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Economic growth amid poverty

Noel Celis, AFP

Posted at Aug 17 2017 07:13 PM

Economic growth amid poverty

People living in a settlement walk about, as the skyline of Manila's financial district is seen in the background, on Thursday. The Philippine economy grew by 6.5 percent from April to June, likely one of the fastest in Asia, the government said on August 17, defying concerns over President Rodrigo Duterte's unconventional leadership.