Tags: Inflation

Gut issues plague gov’t: Rice problem topmost

Gut issues, topped by fast-rising inflation led by spikes in the price of rice and other foods, hit the people hard in September. Beleaguered, the Duterte regime cooked up the “Red October ouster plot” hoping to distract us, but it looks like the problem will persist (like a pesky esophagus?) for the rest of its…

Poor Peasant Family Day | Gaano kahirap ang mahihirap?

MANILA — How are farmers and fisherfolks, the country’s poorest sectors reeling from the effects of rising inflation? On Oct. 13, farmers and their families engaged in a ‘Hunger Games-like’ contest for survival to illustrate how the poor live each day amid the rising prices of basic necessities. They held games like Duter-Darts, NFA Sack…

Import more food to reduce inflation?

Just as the rice harvesting season begins, Super Typhoon Ompong is predicted to hit food-basket Cagayan Valley today. Rather belatedly, the Duterte Cabinet economic development cluster has been scrambling to finish drafting an executive order to deal with the prolonged crisis involving the supply and price of rice, and to mitigate the surging inflation which…

By HEATHER ANN AMOROSO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Days after the Philippine Statistics Authority revealed that the country has hit another nine-year high inflation rate, members of women’s group Gabriela protested in front of the Department of Agriculture (DA) against the high inflation and demanded the government to take immediate and concrete steps to ensure ample…