inclusive growth

[OPINION] Development beyond Manila

9 January, 2018 at 10:12

By the looks of it, the Philippine economy has been getting more Manila- and Luzon-centric in the last 20 years.

[EDITORIAL] Remember the socioeconomic agenda

9 October, 2017 at 10:54

Business confidence remains up and the stock market is hitting new highs. Recent political turbulence, however, is starting to stir concern in the business community.

[OPINION] Declassifying public utilities

4 October, 2017 at 12:00

A bill was recently passed in the House of Representatives seeking to amend the 81-year-old Public Services Act to provide a statutory definition of a public utility.

[OPINION] Inclusive growth is finally happening

9 August, 2017 at 15:45

For the longest time, I was observing how the Philippine economy was experiencing growth that was narrow, shallow and hollow. “Narrow,” because our economic growth had a narrow sectoral and geographical base.


13 December, 2016 at 08:00

I participated in last week’s Tourism Summit and was reminded again that Tourism is the economic sector with the highest potential to create inclusive growth, through employment generation and economic development in remote areas across the archipelago.

Not much change — yet

28 September, 2016 at 12:30

It will shortly be a hundred days since President Duterte has taken office and I’ve been asked by the World Bank, the press, and other institutions about my evaluation of the administration’s economic policy so far.

A tax policy reform program for truly...

14 September, 2016 at 18:00

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and his team seized early the momentum of a new administration with record public support and a strong Congress majority to push for a comprehensive tax reform program.

S&T as engine for inclusive growth

21 June, 2016 at 16:05

One big challenge before us now is to find the “engine” that can bring us on a sustainable path toward inclusive growth.

Duterte to make P-Noy’s PDP really inclusive

6 June, 2016 at 09:28

Incoming Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said the Duterte administration may only tweak the existing Philippine Development Plan (PDP) according to its priorities, instead of crafting one from scratch.

Income gap between poorest, richest Pinoys remains...

28 March, 2016 at 13:58

Despite President Aquino’s efforts to attain inclusive growth, the narrowing of the gap between the incomes of the richest and the poorest Filipinos remains slow under the current administration.

Businessmen Next president should think long term

10 February, 2016 at 15:12

CNN Philippines | February 10, 2016

PHL to wield competition commission so business...

29 January, 2016 at 11:27

For many decades, Filipino consumers complained of cartels and monopolies in certain industries that seem to be legal on paper, but are actually oppressive and against the natural law of the market: competition.

Domingo backs JFC call for more new...

21 December, 2015 at 11:00

MANILA, Philippines – The Joint Foreign Chambers has received the backing of Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo in its call for the establishment of new industrial zones to be managed by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority amid the issues faced by the proposal with the Bureau of Internal Revenue

Palace urged to jack up infra spending...

26 November, 2015 at 10:01

PUBLIC Works Secretary Rogelio L. Singson has urged the Aquino administration to further ramp up infrastructure spending to as much as 7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) next year…

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