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The government plays catch up fixing disrupted supply chains caused by vague lockdown rules
Today we’re enduring two types of crises: one in public health, another in governance
A drastic slowdown in domestic consumption, public infrastructure delays, and postponement of private investments due to the coronavirus are seen to drag down growth in 2020
Rappler talks to Darwin Rivers, founder and president of Philippines HR Group on the crucial role of human resource management in saving companies and jobs amid the pandemic
'The reality that we must face is that the measures we are taking to prevent the spread of the virus will hurt the economy more than the virus itself'
With billions of additional funds soon at Duterte’s disposal – and a spotty track record of transparency and accountability – we should all watch the money trail closer than ever
Rappler talks to Nicholas Mapa, ING Bank Manila's senior economist, on where the government should pump cash and what life after the coronavirus could be like
Rappler talks to Alfredo Paloyo, senior lecturer at the University of Wollongong in Australia, on what the Philippine government should do to protect the poor and save the economy from the coronavirus pandemic
Filipino economists recommend cash aid, food and non-food vouchers, and paid leaves to save lives and the economy
'Allow the scare to go on long enough and only the businesses with adequate capital and little debt will be able to see the end of the tunnel'
As lower revenue collection is seen due to the spreading novel coronavirus, the Philippines' budget deficit may hit as high as 3.6%
Allowing the deficit to blow up to 6.8% last quarter does not reflect well on fiscal managers and suggests fiscal irresponsibility and mismanagement
(3rd UPDATE) Transport and utility costs in the Philippines go down, as the novel coronavirus places downward pressure on global crude oil prices
The Philippines' economic managers see lower tax collections and reduced Chinese imports due to the spread of the virus
The Makati Business Club expresses concern over the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, saying it may 'affect other security agreements'
Fitch Ratings says the Duterte administration's review of allegedly onerous contracts may create some uncertainty, but will not affect the overall business environment and foreign investments
Amid the global economic slowdown and the novel coronavirus spooking markets, the Philippines' central bank aims to shore up the economy by trimming interest rates
In this uber-globalized world, we have to accept that when China sneezes we will all likely catch a cold. But how can we minimize the risk?
(UPDATED) Inflation picks up in January, but remains within the Philippine government's target range
Why is there disappointing growth, given the country's potential? Let's talk about lower investments and the weakening of industry.
Philippine officials do not see the novel coronavirus putting a major dent in the economy
(UPDATED) GDP growth picks up in the 4th quarter of 2019, but the impact of the budget impasse proves to be too much as the overall target is not met
Ranking officials of the Duterte government will do well to know a memorable quote in HBO’s Chernobyl: 'Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid'
(UPDATED) Transportation expenses go up, but low rice prices keep inflation within target in December 2019
There’s a lot to be thankful for in the 2010s when more Filipinos became more prosperous and healthy, so much so that the 2010s might be considered our economy’s true 'golden age.'
The late Paul Volcker was a hero for saving the Philippine peso during the worst economic crisis of the 1980s
Foreign portfolio investments for November yield net outflows as a result of $1.5 billion fleeing, mainly from the United States
Can an average Filipino family of 5 really survive on P10,727 per month?
(UPDATED) Inflation jumps in November, as expected by analysts
The proposed Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act appears unsound, and Congress may want to rethink it before it's too late
Latest data betray troubling trends in the economy that soon need to be addressed
(UPDATED) While economic growth rises in the 3rd quarter, the Philippines is still almost certain to miss its target for 2019
It takes an average of 13 procedures to start a business, 9 procedures to register property, and 22 procedures to build a physical establishment in the Philippines
(UPDATED) Inflation in the Philippines is at its slowest pace in over 3 years
It’s one thing for presidents – or any leader for that matter – to make mistakes. But it’s a different thing altogether for them to give up as a matter of habit.
For the Philippines to bring down poverty incidence to just 14% by 2022, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says that the government should look into teenage pregnancy first
Global trade tensions and domestic politics spoil the Philippines' dream to be among Asia's economic juggernauts
A sharp drop in inflation is not an unalloyed boon. As they say, keep everything in moderation.
(UPDATED) Rice prices drop further in September 2019, but still not as low as the economic team had hoped
The Asian Development Bank cuts its growth outlook for the Philippines to 6% in 2019, just clinging on to the lower end of the government's target band
Foreign portfolio investments post a net outflow of $1.1 billion from January to August 2019, reversing the net inflow of $602 million in the same period last year
It is only through cultivating a high-trust society that this whole-of-society approach to development could work
Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) now bring more cash to the local economy than business process outsourcing companies, says Leechiu Property Consultants
Underemployment falls and more young Filipinos enter the workforce in July 2019
(3rd UPDATE) The inflation rate for August 2019 is even lower than the government's target range of 2% to 4%
An expert gives family-run businesses tips on how to keep their company alive – for everyone's sake
Economic managers need to be more forthright about the state of the Philippine economy and not paint a picture of it that is rosier than the data suggest
A common theme seems to thread all these policies: not only do they tend to hurt economic efficiency, they’re also often anti-poor
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas brings down the key policy rate to 4.25% to support economic growth
(UPDATED) The Philippine government's economic team must play catch up, as growth slows down again in the 2nd quarter of 2019 – the lowest in 17 quarters