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Are mobile games the next platform for pushing government agendas?

words by SANTIAGO J. ARNAIZ videos by GRETCHEN MALALAD illustrations by JIEGO GAVIN TOMAGANLate last year, Apple took down a number of Filipino-developed mobile games after over a hundred...

Philippine crop production

HIGHER PRODUCTION of palay and corn may be sustained this quarter on an increase in harvest area and on prospects that there will be...

Public satisfaction with branches of the national government

THE PUBLIC’s satisfaction with key government institutions steadied last quarter, though only the Cabinet’s performance flattened, remaining “good,” according to results of a new...

DoF* inflation estimate by commodity group

THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) has added to widespread estimates of faster inflation in March, scheduled to be reported today, “on the back of...

Has economic growth made us time-poor?

Recent economic growth has led to a drop in joblessness, but the number of those with work still looking for additional income remains at...

February inflation estimates

INFLATION likely picked up in February to post the fastest climb in over two years as oil, transport and power prices continued to go...

National government fiscal performance

STATE MOVES to crank up spending in a bid to nudge economic growth to a higher plane pushed last year’s fiscal balance closer to...

Philippines’ PPP record among the biggest

Despite the delays that the previous administration encountered in implementing its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program, the country still ranks among the world's biggest players on...

Diversification: The export sector's Holy Grail?

Diversification has been the Holy Grail of the export sector, as dependence on electronics (at two-thirds of the total) has rendered the Philippines' export...

Private fund infusion in PPP deals across ASEAN

Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte has vowed to raise the Philippines' infrastructure profile by the end of his term, committing to set aside an infrastructure...

Philippines' economic freedom ranking improves

The Philippines rose to the 58th spot in this year’s Index of Economic Freedom, riding on robust economic growth and fiscal gains, although concerns...

Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) hit a record high in December, spurring the full-year tally beyond the central bank’s forecast, the...

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines, all items

THE INCREASE in prices of widely used goods and services in January picked up by its fastest pace in more than two years --...

Analysts’ January inflation rate estimates

THE INCREASE in prices of widely used goods likely picked up further last month to the fastest pace in over two years on the...

Closing prices of mining stocks

THE GOVERNMENT is shuttering more than half the country’s 41 metal mines and suspending operations of five others on environmental grounds, deepening a crisis...

Crime victimization in the Philippines

THE FIRST SIX MONTHS of the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, who campaigned on a promise of strong law enforcement, saw citizens’ brush...

Philippines’ gross domestic product performance

THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY grew at a three-year high in 2016, closing the period near the upper end of the official target range and providing...

Corruption perceptions index 2016

BUSINESSMEN’s perception of corruption in the Philippines neither improved nor worsened on the whole last year, according to an annual global survey that showed...

Degree of hunger among households

THE PROPORTION of those who went hungry at least once in the last three months steadied from the preceding quarter and the past year,...

Analysts’ Q4, full-year 2016 GDP growth estimates

THE PHILIPPINE economy likely grew at a three-year high in 2016 despite weak farm output and a widening trade deficit, as strong domestic consumption...

Families considering themselves mahirap

THE RANKS of Filipinos considering themselves poor steadied as President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s first six months in office drew to a close, according to...