This is after Standard and Poor's, a debt-watcher, warned that his methods on his drug war raised questions on the predictability of the country's economic policies.
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The US-based S&P maintained its investment grade ratings on the Philippines’ sovereign debt but warned that an upgrade in the next two years was “unlikely.”
“Tapos sabihin nitong mga BB plus, credit. Wala akong pakialam sa inyo [And they raise this BB plus, credit. I don’t care about you],” he said.
"And I would say, the ratings sa (in the) business economy, eh 'di so be it, lumayas kayo (then so be it, leave our country). Then we can start on our own. I can go to China, I can go to Russia. I have a talk with them. They are waiting for me, so what the hell?" he added.
An investment grade rating means the country can sell government securities to a wider pool of investors, giving it a better shot at raising funds for sorely-needed development projects. MJM
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