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What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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?

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

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?

The Philippines Readies Public Services for 100 Percent Foreign Ownership

The Philippines Readies Public Services for 100 Percent Foreign Ownership

By James Guild
The Philippines has long led its Southeast Asian neighbors in the privatization of public services.
The Philippines’ 2022 Budget Is Not Afraid of Debt

The Philippines’ 2022 Budget Is Not Afraid of Debt

By James Guild
The Duterte government is going to try to spend its way out of any lingering economic headwinds from the pandemic, and it is not afraid to run deficits to do so.

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