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Airports, new roads supporting economy

THE ROBUST public and private spending will continue to support economic growth in 2019 and lay the foundation for our long-term development. I am particularly...

Bay rehab reveals Duterte’s soft side

MANY FILIPINOS are now beginning to appreciate the soft side of President Rodrigo Duterte despite his tough stance on his war on drugs. Mr. Duterte,...

Espenilla: A great loss to the nation

THE PASSING of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Aldave Espenilla Jr., a highly admired career central banker, is a great loss to...

Duterte’s popularity a boon to economy

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s higher approval rating in December 2018 is a clear affirmation of his mandate to govern the country and implement policies...

Initial economic data encouraging

AS WE PREDICTED last year, consumer prices became tamer at the start of 2019, as the Duterte administration showed its resolve to manage the...

Clean Manila Bay a Duterte legacy

THE REHABILITATION of Manila Bay is one major legacy that President Duterte can proudly leave to the nation. It is a gargantuan task but...

Capital market set to rebound

I BELIEVE the strong performance of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in the first month of the year presents a good opportunity for companies...

Duterte’s popularity a boon to economy

PRESIDENT Duterte’s higher approval rating in December 2018 is a clear affirmation of his mandate to govern the country and implement policies to improve...

Reenacted budget per se is not bad

The Philippine government is effectively operating on a reenacted budget in January 2019 after the House of Representatives and the Senate failed to pass the...

A sign of good things to come

ONE POSITIVE news greeting the first week of January 2019 is the Philippine Statistics Authority’s announcement that the headline inflation rate, or the movement...

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