Economic

Title:

 Is the Philippines a basket case?

Author:

Sara Soliven De Guzman

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

November 20, 2017

Description:

First of all, I would like to congratulate the Philippines ASEAN working committee for the success of the 31st ASEAN Summit. Secondly, I would like to salute our defense team (Armed Forces and the National Police) for protecting the visiting world leaders. Thirdly, I would like to acknowledge the patience of our countrymen who cooperated by staying in their areas to ease the traffic.

Tags: Commentary, Chinese Soft Power, Aids and Loans from China, Aids and Loans

Title:

 China commits $7.34-B soft loans for PHL infra

Author:

Rea Cu

Source:

BusinessMirror

Date:

November 14, 2017

Description:

THE Chinese government has committed a combined $7.34 billion (P376.09 billion) in soft loans and grants to the Philippines, in a bid to accelerate the country’s infrastructure build-up and aid in the reconstruction efforts for war-torn Marawi City, the Department of Finance (DOF) said.

Tags: News, Chinese Investments in PH, Investments, Loans, Trade and Investments, Aids and Loans from China

Title:

 US participation in Belt and Road inevitable

Author:

Wang Yiwei

Source:

Global Times

Date:

November 13, 2017

Description:

Trade was US President Donald Trump's focus during his first visit to China, and the deals - worth $253.5 billion - that were signed by the two during his stay will enable the US to better learn about the potential and prospects for economic cooperation. Against this background, it is time for the US to reconsider joining the Belt and Road initiative, which offers wider space for cooperation.

Tags: Commentary, US-China Economic Relations, US-China Relations, Belt and Road Initiative

Title:

 PH-China oil venture legal – maritime expert

Author:

Roy C. Mabasa

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

October 30, 2017

Description:

The proposed joint oil exploration between the Philippines and China in Palawan that is now awaiting President Duterte’s signature is within the bounds of law since it cannot be classified as a joint development (JD), an academic and maritime expert said.

Tags: News, Oil and gas

Title:

 From rifles and drug rehab to bridges across Pasig: China-PH listing ‘2nd basket’ of infra projects

Author:

Joyce Ann L. Rocamora, PNA

Source:

Interaksyon

Date:

October 29, 2017

Description:

Aside from projects China’s government has already committed to the Philippines, the Chinese Embassy in Manila said the two sides are working to identify a “second basket of infrastructure projects” which could be built in the following years.

Tags: Infrastructure, News, Chinese Investments in PH, Investments, Loans, Trade and Investments, Aids and Loans from China

Title:

 Anatomy of a scam

Author:

LITO MONICO C. LORENZANA

Source:

The Manila Times

Date:

October 26, 2017

Description:

A YEAR has gone by since the famous DU30 profanity against Barack Obama and subsequent Philippine “pivot to China.” His declaration shocked the world, especially the US government, which was in the midst of a presidential campaign that also propelled an “outsider,” the Donald, to the “most powerful presidency” of the Western world.

Tags: Commentary, PH-China Economic Relations, Loans, Aids and Loans from China

Title:

 Will building spree hock Philippines to China?

Author:

Federico D. Pascual Jr.

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

October 25, 2017

Description:

THE TITLE may sound familiar, because it was the head of our “Postscript” of May 16 warning five months ago that the $167 billion the administration plans to borrow for its infrastructure program could balloon to $452 billion in 10 years and lead to debt bondage to China.

Tags: Commentary, Chinese Investments in PH, PH-China Economic Relations, Investments

Title:

 PH not joining TPP without US

Author:

Roy Mabasa

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

October 15, 2017

Description:

Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez made this statement at the Banyan Tree Leaders’ Forum sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. over the weekend.

Tags: News, Philippines-US Relations, TPP