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Philippine Lawmaker Demands Answers From Singapore Over Reported Taylor Swift Deal

Philippine Lawmaker Demands Answers From Singapore Over Reported Taylor Swift Deal

By Sebastian Strangio
Rep. Joey Salceda claims that Singapore's alleged exclusivity arrangement with the pop icon's promoter "runs contrary" to ASEAN's consensus-based relations.

Why Vietnam Agreed to Supply the Philippines with Rice For Five Years

Why Vietnam Agreed to Supply the Philippines with Rice For Five Years

By James Guild
The arrangement is an encouraging example of Southeast Asian solidarity and regional self-sufficiency.
Why PhilHealth Doesn’t Need to Raise Premiums in 2024

Why PhilHealth Doesn’t Need to Raise Premiums in 2024

By James Guild
With inflation continuing to rise, a scheduled premium increase seems likely to be suspended.

Philippines ‘Suspends’ Its Sovereign Investment Fund

Philippines ‘Suspends’ Its Sovereign Investment Fund

By Mong Palatino
It is highly unusual for a government to cancel such a high-priority project. What prompted its decision?

Unpacking the Philippines’ 2024 Budget

Unpacking the Philippines’ 2024 Budget

By James Guild
Like last year, budget planners are placing a lot of faith in macroeconomic conditions remaining in the country's favor in 2024.

Philippines Suspends New Travel Rules Amid Public Outcry

Philippines Suspends New Travel Rules Amid Public Outcry

By Mong Palatino
Migrant workers and others argue that the rules, intended to eliminate human trafficking, have hampered the ability of Filipinos to travel freely.

Why Australia and the Philippines Are Natural Partners on Renewable Energy

Why Australia and the Philippines Are Natural Partners on Renewable Energy

By Nicholas Basan
Blessed with complementary capacities, the two nations stand to benefit from closer green collaboration.
Philippines’ New Tourism Ad Draws Flak

Philippines’ New Tourism Ad Draws Flak

By Mong Palatino
The advertisement, a showcase of the country's new "Love the Philippines" slogan, contained stock photos from other countries.

Philippines’ Investment Fund Bill Draws Criticism

Philippines’ Investment Fund Bill Draws Criticism

By Mong Palatino
A group of prominent economists claims that the Maharlika Investment Fund will draw much-needed cash away from other parts of government.

Why the Philippines’ Two Largest State-Owned Banks Are Contemplating a Mega-Merger

Why the Philippines’ Two Largest State-Owned Banks Are Contemplating a Mega-Merger

By James Guild
The government is hoping that the merger of DBP and the Land Bank of the Philippines will increase profitability, with a possible eye to supporting its embryonic sovereign wealth fund.

In the Philippines, COVID-19 Is Still Taking a Toll on the Informal Economy

In the Philippines, COVID-19 Is Still Taking a Toll on the Informal Economy

By Felix Iglesias
The pandemic may have waned, but its economic impact continues to reverberate on the nation's streets.
Philippine Jeepney, Bus Drivers Begin Week-Long Transport Strike

Philippine Jeepney, Bus Drivers Begin Week-Long Transport Strike

By Sebastian Strangio
Transport groups oppose a government modernization plan that they say could threaten the country's iconic jeepney.

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