Is our economic system inclusive, equitable?

Fernando Fajardo 05/17/2018

Our economy is a mixed economic system. Here, both government and the private sector participate in the provision of what we need or want. When there is profit, business go in the production of goods and services…

Philippine 2017 economic performance and where we are now

Fernando Fajardo 01/25/2018

Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) posted a 6.6 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2017. With the GDP growing by 6.4 percent in the first quarter, 6.7 percent in the second quarter and the adjusted 7.0…

Infra investments: Mandaue’s economic booster

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/15/2017

Infrastructure projects to spur property development in this ‘gateway city’ to Cebu Mandaue City is already a favorable destination for investors as it is, with proximity to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and Cebu International Port being one…

Export sector to ride on PH’s strong economic performance

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/21/2017

  An official of the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport) in Cebu sees bright prospects for the export sector in 2018 on the back of the country’s robust economic performance, among other factors. Federico Escalona, executive director…

Understanding economic integration

Fernando Fajardo 11/16/2017

The 50th Asean Summit had just been concluded in Manila. It turns out that much of the news that came out of the summit were not so much about the substance of the talks that transpired in…

Expanded Anti-Red Tape bill foreseen to raise country’s economic performance

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/30/2017

  The proposed bill facilitating ease of doing business in the Philippines is expected to propel the country’s economy to greater heights, even exceeding the performance of its neighbors in the Asean region. This was the optimistic…

DOF chief: Duterte gov’t to usher in ‘irreversible’ economic achievements

Inquirer.net 08/23/2017

The country’s Finance chief was confident that the economic reforms being introduced by the Duterte administration will bring about “irreversible achievements” that will benefit more Filipinos. “I assure you: this is an exciting economic story, and it…

Economic growth slows to 6.5%

Inquirer.net 08/17/2017

SECOND QUARTER OF 2017 Economic growth slowed to 6.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter despite a boost from government spending on public goods and services as private sector investments lagged behind, the government reported Thursday. The…

BSP lists financial markers to back economic growth in the Visayas

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/16/2017

INCREASING available financial resources and stable inflation were seen to support sustained economic expansion in the Visayas for 2017, an official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. Rosabel Guerrero, director of the BSP’s department of…

Gov’t economic team aims to achieve ‘regime of high growth’

Inquirer.net 08/09/2017

THE head of the Duterte administration’s economic team on Wednesday sought private sector support for the comprehensive tax reform program to fund the ambitious infrastructure buildup plan as well as other socioeconomic programs aimed at slashing poverty.…

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