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Philippines Country Politics and Economics Report

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Politics


Political News


  • Philippine president criticised for kissing woman on stage
  • Philippine president threatens to use emergency rule in face of ...
  • Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte 'really sick' for kissing woman ...
  • Philippine president jeered by protesters during speech
  • Philippine president criticised for kissing woman on stage
  • Philippine president threatens to use emergency rule in face of ...
  • Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte 'really sick' for kissing woman ...
  • Philippine president jeered by protesters during speech
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Philippine Independence Day
  • Who's Who At Tuesday's Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore
  • Trudeau Is Annoying, Not an Adversary
  • Israeli water purification vehicle donated to Philippines
  • Vietnam congratulates Philippines on Independence Day
  • Who Hates Peace More – US Liberal Media or Philippine Liberal ...
  • ASEAN's powerhouse
  • World Bank retains below-target forecast for Philippine economy
  • World Bank: Philippines to remain one of fastest-growing economies ...
  • Duterte's economic team warns: Suspending TRAIN law 'will stifle ...
  • Development for whom?
  • Robust PH growth seen to continue
  • PTV to air Chinese series, cartoons, movies dubbed in Tagalog
  • Philippines marks 120th Independence Day in Macau
  • Investing for the long haul
  • ASEAN's powerhouse
  • NEDA seeks more foreign investments in Eastern Visayas
  • BSP to liberalize forex rules to facilitate investments
  • iPrice projects steady growth for local operations
  • HSBC: China investments will help drive PH growth
  • World Bank retains below-target forecast for Philippine economy
  • PEZA investment pledges drop in 5 months
  • Project Population: Addressing Asia's Ageing Societies
  • Philippines' poverty rate declines but more job opportunities needed ...
  • Rising prices amid national growth
  • Australia's Immigration Solution: Small-Town Living
  • PC market to continue growing this year – IDC
  • As Russian Ships Sail Into Manila, The Philippines Must Look To ...
  • CEO wants to insure Filipino millennials
  • Regional communities praise migrant workers for keeping schools ...
  • Peso depreciation to drive inflation, yet good for Philippine exports
  • ASEAN's powerhouse
  • Electronics industry sees IOT as big driver to hit $50-billion export ...
  • Philippines Morning News For June 13
  • DTI expects recovery in exports starting Q2
  • Philippines Morning News For June 12
  • Philippines export contraction sharpens in April
  • Philippines: April imports surge while trade gap widens
  • Philippines budget deficit narrows to 115.9b pesos in Jan-April
  • Philippines budget deficit narrows to $2.2 bln in Jan-April
  • Philippines posts April budget surplus, narrower Jan-April deficit
  • Higher prices partly due to NFA's 'incompetence' – Diokno
  • Gov't underspending leads to narrower budget deficit as of April
  • TABLE-Philippines' budget deficit widens in Dec, full-yr gap below ...
  • Philippines MPs vote to slash budget of agency investigating drug ...
  • Diokno on ₱927M CHR budget cut: 'That's natural'
  • Philippines budget surplus in May dims growth outlook
  • PH debt affordability at risk as peso weakens
  • Electoral protest fee causes Robredo's net worth to dip to P1.1M
  • New Philippine Debt of $167 Billion Could Balloon To $452 Billion ...
  • Philippines Morning News For May 28
  • BSP: PH foreign debt falls .2% in Q3
  • PH external debt drops by 1.8% to $72.5 billion in Q2 2017
  • Government debt payments drop 15% in 11 months
  • Is the Philippines heading into a debt crisis?

    Philippines Leaders


    President


  • Philippine president criticised for kissing woman on stage
  • Philippine president jeered by protesters during speech
  • Philippine president threatens to use emergency rule in face of ...

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Storm in the Philippines
  • National Assembly speaker wrong to feign ignorance over abuse of ...
  • Photos: Today in History, June 12

    Prime Minister


  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Philippine Independence Day
  • PM visits Philippines
  • Who's Who At Tuesday's Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Leaders send congratulations to Philippine counterparts
  • Who's Who At Tuesday's Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore
  • Israeli water purification vehicle donated to Philippines

    Minister of Economy


  • Philippines will go to war over South China Sea: Foreign minister
  • Inflation in Philippines a faultline for Duterte's 'Build, Build, Build ...
  • Joint oil exploration in West Philippine Sea is legal

    Minister of Agriculture


  • S. Korea, Philippines sign MOU on agriculture cooperation
  • Philippines, Papua New Guinea ink declaration on agriculture ...
  • PHL, SoKor ink pact on farm development

    Minister of Culture


  • Duterte's kiss was 'act of endearment,' spokesman says
  • PH, South Korea agree to boost broadcasting skills
  • Filipinos weigh in on Alberta's PH Heritage Month declaration

    Minister of Defense


  • How Beijing is winning control of the South China Sea
  • How other countries see the South China Sea dispute
  • What's in the New Russia Navy Visit to the Philippines?

    Minister of Education


  • North Korean media quiet on historic Trump-Kim summit
  • Defence ministers say education, collaboration, inclusive policy are ...
  • The New Humanism: Technology should enhance, not replace ...

