Rappler's latest stories on inflation rate Philippines
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.
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