Exclusives

2018 budget deficit reaches P558.3 billion

The full year budget deficit for 2018 reached P558.3 billion or 3.2 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), slightly exceeding the government's 3 percent target, a cabinet official said Friday.

Rice tariffication 'good thing' if gov't helps local farmers: analyst

Rice tariffication can be a "positive thing" if the government will implement programs to make domestic farmers more productive, an analyst said Friday.