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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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When It Comes to iPhones, PH’s Poorer Regions Seem Keener on Costlier Models Than Richer Areas

Telcos offer attractive plans for the new iPhone 8 as most Pinoy buyers find them too pricey

The country’s two telecommunications companies last week began to roll out attractive postpaid plans for the latest iPhone models reaching the Philippines—iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.Both aimed to cut the cash costs of acquiring the new phones. For example, Smart Communications ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 21, 2017 01:00:00
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