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EMPLOYMENT UP THANKS TO GOVT’S INCREASED INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING

By: ManilaSpeak
Over 600,000 jobs were created as of April 2018 as a result of the government’s Build, Build, Build program, according to Undersecretary Rosemarie E ...

MONTH-ON-MONTH INFLATION RATE DECREASES TO 0.2%

By: ManilaSpeak
Inflation rates slowed down in May 2018 to 0.2% dropping from 0.7% in March. The National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA) announced this ...

A Return to DBM: President-Elect Duterte offers DBM post to Dr. Benjamin Diokno

By: Manila Speak Board
Congratulations to Manila Speak founding columnist Dr. Benjamin Diokno for being offered the Secretary post for the Department of Budget and Managem ...

In an Election Year, 6.9% Economic Growth is No Big Deal

By: Ben Diokno
The Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.9 percent in the first quarter of 2016, a presidential election year. That’s nothing to brag ...

Duterte’s Economic Agenda: Doable and Comprehensive

By: Ben Diokno
President-elect Duterte was swept into the presidency not on the strength of his economic agenda but on the promise of law and order and the wiping ...

How Can I Report An Error in My Voter’s Receipt?

By: ManilaSpeak -
The 2016 national elections is four days away. The voting will still be automated following the format of the 2013 elections. The new addition this ...

Budget as a Tool for Development or for Political Patronage and Vindictiveness PART 2

By: Ben Diokno
PART 2 of 2 Read PART 1 here. ERRORS OF OMISSION In addition to President Aquino III’s error of commission, he has committed major errors of omissio ...

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