MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau – In a statement critical of the Duterte administration, Vice President Leni Robredo today said that the reported slowing down of the inflation rate to 6% in November is very concerning. “Nakakabahala.”
In a prepared statement sent to local and international news outlets, Robredo said that the Philippines cannot afford a slowdown in growth. “We must continue to set our sights upwards, not downwards,” she said.
Robredo says that the slowing down of the country’s inflation rate does not bode well for the economy, and called on the Duterte government to always make sure that the numbers go up, not down or come to a halt.