RUSSIA-UKRAINE CRISIS: Philippines ‘studying’ calls to declare state of economic emergency

MANILA – Malacañang is still reviewing calls for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to declare a state of economic emergency amid an increase in prices of petroleum products brought about by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

This, after Albay Rep. Joey Salceda urged Duterte to declare a state of economic emergency, noting this would enable local government units (LGUs) to tap their calamity funds to address fuel price surges.

Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua presented 14 recommendations to cushion the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war during Duterte’s Talk to the People on Monday night. Read More

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