is the net satisfaction rating of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the first quarter of 2009. The figure is a further slump in her ratings from the previous quarter's -27. The Social Weather Stations survey also said dissatisfaction with the President lessened among Classes A,B, and C but intensified in respondents from Classes D and E.
is the projected level of headline inflation for 2009 by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The percentage is lower than 2008's actual headline inflation, which was registered at 9.3%. The BSP based the forecast on assessments of global economic conditions.
is the predicted level of Gross International Reserves (GIR) for 2009. The figure is an increase compared to 2008's actual GIR posted at US$37.6 billion. The increase is related to the continuous increase in OFW remittances.
or around 2.9 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger for the first quarter of 2009, according to a Social Weather Stations survey. While the figure is alarming, it is a considerable improvement from the previous quarter's 23.7%.
More funds 11.41% in deposit liabilities were incurred by thrift banks in 2008 with 385.66 billion pesos, compared to 2007's 346.16 billion. The increase is credited by the thrift bank sector to growing public confidence in the system and more aggressive marketing efforts.