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Gov’t should provide ‘offsetting compensation’ to farmers – PIDS study

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:07 PM

“The analysis clearly points out the loss suffered by palay farmers. They have a point when they ask, ‘Why are we [going to] take a hit for the Filipino consumer?’ If the consumers really benefit, maybe they [rice farmers] can share in the benefit."

LOWER INCOME. In this file photo, a farmer in Pugo, La Union show off high grade palay amid concerns over the negative impact of the rice tarrification law on palay prices. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Constant 'relearning,' non-routine abilities key to future job security – PIDS

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies' report lays out the landscape of jobs in the Philippines as automation threatens to displace workers

ROBOT WAITER. In an example of possible automation in the food service industry, this little robotic waiter at ROBOT.HE restaurant in Shanghai wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, 'Enjoy your meal.' AFP Photo

Additional P44B to P72B needed for federalism shift – gov't think tank

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies' estimate is conservative, as it assumes that the existing bureaucracy will not require any additional costs

Photo from PIDS website

Indonesia offers repatriation for ‘newfound’ citizens in the Philippines

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Indonesian Sangirs in Mindanao are now given a choice to adopt Indonesian citizenship and relocate to Sulawesi

CITIZENSHIP. Hundreds of persons of Indonesian descent on Balut Island in the Philippines await for the release of their birth certificates on November 16, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph don’t take it at face value Examine the variables scrutinize the labels check the sources and understand the message – all before you click share

Mr President, before signing the law on free college tuition, please read this

Jul 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The bill passed by Congress to provide free tuition in public colleges and universities might result in poor families subsidizing students from richer families

Weather, gender affect household energy consumption – study

May 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Philippine Institute of Development Studies finds that energy consumption increases as the level of discomfort brought by higher heat index rises

ENERGY CONSUMPTION. Philippine Institute for Development Studies analyzed the energy consumption as characterized by varying weather and gender among households. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

DepEd's feeding program: Are students 
better off with it?

May 31, 2016 - 12:30 PM

To correct malnutrition practices the incoming Duterte administration will need not only to continue this program but also to complement it with other programs

NEDA 2016 budget increase set to sustain reforms

Sep 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The 2016 budget is up by 8 to P7 06 billion led by a P2 billion proposed funding for the Public Private Partnership Center

President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on Friday, September 4, 2015. File Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Philippine electronics body abandons 2015 growth target

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:33 PM

SEIPI slashes its full year growth projection due to the downturn in major market China

SLOWER GROWTH. The Philippines saw electronics export earnings in 2014 to increase by 9.02% to $61.81 billion, much higher than SEIPI's slashed 2015 growth target

How to solve traffic? Fix bus system, pay drivers fixed wages

Jul 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Experts say reducing the number of buses that ply EDSA would significantly reduce travel time and costs of traffic for commuters

FIX BUS SYSTEM. JICA says it's possible to reduce the number of buses in EDSA by 50% without affecting services to commuters. File photo

PH in top 10 East, Southeast Asian economies with highest FDI

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:54 PM

The country however still lags behind many of its regional neighbors that recorded highest number of foreign investments last year the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development report shows

CHED: Tuition hike in 400 schools 'highly improbable'

Feb 24, 2015 - 12:27 PM

UPDATED The Commission expects more realistic estimates by April

No more eviction worries for children's hospital

Feb 05, 2015 - 5:38 PM

The Department of Health and the National Housing Authority sign an agreement that cements the claim of the Philippine Children s Medical Center on its land

HAPPY ENDING. After failing to do its part in a land swap involving the PCMC property, the National Housing Authority finally commits to transfer the land title to the DOH. Photo from PCMC's Facebook account

Children's hospital to get land title by 2015 – NHA

Dec 17, 2014 - 3:29 PM

The National Housing Authority and the Department of Health have agreed to use the 2003 valuation of the PCMC land which is about P900 million

LAND SWAP GONE BAD. The health department gave the National Housing Authority its property in Cebu in exchange for the land where the children's hospital in Quezon City stands, but NHA has not done its part of the bargain. Photo from PCMC's Facebook account

Involuntary hunger

Nov 15, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Given the statistics on hunger the realities and the nature of the Philippines as calamity prone and in the face of the 2016 elections nutrition must be in the platform of local and national candidates

SATING HUNGER. Children wait their turn at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

COA to 4 GOCCs: Return P2.4B unused DAP funds

Oct 21, 2014 - 1:06 PM

In its 2013 Annual Financial Report on government owned and controlled corporations the COA also ordered the GOCCs to account for P3 8 billion released to them under the Disbursement Acceleration Program

PH entrepreneurs upbeat on economy

Oct 10, 2014 - 5:19 PM

60 of Filipino entrepreneurs hope for a better operating environment the latest Global Entrepreneur Indicator survey says

Who are the near-poor in the Philippines?

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:50 PM

DSWD maintains it is important to identify those living a little above the poverty line so they could also be given assistance and be prevented from falling in the poverty trap

LONG LINES. Residents of Guiuan, Eastern Samar endure long lines for 4Ps and UCT pay-out. File photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

Can Big Data measure progress and development?

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:51 PM

While Big Data are here to stay they do not mean the end of official statistics The challenge is to explore how to make use of nontraditional data sources such as Big Data to complement traditional data sources

Aboitiz: P35-B power projects ready by 2015

Mar 03, 2013 - 10:59 AM

Aboitiz Power aims to generate additional power capacity to address the shortage in Mindanao

POWER CRISIS. The Aquino administration vows to find solutions to the Mindanao power shortage and put in place sustainable supply in the region

Albert is new NSCB chief

Sep 25, 2012 - 5:44 PM

PIDS Senior Fellow appointed new NSCB Secretary General

Free trade agreements 'more political than economic'

Sep 03, 2012 - 1:39 AM

State owned think tank PIDS say Free Trade Agreements are more political than economic

Philippines may not be 'ready for 2015 Asean free trade'

Sep 02, 2012 - 5:42 PM

Twenty years after signing the AFTA Philippines may still not be ready to join the ASEAN Economic Community AEC by 2015

How much do storms cost PH?

Jun 02, 2012 - 7:07 PM

Over a 10 year period disasters cost the country close to P10 billion a year equivalent to the cost of over 300 million yum burgers

Poor quality roads holding back investments, dev't - study

Mar 15, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Underinvestment in quality roads is not only holding back investments but development according to a study by the state owned think tank PIDS

Paying poor parents to keep their kids in school works - study

Mar 09, 2012 - 6:00 PM

While some still doubt the effectiveness of the government s conditional cash transfer program it appears to have helped improve school attendance according to a preliminary study by a state think tank

Can Philippine economy sail through global storm?

Feb 24, 2012 - 12:05 AM

The World Bank Manila Office advised the Philippines and other countries in East Asia to prepare for the worst in the face of strong headwinds from the global environment