Duterte blames lawmakers’ pursuit of pork for Q1 slump (video)

Duterte blames lawmakers’ pursuit of pork for Q1 slump (video)

President Rodrigo Duterte blamed the nation’s lawmakers over the weekend for the country’s sluggish gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first three months of this year. Speaking at a Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s (HNP) miting de avance rally the President said that if the budget had been approved on schedule and disbursements were able to […]

Philippines infrastructure: Build, build, build… but not so fast

Philippines infrastructure: Build, build, build… but not so fast

The Philippines Department of Finance (DOF) has hit back at criticism by a university professor describing the rate of infrastructure development currently underway as being “faster than any other administration achieved in the past.” According to the DOFs latest economic bulletin 78 infrastructure projects with a combined cost of P2.5 trillion (about US$47bln) are in […]