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Philippine ANALYST 2020



  • Business
    Closing the gap

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  • Congresswatch
    Department for OFWs, institutionalizing the country’s de facto labor-export policy?

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  • Economy
    PH economy grows to an 8-year low in 2019, but still a respectable pace

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  • Infrastructure
    The PH Power Sector Landscape

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  • Political
    Corruption in the PH worsens

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  • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
    The Philippine ANALYST January 2020 Issue

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    • Economy
      Fitch raises PH’s outlook to “positive”

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    • Congresswatch
      Towards a More Disaster-Resilient Philippines

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    • Business
      The REIT takeoff

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    • Infrastructure
      Better PH railways

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    • Political
      Dancing with Cha-Cha

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    • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
      The Philippine ANALYST February-March 2020 Issue

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    • Political
      Successful strategies around the world against COVID-19

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    • Infrastructure
      Infrastructure as key to Mindanao’s development

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    • Economy
      NEDA drastically cuts GDP growth target due to COVID-19 outbreak

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    • Congresswatch
      House approves Department of OFW bill; senate counterpart still pending

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    • Congresswatch
      House approves Department of OFW bill; senate counterpart still pending

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                    Philippine ANALYST 2019



                    • Infrastructure
                      Infrastructure spending gains momentum in 2018

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                    • Economy
                      Economy grew slower at 6.2% in 2018

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                    • Political
                      4Q Satisfaction Ratings of Duterte and High-Ranking Gov’t Officials

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                    • Congresswatch
                      Duterte admin supports bills, ordinances for MSME growth

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                    • Business
                      PH automotive sales drop for the 1st time in 7 years

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                    • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                      The Philippine ANALYST January 2019 Issue

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                    • Business
                      Total FDI pledges in 2018 up by 69%

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                    • Congresswatch
                      Pres. Duterte signs Universal Health Care law

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                    • Political
                      Bangsamoro Organic Law ratified

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                    • Economy
                      Budget deficit 2018 exceeds limit as years of underspending snapped

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                    • Infrastructure
                      Metro Manila Subway construction starts

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                    • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                      The Philippine ANALYST February 2019 Issue

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                    • Business
                      SEC institutes sustainability reporting for listed companies

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                    • Congresswatch
                      Duterte signs law creating Housing Department

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                    • Economy
                      Net FDI dips to $9.8Bn in 2018

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                    • Infrastructure
                      Metro Manila hit with water shortage

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                    • Political
                      PH slightly improves in Rule of Law Index 2019

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                    • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                      The Philippine ANALYST March 2019 Issue

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                    • Business
                      BOI-approved investments up 60% in 1Q2019

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                    • Congresswatch
                      Creation of Department of Water pushed

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                    • Infrastructure
                      Gov’t ups number of priority projects

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                    • Political
                      DBCC approves P4.1 Tn nat’l budget for 2020

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                    • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                      The Philippine ANALYST April 2019 Issue

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                    • Economy
                      S&P upgrades PH credit rating

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                    • Congresswatch
                      Duterte signs measure assisting first-time jobseekers

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                    • Business
                      PH bagged $12 Bn worth of investments from Beijing

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                    • Economy
                      PH growth lowest in 4 years

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                    • Infrastructure
                      ADB to finance $2.75Bn Malolos–Clark Railway Project

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                    • Political
                      Duterte allies dominate midterms

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                    • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                      The Philippine ANALYST May 2019 Issue

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                      • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                        The Philippine ANALYST June-July 2019 Issue

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                      • Business
                        PH Recovers Competitiveness

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                      • Congresswatch
                        GMA Ends Political Career as House Speaker

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                      • Economy
                        Regional Income Inequality Worsens Amid 6% National Growth

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                      • Infrastructure
                        MRT-3 Maintenance Back to Sumitomo

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                      • Political
                        EODB Law Now Up for Full Implementation

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                      • Economy
                        PH economic growth stays at 4-year low in 1H19

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                      • Business
                        PH, an innovation achiever

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                      • Congresswatch
                        18TH CONGRESS OPENS WITH CAYETANO AS SPEAKER

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                      • Infrastructure
                        Stalled NAPOCOR privatization

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                      • Political
                        DBM submits P4.1 trillion budget to Congress

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                      • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                        The Philippine ANALYST August 2019 Issue

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                        • Congresswatch
                          DOF to engage Congress and public on tax reform bills

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                        • Business
                          POGOs: boon or bane for PH?

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                        • Infrastructure
                          PH presses forward its joint exploration deal with Beijing

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                        • Economy
                          IPA investment approvals nearly double in 1H19

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                        • Political
                          Federalism train comes to a halt

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                        • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                          The Philippine ANALYST September-October 2019 Issue

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                          • Business
                            Judiciary implements judges-at-large law

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                          • Congresswatch
                            Judiciary implements judges-at-large law

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                          • Economy
                            PH growth back to 6% trajectory, up 6.2% in 3Q19

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                          • Infrastructure
                            Are our cities getting any smarter?

