Arrest the inflation, not the irritation

September 15, 2018
LAST week we had two big back-to-back news stories -- On September 4, we witnessed how Proclamation 572 voided the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Then the following day (September 5), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced the latest inflation or the increase in the prices of goods which climbed to another 9-year high, hitting 6.4% in August 2018. Considering the political and social ramifications of these two news items I consulted a good friend of mine, Atty. Howard M. Calleja (PPCRV’s chief legal counsel), and here is what he explained: