Trade deficit worsened as FDI increased
March 23, 2023
In the absence of Filipino industrialization, FDI dominates domestic manufacturing. Foreign manufacturers and foreign investors in general have very low local content and their import-intensive operations are fueling the country’s trade deficit. This has widened over the years reaching a record US$43.5 billion in 2018.
Will World Economic Forum folks believe Bongbong?
January 16, 2023
The administration’s trip is a self-serving junket at the people’s expense. If Marcos Jr speaks about so-called economic gains, he will be speaking untruths.
10 things about the economy that the Duterte administration should admit
April 4, 2022
At its economic briefing, the Duterte government will likely hype growth, claim successful COVID response and play up so-called reforms. All this seeks to distract from how social and economic development has been set back by the administration even before the pandemic.
Record trade deficit under Duterte
February 27, 2020
Infographic: PH Economy Duterteriorating
September 10, 2018
(From IBON Features “PH Economy Duterterioraing”–https://www.ibon.org/2018/08/ph-economy-duterteriorating/) Stay the course, the country’s economic managers always insist. They will be the last to admit bad economic news because eternal sunshine is part of their job. Their recent spontaneous reactions against federalism are however more revealing. They are losing control of the economy as it is and they […]