The next administration will not only have to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response. It will also have to fix many things going wrong with the economy even before the pandemic hit.
We look at the economy the Duterte government leaves behind as it exits mid-2022. It has degraded further from policy missteps since 2016 and especially upon COVID-19. Then we look at the economic platforms of the presidential candidates – on the premise that every serious aspirant should have one and be informing the public about this by now. We conclude with some thoughts on the economy’s prospects in 2022 and beyond.