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                          • Political
                            Duterte signs 2020 national budget into law

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                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                            The Philippine ANALYST November-December 2019 Issue

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                          Philippine ANALYST 2018





                            • Business
                              Manufacturing sector posts a strong- end in 2017

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                            • Congresswatch
                              House passes bill creating a Housing Department

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                            • Economy
                              PH economy slowed in 2017

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                            • Infrastructure
                              Heavy traffic to cost P5.4 billion daily by 2035 – JICA

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                            • Political
                              President Duterte’s Satisfaction, Trust Ratings rally back in 4Q2017

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                            • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                              The Philippine ANALYST January-February 2018 Issue

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                            • Business
                              Pledged investments in 2017, lowest in more than a decade

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                            • Congresswatch
                              Senate approves First 1,000 Days Bill Critical in Infant, Child Mortality

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                            • Economy
                              2017 budget deficit below limit on healthy gov’t finances

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                            • Infrastructure
                              New solar projects for Luzon

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                            • Political
                              2017 Corruption Perceptions Index: PH drops anew

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                            • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                              The Philippine ANALYST March 2018 Issue

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                              • Business
                                PH competitiveness drops 9 notches in WCY 2018

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                              • Congresswatch
                                Duterte signs Ease of Doing Business Act

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                              • Economy
                                PH economy grows faster in 1Q18: 6.8%

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                              • Infrastructure
                                EDSA subway proposal

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                              • Political
                                SC grants quo warranto petition, removes Sereno

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                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                The Philippine ANALYST April-May 2018 Issue

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                              • Congresswatch
                                Duterte signs mental health law

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                              • Business
                                Pledged investment drops in 1Q2018

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                              • Political
                                SWS: Filipinos still unaware of Federalism

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                              • Economy
                                1.5M in net new jobs created in 1H18

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                              • Infrastructure
                                NAIA Consortium to obtain original proponent status

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                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                The Philippine ANALYST June 2018 Issue

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                              • Business
                                BOI investments up by 27%, PEZA down by 56% in 1H2018

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                              • Congresswatch
                                Duterte’s legislative agenda

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                              • Economy
                                BSP seen to take stronger action as inflation hits 5-year high

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                              • Infrastructure
                                Renewable energy use being pushed

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                              • Political
                                SONA 2018: Short and sweet

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                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                The Philippine ANALYST July 2018 Issue

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                              • Business
                                2018 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index

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                              • Congresswatch
                                House approves “Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act” on final reading

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                              • Economy
                                PH economy slows on rising trade gap, flat agriculture

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                              • Infrastructure
                                Gov’t lines up priority projects for 2019

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                              • Political
                                Duterte appoints De Castro as new Chief Justice

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                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                The Philippine ANALYST August 2018 Issue

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                              • Business
                                Business confidence declines in 3Q2018

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                              • Congresswatch
                                Congress Approves Telecommuting Act

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                              • Economy
                                Inflation at 9-year high

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                              • Infrastructure
                                PH to ramp up investments in rail, aviation and maritime transport

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                              • Political
                                Duterte revokes Trillanes amnesty; court orders his arrest

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                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                The Philippine ANALYST September 2018 Issue

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                              • Business
                                PH Ranks 56th in the 2018 WEF Global Competitiveness Report

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                              • Congresswatch
                                House passes bill creating Disaster Resiliency Department

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                              • Economy
                                Budget deficit below ceiling despite overspending

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                              • Infrastructure
                                PhilSys to fully launch in September 2019

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                              • Political
                                COMELEC opens filing of candidacy for 2019 midterms

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                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                The Philippine ANALYST October 2018 Issue

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                                • Business
                                  PH improves rank in ease of paying taxes

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                                • Congresswatch
                                  Traffic Crisis Bill hurdles House

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                                • Economy
                                  Economy slows due to inflation, rising trade gap

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                                • Infrastructure
                                  Chinese ODA amounted to $124.37 Mn

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                                • Political
                                  Martial law in Mindanao extended until end of 2019

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                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                  The Philippine ANALYST November-December 2018 Issue

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                                Philippine ANALYST 2017





                                  • Business
                                    PH auto sales surpasses 2016 target

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                                  • Congresswatch
                                    Duterte signs EO for RH Law

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                                  • Economy
                                    Economy slowed in 4Q2016, but whole year 2016 pace of 6.8% a 3-year high

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                                  • Infrastructure
                                    Confusion marks the start of RCOA

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                                  • Political
                                    Duterte signs 2017 national budget

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                                  • The Philippine ANALYST January-February 2017 Issue

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                                  • Congresswatch
                                    Congress and Malacañang identify priority bills

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                                  • Economy
                                    Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 approved

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                                  • Infrastructure
                                    Construction of MRT-LRT common station

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                                  • Business
                                    Auto industry seeks lower car tax

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                                  • Political
                                    Impeachment complaint filed against Duterte, readied for Robredo

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                                  • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                    The Philippine ANALYST March 2017 Issue

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                                  • Business
                                    DTI implements stricter regulations for steel and cement imports

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                                  • Congresswatch
                                    Business groups’ priority bills still pending

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                                  • Economy
                                    Budget deficit narrows in 1Q2017

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                                  • Infrastructure
                                    Gov’t bares ambitious infrastructure program

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                                  • Political
                                    SC orders P81 Mn pay for VP protest

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                                  • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                    The Philippine ANALYST April 2017 Issue

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                                    • Business
                                      Espenilla named as the new BSP governor

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                                    • Congresswatch
                                      Legislative Performance of the 17th Congress – 1st Regular Session

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                                    • Economy
                                      Consumer confidence at all-time high in 2Q2017

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                                    • Infrastructure
                                      Unabated MRT-3 service disruptions

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                                    • Political
                                      Impeachment complaint against Duterte junked

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                                    • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                      The Philippine ANALYST May-June 2017 Issue

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                                      • Business
                                        New cigarette tax stamps out by Oct

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                                      • Congresswatch
                                        Congress leaders open 2nd Regular Session with priority bills

