Philippine total national outstanding debt now at ₱11.64-T

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The Philippine government’s current total outstanding debt stands at ₱11.64 trillion.

According to the Bureau of Treasury (BTr), as of the end of August 2021, the national government’s total debt increased by ₱32.05 billion or 0.28% due to the domestic debt issuance which is part of government financing.

Out of the total debt amount, 29.4% or ₱3.42 trillion was sourced externally while 70.6% or ₱8.22 trillion were domestic borrowings.

Investment house exec optimistic of economic recovery this year

Despite Covid-19 pandemic


Uncertainties remain, especially with the threat of the Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), but economic recovery is clear, an official of an investment management and trust company said on Thursday.

During the virtual launch of Sun Life Investment Management and… Read More

Moody’s upbeat about Philippines’ recovery prospects

Sees economy growing faster than most countries

Moody’s Investors Service is upbeat about the Philippines’ recovery prospects from the COVID-19 crisis, expecting the economy to outperform most of the sovereigns it rates in terms of average growth up to 2025.  

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In its latest credit analysis report on the Philippines, the international debt watcher cited its 10-year average growth projection for the Philippines for the period 2016 to 2025 at 4.8 percent—despite the sharp contraction last year resulting from the pandemic.  

 “Although this 10-year average includes the steep recession in 2020 associated with the global coronavirus pandemic, we expect the Philippines to grow faster than nearly 85 percent of rated sovereigns,” Moody’s said in the report released on 26 July 2021.  

The debt watcher believes the recession in 2020 does not represent a material weakening of the Philippines’ growth prospects.     READ MORE


Acknowledges growth prospects

 May 20, 2021

COTABATO CITY – A keen observer of Southern Philippines development trends has recognized the capacities of Muslim Mindanao to ultimately overcome its backwater history to pursue long-lasting stability and full progress.Georgi Engelbrecht, senior analyst for Philippine affairs under the… Read More


Remains optimistic about economic growth

 May 11, 2021

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday expressed optimism that the Philippine economy would recover from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic-induced slump.This, after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) posted a… Read More

UNDP ON BARMM: An Eden on Earth

Vastness of Muslim Mindanao wealth inspires major donor

UNDP and FairChain Foundation Use Blockchain to Fund Cocoa Farmers

 April 21, 202

COTABATO CITY – The sheer volume of natural potentials within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has encouraged the inception of a major program by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).The UNDP has been implementing pro-poor projects in the Philippines for… Read More


P950-M banana investment eyed to help revive industry

 April 19, 2021

COTABATO CITY — The Regional Board of Investments of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-BARMM) has approved the registration of Al Muzafar Agriventure Inc. (AMAVI) that would pour in PHP950 million worth of investments in the region’s banana industry.The firm, also… Read More

DUTERTE certifies 3 urgent bills

To spur economic growth amid prevailing Covid-19 pandemich

 April 13, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent three measures to boost economic growth in the country amid the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, Malacañang said on Tuesday.

In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte has certified as urgent Senate… Read More


Removing Charter’s economic restrictions to unleash country’s potential

 January 26, 2021

MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday said the proposal to remove the economic restrictions in the 1987 Constitution would help “unleash” the economic potential of the Philippines, the second-fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia.During the hearing of… Read More

ATIENZA: Cha-cha to quickly lead to liberalization

 January 10, 2021

Deputy Speaker and Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza on Sunday called for “bold reforms in the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution” to enable the country to swiftly attract large-scale foreign direct investments badly needed to rebuild Philippine industries shattered by the… Read Mo

Senators urged to keep an open mind on economic reforms

 January 11

The chairman of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on Monday urged senators to keep an open mind in the proposed amendments to certain economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution to attract foreign investments.In a statement, Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. said the… Read More