ADDRESSING POVERTY IS KEY TO MORE INCLUSIVE, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

  By Joann Santiago Inclusive growth means more people benefiting from the expansion of the economy, not only the rich accumulating more wealth. With the strong growth of the Philippine economy in the last six years, with average growth rate rising to around 6.2 percent from about three percent in the past, it is sad that more people still live in poverty. Thus, the Duterte administration has proposed several tax reforms, citing that the current tax system in the country have lots of loopholes, which hampers the inclusion of more people from the domestic expansion and limits the country’s competitiveness, … Continue reading ADDRESSING POVERTY IS KEY TO MORE INCLUSIVE, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

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Duterte, gets ‘very good’ reception from int’l business community

Economic thrust highlighted at WEF President Rodrigo Roa Duterte proved that he is not just a crime and corruption buster but also an economic ambassador during the recently-concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in … Continue reading Duterte, gets ‘very good’ reception from int’l business community

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Duterte to ASEAN leaders: Invest in the youth

  The youth is a key sector in development, said President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday, May 11,  as he called on leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to empower the youth to be part of development efforts. … Continue reading Duterte to ASEAN leaders: Invest in the youth

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Dutertenomics presented in Cambodia World Economic Forum

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Cabinet presented before the international media the economic and development blueprint of the Philippines, aptly called “DuterteNomics,” on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital on Thursday, … Continue reading Dutertenomics presented in Cambodia World Economic Forum

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