Rappler's latest stories on inflation in the Philippines
(UPDATED) As the economy reopens with limited transportation options and physical distancing rules in place, tricycle fares soar in June
(UPDATED) Lower transportation costs and food prices cause the downtrend in the Philippines' inflation rate
(3rd UPDATE) The Philippines' inflation slows down as oil prices plunge, while prices of some food items inch up in April
(UPDATED) Inflation slows down in March as economic activity grinds to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic
(3rd UPDATE) Transport and utility costs in the Philippines go down, as the novel coronavirus places downward pressure on global crude oil prices
(UPDATED) Inflation picks up in January, but remains within the Philippine government's target range
(UPDATED) Transportation expenses go up, but low rice prices keep inflation within target in December 2019
(UPDATED) Inflation jumps in November, as expected by analysts
(UPDATED) Inflation in the Philippines is at its slowest pace in over 3 years
(UPDATED) Rice prices drop further in September 2019, but still not as low as the economic team had hoped
(3rd UPDATE) The inflation rate for August 2019 is even lower than the government's target range of 2% to 4%
(UPDATED) Inflation remains within target for the 6th straight month, but economists warn of the so-called base effect
(UPDATED) This is well within the government's target and the lowest inflation rate since September 2017
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintains monetary policy settings 'for the time being' as it expects lower inflation in 2019 and 2020
(UPDATED) The Philippines' inflation rate rises in May 2019, the first time that it rose after 6 straight months of slowdowns. Did the central bank cut rates too soon?
(4th UPDATE) As inflation eases further in April, analysts are looking at whether the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will cut the benchmark interest rate or the reserve requirement ratio
(4th UPDATE) Inflation again slows down in March. Will the central bank now cut interest rates?
(3rd UPDATE) All regions post slower inflation rates except Central Luzon, which retains its October 2018 rate
The Philippine Statistics Authority says the October inflation rate for all items increased to 7.6% in Northern Mindanao from September's 6.9%, while Caraga had 6.9% in October, up from from September's 6.1%
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The Philippine Statistics Authority says inflation for the bottom 30% income households went up by 5 percentage points in August 2018 compared to the same month last year
(UPDATED) This is beyond the 4.8% to 5.2% range estimated by the government for the entire year
In using historical inflation data, the base year of the data should be taken into account
The London-based research firm sees the Philippine peso sliding to P58 in 2019 and inflation soaring due to Typhoon Ompong
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte meets with his economic managers before the 29th Cabinet meeting to discuss how to contain inflation
On Tuesday, September 11, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Emmanuel de Dios to discuss economic issues and help make sense of the situation that Filipinos now find themselves in
The wage increase comes after Bicol region recorded the highest inflation rate in the country at 9%
President Rodrigo Duterte blames US President Donald Trump's trade war with China for inflation back home
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Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she encountered an even 'more alarming' economic situation when she was president, when inflation climbed to 6.6%. But she was able to lower this through rice importation.
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The truth is, we’re living in a sad combo of slowing growth and accelerating prices. Worse, indicators point to harder times ahead.
(UPDATED) Economists point to government agencies' inability to coordinate well as one of the main reasons why inflation accelerated further in July
(UPDATED) The Philippine Statistics Authority says rice inflation rose to 5% in July. The average price of regular milled rice is over P41 per kilo.
(UPDATED) This is mainly due to prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which keep rising
The Philippine Statistics Authority says inflation for the bottom 30% income households went up by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter of 2018
ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz III asks banks to cut charges on OFW remittances to 5%, from the current average of 10.57%
Mothers feeling the pinch due to the TRAIN law gather in Mendiola to ask the government to make adjustments and address people's needs
The Asian Development Bank projects the Philippine economy to grow by 6.8% in 2018 and 6.9% in 2019
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the government 'must pay closer attention to the poor,' as inflation hits a new 3-year high
(3rd UPDATE) Higher prices of food and drinks, among others, drive the cost of living up, with inflation at its fastest rate since August 2014
The Department of Finance attributes this to the higher prices of sin products such as cigarettes and alcoholic beverages
The Philippine inflation rate of 3.5% in October 2017 is the highest since November 2014, when it registered 3.7%
The National Economic and Development Authority attributes the increase to higher prices of food transportation water electricity and gas
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas lowers its inflation outlook for 2017 and 2018 to 3 4 and 3 respectively
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas keeps the inflation target for 2017 and 2018 at 3
5th UPDATE Among the major Asian emerging economies the Philippines likely remains the fastest or second fastest growing economy in Q2 2016 followed by China says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
The BSP trims inflation forecasts for this year and the next to 1 8 from 2 and to 2 9 from 3 1 respectively
The Philippines is seen to survive the twin threats of the Brexit fallout and an impending interest rate hike by the US Fed