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Weslene Uy
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Commentary: Were more Filipinos lifted from poverty?
by Weslene Uy - April 20, 2019 - 5:43pm
With less than a month left before voters are set to cast their ballots, election hopefuls have intensified their campaigns. 
Rise of Chinese investments in Duterte’s Philippines: Some consequences
by Weslene Uy - March 19, 2019 - 3:24pm
Chinese foreign direct investments in the Philippines has been said to have “instigated a new venue of capital accumulation and novel ways of organizing production.”
Analysis: Hits and misses on the economic front
by Weslene Uy - February 23, 2019 - 10:43am
The country’s economy expanded by 6.1 percent during the fourth quarter of 2018, bringing the full-year average to 6.2 percent, the slowest in three years.
Commentary: Philippine economy set up for a tough start to 2019
by Weslene Uy - January 18, 2019 - 5:12pm
One thorny issue that dominated the economy last year was inflation—one of the top concerns of Filipinos.
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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