Philippine economic growth decelerated during in the second-quarter of the year, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Aug 2018. GMANewsOnline in Wikimedia Commons


By Cielito F. Habito

The Philippine Daily Inquirer-Dec 28

As the year 2018 draws to a close, is the Philippine economy in better or worse shape compared to a year ago? We can examine a number of indicators, but let’s start with my “PiTiK” test based on the three most prominent ones: presyo, trabaho and kita (prices, jobs and incomes). Based on these yardsticks, the score is one up, and two down.

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First published in: The Philippine Daily Inquirer