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Weslene Uy
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Commentary: Should government enforce total ban on contractualization?
by Weslene Uy - November 29, 2018 - 12:48pm
Putting a stop to the deeply entrenched practice of contractualization was featured as one of then-candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s top promises on the campaign trail.
Commentary: Focusing on long-term solutions to inflation
by Weslene Uy - October 12, 2018 - 11:18am
After almost two years of uninterrupted economic expansion above 6.5 percent, the economy produced a disappointing 6 percent growth during the second quarter. 
Better late than never? Gov't offers solutions for soaring inflation
by Weslene Uy - September 14, 2018 - 5:22pm
During President Rodrigo Duterte’s “tete-a-tete” with his Chief Presidential Legal Counsel last Tuesday, he conceded that inflation is high but that his economic managers are “working on...
Commentary: Don’t tax if you can’t spend
by Weslene Uy - August 3, 2018 - 12:30pm
After passing the first package under the Duterte administration’s tax program, lawmakers are now focusing on “TRAIN 2,” which aims to lower corporate income tax rates and rationalize fiscal i...
Commentary: Dangers, opportunities in China’s Belt and Road Initiative
by Weslene Uy - June 22, 2018 - 2:49pm
When President Rodrigo Duterte came back from his state visit to China in October 2016, his Cabinet members touted the US$ 24 billion in investment and credit line pledges that they have supposedly secured from their...
Commentary: ASEAN members must have a keen sense of balance
by Weslene Uy - June 22, 2017 - 8:46am
ASEAN’s infrastructure gap is often identified as a major hindrance to doing business in the region.
Explainer: American protectionism a bad sign for the Philippines
by Weslene Uy - February 17, 2017 - 4:19pm
President Rodrigo Duterte’s reorientation towards Asia might have been more prophetic than we first thought.
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