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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 ...

Budget as a Tool for Development or for Political Patronage and Vindictiveness PART 1

By: Ben Diokno
PART 1 of 2 In the spirit of recording the contemporary experience and history of presidential leadership and governance, the University of the Phil ...

Missed Opportunities

By: Ben Diokno
The Philippine economy could have grown much faster, more decent jobs could have been created, and traffic congestion in Metropolitan Manila and oth ...

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