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                                      • Economy
                                        Inflation increases in July 2017

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                                      • Infrastructure
                                        EO 30 to speed up implementation of power projects

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                                      • Political
                                        Duterte approves 2018 national budget

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                                      • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                        The Philippine ANALYST July-August 2017 Issue

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                                      • Business
                                        Manufacturing hits lowest PMI

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                                      • Congresswatch
                                        Pangilinan urges Duterte admin to support Coco Levy Trust Fund Bill

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                                      • Economy
                                        PH economy grows by 6.4% in 1st half

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                                      • Infrastructure
                                        Infra spending up in 1st 7 months of 2017

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                                      • Political
                                        Chief Justice faces impeachment; Bautista, Morales next

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                                      • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                        The Philippine ANALYST September 2017 Issue

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                                      • Business
                                        PH global competitiveness basically unchanged based on WEF data

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                                      • Congresswatch
                                        National ID system pushed

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                                      • Economy
                                        ADB retains PH growth forecast, WB downscales

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                                      • Infrastructure
                                        Infra projects on China’s priority list

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                                      • Political
                                        Satisfaction and Trust Ratings of Duterte decline in 3Q2017 – SWS

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                                      • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                        The Philippine ANALYST October 2017 Issue

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                                        • Business
                                          PH slips in WB’s ease of doing business ranking

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                                        • Congresswatch
                                          Senate approves anti-red tape bill for energy projects

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                                        • Economy
                                          PH GDP up a surprising 6.9% in 3Q17, 6.7% 1st 3 quarters

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                                        • Infrastructure
                                          Manila is 3rd city with worst traffic in Asia

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                                        • Political
                                          Duterte signs lower income tax bill into law

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                                        • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                          The Philippine ANALYST November-December 2017 Issue

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                                        Philippine ANALYST 2016



                                        • Business
                                          More foreign banks to enter PH – BSP

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                                        • Congresswatch
                                          Agricultural bills up for PNoy’s signature

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                                        • Economy
                                          PH economy up 5.8% in ’15, slower vs. 6.1% in ‘14

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                                        • Infrastructure
                                          Gov’t infrastructure spending rises in November ‘15

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                                        • Political
                                          Binay,Poe tie for lead in latest survey

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                                        • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                          The Philippine ANALYST January 2016 Issue

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                                          • Business
                                            Sustained tourism growth in 2016

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            Senate approves bill regulating credit card industry

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                                          • Economy
                                            Gov’t incurs below-ceiling deficit of P122 Bn in 2015

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            In defense of coal

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                                          • Political
                                            Enhanced deterrence: EDCA and the West Philippine Sea

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                                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                            The Philippine ANALYST February-March 2016 Issue

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                                          • Business
                                            Local banks to face stiffer competition

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            Departmentof ICT (DICT) Bill Signed Into Law

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                                          • Economy
                                            Fitch, S&P keep PH rating

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            Funding Angat Dam

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                                          • Political
                                            PNoy signs Customs Modernization and Tariff Act into law

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                                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                            The Philippine ANALYST April 2016 Issue

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            Crucial reform bills that were approved and bypassed by the 16th Congress

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            Finally, MRT-7

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                                          • Business
                                            Fair, efficient market competition in the making?

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                                          • Economy
                                            PH economy up 6.9% in 1Q16, fastest in Asia

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                                          • Political
                                            Congress proclaims Duterte, Robredo as new president, VP

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                                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                            The Philippine ANALYST May 2016 Issue

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                                          • Business
                                            Reinvigorating the PH investment climate

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            Farm Tourism bill signed into law

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                                          • Economy
                                            Duterte presents 10-point economic agenda

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            P10-Bn Cargo Rail Line proposed

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                                          • Political
                                            Prospects for a federal Philippines

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                                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                            The Philippine ANALYST June 2016 Issue

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                                          • Business
                                            PH logistics performance drops

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            Aquino signs JobStart Philippines program

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                                          • Economy
                                            Budget deficit reaches P120 Bn in 1st half

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            Addressing Metro Manila’s traffic

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                                          • Political
                                            Duterte’s 1st State of the Nation Address (SONA): A Statement of the Future

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                                          • The Philippine ANALYST July 2016 Issue

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                                          • Economy
                                            GDP up 6.9% in 1H2016, among Asia’s fastest

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                                          • Business
                                            Manufacturing grew by 7.2% in 1H2016

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            Arroyo, Fernando push for Metro Manila Traffic Crisis Act of 2016 …

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            Duterte administration targets 17 PPP projects awarded by end-2017

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                                          • Political
                                            Duterte enjoys high trust rating

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                                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                            The Philippine ANALYST August 2016 Issue

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                                          • Business
                                            Nationwide online processing of business permits eyed this 2016

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            Comprehensive Tax Reform Package sent to Congress

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                                          • Economy
                                            S&P affirms PH credit rating, upgrade unlikely in next 2 years

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            Flying High: Improving Philippine Air Transport Infrastructure

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                                          • Political
                                            Duterte’s net satisfaction rating a ‘very good’ +64

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                                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                            The Philippine ANALYST September 2016 Issue

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                                          • Business
                                            Doing business in the PH easier

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            Higher car tax proposed

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                                          • Economy
                                            Peso volatile, fell sharply vs. US dollar

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            New $1 Bn LRT Proposed

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                                          • Political
                                            End of ‘Endo’?

