Duterte’s Economic Team Predicts 6.2-6.6% GDP Growth

Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team has promised to help the agricultural sector and pushed for more inclusive growth. In separate interviews, Ernesto Pernia, the new director of the National Economic and Development Authority, said that he sees growth of around 6.5-6.6% this year. Benjamin Diokno, the budget head, meanwhile predicts a slightly more modest 6.2%, as he vowed that underspending would not…

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