'Dutertenomics' to overhaul infrastructure, taxes


Posted at Jul 06 2017 09:08 AM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte took office last year, promising to lift 1.5 million Filipinos out of poverty every year.

“Dutertenomics” involves building P8 trillion in new infrastructure and reforming the tax system so that the poor can feel the gains of one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia.

Michelle Ong reports on the challenges facing the economy.