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                                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                            The Philippine ANALYST October 2016 Issue

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                                          • Business
                                            High power cost weighs down Ph competitiveness

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            Amending the 24-year old Consumer Act

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                                          • Economy
                                            PH among Asia’s fastest-growing in 1st 3 quarters

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            PH Infra Spending on the rise

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                                          • Political
                                            First 3 months of Duterte administration “very good” – SWS

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                                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                            The Philippine ANALYST November 2016 Issue

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                                          • Business
                                            Proposed Investment Priority Plan for 2017-2019

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                                          • Congresswatch
                                            17th Congress ends 2016 with 2 enacted laws

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                                          • Economy
                                            Unemployment situation continues to improve

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                                          • Infrastructure
                                            NEDA approves 16 Infra Projects

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                                          • Political
                                            Duterte assures businessmen PH will honor contracts

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                                          • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                            The Philippine ANALYST December 2016 Issue

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                                          Philippine ANALYST 2015





                                            • Business
                                              More foreign banks to enter PH

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                                            • Congresswatch
                                              Angara pushes for transparency in granting of tax perks

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                                            • Economy
                                              PH grows 6.1% in 2014

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                                            • Infrastructure
                                              OCSP2 offers 17 Hydropower Projects…

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                                            • Ephemeral euphoria: An Assessment of the Aquino Administration. By: Peter Wallace

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                                            • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                              The Philippine ANALYST January-February 2015 Issue

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                                            • Business
                                              Alcohol tax stamp, sin tax collection and other updates

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                                            • Congresswatch
                                              Entrepreneurship and fi nancial literacy program in all educational levels pushed

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                                            • Economy
                                              Budget deficit well below limit in 2014

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                                            • Infrastructure
                                              Gov’t unveils P1 trillion-transport plan

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                                            • Political
                                              VP Binay leads presidential contenders…

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                                            • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                              The Philippine ANALYST March 2015 Issue

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                                              • Business
                                                PH’s tourism industry more competitive – WEF survey

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                                              • Congresswatch
                                                Senate approves Department of ICT bill on third reading

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                                              • Economy
                                                PH economy slips to a 5.2% growth in 1Q2015

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                                              • Infrastructure
                                                PH Gov’t offers bundled airport development projects under PPP

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                                              • Political
                                                Senator Poe overtakes VP Binay in latest poll

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                                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                The Philippine ANALYST May 2015 Issue

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                                              • Business
                                                Manila more expensive for expat living

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                                              • Congresswatch
                                                President Aquino signs Anti-trust, Cabotage Law amendments…

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                                              • Economy
                                                PH 9th largest FDI recipient in East Asia

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                                              • Infrastructure
                                                Prospective bidders eye Clark Green City

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                                              • Political
                                                President Aquino endorses Sec. Roxas

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                                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                The Philippine ANALYST June 2015 Issue

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                                              • Business
                                                Port ‘congestion’ still affecting businesses

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                                              • Congresswatch
                                                Freedom of Information (FOI) bill awaits approval

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                                              • Economy
                                                6th SONA: President bids good-bye, unofficially starts campaign season

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                                              • Infrastructure
                                                Renewable energy on the rise…

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                                              • Political
                                                President Aquino approves P3-Tn national

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                                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                The Philippine ANALYST July 2015 Issue

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                                              • Business
                                                Insurance industry’s premium income up in1H2015…

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                                              • Congresswatch
                                                Senate approves creation of Credit Fund for Micro and Small Businesses

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                                              • Economy
                                                Economy up in 2Q, but 1H growth slows from last year’s

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                                              • Infrastructure
                                                5 groups passed airport PPP projects pre-qualification evaluation

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                                              • Political
                                                Grace Poe is running

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                                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                The Philippine ANALYST August 2015 Issue

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                                              • Business
                                                The failed launch of the Philippine REIT sector

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                                              • Congresswatch
                                                Update on law allowing entry of foreign banks in PH

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                                              • Economy
                                                Fitch gives PH positive outlook

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                                              • Infrastructure
                                                Online survey rates 3 PH airports among best in Asia

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                                              • Political
                                                Public satisfaction with President Aquino up

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                                              • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                The Philippine ANALYST September 2015 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  APEC members adopt Iloilo initiative on MSMEs

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Congress Approves Department of ICT (DICT) Bill

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH economy continues pick-up in 3rd quarter

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Weighing options for new airport

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                                                • Political
                                                  Initial Comelec decision disqualifies Poe

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST October-November 2015 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH auto sales 4th largest in ASEAN

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Speaker Belmonte urges gov’t offices and agencies to promote rainwater harvesting

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Unemployment reached a low in October

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  First school PPP project finally completed

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                                                • Political
                                                  VP Binay’s ratings up

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST December 2015 Issue

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                                                Philippine ANALYST 2014



                                                • Business
                                                  Metro Manila is Asia’s 4th best property market

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Senate to prioritize anti-corruption, pro-economic bills

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Economy grows 7.2% in 2013

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Infra spending below 2013 target

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                                                • Political
                                                  Businessmen believe corruption still widespread

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST January 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH tourism misses 2013 target

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Bill amending Anti-Graft Law fi led in Congress

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Updated PH Development Plan takes a different tack

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  DOE says power rate hike due to an ‘artifi cial shortage’ in WESM

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                                                • Political
                                                  Gov’t, MILF sign fi nal peace pact

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST February 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Bangsamoro peace deal to attract more investments in Mindanao

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Congress identifies bills to pass before end of 1st regular session….

