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Whatever Philippines' poll result, its economy will remain robust

Despite decades of economic structural reforms, much work is still needed especially in infrastructure to provide the foundation for strong and sustained growth.

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A security guard helps visitors sign in at a bank in Manila. The Philippines' monetary policy has been very effective, supported by an independent and competent central bank that has provided for a low inflation environment with a stable banking system.

DOES the result of the Philippine presidential election matter? Startling as this rhetorical question may seem as the country waits in anticipation for its 16th presidential election, my personal view is that no matter who wins the election, the Philippine economy will continue to grow strongly