On the first quarter 2021 GDP growth: Govt missteps stalling real PH recovery
May 12, 2021
The government claims to be balancing health and economic concerns. The first quarter economic contraction, however, confirms that we are instead getting the worst of both worlds – economic losses and human suffering.
2020 Yearender: Economic lessons from Jose Rizal
December 30, 2020
The worst economic collapse in Philippine history and in Southeast Asia is mainly due to the government’s stumbling pandemic response and lackluster economic measures in 2020. If, again, there is more bluster than action in 2021 then real recovery will be much farther away than it should be.
PH economy was already slowing – COVID-19 just made it worse
May 7, 2020
The Philippine economy was already weak coming into the COVID-19 crisis. Growth will remain slow if the government does not acknowledge pre-existing weaknesses that the pandemic merely intensified.
Growth Slows Under Duterte, Slowest in 8 Years
February 3, 2020
Real Duterte Legacy: Three years of slow growth sign of failing gov’t econ policies
January 25, 2020
The economy is on its third year of slowing growth under the Duterte administration, and the slowest in eight years. This shows that government’s claimed economic gains are myths.