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Government posts lower-than-limit defi cit in 2013

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  PPP Center, DOTC line-up aviation and railway projects for 2014-2016…

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                                                • Political
                                                  SC: Reproductive Health Law Constitutional

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST March 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH banks need to scale up for ASEAN banking integration

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Senate approves amendments to Sandiganbayan Law

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                                                • Economy
                                                  WB: 7% growth unsustainable, but PH still among Asia’s fastest-growing

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  JICA report finds Batangas Port to be less viable

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                                                • Political
                                                  Majority of Filipinos unaware of Cha-Cha move in Congress

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST April 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  BOC sets 2014-2015 reform targets

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Sen. Angara pushes for more progressive, equitable tax system

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                                                • Economy
                                                  GDP slows to 5.7% in 1Q14

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  DOTC awards design and construction contract for Puerto Princesa Airport Dev’t Project

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                                                • Political
                                                  Ombudsman denies motions for reconsideration in PDAF cases

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST May 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Foreign investment restrictions dampen heightened interest in PH

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  President Aquino signs law on entry of foreign banks

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                                                • Economy
                                                  BSP imposes prudential rules on real estate loans

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  NEDA approves P140-Bn PPP projects

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                                                • Political
                                                  Supreme Court declares DAP unconstitutional

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST June 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Retail sector growth to remain steady

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  FOI among President Aquino’s priority bills

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                                                • Economy
                                                  SONA cites Aquino accomplishments

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  DOTC to address project backlogs by 2019

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                                                • Political
                                                  What the SONA wasn’t -again (An analysis of President Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address)

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST July 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Aerospace, electric vehicles industry roadmaps revealed

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Senate President Drilon assures passage of economic measures

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                                                • Economy
                                                  GDP picks up in 2Q2014, averages 6% in 1H

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Gov’t pushes PPP Act for sustained infra gains

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                                                • Political
                                                  VP Binay’s ratings drop, still top presidential contender

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST August 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Struggles with port congestion continue

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Bills banning mineral ore exports filed in Congress

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH now 52nd most competitive economy in the world

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  ASEAN integration 2015 requires better infra investments

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                                                • Political
                                                  VP Binay’s rating drops to record low

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST September 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Full entry of foreign banks: Boon or bane?

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Congress sets bills to pass before yearend

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH Doing Business ranking down in new WB methodology

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Weighing in on the Future of Public-Private Partnerships

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                                                • Political
                                                  PH’s anti-corruption ranking improves

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST October 2014 Issue

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Senate to focus on bills ensuring sustainable economic growth

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH manufacturing’s resurgence key to job expansion and regional integration

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Higher soda taxes threatens sugar industry, beverage companies

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH economy slows sharply in 3rd quarter

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Prepaid Electric Service (PRES) to Move Forward

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                                                • Political
                                                  The Year 2014 in Retrospect: Political Tribulation, Economic Stability

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST November 2014 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Metro Manila places 8th in Asia-Pacifi c’s best property market list

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Moody’s upgrades PH credit rating

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Big-Ticket Infra Projects in 2015

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                                                • Political
                                                  Binay, Poe, Roxas among top 3 presidentiables in 2016

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST December 2014 Issue

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                                                Philippine ANALYST 2013



                                                • Business
                                                  Philippines woos Japanese shipbuilders

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Enactment of key reform bills still pending

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH economy surpasses expectations, up 6.6% in 2012

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Gov’t meets target, rolls out 8 PPP projects in 2012…

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                                                • Political
                                                  UNA defends Sen. Enrile on cash gifts controversy

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST January 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  BSP mandates listing of foreign banks; soon to allow foreign equity in rural banks

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Developers warn about proposed land use act

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                                                • Economy
                                                  2012 budget defi cit seen at P235Bn

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Firms reach compromise on common road for NLEX-SLEX toll ways

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                                                • Political
                                                  Campaign starts; Comelec warns candidates against violations

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST February 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH gaming sector expected to outshine Singapore

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Bill scrapping taxes on int’l carriers signed into law

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH gets historic investment-grade rating from Fitch

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  ICAO clears PH of aviation safety issues

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                                                • Political
                                                  Senators Legarda, Escudero, Cayetano top Pulse Asia survey

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST March 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  IPOPHL amends rules on trademark

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  SC denies motion to lift stay order vs RH law

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                                                • Economy
                                                  S&P gives PH investment-grade rating

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Gov’t opts to de-privatize MRT-3

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                                                • Political
                                                  President Aquino maintains high satisfaction ratings

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST April 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  SEC finalizes implementing rules on foreign ownership cap

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  President Aquino signs bill institutionalizing K+12

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH economy continues to surprise, grows 7.8% in 1Q13

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Electricity retail and open access scheme soon to operate

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                                                • Political
                                                  Juan Ponce Enrile resigns as Senate President

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST May 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Pres. Aquino creates Task Force on Ease of Doing Business

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Business groups bare priority bills

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Peso falls sharply vs. dollar

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Opening of new gateway to Northern Mindanao is premature – Orochamber

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                                                • Political
                                                  President Aquino backs US and Japan access to PH bases…

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST June 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  EU partially lifts PH fl ight ban

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  President Aquino bares priority bills during SONA

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Budget defi cit well below ceiling in 1H13

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  PH, JICA prepares new Metro Manila road network development plan

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                                                • Political
                                                  President Aquino’s ratings rise

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST July 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Manufacturing key to sustained growth, says ADB

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Freedom of Information approval by yearend

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                                                • Economy
                                                  GDP up 7.6% in 1H13

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  DOE backs 600-MW Subic coal power project

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                                                • Political
                                                  President funds different from PDAF – Malacañang

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST August 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH auto industry roadmap a must amidst ASEAN integration, growing market

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Bill reorganizing PH statistical system signed into law

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH competitiveness ranking rises further

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Pres. Aquino gives green light to Skyway Stage 3 project

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                                                • Political
                                                  Pres. Aquino orders review of state fi rms linked to pork scam

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST September 2013 Issue

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                                                • $33-Bn lower market not yet fully tapped – ADB report

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Speaker Belmonte seeks immediate approval of PH Fair Competition Act

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Moody’s gives PH investment-grade rating

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  P178-Bn power projects not enough to support growth

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                                                • Political
                                                  SC declares PDAF unconstitutional

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST October 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Cement sales up in the 1st 9 mos.

