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(Look) How Rising Inflation Is Linked to Higher Levels of Poverty

Inflation surges may be temporary but they push more people into the ranks of the poor in the meantime

The headline inflation rate soared to 6.4 percent in August this year, the highest in more than nine years, prompting many Filipinos to start worrying if rising consumer prices will continue for long.Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, however, ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 24, 2018 01:00:00
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(Look) Amid Rising Inflation, Guess Which Expense Item Costs Less This Year?

Officials initially thought the commodity's price index also went up; turned out it was down

It’s not all bad news when it comes to the country’s latest consumer price inflation, which surged to a near-decade high of 6.4 percent in August.Though most of the commodity groups that made up the consumer price index (CPI) went up, led ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 11, 2018 01:00:00
News and Events

Rice, Corn or Noodles? Fish or Meat? What to Buy as Inflation Hits a Nine-Year High

Using variations in price increases as a guide for your next trip to the grocery or the mall

As inflation hit fresh highs in recent months in part due to lack of cheaper rice varieties sold by the government, the Department of Agriculture suggested consumers should consider shifting to corn, or a mixture of rice and corn, as staple food. ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 07, 2018 05:00:00
News and Events

Who Makes the Most Popular Noche Buena Food Items in PH?

Many of the delectable goods for Filipino families’ Christmas eve meal are now made by local firms

Each year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) releases a list of the suggested retail prices of the most popular brands and variants covering the 11 food items that are served or used to prepare dishes for the noche buena, the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | December 24, 2017 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Filipino consumers love freebies

 When it comes to shopping, Filipino consumers would most likely be attracted to buy products that come with free gifts. This is according to a new online study from leading global information and insights provider, Nielsen.The Nielsen survey of more than 29,000 ...

July 02, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Consumer tips for the holidays

Know your rights.

With everyone in a frenzy to buy gifts and prepare for the Christmas festivities, the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP)  compiled tips for consumers to help them be aware of their basic rights and prevent them from falling victim ...

December 21, 2011 03:00:00
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