Philippines posts highest inflation since March 2019 World

Philippines posts highest inflation since March 2019

The Philippines saw a year-on-year inflation rate of 3.5 percent in December 2020, up from 3.3 percent in the previous month, driven by price hikes in food and non-alcoholic beverages, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
Stop alcohol tax hikes, brewers plead Business

Stop alcohol tax hikes, brewers plead

Taxes on alcohol and soft drinks should not be hiked again in the next few years since successive hikes in special consumption tax have had a strong impact on the market, heard a round table in Ho Chi Minh City.
Holiday surge for hospitals Health

Holiday surge for hospitals

More than 6,500 people were admitted to hospitals in HCM City over the recent four-day holiday because of traffic accidents, physical fights, and food poisoning, among other reasons.