Poor Filipinos are not happy with the 3.8% inflation rate as the surge of prices of basic commodities in the past months have already put them into indebtedness and worsened poverty, a progressive lawmaker said.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned individuals not to invest their money in groups or individuals offering interests higher than what banks and other financial institutions give to their clients.
Members of the Makabayan bloc in the House have expressed deep concern on the commercialization of the public health services of the government with the passage of the Universal Health Care Act.
Militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) deeply criticized the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for signing the rice tarrification law, saying the measure will kill the rice industry in the country.
City health personnel are trekking the hinterlands to tract any case of filariasis, which has been declared controlled in the city.
As thousands of schools are expected to raise tuition and other school fees next school year, progressive youth organizations warned that government approval to another round of fee hikes “will only keep more youths out of schools.”
Programmed infrastructure development projects worth billions of pesos will soon be implemented in various areas in the Davao region, the National Economic Development Authority in the area-11 (NEDA) reported.
At the height of the continuing threat on the possible outbreak of the feared African Swine Fever (ASF) on the swine industry in the country, Philippine authorities are now applying strict preventive measures, a top agriculture official in Davao region said.
The Davao City Health Office is now intensifying its efforts to explain the need for measles vaccination as many are still reluctant to avail of immunization due to the Dengvaxia issue.
Think tank group IBON Foundation said that the decade-high 5.2 percent annual inflation rate for 2018 points to the failure of the economic managers and neoliberal policies of the Duterte administration, downplaying government’s optimism over slowing growth of inflation in the last months of previous year.