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  DOF wants incentives only for selected industries

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH economy up 7.4% in 1st 3 quarters, slows down in 3Q

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  PPP back on track after 7 projects get green light

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                                                • Political
                                                  Satisfaction with Aquino admin down

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                                                • The Philippine ANALYST November 2013 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH eyes free trade agreements with EU

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Bill imposing higher tax on sodas filed

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Haiyan recovery and reconstruction cost: P361B

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  DOE mulls plan to address tight power situation

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                                                • Political
                                                  President Aquino signs 2014 national budget

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST December 2013 Issue

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                                                Philippine ANALYST 2012



                                                • Political
                                                  Prosecution, after blunders, wants rules eased

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  House, Senate reveal measures to pass before March adjournment…

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Gov’t lines up more PPP projects in 2012…

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH moves up in Word Economic Freedom ranking…

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert January 2012 Issue

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                                                • Political
                                                  Pres. Aquino blasts TRO on dollar accounts, to ask High Court to reconsider

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH participates in IMF rescue package for Euro area

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH airline sector suffers from safety, taxation issues

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Airport development is top priority

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Bill creating Dep’t of ICT likely to pass this year

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert February 2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Lady luck grins on Asia as PH develops Entertainment City Manila

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Senate approves Data Privacy Bill on 3rd reading

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Budget deficit only 2/3 of ceiling in 2011

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Davao – the main hub of Asean Port Connectivity

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                                                • Political
                                                  73% of Filipinos want CJ convicted

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert March 2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Gov’t issues EO 68 to pay P9.3Bn tax credit certificates

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  4 bills lined up for signing by President Aquino

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Credit rating upgrade likely this year, but not to investment-grade

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Pres. Aquino: 8 PPP projects to be rolled out in 2012

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                                                • Political
                                                  CJ still liable even if correct 2011 SALn filed

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert April 2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  ASEAN Single Window to expedite trade operations

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  House approves its version of Anti-Cybercrime bill

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Economy grows by 6.4% in 1Q12

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Big-ticket water projects approved

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                                                • Political
                                                  Senate convicts Chief Justice Corona

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert May2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Positive outlook for PH’s largest banks

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Pres. Aquino signs AMLA amendments into law

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH credit rating upgrade seen in 2H12…

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Gov’t prepares WESM for open access regime

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                                                • Political
                                                  SC okays P1.8 Bn PCOS contract

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert June 2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH businessmen: Top 2 in world optimism

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Speaker Belmonte bares priority bills

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                                                • Economy
                                                  1st-half budget defi cit below limit

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  North Harbor modernization underway

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                                                • Political
                                                  Gloria Arroyo released on P1-million bail

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert July 2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Makati to undergo a P60-billion redevelopment

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  President Aquino signs Data Privacy Act

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                                                • Economy
                                                  GDP up 6.1% in 1H12

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Gov’t rolls out 3 PPP projects…

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                                                • Political
                                                  Sereno is the new Chief Justice

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert August 2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Japanese investors’ interest rising

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  2013 budget approval by yearend

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH competitiveness up 10 places anew

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Metro Manila flood control master plan gets funding

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                                                • Political
                                                  ‘Trillanes not part of crafting China policies’ – Malacañang

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert September 2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Peace accord may bring investment

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Lawmakers file bills amending Cybercrime Prevention Act

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Budget defi cit widens, but still below end- September cap

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  PH, China disengage from NorthRail project

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                                                • Political
                                                  Gov’t, MILF forge Bangsamoro deal

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST October 2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Private sector advised to get ready for AEC

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Internet voting for OFWs pushed

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH GDP up 7.1% in 3rd quarter, 6.5% 1st 3 Q’s

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Firms still keen on the PPP program, form partnerships to pursue projects

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                                                • Political
                                                  Court enters not guilty plea for Gloria Arroyo

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST November 2012 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  “More fun in the Philippines” falls behind 2012 tourist target

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Pres. Aquino signs 2013 national budget

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Filipinos more upbeat about economic prospects

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  PH aviation safety upgrade expected soon

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                                                • Political
                                                  The President signed the RH bill into law on December 21.

