SPOX Harry Roque: Philippines’ Inflation Rate Is Inflated!

E961B3CA-6AA3-45F2-B3CB-A943B76C7A79.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque came to the defense of his boss, Rodrigo Duterte against critics who blame him for the current rise of the country’s inflation rate to an all-time high of 5.2% . (The last time inflation rate reached 5.2% was in 2011 during the tenure of NoyNoy Aquino.)

In a statement issued to the news media, Roque said that the 5.2% inflation rate is “inflated.”  “It’s more imaginary,” he added.

To prove his point, Roque listed his observations which attest to the fact that Filipinos are not feeling the impact of the supposed high inflation rate:

  • Malls and restaurants are always crowded
  • There are always long lines at ATMs
  • The long lines at groceries and supermarkets have become unbearable
  • Designer clothes, shoes and bags are always sold out at department stores
  • Filipinos have two, three or even more cellphones
  • When stuck in traffic, people can’t help notice the unbelievable number of new and expensive private cars
  • Filipinos are buying more condo units than they can manage
  • Philippine casinos and Bingo halls are always packed
  • Popular hotels like SOGO are always fully booked
  • The Vice President, Leni Robredo, is always traveling overseas


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