Rappler's latest stories on inflation rate Philippines
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
(4th UPDATE) As inflation eases further in April, analysts are looking at whether the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will cut the benchmark interest rate or the reserve requirement ratio
The Otso Diretso Senate bet says ordinary people still feel the effects of the higher prices of food and vegetables
(4th UPDATE) Inflation again slows down in March. Will the central bank now cut interest rates?
Here’s a suggestion: if a candidate can’t be bothered to show up in debates and lay bare their ideas for all to see, let’s not vote for him or her
Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says planting and harvesting may be delayed, but there would be no major impact on rice production
Newly-installed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin Diokno says timing is important when deciding on easing monetary policies amid cooling inflation
(3rd UPDATE) Metro Manila sees its lowest inflation rate in 18 months. All other regions also exhibit slower inflation rates.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees inflation in 2019 averaging 3.1%, well within the target band of 2% to 4%
Rappler reviews statements of the government's economic team and finds that they never mentioned media reports among the factors which aggravated inflation in 2018
The Foundation for Economic Freedom calls on the Duterte administration to boost farm productivity, which would aid in easing inflation
(UPDATED) The latest inflation figure is closer to the government's target range of 2% to 4%
TheNerve’s survey results show Filipinos feeling financially worse off in 2018
Inflation felt by the poorest Filipino households hit 7.2% in 2018, and some regions still register double digits in December
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(UPDATED) Inflation eases in December amid a sharp drop in global oil prices, higher domestic rice supply, and a slight recovery of the peso
Antagonistic remarks only put at risk otherwise friendly relations between government and the private sector
The Department of Finance says analysts' inaccurate forecasts elevated inflation expectations. But the agency's own estimates were also off.
All in all, there’s a sense that the Duterte government brought about needless economic hardships to the Filipino people in 2018
High, soaring, elevated, skyrocketing. We're running out of synonyms to describe inflation in 2018.
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Economic managers urge the Department of Agriculture to invest in modern farming tools to improve farmer productivity
(3rd UPDATE) All regions post slower inflation rates except Central Luzon, which retains its October 2018 rate
Paano nga ba sinusukat ng gobyerno ang inflation? Gaano kalala ang sitwasyon ngayon, at ano ang mga salik o factor sa likod nito?
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'
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%
(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
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas projects inflation in October to settle within 6.2% to 7%
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 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
(UPDATED) This is beyond the 4.8% to 5.2% range estimated by the government for the entire year
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
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says they revised the economic outlook to reflect the 'very different world' we are living in now
In using historical inflation data, the base year of the data should be taken into account
'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
(UPDATED) Inflation spoils the country's growth outlook, poverty alleviation efforts, and people's perception on the government
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
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno sees inflation as a 'transitory' event, and not necessarily a good basis to adjust wages
Maybe this is as good a time as any to rethink our country’s long-term relationship with oil
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cites higher prices of agricultural goods due to Typhoon Ompong, rising fuel prices, and the weakening peso
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas hikes interest rates by 50 basis points. It also raises its inflation forecasts for 2018 and 2019.
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
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.