09 August 2018 - The economy expanded by 6 percent in the second quarter of 2018, making the Philippines still one of the best-performing economies in Asia. In a press conference on the release of economic data today,  Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the April to June growth rate is “less than what we had hoped for” behind Vietnam’s 6.8 percent and China at 6.7 percent growth. Read more:;