    Minister of Energy


  • Wrong policies that keep oil prices and power rates rising
  • South Korea offers $1 billion in official development assistance
  • Joint oil exploration in West Philippine Sea is legal

    Minister of Finance


  • Blue finance: The Philippines declares war on waste
  • DOF reviews carriers' tax on int'l air, sea cargo vessels
  • Finance news you need to know today

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Kim's summit entourage includes 4 women, elderly lieutenants
  • China to punish Coast Guard members in spat with PH fishermen ...
  • Leaders send congratulations to Philippine counterparts

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China
  • DOF 'to seriously review' revenue regulations
  • DOF reviews carriers' tax on int'l air, sea cargo vessels

    Minister of Justice


  • UK justice minister resigns ahead of key Brexit debate
  • Justice for Henry: Slovakia PM assures justice for Filipino mauled to ...
  • Philippines women's march tells Duterte 'enough'

    Minister of Health


  • Israeli water purification vehicle donated to Philippines
  • Bangladesh reels under Philippines-style drug war
  • Fearing repeat of Philippines employment crisis, MoH provides jobs ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • PH assures 'totally' corruption-free projects funded by SoKor
  • South Korea offers $1 billion in official development assistance
  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will go to war with China if it ...

    Minister of Sports


  • Maybe a Dennis Rodman sighting at Trump-Kim Singapore talks?
  • PH, South Korea agree to boost broadcasting skills
  • Philippines, South Korea agree to boost broadcasting skills

    Director of State Security Service


  • Who's Who At Tuesday's Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore
  • How Beijing is winning control of the South China Sea
  • Operation Augury: Australia's war on terror goes 'dark' in the ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • Twinkling
  • Philippines, South Korea sign P9-B loan deal for Cebu container port
  • Crypto in Manila, how to educate, innovate and regulate?

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Additional petition filed with SC vs withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court
  • What goes around comes around
  • Delegates Continue Migration Compact Negotiations, Hear Plans for ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Who's Who At Tuesday's Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore
  • George HW Bush becomes 1st US president to turn 94
  • Additional petition filed with SC vs withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Duterte is impeaching away the Philippines' democratic institutions
  • Resolve public interest cases as fast as quo warranto petition vs ...
  • Philippine Congress urged to reject chief justice's ouster

    Opposition


  • Opposition highlights national issues on Independence day
  • With Sereno for charm offensive, opposition projects strong front
  • On Independence Day, opposition urges gov't to fight for country's ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • ASEAN's powerhouse
  • The Philippines has a lot to celebrate today
  • World Bank: Philippines to remain one of fastest-growing economies ...
  • Despite GDP Growth, Philippine Risks Credit Rise
  • Philippines' trade deficit widens sharply in April as imports surge
  • To help solve our economic woes, hire more women
  • Sealed with a kiss
  • ​Why Philippines economy is thriving, despite IMD
  • ASEAN's powerhouse
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    Investment

  • Investing for the long haul
  • ASEAN's powerhouse
  • NEDA seeks more foreign investments in Eastern Visayas
  • BSP to liberalize forex rules to facilitate investments
  • iPrice projects steady growth for local operations
  • HSBC: China investments will help drive PH growth
  • World Bank retains below-target forecast for Philippine economy
  • PEZA investment pledges drop in 5 months
  • Investing for the long haul
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    Demographics

  • Project Population: Addressing Asia's Ageing Societies
  • Philippines' poverty rate declines but more job opportunities needed ...
  • Rising prices amid national growth
  • Australia's Immigration Solution: Small-Town Living
  • PC market to continue growing this year – IDC
  • As Russian Ships Sail Into Manila, The Philippines Must Look To ...
  • CEO wants to insure Filipino millennials
  • Regional communities praise migrant workers for keeping schools ...
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    Export/Import

  • Peso depreciation to drive inflation, yet good for Philippine exports
  • ASEAN's powerhouse
  • Electronics industry sees IOT as big driver to hit $50-billion export ...
  • Philippines Morning News For June 13
  • DTI expects recovery in exports starting Q2
  • Philippines Morning News For June 12
  • Philippines export contraction sharpens in April
  • Philippines: April imports surge while trade gap widens
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    Public Spending

  • Philippines budget deficit narrows to 115.9b pesos in Jan-April
  • Philippines budget deficit narrows to $2.2 bln in Jan-April
  • Philippines posts April budget surplus, narrower Jan-April deficit
  • Higher prices partly due to NFA's 'incompetence' – Diokno
  • Gov't underspending leads to narrower budget deficit as of April
  • TABLE-Philippines' budget deficit widens in Dec, full-yr gap below ...
  • Philippines MPs vote to slash budget of agency investigating drug ...
  • Diokno on ₱927M CHR budget cut: 'That's natural'
  • Philippines budget surplus in May dims growth outlook
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    Public Debt

  • PH debt affordability at risk as peso weakens
  • Electoral protest fee causes Robredo's net worth to dip to P1.1M
  • New Philippine Debt of $167 Billion Could Balloon To $452 Billion ...
  • Philippines Morning News For May 28
  • BSP: PH foreign debt falls .2% in Q3
  • PH external debt drops by 1.8% to $72.5 billion in Q2 2017
  • Government debt payments drop 15% in 11 months
  • Is the Philippines heading into a debt crisis?
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-05-31PHRetail Price Index YoY APR4.20%3.70%01
    2018-05-23PHBudget Balance APRPHP-110.7BPHP -54B01
    2018-05-10PHGDP Growth Rate QoQ Q11.50%1.70%01
    2018-05-10PHGDP Growth Rate YoY Q16.60%7%01
    2018-05-10PHInterest Rate Decision3%01
    2018-05-09PHImports YoY MAR18.60%01
    2018-05-09PHExports YoY MAR-1.80%01
    2018-05-09PHBalance of Trade MAR$-3065M$ -2930M01
    2018-05-07PHForeign Exchange Reserves APR$80.13B$ 81.3B01
    2018-05-04PHCore Inflation Rate YoY APR4.70%4.60%01