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Why the Philippines Is Increasing Spending in the 2023 Budget
October 12, 2022

Why the Philippines Is Increasing Spending in the 2023 Budget

By James Guild
Planners are banking on strong economic growth, reduced inflation, and a strengthening peso in 2023. But are these assumptions sound?

Marcos Says Philippines Eyeing Purchases of Russian Oil, Fertilizer
October 06, 2022

Marcos Says Philippines Eyeing Purchases of Russian Oil, Fertilizer

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine leader's comments hint at the balance that he will attempt to strike in his country's foreign relations.
What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York
September 26, 2022

What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York

By Mong Palatino
The president's six-day working trip offered some glimpses into the priorities of his administration.

Making Sense of the Philippines’ Latest Poverty Statistics
September 07, 2022

Making Sense of the Philippines’ Latest Poverty Statistics

By Mong Palatino
The Philippine Statistics Authority says that nearly 1 in 5 Filipinos are living below the poverty line – but the real number could be a lot higher.

A Look at Philippine President Marcos’ ‘Unity Budget’ for 2023
August 26, 2022

A Look at Philippine President Marcos’ ‘Unity Budget’ for 2023

By Mong Palatino
The administration claims that the $94 billion budget will help propel the country out of its COVID-19-induced slump.

What Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Can Learn from Fidel Ramos
August 08, 2022

What Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Can Learn from Fidel Ramos

By Mong Palatino
The late president's political legacy offers a blueprint for what the Marcos administration should do – and what it should avoid.

Rodrigo Duterte’s Economic Legacy in the Philippines
August 02, 2022

Rodrigo Duterte’s Economic Legacy in the Philippines

By James Guild
He came to office in 2016 with a promise to "Build, Build, Build." How do Duterte's economic achievements stack up?
Philippine Leader Vows Recovery but Quiet on Human Rights
July 26, 2022

Philippine Leader Vows Recovery but Quiet on Human Rights

By Jim Gomez
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation speech was upbeat, but activists said it suffered "from a crisis of clarity, direction, and vision."

The Economic Outlook for the Philippines Under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
May 17, 2022

The Economic Outlook for the Philippines Under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

By James Guild
The new president will take the reins at a time of high inflation and monetary tightening in the global financial system.

A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN
April 26, 2022

A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN

By James Guild
Inflation and rising commodity prices have assisted some countries' recovery, while holding back others.

Why Are Philippine Courts Blocking Sugar Imports?
March 01, 2022

Why Are Philippine Courts Blocking Sugar Imports?

By James Guild
The move is an attempt to balance the interests of Filipino farmers and consumers.
An Argentine Company’s Journey to Investing in the Philippines
February 04, 2022

An Argentine Company’s Journey to Investing in the Philippines

By Juan Manuel Harán and Marcos González Gava
Farmesa is one of the rare South American companies with a presence in Southeast Asia. What drove the firm to cross the Pacific Ocean and what hurdles did it face?

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