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                                                • Full Philippine ANALYST Articles
                                                  The Philippine ANALYST December 2012 Issue

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                                                Philippine ANALYST 2011



                                                • Business
                                                  Electronics exports up 36% in 2010

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  PPP projects to expect in 2011

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Economy grows 7.3% in 2010

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                                                • Political
                                                  House prefer constituent assembly and piecemeal Charter amendments

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert January 2011 Issue

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Sen. Santiago files Magna Carta for call center workers

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  PPP projects to expect in 2011

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                                                • Political
                                                  House prefer constituent assembly and piecemeal Charter amendments

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                                                • Business
                                                  Electronics exports up 36% in 2010

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Sen. Santiago files Magna Carta for call center workers

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Congress endorses Fiscal Incentives Rationalization Bills

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                                                • Business
                                                  DepEd to introduce 1st phase of K+12 education this year

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                                                • Political
                                                  Lacson returns from hiding, visits Aquino in Palace

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Batman1 revived

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Gov’t issues $1.5Bn in global bonds

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                                                • Political
                                                  Deputy Ombudsman seeks SC order against dismissal

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  House approves Data Privacy Bill

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                                                • Business
                                                  Auto firms halt production due to supply disruption from Japan

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Private sector lines up power projects…

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Budget deficit under control in 1Q

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Anti-smuggling bills filed in Congress

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH slips anew in IMD competitiveness ranking

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                                                • Political
                                                  Ombudsman Gutierrez quits, maintains innocence

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Gov’t lines up P12-Bn NAIA cargo terminal for PPP

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Economic growth slows to 4.9% in 1st quarter

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Plans to augment power in Mindanao grid

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Moody’s upgrades PH credit rating…

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  President Aquino signs 4 new laws

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                                                • Business
                                                  DA pushes for drafting of Taal Lake master plan

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                                                • Political
                                                  Navy dispatches war relic to the Spratlys as China deploys 14 boats

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                                                • Economy
                                                  P-Noy vows to sustain fi ght vs. corruption, spread growth gains to all

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Pres. Aquino signs ARMM Election Postponement Act

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                                                • Political
                                                  Plunder rap fi led against Rep. Arroyo over PCSO mess

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                                                • Business
                                                  DOJ is Competition Authority

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Finally, a National RE Program

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                                                • Political
                                                  Aquilino Pimentel III declared winner 4 years after the elections

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  French Ro-Ro Ports project to be cancelled

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Economy grew only 4% in 1st half

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Malacañang submits 13 additional priority bills to LEDAC

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                                                • Business
                                                  Tourist arrivals up by 12% in 1st half

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  PPP developments

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                                                • Economy
                                                  PH global competitiveness ranking up 10 spots

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Sen. Angara files Stock Market Competitiveness Act

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                                                • Business
                                                  Gov’t urges tuna producers to diversify amid declining fish catch

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  House approves DICT on 2nd reading

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Pres. Aquino announces P72-Bn “stimulus” package

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  DOTC clarifies stance on controversial projects

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                                                • Business
                                                  ADB approves technical assistance for PH business climate improvement

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  P2.18Bn for NAIA beautification and rehab

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Number of poor families swells in 3Q11

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  House, business groups to push common list of legislative priorities

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                                                • Business
                                                  PH slips anew in Paying Taxes report

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert November 2011 Issue

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                                                • Business
                                                  Higher property tax to take effect in 2012

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  House bills approved on 3rd reading

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                                                • Economy
                                                  S&P raises PH rating outlook

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  1st PPP project bidding: Successful

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                                                • Full Philippine Alert Articles
                                                  The Philippine Alert December 2011 Issue

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                                                Philippine ANALYST 2010



                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  RP power situation on “Red Alert”

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Economy grows at 0.9% in 2009

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Cybercrime prevention bill filed in the Senate

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                                                • Business
                                                  Auto firms exceed ’09 sales target

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  RP to spend $9Bn in transport – KPMG study

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                                                • Economy
                                                  2009 budget deficit reaches P298.5Bn

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Pres. Arroyo signs 2010 national budget

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                                                • Business
                                                  US, EU ask WTO to decide on Philippine liquor tariffs

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Caticlan Airport Dev’t gets new investor but faces delays

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Budget deficit P70.3Bn in 1st 2 months

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Mindanao development authority signed into law

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                                                • Business
                                                  Local car industry to revise upward sales projection

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  National Grid’s new owners

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Budget deficit breaches 1Q ceiling

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                                                • Business
                                                  Price of steel expected to increase

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Sen. Villar urges probe on rampant local bills counterfeiting

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  North Harbor under new management

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                                                • Economy
                                                  Economy grows 7.3% in 1Q10

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Concerned sectors lay down their competitiveness wish list for the 15th Congress

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                                                • Business
                                                  SEC approves REIT Law’s IRR

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  2 groups express interest in Clark Airport dev’t…

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                                                • Economy
                                                  5-month budget deficit breaches 1st half limit

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                                                • Business
                                                  New DTI chief to review investment plan

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  Power blackouts by 2011

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                                                • Economy
                                                  P-Noy exposes funds misuse, presents solutions in SONA

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  JFC lists priority bills for the business sector

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                                                • Business
                                                  Energy Dept. plans to import ethanol

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                                                • Infrastructure
                                                  DPWH unveils list of priority infra projects

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                                                • Economy
                                                  2H10 economic growth at 21-year high

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                                                • Congresswatch
                                                  Labor code amendment recognizes BPO industry work conditions

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                                                • Business
                                                  Gov’t to extend more perks to car exporters

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    NEDA approves P356Bn power projects

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Budget deficit below the limit in 1st 9 months

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Villar proposes “Industrial Incentives Act of 2010”

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Philippines out of OECD’s list of tax havens

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    PH gov’t unveils PPP projects

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Economy up 7.5% in 1st 3 quarters

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    World Bank-blacklisted companies prohibited from participating in public biddings

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Philippines drops in Doing Business survey

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    15 solar energy projects to generate 500MW

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Budget deficit running below ceiling

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Workers’ security of tenure strengthened

