administrasyon na patunayang kaya nilang pababain ang presyo ng mga bilihin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Inflation expectations matter because they change how people behave. It’s in government’s interest to manage these expectations from time to time.
Which region had the highest inflation? Where did vegetable prices spike the most? Here's a look.
Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda says market opportunists and rice hoarders can no longer be blamed for the rising prices of goods in the country
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she encountered an even 'more alarming' economic situation when she was president, when inflation climbed to 6.6%. But she was able to lower this through rice importation.
The rising prices of agricultural goods are seen as the 'main drivers of inflation,' and the Department of Agriculture headed by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol 'must act quickly'
Is inflation all bad? How does it affect savings? Rappler breaks it down for you.
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is confident the rice tariffication bill will be approved
(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure moves even further away from the government's inflation target range of only 2% to 4%
The Department of Finance (DOF) expects inflation to hit another 9-year high
The truth is, we’re living in a sad combo of slowing growth and accelerating prices. Worse, indicators point to harder times ahead.
Vegetable prices are soaring and a bottle of beer costs much more. Inflation rate in the ARMM is higher than the national average.
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV warns rice tariffication might be another 'knee-jerk reaction' to bring down inflation
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
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says tightening of monetary policy by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas 'will not directly address the supply side of inflation'
Rappler talks to AJ Montesa of the Action for Economic Reforms and Rappler columnist JC Punongbayan to understand the latest economic data
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees 2018 full-year inflation hitting 4.9% and 2019 average inflation at 3.7%
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the proposal was discussed with economic managers but the Department of Agriculture is against it
(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
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo pitches 5 solutions to temper high prices in a meeting with the country's economic managers
The Philippine Statistics Authority says inflation for the bottom 30% income households went up by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter of 2018
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'This is a professor-to-professor discussion on the economy, especially to address the inflation,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the start of the meeting
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.
(UPDATED) Economists from the University of Asia and the Pacific warn that sky-high inflation may happen to the Philippines should it shift to federalism
Bakit bumagsak ang ratings ni Duterte nang 20 points sa Metro Manila at 18 points sa Visayas?
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.
Bolang kristal ba ang kinonsulta ng mga ekonomista ni Duterte?
UP professor Emmanuel de Dios likens the Philippines' economic managers to the suspects in Agatha Christie's 'Murder on the Orient Express' – they're all 'guilty'