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                                                  • Business
                                                    PEZA, BOI Investments up 52% in 2010

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                                                  Philippine ANALYST 2009



                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Power crisis in Mindanao

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Economy slows to a 4.6% growth in ‘08

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Sen. Santiago files skills standard certification evaluation bill

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                                                  • Business
                                                    RP emerges as medical tourism hub

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Gov’t resorts to negotiated sale for Calaca plant, still targets 100% privatization by year-end

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Gov’t launches P330Bn economic stimulus package

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Magna Carta for agriculture, fishery dev’t. workers sought by Sen. Angara

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Japan now open to Filipino nurses under JPEPA

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Gov’t to take over MRT-3 operations in June

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    BSP cuts rates anew

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Pres. Arroyo signs into law the 2009 anti-recession budget

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                                                  • Business
                                                    RP slips in global tourism survey

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    NEDA approves addt’l funding for Northrail

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Budget deficit P120Bn in 1Q09

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Bank deposit cover raised to half a million

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                                                  • Business
                                                    OECD moved RP up a notch in tax havens list

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Visayas power woes

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Economy flattens out in 1Q09

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Creation of Philippine Tax Academy sought

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Gov’t agencies, industry groups seek delay in AFTA

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    National tourism policy act of 2009 signed into law

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    RP loses funding for watershed project

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    RP eyes addt’l bond sale of up to $1.5Bn

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Local steel makers seek stricter duty on imported products

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Poor basic infrastructure pulls down RP competitiveness

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    SONA: PGMA outlines accomplishments, hits critics

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Freedom of information act sought in the Senate

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                                                  • Business
                                                    RP drops 3 notches in World Competitiveness

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    1 of 3 ODA-funded projects in RP experience delay

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Economy grows by 1% in 1H09

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    E-device recycling bill sought

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Pledged investments down 72% in 1H

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    San Miguel buys 35% of TLUTE

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    RP’s competitive ranking falls in 2009 WEF Report

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Unlawful Employment Practice Act sought by Senator Santiago

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Listed firms’ earnings up 46% in 1H

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    RP ocean power by 2012

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    9-month budget deficit nearing whole-year ceiling

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Philippine Alert October 2009 Real estate investment trust ratified in Congress

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Tax-free investment scheme seen to start next year

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    RP power situation critical

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Economy barely grew in the 1st 3 quarters of ‘09

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Climate Change Act enacted into law

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Gov’t lifts oil price freeze

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    SCTEX Management: SMC vs. MNTC

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Damage from storms estimated at $4.4Bn

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Cebu Economic Development Zone bill sought by Sen. Cayetano

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                                                  • Business
                                                    JPEPA gets a ‘general satisfaction’ remark, succeeding phases under way

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                                                  Philippine ANALYST 2008



                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    ATO gets P110-M to upgrade RP’s aviation system

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Economy grows 7.3% in ’07, a 31-year high

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    House allegedly added P13.5-B pork barrel in ‘08 national budget

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Office property is 2008’s banner sector – Colliers

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Pandacan oil depot closure upheld by High Court

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Budget deficit at 9-year low in ‘07

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Palace shelves 11 ODA-funded infra projects

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    OFW credit assistance program bill sought by Villar

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Low carbon economy bill pursued by Legarda

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    PSALM to bid out Napocor’s contracted energy output this August

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Customs employees seek SC rule on attrition

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Rising rice prices alarms gov’t, threatens fiscal program

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Affordable food transparency bill filed by Sen. Roxas

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Launching of electricity spot market in Visayas deferred

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    S&P retains RP credit rating

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                                                  • Business
                                                    U.S. pharma group against RP cheaper drugs bill

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    House adopts Senate’s version of tax relief bill

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Gov’t bares energy measures to reduce power rates

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Central Luzon business sector revives call to open Clark skies

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Economy slows sharply in 1Q08

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                                                  • Business
                                                    UPS to move Asia hub from RP to China

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Gov’t abandons balanced budget target

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    PIPPA joins calls vs. moves to amend EPIRA…

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Cheaper medicines bill signed into law

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Northrail project severely derailed

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    SONA: solutions to the global crisis

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Santiago files anti-pilferage of IT materials bill

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                                                  • Business
                                                    More distributors to offer prepaid power; ERC finalizes guidelines

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Regulator sets rules to lower system loss charges

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    RP economy slows sharply in 1H08

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Sen. Legarda seeks to revive Joint Legislative Executive Tax Commission

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                                                  • Business
                                                    SC upholds cigarette tax classification freeze

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Sen. Legarda filed technology transfer bill

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    U.S. firm wins bid for Clark airport project

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                                                  • Business
                                                    More men hold multiple jobs – BLES

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Peso slips past 47:$1

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Renewable energy bill passed into law

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    PSALM defers search for IPP Administrators

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Fast tariff reduction rejected by auto chamber

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Peso breaches P49:$1

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    CIAC announces 2nd bidding for Terminal 2 project, starts accepting “unsolicited proposals”

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Economic growth holds at 4.6%

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    Bataan Nuclear Power Plant re-commissioning sought by Sen. Santiago

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Air sector liberalization agreements signed by ASEAN members

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                                                  • Infrastructure
                                                    Recurring blackouts await Central Philippines in ’09

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                                                  • Economy
                                                    Peso posts recovery

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                                                  • Congresswatch
                                                    New taxes on sugar for carbonated drinks, to curb softdrinks consumption

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                                                  • Business
                                                    Gov’t to import cement while local producers scale down operation

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